A Coordinated Approach to Care
Craniofacial orthodontics is a sub-specialty of orthodontics that focuses on the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment of patients with birth defects, such as a cleft lip and palate. These conditions often require coordinated surgical and medical interventions or behavioral management to make orthodontic treatment practical and effective. Basically, that’s just a fancy way of saying that since braces treatment for cleft lip and palate patients is more complex, different dental, surgical and medical providers will have to work together to get the best outcome. Among these specialists, current practice standards call for a fellowship-trained craniofacial orthodontist, like Carolina Oaks, and a plastic-craniofacial surgeon. Carolina Oaks will work closely with your surgeon to create a coordinated plan of care to achieve excellent, aesthetic facial results. Schedule a free consultation online or by calling one of our convenient upstate locations.