Craniofacial Treatment Options

When a child is born with a craniofacial abnormality, there are many unknowns for the parents. It can be a terrifying experience to imagine your child born with one or more problems. As scary as this can be, there is help available. The Craniofacial Foundation of Utah offers diagnosis, treatment, support and therapy for families and children suffering from an abnormality. The team of doctors and...

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Understanding Three Craniosynostosis Syndromes

Understanding Three Craniosynostosis Syndromes

Your face is the first thing that people will see when they meet you, and the essential functions that occur in and around your craniofacial area (breathing, eyesight, eating, and more) can be significantly impacted by one of many craniofacial syndromes. Here are three of the most common craniosynostosis syndromes caused by premature or improper skull bone fusion that you might see in children,...

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What Is a Craniofacial Abnormality?

Many people don’t know what craniofacial abnormalities are, though these types of conditions are actually quite common among all races, sexes and birth conditions. Craniofacial disorders affect the face and head area and often create a different appearance either in the facial structure or in the shape of the head itself. Here are some things you should know about craniofacial...

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5 Diagnoses That Require a Craniofacial Doctor

The term “craniofacial” refers to the head and facial bones, and it might surprise you to learn that craniofacial abnormalities are actually one of the most common of all birth defects, occurring in more than 130,000 children worldwide each year. These craniofacial abnormalities require the help of a specialized doctor who understands and can correct these problems. Here are five things that...

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The 3 Signs of Pierre Robin Syndrome

Pierre Robin Syndrome is a craniofacial disorder that afflicts newborns. While the causes are unknown, treatment services are available through surgery, and in some cases, the issues will heal themselves over time. A diagnosis is made after identifying three characteristic abnormalities. Having a greater understanding of each will help guide you as you seek treatment from a trusted...

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