Cleft palates can be related to having decreased growth of the upper jaw leading to a retruded midface. The upper teeth should sit in front (anterior) to the lower teeth in a normal bite. Orthognathic surgery (lefort 1) can be performed to lengthen the jaw and improve projection. This has the benefit of correcting your bite as well as significantly improving your profile appearance.
Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr. Bastidas is a leader in craniofacial surgical procedures and serves the Long Island and greater New York region. Call us today at (516) 497-7900. We are looking forward to serving you and your family.