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Helping Kids Shine, Inside and Out

You want your children to experience happy, carefree days. That’s what we want for your kids, too. At AdventHealth for Children, we understand that infants, children and young adults arent small adults, but unique individuals.

Our maxillofacial surgeons have special training and offer unique knowledge, skills and support for children and families. That means you’ll have access to state-of-the-art technology and the latest surgical approaches, including minimally invasive procedures to help your child heal faster and with less pain.

Here, we take our understanding of how children’s facial features and structures grow and mature at every age and stage to create outcomes that restore confidence and help children feel their best once again.

Our pediatric plastic surgeons are ready to help your child smile again. To get started, request an appointment and our Nurse Care Coordinator will contact you.

Maxillofacial and Orthognathic Services

This specialized branch of medicine brings together dentistry and pediatric plastic surgery to diagnose, manage and treat problems with the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth and facial areas. We will create a treatment and surgical plan that best meets your child's unique needs, and we will be by your side to answer your questions and lift your spirits, every step of the way. Our dedicated Nurse Care Coordinator will guide you through each step of your child’s treatment.
We offer comprehensive diagnostic screening and surgical services, including:
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Mandibular Distraction
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Surgery to Correct Traumatic Facial Injuries
  • Surgery to Remove Cysts or Tumors

Caring for Children with Pierre Robin Sequence/Pierre Robin Syndrome

At AdventHealth for Children, we also specialize in caring for a rare congenital disorder called Pierre Robin sequence/syndrome. Affecting about 1 in 20,000 newborns worldwide, it involves an abnormally small lower jaw and a tongue that tends to fall backward and block a child’s airway. In a sequence, one feature sets off a series of other changes as a baby grows early in pregnancy. This can lead to problems with breathing and feeding.

Some children with Pierre Robin syndrome/sequence experience breathing issues in their first months of life while others develop problems later. Many also have a cleft palate causing a gap in the roof of their mouth.

Causes

While the exact cause of Pierre Robin sequence is unknown for many children, we suspect changes in genes or chromosomes may play a role.

Diagnosis

Our physicians can diagnose Pierre Robin sequence at birth. Your child’s doctor will check for other differences to determine if your child has Pierre Robin sequence as part of a genetic syndrome. About 20% to 30% of babies with Pierre Robin sequence have Stickler syndrome, a condition that can affect the eyes, hearing and joints.

Treatment

Since Pierre Robin sequence can affect breathing, feeding, hearing, speech, and jaw and tooth development, our multidisciplinary team will work together with you to create a comprehensive care plan that meets the specific needs of your child.

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The Best Care for Your Child

Our nationally recognized and compassionate pediatric oral reconstructive surgeons are here to help your child feel confident in body, mind and spirit.

Why Choose Us

At AdventHealth for Children, our team collaborates closely with our families, children and specialists across our hospital. We are committed to seeking out the answers your child needs and creating a surgical plan to address their needs and restore their confidence.

Expert and Compassionate Care

Our team is here to help heal your child’s body, mind and spirit. Well work with specialists across medical fields to ensure your little one gets the care, attention and therapy they deserve to live well, be happy and thrive.