Cleft Palate Surgery


A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth due to incomplete development in the early stages of pregnancy. Whether a deformity is congenital, acquired or developed, surgical treatments can confer life-altering physical, cosmetic and psychosocial benefits.

Please contact our office with any questions about craniofacial orthodontics. You can also find more information on the website of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).

Orthognathic Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

If you are a candidate for either cleft palate or orthognathic surgery, Dr. Chubb will complete the orthodontic treatment necessary for these procedures and work closely with the oral surgeon to ensure you receive optimum results.