Jaw distraction
What Is Jaw Distraction?

Jaw distraction, also known as mandibular distraction, is a procedure that is usually carried out within the first several weeks of a newborn’s life. Some infants are born with a lower jaw that is undersized or recessed (called micrognathia), which results in babies having trouble eating, breathing, and even sleeping.

Jaw distraction can correct issues in the airways, alleviate difficulties with feeding, and improve psychosocial aspects by creating a more symmetrical face and jaw. The Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago is one of a select few clinics that offer this unique procedure, and we do so with the health, safety, and wellbeing of your child in mind.

Jaw distraction
IS MY CHILD A CANDIDATE FOR JAW DISTRACTION?
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CONSULTATION
HOW A JAW DISTRACTION IS PERFORMED
RECOVERY AFTER A JAW DISTRACTION
POTENTIAL RISKS OF JAW DISTRACTION
WHAT DOES JAW DISTRACTION COST?
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