While the majority of craniofacial malformations are due to genetic birth defects, our doctors treat children and adults who suffer from deformities caused by cancers, tumors, or trauma.
Craniofacial syndromes are most often a result of DNA genes that accidently get copied incorrectly during cell division. Some of these conditions can cause an early fusion of the sutures in the skull, others may only affect parts of the face – like the jawbones or cheekbones – and some can disrupt the grwoth in both.
Needless to say, there is a wide variety of of craniofacial disorders, and at Cleft & Craniofacial Institute of Utah, we can help you find a solution that will deliver outstanding results.
Our main goal with most craniofacial surgery is not only to correct abnormal head shapes, but to make sure that the brain has enough room to continue its growth and development.
We always want to start the planning as early as possible. The earlier we can get started, the more effective and coordinated the solution will be. At the Cleft & Craniofacial Institute of Utah, Dr. Griner and his team treat ever patient who is dealing with one of these challenges like one of the family. Our entire team has the experience and dedication to provide you with the solutions you need.