Evaluation and Diagnosis

During your first visit, our team will provide consultation, examination, order the appropriate diagnostic tests, diagnose your condition, and prepare your treatment plan.

Cleft and craniofacial disorders are diagnosed by evaluating your child's anatomical structures, medical history, development, radiographic studies, and sometimes the results from genetic testing.

Accurate and timely diagnosis can have significant implications for your child's health and long-term quality of life. You should schedule a focused craniofacial visit if you believe your child has one of the following symptoms:

  • Asymmetric head shape or face missing anatomical features
  • Unusual head shape
  • Unusually flat face
  • Facial irregularities that make speech or chewing difficult
  • Signs and symptoms of intracranial pressure, including a full or bulging fontanel (soft spot located on the top of the head), excessive sleepiness, excessive irritability or inability to be comforted