Offering Help for Complex Medical Issues

We welcome all patients, no matter how complex the case.

Our team is trained and equipped to treat patients with cleft lip and palate, craniofacial syndromes and complex medical issues such as tumors or traumas.

Treatment for Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, and Other Genetic Issues

Orthodontic treatments for patients born with complex medical issues are more intricate than conventional orthodontics.

Dr. William Kottemann, Dr. Kraig Kottemann, Dr. Scott Kottemann, and Dr. Rosemary Lelich have been actively involved in treating special needs and complex cases throughout their careers.

 

Special Care for Special Kids

Treating genetic conditions such as cleft lip, cleft palate, Crouzon Syndrome, Apert syndrome, Hemifacial Syndrome, or Treacher Collins syndromes requires coordinated efforts from a team of specialists.

Drs. Kottemann and Dr. Lelich are skilled in craniofacial treatments and can play an essential part in your child’s treatment time, while also making sure that your child still has the opportunity to have a confident smile.

Standard practice treatment plans are a coordinated effort between a fellowship-trained craniofacial orthodontist and plastic-craniofacial surgeon, as well as other specialists when needed. These specialists will work together to develop a treatment that starts when the genetic abnormalities are discovered and continues through the teen years until your child is done developing.

Drs. Kottemann and Dr. Lelich have extensive experience treating cleft palate, cleft lip, and any other genetic issue that would benefit from craniofacial orthodontic treatment. They'll work with the rest of your child’s team to achieve the most functionally and aesthetically pleasing result possible.

Skilled & Ready to Help

The team at Kottemann Orthodontics is highly skilled in the unique challenges that come with providing orthodontic treatment to patients with genetic and developmental issues. The process is generally longer and more complicated.

Having the right doctor to work with you through the process is important. Drs. Kottemann and Dr. Lelich have years of training and experience providing orthodontic treatment for patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other medical issues.

According to the ACPA, patients with birth defects experience to most significant benefits when all of their care providers work together in interdisciplinary teams to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.

Contact us today to learn more about treatment for patients with cleft palate, cleft lip, and other genetic abnormalities.