NY Daily News - Dr. Peter Taub: "Daily Checkup for Sunday, July 28"
While craniofacial abnormalities are largely genetic, and not preventable, the treatment options are effective and include both braces and surgery.
While clefts of the lip and palate have enjoyed more public awareness thanks to organizations like Operation Smile and Komedyplast, other craniofacial conditions still remain under the radar for many Americans. "Craniofacial anomalies refer to malformations of the head or face, usually due to birth defects but sometimes resulting from injury," said Peter J. Taub, MD, Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Dentistry at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Learn More