Micrognathia is a condition in which the jaw is undersized. It is a symptom of a variety of craniofacial conditions. Sometimes called mandibular hypoplasia. Micrognathia may interfere with your child’s feeding and breathing.

Micrognathia is somewhat common in infants, but often corrects itself as your child grows. In some children, micrognathia can cause abnormal tooth alignment because there is not enough room in your child’s mouth for the teeth to grow.

Micrognathia can present as a birth defect in numerous syndromes.

Most children with micrognathia are able to be treated without undergoing surgery. Early diagnosis and ongoing monitoring help clinicians determine the best time to medically or surgically intervene to give your child the best long-term quality of life.

Last modified
20 June 2020
Rare Condition

Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (Goldenhar Syndrome)

In the total spectrum of OAVS are many syndromes. One of them is Goldenhar Syndrome (GHS). Goldenhar syndrome is a rare congenital defect in the...

General Medical Guideline