Dr. Gonzalez practices in a highly specialized area of orthodontics referred to as craniofacial orthodontics. He is one of a select group of orthodontists that, in addition to practicing traditional orthodontics, has been trained to treat patients with facial birth defects, such as cleft lip and palate, defects in facial growth and other syndromes. This is an extremely specialized area of practice that uses a team of doctors and dentists including plastic surgeons, oral maxillofacial surgeons, speech pathologists, ear, nose and throat specialists, and geneticists. He has practiced with this group of specialists on the Methodist Hospital Cleft Palate team for almost 25 years. Dr. Gonzalez is the only orthodontist in San Antonio that has hospital privileges and is a member of the staff at the Methodist Hospital. By combining the skills and experience he has acquired as a member of the board of the Cleft Palate Team, you can be assured that Dr. Gonzalez has the ability and resources to treat even the most complex facial and craniofacial disorders.