Can braces alone correct my malocclusion?

Instituto Maxilofacial

Can braces alone correct my malocclusion?

Many people wonder if they can correct their Type II or III malocclusion only with orthodontia and thus avoid undergoing surgery. To clarify this doubt, it is necessary to visualize the field of action of both specialties: orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Braces act on the teeth, correcting their position in the dental arches, but, although...

SAMARPE: a new, more effective palatal expansion technique

SARPE (acronym for Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion) is a maxillary surgical expansion technique that combines orthodontic treatment with surgical treatment. This technique is classically carried out with a tooth-supported expander device called a Hyrax expander, that the orthodontist places before surgery. The SAMARPE (acronym for Surgically Assisted Mini-Screw Anchored Rapid Palatal Expansion) is a...

MAXILLOFACIAL INSTITUTE RESUMES SERVICE UNDER STRICT PREVENTION PROTOCOLS AGAINST COVID-19

Starting this Monday, April 20,  Maxillofacial Institute has reopened its doors to begin a gradual process of activation until the normalization of its services. To achieve this, we have implemented a series of measures to guarantee the safety of our workers and our patients, applying the strictest international clinical protocols. This means that before opening...

Should plates be removed after orthognathic surgery?

Years ago,  fixation devices in orthognathic surgery were mainly steel wires, plates and screws to fix the jaws in their new position. Today, fixation is accomplished with the help of titanium plates and screws that are placed internally during surgery. Titanium is a fairly soft metal that has the unique property of being biocompatible, that...