Should plates be removed after orthognathic surgery?

Instituto Maxilofacial

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...

Changes in the nose after orthognathic surgery

Orthognathic surgery aims to improve occlusal relationship and facial symmetry; However, with the performance of these surgical procedures, secondary changes may occur in the nasal projection and the angular relationship of the nose with the face. It is important to keep in mind that the negative changes that are anticipated during the planning stage can...

Craniofacial injuries: the dangerous consequence of e-scooter accidents

In the last three years, electric scooters have positioned themselves as an extremely popular means of transport, but with the rise of this new means of transport, the number of accidents related to their use has also increased. This is mainly due to two causes: the lack of clear regulation, and the reckless use by...

Orthognathic surgery in Spain: how’s the process like

Having surgery abroad may be a daunting process, as we tend to feel especially vulnerable when away from home, not to say after having a major surgery such as orthognathic surgery. That is why the first step before embarking in such a journey is research: you should do as much research as you can on...