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How is orthognathic surgery planned?

The Maxillofacial Institute was the first European center to introduce three-dimensional planning of surgeries. Through the introduction of the intraoral surface scanner, the CBCT or low radiation cone beam scanner and the latest generation 3D software, we carry out the analysis of each case, completely in situ, and with millimeter precision. Thus, the planning process...

Jaw angles: how to achieve the best results

A defined and angular jaw are features that we identify with an attractive face in both men and women; this is because the jaw fulfills a very important aesthetic function: to break the continuity between the neck and the face, and to give strength and definition to the features. On the contrary, the lack of...

Prof. Hernández Alfaro: Is this the end of orthognathic surgery …?

Prof. Federico Hernández Alfaro, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Maxillofacial Institute, was recently invited by the Spanish Society of Orthodontics to contribute to the Tribuna article in the new edition of the magazine of this prestigious institution. In this opinion piece, Prof. Hernández Alfaro talks about the new paradigms of...

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...