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Presurgical orthodontic decompensation: getting worse to get better

Before orthognathic surgery, the majority of the candidate patients must undergo an orthodontic treatment that prepares them for surgery (except those patients to whom the Surgery First or Surgery Only protocol applies) this requires close collaboration between maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist. Pre-surgical preparation includes different stages that vary from patient to patient, depending on their...

Bimaxillary or maxillomandibular orthognathic surgery

In most candidates to orthognathic surgery , it is necessary to reposition both jaws to achieve proper occlusion and facial harmony, this procedure is known as maxillomandibular surgery, double jaw surgery or bimaxillary orthognathic surgery. Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery is used to treat malformations such as Class 2 bite, Class 3 bite, facial asymmetry, or open...

Prof. Hernandez Alfaro, part of UIC’s new project to Fight against Periimplantitis

UIC Barcelona has recently announced the launch of a new research project: the Thematic Network of Bactericidal Biomaterials for the Fight against Periimplantitis, with funding from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU) - State Research Agency (AEI). This is a project coordinated by Xavier Gil, rector of the UIC, and with the participation...

Monomaxillary orthognathic surgery: uses and methods

Orthognathic surgery is indicated to treat the imbalances that exist between the jaw and maxilla of a patient. When we talk about monomaxillary orthognathic surgery, we mean an intervention that treats only one of these two parts, either the jaw or the maxilla. Thus, monomaxillary orthognathic surgery can be of two types:   Orthognathic maxillary...