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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...

Gingivectomía o gingivoplastia: ¿Qué necesito para alargar mis dientes?

There are different techniques to make short teeth appear longer. Dr. Vanessa Ruiz Magaz, Periodontist at the Maxillofacial Institute, explains two of them and their differences: Gigivectomy Gingivectomy is a type of technique with mainly functional purposes that consists of reducing the height of the gums in order to reduce or eliminate periodontal pockets, although...