Maxillofacial deformities: types and causes

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Cirugía Maxilofacial

Maxillofacial deformities: types and causes

Maxillofacial deformities include a good number of alterations that are characterized by involving different elements of the facial skeleton. In a generic way, these are divided into two large groups: congenital and acquired. In the congenital group are included those alterations that are already present in the individual at the time of birth. The most...

¿Puede un tumor benigno derivar en cáncer de parótida?

At Maxillofacial Institute, we receive numerous consultations from patients who underwent surgery for tumors of the parotid gland, asking if there is a risk that the tumor will reappear. Let's see: Most tumors of the salivary glands and specifically of the parotid gland are benign. The most frequent is the so-called mixed tumor or pleomorphic...

Long-face syndrome: what is it and how is it treated

Long-Face Syndrome, or facial hyperdivergence, is a disproportion of facial features by which an elongated face impression is created, even if its dimensions are normal. The said impression  may be caused by one of the following factors in isolation or in combination: Vertical maxillary excess (gingival smile) Vertical excess of jaw (large chin) Open bite...

What is Surgery First?

The Surgery First technique, which has revolutionized the panorama of the maxillofacial sector, consists in changing the classic sequence of treatment in orthognathic surgery (braces-orthognathic surgery-braces), and replacing it with orthognathic surgery- braces, that is, first, the bony bases are repositioned through surgery and then dental malposition is corrected, resulting in three great advantages: The...