Expectations in orthognathic surgery: how to avoid disappointment

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Orthognathic Surgery

Expectations in orthognathic surgery: how to avoid disappointment

When undergoing an intervention that is expected to achieve an aesthetic improvement, it is essential that the patient is  firmly aware of what can and cannot be achieved. The patient must set realistic goals, and it is the duty of the surgeon to inform his or her patients of the results that can be achieved,...

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...

Do you need orthognathic surgery?

Approximately between 25 and 30% of the population has a variable degree of face disarmony, and half of those cases would eventually be candidates for orthognathic surgery. Traditionally, maxillofacial surgical procedures were very traumatic, so only very extreme cases were intervened. However, in recent years, interventions for facial deformities are becoming less and less invasive,...

How much does orthognathic surgery cost?

This is probably the most common question among candidates for orthognathic surgery who contact us through different channels, but it is not a question that can be answered easily, and even less without having previously evaluated the patient. This is because the cost of orthognathic surgery is quite variable, and this is because it includes...