Orthofacial Surgery or Orthognathic Surgery: What’s the difference?

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Orthognathic Surgery

Orthofacial Surgery or Orthognathic Surgery: What’s the difference?

The term orthofacial surgery appears more and more in the specialized media in maxillofacial surgery, but what exactly is it? Although we are in a moment of transition in which both terms can be used indiscriminately to refer to the same procedure, it is necessary to explain each of them in depth: Orthognathic surgery has...

Relapse in orthognathic surgery

Relapse is a fear commonly expressed by patients who undergo any surgery. In the case of orthognathic surgery, there are mainly two types: 1- Dental relapse, when there is a change in the position of the teeth after surgery — this type of recurrence is the most common. 2- Skeletal relapse, when there is a...

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...