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

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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...

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...

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...

SAMARPE: a new, more effective palatal expansion technique

SARPE (acronym for Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion) is a maxillary surgical expansion technique that combines orthodontic treatment with surgical treatment. This technique is classically carried out with a tooth-supported expander device called a Hyrax expander, that the orthodontist places before surgery. The SAMARPE (acronym for Surgically Assisted Mini-Screw Anchored Rapid Palatal Expansion) is a...