Bimaxillary or maxillomandibular orthognathic surgery

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Bimaxillary or maxillomandibular orthognathic surgery

In most candidates to orthognathic surgery , it is necessary to reposition both jaws to achieve proper occlusion and facial harmony, this procedure is known as maxillomandibular surgery, double jaw surgery or bimaxillary orthognathic surgery. Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery is used to treat malformations such as Class 2 bite, Class 3 bite, facial asymmetry, or open...

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...

What is the parotid gland?

Parotid glands are one of the three main types of salivary glands in the body, and they are located on the sides of the face, just in front of the ear. These glands (together with the sublingual and submaxillary glands) play a very important role: the creation of saliva, which in turn helps digestion, lubricates...

The power of online marginal communities over our self-image

The internet and discussion groups can be a very valuable element when deciding on a surgical treatment. There are some groups that are very educational for their users, where in addition to opinions and well-informed explanations, experiences are shared in the first person. But at the other extreme, there are also groups where negative criticisms of...