What is a class I, class II or class III bite?

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What is a class I, class II or class III bite?

Classification of the bite (occlusion) is divided into three main categories: Class I, II and III. This classification refers to the position of the first molars and the way in which the upper ones fit together with the lower ones. This is important because the classification of the bite also indicates whether there is a...

TMJ and facial pain in winter

Patients with TMJ disorders may see an increase in their symptoms during the colder months. This is because in cold weather, our body tries to gain heat by shivering, which in turn causes our muscles to tense and our teeth to chatter, increasing the level of discomfort in the area of ​​the temporomandibular joint. So,...

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...

Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery step by step

Even though our patients always know in advance the procedures that will be carried out during their surgery, many of them would like to know exactly what happens once the anesthesia takes effect. This is a step by step breakdown of a bimaxillary orthognathic surgery with general anesthesia at the Maxillofacial Institute: After hospital admission,...