Should plates be removed after orthognathic surgery?

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Cirugía ortognática

Should plates be removed after orthognathic surgery?

Years ago,  fixation devices in orthognathic surgery were mainly steel wires, plates and screws to fix the jaws in their new position. Today, fixation is accomplished with the help of titanium plates and screws that are placed internally during surgery. Titanium is a fairly soft metal that has the unique property of being biocompatible, that...

Changes in the nose after orthognathic surgery

Orthognathic surgery aims to improve occlusal relationship and facial symmetry; However, with the performance of these surgical procedures, secondary changes may occur in the nasal projection and the angular relationship of the nose with the face. It is important to keep in mind that the negative changes that are anticipated during the planning stage can...

Our most popular articles in 2019

To end the year, we share a compilation with the five most read articles of our blog at the Maxillofacial Institute during this 2019:   #1    #2   #3   #4   #5   We hope you'll find them helpful, and we will continue to answer your questions and concerns in our blog, next year....

Pseudoprognathism, or maxillary hypoplasia: definition, causes and treatments

Maxillary hypoplasia, or pseudoprognathism, is a bone malformation in which the upper jaw is underdeveloped, giving the face a prognathic (protruding jaw) appearance that is apparent but in many cases not real, hence it is also known as “false prognathism". In most cases, this malformation is a developmental anomaly, although it can also be caused...