Relapse in orthognathic surgery

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Cirugía ortognática

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...

Can braces alone correct my malocclusion?

Many people wonder if they can correct their Type II or III malocclusion only with orthodontia and thus avoid undergoing surgery. To clarify this doubt, it is necessary to visualize the field of action of both specialties: orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. Braces act on the teeth, correcting their position in the dental arches, but, although...

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...