Pseudoprognathism, or maxillary hypoplasia: definition, causes and treatments

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Ortognática

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...

Presurgical orthodontic decompensation: getting worse to get better

Before orthognathic surgery, the majority of the candidate patients must undergo an orthodontic treatment that prepares them for surgery (except those patients to whom the Surgery First or Surgery Only protocol applies) this requires close collaboration between maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist. Pre-surgical preparation includes different stages that vary from patient to patient, depending on their...

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 to reduce swelling after orthognathic surgery

Although our orthognathic surgery patients do not usually report pain during their postoperative period, most agree that swelling is the most important source of discomfort, especially during the first three days, when it reaches its peak, before gradually decreasing. In this aspect, we can distinguish between two types of inflammation: Superficial inflammation: it is the...