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Orthognathic surgery + orthodontics: The solution to maxillofacial deformities

Orthognathic surgery is a surgical procedure which aims at moving the teeth and bones to a more appropriate, aesthetic, functional and, of course, healthier position. This is accomplished through the combination of two dental specialties: Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery.
The patients who are candidates for orthognathic surgery are those who have severe malformations and/or poor dental occlusion, which may be caused by an excess or a deficiency in bone growth and which cannot be corrected with orthodontics.
There are several conditions that can be taken as an alert for the patient to see the dentist in order to evaluate their case: open bite, asymmetrical facial appearance, protruding chin or jaw, inability to close the lips, chronic breathing through the mouth and difficulty breathing when sleeping, including snoring.
All these pathologies can be effectively corrected with the performance of orthognathic surgery which must always go hand in hand with orthodontic treatment, preferably prior to the surgical intervention, because without this, it would be impossible to restore facial and dental harmony to patients with these types of pathologies.

Cheek surgery (Bichectomy)

Bichectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure aimed at reducing the volume of the cheeks, removing bags of fat found deep in the cheeks, giving as a result a more fine and angled face. It is performed with local anesthesia, does not require hospitalization and you can return to your normal activities in 48 hours.

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Third molar surgery

Third molar surgery is a procedure that involves removing these molars through minimally invasive surgery with local anesthesia. With certain precautions, the patient can return to their normal activities between 24 to 48 hours.