Orthognathic surgery, a combination of orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery

Written by: Dr. Jorge Calvo de Mora
Published: | Updated: 20/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

 

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is the surgery of dentofacial deformities. This is a little known term for the population in general but it is very clear if we say that it is the surgery that maxillofacial surgeons do when it is not possible to get the teeth to align, or stay in their most ideal position, only with a treatment of orthodontics. It is then when combining this orthodontic treatment with the maxillofacial part we achieve the results that we seek through this surgery that makes everything fit perfectly in its position.

What progress is being made in this field?

The field of orthognathic surgery is in permanent development. We are going from the concept of ortognation, that is to say, that the bite is correct, to the concept of ortofacial, in which we value the patient as a whole, not exclusively focusing on his way of biting, or that the bones of the maxilla and the jaw coincide, but that the whole profile is harmonious, we look for the ideal of beauty, we look for the cheekbones, the nose, the whole facial set to be aesthetic. That on the one hand. Second point and breakthrough is the role that the latest technologies are now playing, the technologies derived a bit from the cone beam scanner for diagnosis and treatment, using these images in three dimensions that allow us to be much finer in our precision surgical. And a third aspect that we also consider is important is that every time we operate patients before. There is an English term called "surgery first" that is first operated on the patient and then the orthodontist makes small adjustments so that the occlusion is perfect.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Jorge Calvo de Mora

By Dr. Jorge Calvo de Mora
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Jorge Calvo de Mora in their curriculum combines several rare qualities. In his professional training combines two different races ( Medicine and Dentistry ), finished with excellent grades ( Autonoma de Medicina de Madrid University with“Special Prize to Career&rdquo ;) and a Ph.D. also with"Honours cum laude" ;. To this we add two specialties obtained via MIR (oral-maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology-Cytology ). He completed his training in hospitals and universities from different countries such as USA, Mexico, Sweden and Belgium. This background gives it a very complete and special vision, always benefit of their patients. After a stint in public medicine has focused his professional efforts in his private clinic. Keeps your teaching as a professor in several Masters of specialization for Odontologos and research projects collaborating with basic science (use of stem cells in the maxillofacial area ) and high technology (use of tapered beam scanner in diagnosis and treatment with implants).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection


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