In most of the skeletal Class II´s, we usually find dental compensations (such as the protrusion of lower incisors). But besides, we also often find an unstable mandibular position (a muscle position) in order to obtain greater number of dental contacts. These two factors (the dental compensations and the mandible “out of the fossae”) hide the real amount of skeletal problem and/or malocclusion.
This is why in an orthognatic surgery case, it is crucial to eliminate the dental compensations with the pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, but also to achieve a musculo-skeletally stable position of the mandible with the use of a splint (full-time use).
In the FACE philosophy this is one of the principal goals of all our treatments: placing the condyles in an orthopedically stable position. This is the key to stability (so important in surgical cases).
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A good result is always preceded by a good diagnosis and ours, are exhaustive. Orthodontics cannot be understood without taking into account the entire ectomatognathic system; teeth are just one of all the structures to consider.
FACE International meeting
It’s so nice to announce our FACE Revolution International Meeting. After a break of almost 18 months, we are again very excited about organizing the next FACE Revolution Meeting.
We are preparing it with great care and enthusiasm. You can’t imagine our desire to meet our friends and have a face-to-face meeting. The screens and online courses are fine, but there is nothing like gathering, enjoying the friendship and seeing each other again.
I want to thank you very much for your patience, since we had to postpone the meeting twice, but trust us it was worth the wait.
We hope to see you in Madrid and do not forget that “treatment mechanics is still the key to success for excellent orthodontics: with or without aligners”.