Elastics after orthognathic surgery: what are they and what are they for

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Elastics after orthognathic surgery: what are they and what are they for

What are post-surgical elastics? Post-surgical elastics are small rubber bands that are placed during the immediate postoperative period of orthognathic / orthofacial surgery. There are two types: the hard ones, which are placed right after surgery, and the soft ones, which are worn once the first week has passed. These elastic bands are placed either...

Our 5 most read articles in 2021

We are reaching the end of the year, and we would like to share your preferences when it comes to consulting our blog during 2021. Of our top 5, three entries are repeated from the previous year (# 2, # 3 and # 5), making it clear that they are topics that greatly interest the...

What aesthetic changes can I expect after orthofacial surgery?

Orthofacial surgery has a double objective: to achieve a functional improvement of the maxillo-mandibular complex, and at the same time, an aesthetic improvement of the patient's face, but what kind of changes can we expect in our face after this type of surgery? The answer depends on the type of surgery you have to undergo:...

Is it normal to feel pressure in the ear after orthognathic surgery?

In the days after orthognathic / orthofacial surgery, some patients notice discomfort in the ear region, such as: Pain in the ear area - it is not really about the ear itself, but about the temporomandibular joint, which is located in the same area. Sensation of 'having water' inside the ear Sensation of ear plugging...