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

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Orthognathic Surgery

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...

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...

Why is one side of my face more swollen than the other after my orthognathic surgery?

Swelling is normal after surgery, it is a response of the body to the trauma caused by orthognatic surgery, and it is caused by different processes within the body: - The anesthesia used during the surgery causes the blood vessels to dilate and release fluid to the surrounding areas. -After surgery, new cells are sent...