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...

Orthognathic surgery: better in summer or winter?

Many people wonder what is the best time to undergo surgery, especially in the facial area. That heat increases inflammation is a fairly widespread myth that needs to be debunked. Heat does increase the sensation of inflammation, and therefore the discomfort, but there is no evidence showing that inflammation is objectively greater in hot weather....

10 tips to regain expressiveness after orthognathic surgery

To move the face, messages are sent from the brain to the facial muscles through a nerve called the facial nerve. The messages sent by these nerves allow you to smile, frown, close your eyes, etc. Due to the importance of facial mimicry in human relationships and the anatomical, physiological and psychological effects of its...

How is the postoperative period of orthognathic surgery?

Although orthognathic / orthofacial surgery is a very serious procedure, the reality is that in recent years it has gone from being a rather long and traumatic surgery for the patient, to a much rapid procedure carried out using minimally invasive techniques that make the recovery process is considerably less uncomfortable than it used to...