In orthognathic surgery, an occlusal splint is used to position the maxilla and mandible correctly into the planned postoperative occlusion.
1An occlusion wafer is secured during orthognathic surgery, and in cases of intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy in the mandible, it must remain in place for weeks postoperatively. In general, the occlusion wafer is fixed on to the maxillary teeth, and a wire is used to hold it in place.
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Distance-dependent accuracy in Le Fort I maxillary repositioning procedures.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017; 55: 815-821
2The postoperative wafer is fixed on to multiple maxillary teeth to maintain the planned postoperative dental occlusion. The current method of fixation is used only for the postoperative wafers.
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- Earl P.
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A novel technique to secure the occlusal wafer during orthognathic surgery.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010; 48: 389-390
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- Distance-dependent accuracy in Le Fort I maxillary repositioning procedures.Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017; 55: 815-821
- A novel technique to secure the occlusal wafer during orthognathic surgery.Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010; 48: 389-390
- Percutaneous injuries during oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures.J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997; 55: 553-557
Published online: January 02, 2020
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