Review of Orthognathic Surgery Occlusal Wafers Application in 185 Patients

Authors

  • Amornpong Vachircmon Plastic and Craniomaxillofacial Division, Department of Surgery, Police General Hospital, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • M Anwar Bamber Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eastman Dental Institute and University College London Hospitals, London, WCIX 8UW, U.K.
  • Anun Suwantawakup Plastic and Craniomaxillofacial Division, Department of Surgery, Police General Hospital, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Witoon Nitiwaragkul Head of Plastic and Craniomaxillofacial Division, Department of Surgery, Police General Hospital, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Abstract

              A comparative study of occlusal wafers for orthognathic surgery made for 185 orthognathic surgery patients with mean age of 24.4 + 4.3 years, is presented. This study is intended to highlight any wafer associated surgical problems, which determine wafer design. Various types of occlusal wafers were used during the period of this review, but in most of the cases a simple quick-cure acrylic wafer was found to be the most satisfactory. However, some difficult patients with cleft palate or neuromuscular disorder may require wafers of a novel design and materials.

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Published

2002-03-29

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Vachircmon A, Bamber MA, Suwantawakup A, Nitiwaragkul W. Review of Orthognathic Surgery Occlusal Wafers Application in 185 Patients. Thai J Surg [Internet]. 2002 Mar. 29 [cited 2022 Sep. 26];23(1):21-6. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiJSurg/article/view/243117

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