POSTSURGICAL TREATMENT PHASE
C?mpletiCin of Orthodontics.
When satisfactory range of jaw motion and stability of the osteotomy sites are achieved, the orthoctontic treatment can be finished. The heavy surgical arch wires are removed and replaced with light orthodontic wire. Final alignment and pcsitloning of the teeth is accomplished, as is closure of any residual extraction space. The light vertical elastics are Jeft in place at this time to
override proprioceptive impulses from the teeth, which otherwis-e would cause the patient to seek a new position of tnaximal intercuspation. The settling process proceeds rapidly and rarely takes ..longer than 6 to 10
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