Journal of Oral and Dental Care

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Digital Flow to obtain Surgical Guides and Customized Plates in Minimally Invasive (MIS) procedures for Facial Orthognathic Surgery

Molina Moguel J.L, Haas O.L, Ruiz Iniestra, Acosta Peña C.A, Vidaurri Souza R.R, Flores Perales J.M.

This article aims to present a personal experience in the digital flow for facial orthognathic surgery, combining different technologies to get surgical orthognathic guides to perform osteotomies and a manual customization of titanium plates for maxilla, jaw, and chin throughout precise stereolithographic models, using Mimics Materialize Software. Starting with virtual planning in a helical computed tomography or 3D cone-beam to segment and reconstruct the osteotomies projections, using CAD-CAM in conjunction with the occlusal scanner to obtain the intermediate and final occlusal splints to give more possibilities and benefits with low cost to the surgeon who does minimally invasive orthognathic facial surgery approaches.

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