Before the advent of modern 3D virtual planning softwares, in order to achieve a precise diagnosis of the dentoskeletal deformity and create a treatment plan intraoperatively reproducible, needed data from different sources, such as photographs, cephalograms, dental casts, physical examination along with face bow record and its transfer to semi-adjustable articulators, and measurement of plaster casts movement, according to the surgical simulation.
As a result of developments in 3D imaging technology, surgeons today, are provided with extra information that could not be obtained traditionally.
This has helped us enhance the quality of our understanding of the patient’s anatomy while also enabling us to detect conditions that were previously undetectable using traditional means.
Moreover, unlike conventional model surgery on dental casts, this technology allows to virtually perform multiple simulations of different osteotomies and skeletal movements in order to evaluate multiple surgical plans.
At CTARS, the Orthognathic splints that we produce are made up of polyjet and printed using 3D Polyjet technology.