J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2003 Jun;29(3):163-168.

A prediction of bony interference between proximal and distal segment of the mandible with integrated 3d solid model and dental cast in orthognathic surgery


Three-dimensional solid model has not been widely used in surgical prediction of orthognathic surgery because freque from occlusal restorations or prosthesis limited the usefulness of simulated surgery involving occlusion. We prepared three-dimensional(3D) solid model from CT data and integrated the 3D solid model with dental cast using a face-bow transfer technique combined with skeletal reference measurement and confirmation with cephalometric radiographs. With this simple and easy method, it was possible to predict bony interference between the proximal and distal segment of the mandible so that we can prevent condylar displacement after sagittal split ramus osteotomy of the mandible with prominent asymmetry. The method error was within 2mm and it seemed to be useful in preoperative planning for maxillofacial surgery with maxillo-mandibular occlusal change


3D model; Orthognathic surgery; Face-bow

MeSH Terms

Orthognathic Surgery*
Osteotomy, Sagittal Split Ramus
Prostheses and Implants
Surgery, Oral
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