J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2021 Aug;47(4):337-338. 10.5125/jkaoms.2021.47.4.337.

Practical utility of the three-dimensional approach in orthognathic surgery

  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Institute, Pusan National University Dental Hospital, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Dental and Life Science Institute, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea


During recent decades, the three-dimensional (3D) approach in orthognathic surgery were introduced and adopted in clinical practice, providing practical advantages to orthognathic surgeons. Even when the 3D approach is assessed based on the current state of technological development, it has advantages in orthognathic surgery and has become an essential method. It is not sure what to come next in the development of the 3D approaches, It is clear that the 3D approach represents a milestone in the development of orthognathic surgery.


Orthognathic surgery; Three-dimensional approach; 3D-printed wafer; Practical utility



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