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Application of Digital Models in Orthodontic and Maxillofacial Surgery – A Literature Review
The digital dental models are not subject to physical damage, and require negligible storage space. They can be transferred electronically to specialists easily and can be carried out with virtual setups. A precision 3-dimensional head model can be fabricated by integrating a digital dental model into a maxillofacial 3-D CT image. Using this 3-D image, it is possible to perform dental decompensation, reposition of osteotomized bony structures, and simulate the postoperative results on hard and soft tissue in 3-D on our computer screen. Besides, it also spares the laboratory time with CAD/CAM surgical splint manufactured.
Hsu, Yu-Jen; Wang, Kang-Yee; Chiu, Hung-Cheng; Liu, Emily Yi-Min; and Wu, Yun-Yun
"Application of Digital Models in Orthodontic and Maxillofacial Surgery – A Literature Review,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 27:
3, Article 1.
https://doi.org/10.30036/TJO.201606_27(3).0001 Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol27/iss3/1
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