Airway Oral Surgery
Say Goodbye to External Scarring with Custom 3D Printed Guides and Plates in Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery corrects facial and dental deformities such as malocclusion, asymmetry, and mandibular prognathism. However, one of the significant complications associated with this surgery can be external scarring, which can be distressing for patients and negatively impact their quality of life. Fortunately, Alfi Oral Surgery uses custom 3D printed guides and plates. Advances in technology have led to the development of these custom implants, which can prevent external scarring and improve the accuracy of the surgery.
In recent years, the use of custom 3D printed guides and plates has become increasingly popular in orthognathic surgery. These guides and plates are designed using 3D printing technology, which allows for greater precision in the surgical planning and execution. The accuracy of the 3D printed guides and plates ensures that the jaws are positioned correctly, reducing tension on the soft tissues and minimizing scarring.
AOS has shown that the use of custom 3D printed guides and plates in orthognathic surgery can eradicate the risk of external scarring. Where other surgeons may rely on neck incisions to access more posterior positioned anatomy of the jaw, using 3D printed guides and plates allow for surgeries to be done inside the mouth. This reduces the incidence of soft tissue complications, including external scarring, in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. The reduced surgical time associated with the use of 3D printed guides and plates can also reduce the risk of external scarring.
The advantages of using custom 3D printed guides and plates in orthognathic surgery go beyond reducing the risk of external scarring. These guides and plates also improve the accuracy of the surgery, resulting in a better fit between the jaws and reduced tension on the soft tissues. This can lead to better outcomes for patients and a faster recovery time.
In conclusion, the use of custom 3D printed guides and plates is an absolute game-changer. If you're considering orthognathic surgery, it's important discussing with your surgeon the possibility of using custom 3D printed guides and plates to achieve the best possible outcome. Say goodbye to external scarring with the help of 3D printing technology!