Although traditional 2D planning methods work well for many patients, the critical 3rd dimension is missing for planning asymmetry correction. Contemporary 3D planning software solves that problem in addition to providing the option to use rapid prototyping in creating cutting guides and inter-occlusal surgical templates. This presentation will explore the process of virtual surgery planning and its use in postoperative follow-up. The question of efficacy and value will be addressed.
Identify which patients indicate the use of 3D planning
Describe the assembly of the various files needed for the planning process