Surgical acrylic guide for distractor positioning.

Baykul T., Aydin M. A. , Findik Y.

International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery, vol.43, no.6, pp.739-41, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijom.2014.01.005
  • Title of Journal : International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.739-41


Internal maxillary distraction with the Le Fort I osteotomy is a technique that can provide simultaneous skeletal advancement and gradual expansion of the soft tissue. For calibrating the vectors of the internal distractors and transferring the desired vectors to the patient, surgical guides may be fabricated before surgery on a stereolithographic model. The anterior nasal spine may be used as a critical anatomical landmark for applying this type of surgical guide.