FDM 3D Printed Jaw Model as V-line Surgery Guide

FDM 3D Printed Jaw Model as V-line Surgery Guide

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Process 3D Print
Material Plastic
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 3 workdays

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About Project

V-line jaw surgery, also called a mandibuloplasty, is used to make your jawline look narrower. The surgery removes parts of your jawbone and chin so your jaw will heal in a more pointed shape that looks like the letter “V.”

The surgery revises the angles of your jaw and chin by removing the broader part of your mandible bones, so your jaw takes on a more triangular shape.

In this case, the plastic surgeon ordered an ABS jaw model as the surgical guide for his patients. He would place the patient's jaw at a sharper angle and shave down her mandible bone. To clearly illustrate how much jaw would be sharpened and how her face would be looked like, the jaw was 3D modeled from the scan of her lower face.

As the titanium plate is not exposed outside, we did not print the plate but only print the cut-off part and the shaved jaw. The model in the picture was not polished yet, so you can see the layer lines clearly.

Solution

  • Step 1: 3D scan the upper part of the patient’s face and create the 3D model of her bone structure in special software.
  • Step 2: Build the model of the cut-off parts and the shaved jaw and slice it.
  • Step 3: Print all the parts with white ABS filament using an FDM 3D printer.


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