One of the critical steps in planning orthognathic surgery is the surgery of models whose ultimate goal is to obtain the intermediate and final splint that helps us to reposition the maxilla and mandible, respectively, also establishing a functional occlusion. We know that this procedure requires the expertise of a clinician. It is a complex process and involves many hours of work to achieve the planned movement in the VTO.
Currently, the work presented by researchers suggest that the virtual surgery is the future technology that would solve all these problems, yet it is estimated that access to such technology will not be available to all the patients.
We present a robotic system to conduct a model surgery in an automated matter to accurately achieve planned movements obtaining as a result the studied occlusion that allows the development of a surgical splint. This will diminish systematic errors of the procedure that provides greater precision and lesser working time.
Conflict of interest: None declared.