Planning for distraction osteogenesis includes designing placement of osteotomies, planning of distractor vectors and creation of templates for guidance of device placement, device bending and osteotomy placement. The patient’s 3D anatomy is present during the planning session, and underlying teeth roots and nerves are visualized for proper distractor placement. Each case is customized to the actual distractor file to be used during surgery.


  • Determine the placement of osteotomies
  • Identify a distraction vector plan
  • Create templates to guide device placement
  • Facilitate pre-operative hardware set up
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  • 3D Systems VSP Distraction planning image with distractor
  • 3D Systems VSP Distraction planning image left feature depth