3D Planning in Sleep Apnea

Why 3D Planning for treating Sleep Apnea?

The Maxillofacial Institute is at the forefront of this revolution, being the first European centre to introduce three-dimensional planning for all its surgical procedures.

The following technical advances have been introduced in recent years: the intraoral scanner, low-radiation CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) and latest-generation 3D software. All of this these allow analysis to be performed with millimetric precision for each individual case.


3D Planning
3D Planning

These allow the surgeon to anticipate, plan and simulate a virtual surgical procedure before undertaking real surgery in the operating theatre, and they can even share the virtual results beforehand with the patient to increase their confidence and satisfaction about the treatment. In this way, we can eliminate any potential errors or unforeseen complications in the operating theatre and also reduce surgery time and postoperative trauma for the patient.


Virtual 3D planning is carried out for patients suffering from Sleep Apnea who are going to undergo orthognathic surgery. The maxillofacial surgeon will perform the exact movements to achieve the necessary widening of the airways after surgery.