Introducing LightForce Orthodontics and Its Customized 3D Printed Bracket System

A dental resident walked into a bar full of Harvard graduate students. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but actually the genesis of venture-backed startup LightForce Orthodontics, which…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 9, 2019

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with some business and software news, then moving on to examples of things you can make with 3D printing – even the…

SmarTech Dental and Medical 3D Printing Trend and Forecast Presentations at AMS 2019

Last week, our second annual Additive Manufacturing Strategies summit, “The Future of 3D Printing in Medicine and Dentistry,” was held in Boston. Co-hosted by SmarTech Markets Publishing, the summit was broken into separate tracks…

How Accurate are 3D Printed Dental Models?

3D printing and scanning technologies are digitizing dentistry. Instead of the old-fashioned way of taking impressions for things like braces and retainers, which would involve subjecting a patient to biting…

Ashford Orthodontics Uses 3D Printing to Help Dental Offices Go Fully Digital

The largest orthodontic laboratory in the United Kingdom is Ashford Orthodontics, which was founded in 2001 by Sean Thompson in his garage after several years working in the Orthodontic and…

Study Subjects Prefer 3D Printed Splints to Conventionally Manufactured Ones

Occlusal stabilization splints are prescribed for people who tend to clench or grind their teeth. They’re typically worn at night, and while some people tolerate them well, others find them…

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EnvisionTEC’s Steady, Stealthy Rise in Orthodontics 3D Printing

As 3D printing continues to find applications in dentistry, and specifically orthodontics, one company continues to rise to the top in providing excellence in 3D printed orthodontics. EnvisionTEC, the prolific…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 12, 2018

We’ve got some 3D printing business and medical news to start things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting projects featuring 3D printing. Additive Industries has…

3D Printed Smart Braces with Flexible Batteries and LEDs Can Improve Efficiency of Orthodontic Alignment

Every time I come across a picture of myself from the tender ages of 14 to 16, I cringe a little – not because of my questionable fashion choices, but…

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