3D printed orthodontics

LightForce Orthodontics Raises $14M for Custom 3D Printed Braces

They’re not fun by any stretch of the imagination, but getting braces is a rite of passage for many teenagers. While this hasn’t changed for many years, neither has the…

Comparing 3D-Printed and Traditional Guide Plates for Placing Orthodontic Brackets

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the correct positioning and bonding of the brackets. Direct bonding is less accurate and often takes longer due to saliva and inaccessible…

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…

3D Printers Used to Manufacture Medical Parts Should Be Regulated

As a company that has been inventing and manufacturing 3D printers and materials for 15 years, our company has had a front-row seat to amazing changes in the way things…

EnvisionTEC Announces 3Shape Partnership, New 3D Printing Materials, New 3D Printer at IDS 2017

Last year, overall sales of dental 3D printers skyrocketed 75% over 2015 percentages. The world’s largest dental show, International Dental Show (IDS), begins today in Cologne, Germany, and we’ve already heard…

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Dental Industry Continues to be Ground Zero of 3D Printing Market

The speed with which the dental industry is adopting 3D printing technology may be unrivaled in the history of 3D printing. At EnvisionTEC, where we are a top three manufacturer…

3D Printed Orthoprints: Sticking it to the Orthodontics Industry with a Smile

3D printing for the common folks just keeps getting better and better. While it’s been a boon to the thriving dental industry with 3D printers capable of helping professionals fabricate…