orthodontics

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…

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…

3D Printing Clear Aligners

It is estimated that over four million people in the United States wear braces. If you walk into a middle school, it is highly likely that 3 out of 5…

Stratasys and Top Dental Labs Partner to Increase Production of 3D Printed Clear Aligner Molds

The allure of a perfect smile is only getting stronger; with the introduction of high definition, movie and TV stars found themselves confronted with their own less than perfect teeth…

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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: February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is next week, so we’ll start today’s 3D Printing News Briefs off with a heartwarming story, before moving on to 3D printed models, and plenty of business news….

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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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…

EnvisionTEC Introduces the Perfactory Vida for 3D Printing in Orthodontics

The use of 3D printing has become so ubiquitous that it is nearly impossible to attend a conference or trade show where it doesn’t make an appearance in some capacity….