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3D Printing Progress
Posted on February 7, 2020 by  & 

Same-Day Dental Aligners

Patients at Bellevue Orthodontics can now get clear aligners (to straighten their teeth) on their first appointment. Dr. Riolo and his team use state of the art 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to create a patient experience like no other. Patients now have access to fully customized clear aligners such as "Movement Aligners" and customized product packaging. For further information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing in the Medical and Dental Industry 2019 - 2029.
"We're so used to next-day delivery with Amazon and other services, why should straightening teeth be any different? Orthodontists have the technology and clinical expertise to expedite care in ways that major corporations cannot deliver. This is why we decided to adopt these technologies early on," Dr. Riolo says.
3D printed clear aligners offer many benefits over brand-name alternatives, including:
  • Lower cost for the patient
  • Expedited treatment start
  • Same-day replacements
  • Improved compatibility with braces for hybrid treatments
  • Lower environmental impact due to shipping and handling
Branded "The Tooth Movement", Dr. Riolo has created a community to educate orthodontists from around the country on this groundbreaking new process. He offers teaching seminars in Seattle where Orthodontists can learn how to use 3D printing.
Source and top image: Bellevue Orthodontics
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