Did you know…..??
If you are on a journey to a Spectacular Smile using the Invisalign, Teen Invisalign, or SureSmile system, you are benefitting from one of the early products created with the use of a 3-D printer!
A company founded by the engineer who developed the first 3-D printers in the 1980s was involved with the development of Invisalign. The aligner trays are printed by a state-of-the-art 3-D printer, after a digital image of the patient’s bite is taken, with gradual changes in the trays to move teeth into the correct position.
3-D printers are being used in amazing ways in medicine. They are used to build frameworks when the body’s own structures did not develop correctly, or when illness or injury destroyed parts of internal organs. Researchers are working with 3-D printers in ways never thought possible to help save lives. If you want to read a really good article about this, visit the New Yorker - http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/print-thyself
At Gellerman Orthodontics, we strive to stay abreast of the latest advances in orthodontic treatment. We’re using state-of-the-art systems in straightening teeth, treating chronic headache and helping patients who suffer from sleep apnea, all with the latest in treatments that are new – and bring out patients Spectacular Smiles, a great night’s sleep, and relief from chronic pain. To learn more, give us a call 631-427-8444– or visit our website drgellerman.com.