Formlabs, Braces On Demand Join to Enable In-Office Manufacturing of Direct Bonded Orthodontic Appliances
SOMERVILLE, MA and HICKSVILLE, NY, USA, Oct 22, 2020 - Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, and Braces On Demand, a technology startup in the orthodontic industry, announced a partnership to enable Formlabs’ dental users to 3D print braces and orthodontic appliances in-office with Braces On Demand’s proprietary technology. This partnership is part of Formlabs’ Dental Business Unit, formed in late 2019 to expand the role of digital 3D technology in the dental industry. Braces On Demand and Formlabs unveiled their new technology at Orthopreneurs Summit 2020 (October 15-17).
The ability to 3D print devices in-office is a novel workflow for the orthodontic field, allowing doctors to customize braces for their patients and print them on-demand, enabling a more convenient and personalized patient experience. The Braces On Demand web application allows orthodontists to use Formlabs’ Denture Teeth Resin to 3D print brackets, molar tubes, and a host of other orthodontic appliances. This specialized material is strong, stable, and available in multiple shades to enable custom tooth tone aesthetics. The web application allows doctors to reduce inventory and provide incredible customization to their patients with over 8 million prescription options.
“Directly printing orthodontic brackets is now possible using the combined technologies of Formlabs and Braces On Demand,” says Colin Corey, CEO and co-founder of Braces On Demand. “We’re enabling orthodontists to become their own manufacturer.”
“Braces On Demand is creating a completely unique workflow that brings on-demand manufacturing to any orthodontic practice. They’re reducing costs while helping doctors deliver high quality, patient-specific care to their patients,” says Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs. “In our mission to expand access to digital fabrication, bringing production of brackets in-house represents a major step forward for orthodontics done digitally.”
Formlabs has already impacted hundreds of thousands of patients by printing over 13 million dental parts on its printers. With its line of dental-specific printers and materials, this new partnership with Braces On Demand will further the company’s commitment to enabling its users to provide convenient and precise care for its patients.
About Braces On Demand
Braces On Demand is an orthodontic technology startup founded in 2019. Braces On Demand was founded with the purpose of creating a web application to 3D print direct bonded orthodontic appliances in-office. Braces On Demand was founded by Colin Corey, Ammar Syed, and Dr. Tom Shannon with engineering, dental laboratory, and clinical backgrounds respectively. Braces On Demand is committed to continuing to push innovation in the 3D printing orthodontic industry.
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and decision makers around the globe. Formlabs products include the Form 3, Form 3B and Form 3L, powered by an advanced form of stereolithography (SLA) called Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) 3D printing, Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Form Wash and Form Cure post-processing solutions, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, and Form Cell manufacturing solution. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials that continue to push the boundaries for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. For more information, visit https://formlabs.com.