Smile Health Orthodontics (SHO) is now offering patients 3D printed clear aligners and 3D printed LightForce ceramic braces, along with other treatment options for dental patients.
SHO provides a fully customized clear aligner system using safe semi-flexible plastic that fits comfortably on a patient’s teeth. Founder Dr. Deborah Solomon prints 3D molds in-house and fabricates plastic aligners using digital modeling to move teeth orthodontically.
Patients wear a set of upper and lower clear aligners for about 22 hours a day for seven days before switching to the next set, completing their treatment four to six months faster than traditional metal braces. Patients can also try this therapy as a trial to see if they prefer it over fixed options, like high-tech metal braces, LightForce ceramic 3D printed braces, or Brava by Brius independent tooth movers.
“One of the benefits of our 3D same day clear aligners is that a patient can use it as a trial to see if they do well with this kind of therapy,” said Solomon.
“If it is successful, then we can move forward and start clear aligner therapy with orthodontic tooth movement at the very next appointment. Or if they prefer a fixed option instead of the clear aligners, then we can focus on various options including high tech metal braces, Brava by Brius independent tooth movers, or LightForce ceramic 3D printed braces. Parents love the trial option so they can really see how the child will do with the removable appliance.”
LightForce uses 3D printed brackets that are customized to fit each patient’s unique smile with close to 100 percent precision, glued onto the teeth for the duration of the treatment. LightForce clear ceramic braces are less visible than metal braces, making them ideal for patients who want a more discrete choice.
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