Current Trends In 3D - Printing Technology And It's Applications In Orthodontics – A Review

GirishKumar I, MDS, Assistant professor, Dept. of Orthodontics &Dentofacial Orthopaedics, JSS Dental College & Hospital, JSS AHER, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
2021 International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science  
Recent advances in3D-Printing technologies haspermitted a widespread distribution in the usage in different fieldof dentistry. 3D printing technology is fetchingcollectiveplace in biomedical applications which requires the custom made fabrication of prostheses and appliances related to patient-specific anatomy. Conventionally, the work comprehensivelyrelieson less accurate alginate impressions, which were turned into stone models of and surrounding structures of oral cavity. These models are
more » ... d forfabrication of orthodontic appliances. Orthodontic appliance manufacturing is an exceptionallydifficult process that requires a high level of skill to accurately complete and provide the patient with optimal results. Digital technology reduces price, heavy workloads and human errors by automation of dental model fabricating process with 3D printing. This new technology also increases accuracy and efficiency. 3D printing also helps eliminate potential deficiencies and increased appointment alternatives through digital dentistry. This allows for more patient appointments, time management and a prospective increase of revenue in treatment outcome.This article provides recent trends and updates of application of 3-D printing in orthodontics.
doi:10.19070/2377-8075-21000682 fatcat:ctg6dinltrfndcf4gqt2kg4yme