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Braces made with 3D printing technology available

Braces made with 3D printing technology are now available in the city.

The braces are made with polymer materials to give them hardness and flexibility, doctors at Shanghai No. 10 People’s Hospital said today.

Best of all, the braces are not visible to others so wearers do not have to listen to common insults like “brace face.”

A computer using a 3D structure of the teeth, gums and oral cavity makes the braces. Each pair is customized for the patient.

Experts said 3D printing is a very promising technology with applications in the medical field. Dental reshaping is one of the most mature applications of 3D printing thus far.


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