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3D Printing Comes To The Dental Industry

3D Printing Comes To The Dental Industry

Written by David

May 27, 2021


Manufacturers have turned production over to 3D Printers in recent years including the dental product industry. Sporting Smiles has been on the leading front of innovation in dental products since 2009. The online dental company recently changed production methods to better increase the speed and accuracy of their products that include retainers, night guards, teeth whitening trays, and athletic mouthguards. It was a decision made in 2018 which has paid dividends in an increasingly effective business model incorporated by CEO Evan McCarthy.


McCarthy, who started the company in 2009, has watched his investment into 3D Printing pay off. “We have multiple 3D printers in use,” McCarthy said. “The first step was training our dental techs in the advanced computer software but once that was completed we’ve seen a huge increase in production speed and precision on the products.” The most popular product that Sporting Smiles has gained recognition for is its teeth retainers. Customers who have completed clear aligners or braces come to Sporting Smiles to receive retainers whether it’s their first set or the fourth set. Instead of visiting the dentist to receive retainers, customers of Sporting Smiles can order a patented impression kit and use it to […]

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