The Future of 3D Printing in Orthodontics with Braces On Demand CEO Colin Corey
Today on the episode, we have the Co-founder and CEO of Braces On Demand, Colin Corey, a company that is creating a completely unique workflow that brings on-demand manufacturing to any orthodontic practice.
3D printing in-office and on-demand customized braces for our patients enables a more personalized experience and higher-quality care.
The benefits of printing these appliances ourselves in our offices are the huge cost savings we are all looking for, and even more importantly, you don’t have to wait for your manufacturer.
Coming from the more traditional orthodontic manufacturing, it’s hard to keep every SKU in stock, and things going on backorder really disrupt your practice.
The fact that you’re now relying on yourself and you’re no more than a couple hours away from having any bracket of any flavor, of any prescription, is a really cool thing.
It sounds almost too good to be true.
The ability for every orthodontist to be able to print the prescription, the style of bracket they want that’s going to last, be able to debond relatively easily, and be the right color is a true game changer.
In this episode, Colin and I discuss these 3D printing solutions and what’s in the pipeline for the future.
- Colin’s background and how he got to ortho (02:13)
- What are braces on demand (07:48)
- What are the benefits of 3D printers in Orthodontics (10:34)
- Can 3D printing get down to the tolerances needed for brackets (11:16)
- What kinds of appliances are people printing out currently? (17:58)
- Passive ligating bracket in one piece (21:33)
- The future of 3D printing ortho appliances (25:26)
- The difference between braces on demand and other products (28:09)
- Formlabs 3D printers (29:44)