Although many people think that orthodontology only aims at the aesthetic arrangement of the teeth, whilst it is much more than that – Dr. András Kocsis explained. The primary goal is to improve the chewing function, so that teeth can properly get into contact with one another and allow all of them to take part in the chewing. Aside from aesthetics, a perfectly functioning set of teeth is the desired result at each, and every computer designed treatment. The program calculates the required movements of the teeth, in accordance with all these aspects. After this, the most modern technology even shows us where and in what position should the brackets be placed in the initial state, so that only the wire needs to be changed from time to time afterwards to form the ideal set of teeth in the end of the treatment. This allows a more accurate implementation as opposed to the procedures when the dentist positions the brackets at a rough estimate or when he or she modifies the direction of the movement of the teeth by bending the arches during the treatment – the specialist added.
To transplant the accurately computer planned orthodontics into reality, a 3D printer is sufficient, with which an entirely customized, transparent frame can be created, that includes glued and digitally positioned brackets in advance. After this, the sample can be placed onto the patient’s teeth and by pulling the frame off, the small holding elements of the braces will become fixed at the desired and corresponding places.