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Printed Mouthguard Kits

Damage Control Helps Consumers Create Tailor-Made Mouthguards

— September 6, 2017 — Lifestyle
Although there are some no-boil DIY mouthpiece kits that can be purchased by consumers who do not want to shell out tons of money for a tailor-made orthodontic appliance, Damage Control created another way for consumers to create custom mouthguards with 3D printing technology. Damage Control has consumers begin the custom mouthguard-making process by purchasing an impression kit and taking an impression of their own teeth. From there, the impression is to be shipped to Damage Control so that a mouthguard can be made to perfectly fit one's mouth.

Across the dental industry, 3D printing has become a key part of making everything from dental crowns and night guards to retainers. However, fuelled by technologies like 3D printing, a number of healthcare kits are emerging to help consumers take tests or create appliances to enhance their own well-being from the comfort of their own home.
Trend Themes
1. Custom Mouthguard Kits - 3D printing technology has allowed companies to create affordable, at-home custom mouthguard kits for consumers.
2. Healthcare Kits - Driven by disruptive technologies like 3D printing, the emergence of healthcare kits allows consumers to take tests or create appliances that enhance well-being from home.
3. Dental 3D Printing - The dental industry is using 3D printing to create custom orthodontic appliances, dental crowns, night guards, retainers, and more, making dental care more affordable and accessible.
Industry Implications
1. Dentistry - The dental industry is ripe for disruption as 3D printing technology offers new, affordable ways for consumers to obtain custom dental appliances from the comfort of their own homes.
2. Healthcare - The emergence of healthcare kits driven by disruptive technologies like 3D printing allows consumers to take tests or create appliances that enhance their own well-being from home, offering new opportunities for healthcare professionals to expand their offerings.
3. Consumer Goods - Custom mouthguard kits created with 3D printing technology represent a growing market of affordable and tailored consumer goods for health and wellness.
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