Though braces are the bane of many a middle schooler, the cosmetic gear fulfills an important duty for people, and a new startup called Candid is looking to make straight teeth more accessible with its new orthodontic kits. The company sells kits that can take accurate molds of people's mouths, and it then uses those molds to send consumers 3D-printed aligners that are less expensive than both braces and Invisalign.
Candid's orthodontic kits use a three-step process. First, the company delivers a modeling kit that consumers use to take impressions of their teeth at home. Next, the consumers send those impressions back to Candid, where on-site orthodontists review them and design a treatment plan. Finally, consumers agree to the plan and receive their aligners.
The big difference, of course, it that consumers can undergo the entire FDA-approved process from home, saving money and time.
Candid 3D-Prints Functional, Inexpensive Aligners
1. Mail-order Orthodontics - Companies can disrupt traditional orthodontic practices by offering mail-order options for teeth alignment.
2. 3D Printing in Orthodontics - Incorporating 3D printing in orthodontics can revolutionize the industry by making treatments more affordable and accessible.
3. At-home Orthodontics - Providing at-home orthodontic services can meet the growing need for convenient and affordable dental care.
1. Dental Services - Dental service providers can tap into the growing demand for affordable orthodontic solutions by offering similar at-home orthodontic services or adopting 3D printing technology.
2. 3D Printing - The use of 3D printing can disrupt the traditional manufacturing processes in orthodontic hardware production and open up new markets for existing 3D printing companies.
3. E-commerce - E-commerce companies can explore the mail-order orthodontic approach by offering a platform for consumers to purchase and receive orthodontic kits, aligners, and other dental products.