Introducing 3D Printer Technology

In-house 3D printing at Kovacs Orthodontics enables Dr. Thomas Kovacs to create intricate, customized dental appliances directly from digital designs, improving the accuracy and efficiency of the fabrication process.

That means you get one-of-a-kind treatment — and even better results.

All About 3D Printing

This technology — also known as additive manufacturing — creates three-dimensional objects from a digital file. In orthodontics, 3D printing allows Dr. Kovacs to create custom orthodontic appliances such as aligners, retainers, and even orthodontic models for treatment planning.

The process starts with creating a precise digital model of your teeth using intraoral scanning. This digital model provides a detailed representation of your teeth and gums, allowing for accurate planning and customization of your orthodontic appliance.

Once the digital model is prepared, it's processed through specialized software that slices it into thin, horizontal layers. These layers are then sent to a 3D printer, which constructs the object layer by layer.

Depending on the appliance, the printer dispenses materials like resin, plastic, or metal and solidifies them through light (in the case of resins) or sintering (for metals).

The Benefits of 3D Printing

Three-dimensional printing at Kovacs Orthodontics is transforming the field of orthodontics. Key features and benefits of our 3D printer include:

Customized Appliances

Dr. Kovacs can create personalized dental appliances — such as aligners, retainers, and even some braces — tailored to your unique needs and dental anatomy.

Rapid Prototyping

Three-dimensional printing allows for the rapid fabrication of prototypes. That means Dr. Kovacs can refine your designs before final production, reducing the likelihood of errors.

Complex Geometries

Our 3D printer can produce complex geometries that might be challenging or impossible with traditional manufacturing methods.

Material Variety

The 3D printer supports a range of dental-grade materials, allowing Dr. Kovacs to choose the most suitable material for each application.

Reduced Waste

Three-dimensional printing is an additive process that generates less waste than traditional appliance manufacturing methods.

Improved Experience

Custom-fitted appliances created with 3D printing are more comfortable, improving compliance and treatment outcomes.

Better Treatment, Better Results

When it comes to your smile care, you deserve nothing but the best. You'll find the latest technology designed to improve your orthodontic experience at Kovacs Orthodontics.

Are you ready to get the smile of your dreams? Contact our Billings or Miles City office to schedule a free consultation with our team. Let's start your path to healthier smiles!