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IN Science & Technology ON 17 Mar, 2016
How does it feel to do-it-yourself things that are important to you? Have you experienced making up for the stuff you need at home, or to some place you are working from? Are you afraid of financial compromises while preferring for something that can be materialized by yourself? Specifically, have you ever tried designing for your own teeth's braces? I know it is somehow pathetic to act like a dentist and face some risks, but with the age of technology and marriage of different disciplines, things may be as easy as a piece of cake--with no severely expensive charges included.
Let's end these chains of questions and focus on this creative story of a man who originated from New Jersey. Read: he made his own braces.
He identifies himself as a designer, and he didn't mean to replace the job of a dentist. But one thing is for sure, he wants to fix his teeth.
Using the 3D printing technology, he was able to trace his own dental structures, and identify how he would come about braces that suits his lifestyle and pacing.
While in his junior years, he admits using braces but after some stages, he use retainers more likely. This neglect of wearing caused re-deformation of his oral structure. He has seen how frustrating his teeth have become after all those years.
He is not happy, basically. Having his teeth re-fixed would be as costly as $8000 for him. But with his beneficial innovation, he managed to dip his expenses for as low as $60.
He was able to purchase the materials needed to put up this innovation, and since he owns a 3D printer at home, and has access to a more powerful kind of 3D printer in his university, New Jersey Institute of Technology, things became less worrisome.
Amos managed to create 12 stages of braces according to his desired form. Of course, the designs were made possible by looking at the technology and science of it.
Amos admits the large challenge he experienced when he looks for durable and acceptable materials, as well as the batches of braces he must mold according to his teeth's conditions.
This 24-ear old man made waves as results were as flawless as the real dentist. Although he's proud of the finished product and his expected outcome, he believes that he has no calling with dentistry.