LLOC pioneers the printing of bespoke 3D lingual trays
Customisation has reached new heights at the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic where a bespoke lingual brace system has been devised by Dr Asif Chatoo in tandem with the Sheffield-based J.J. Thompson laboratory
A video has been made to give an insight into the way in which the bracket transfer trays are created can be found on the technology page of the clinic’s website: https://www.londonlingualbraces.com/technology/
Dr Chatoo explains in the video that he wanted to devise his own system in order to ensure he could give his patients optimum results. His practice has been dedicated to lingual braces for some 12 years.
‘My patients are mostly adults and they are discriminating. They know what they want to achieve so it’s important for me to have as much control as possible over the brackets and wires. By using the transfer trays from J.J. Thompson combined with a Suresmile wire which has been bent to my prescription by a robot, I now have more control over the movement of my patients’ teeth than I have ever had before,’ he explains.
Ann John, manager of the Sheffield-based J.J. Thompson laboratory said how pleased they were to be producing transfer trays on behalf of Dr Chatoo while orthodontic technician Anthony Emmett, who features in the video, said it was exciting to be ‘trail-blazing’.
Dr Chatoo says: ‘When it comes to digital technology, we are only at the beginning. We can push boundaries even further, working with a good laboratory and centred around providing the best possible care for our patients.’
For more information see: https://www.londonlingualbraces.com/