Transforming orthodontics with 3D printed palatal expanders

3d printed palatal expanders

DB Digital Solutions is excited to offer 3D printed metal palatal expanders to their range of cutting-edge digital orthodontic products and services.

What innovative solutions are changing the way orthodontists work?

Expansion – achieving precise results with comfort

Discover 3D printed palatal expanders, including quad helixes and trans-palatal arches (TPAs). These state-of-the-art appliances eliminate the need for separators and molar bands, reducing the number of appointments and chair time while enhancing patient comfort. Orthodontists benefit from easy-to-fit precision appliances, thanks to the precise nature and full customisation of the 3D design and printing process.

Temporary anchorage device (TAD) appliances – streamlining expansion

Combine TAD appliances with Infinitas Mini implants for a precise digital workflow and 3D printed expansion appliance. This allows for a single appointment protocol for both the expander and mini implants, enabling a quick transition from an intra-oral scan to expansion within a few weeks.

This approach even works for miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) in mature adolescents and young adults, achieving direct skeletal expansion effects.

Autograph aligners – discreet and effective alignment

Autograph aligners combine effective alignment with the sophistication of clear, discreet aligners. Skilled dental technicians use the latest technology to plan the movements and axis of each tooth based on your instructions. This meticulous planning ensures a reliable and predictable clinical outcome.

Retention – maintain your perfect smile

The Maintain system comprises three key elements: a bonded retainer, a thermoformed transfer jig, and an additional thermoformed retainer. These components work in harmony to provide maximum retention and permanent support while being easy and convenient to fit.

Scans can even be taken with brackets in place, as skilled technicians can remove them digitally. This makes the Maintain system ready to fit at the de-bond appointment.

Embracing digital orthodontics – what are the advantages?


The use of digital processes cuts down turnaround times. This reduces the time between taking the intra-oral scan and receiving the custom-made appliance.


Innovative techniques used when designing and making appliances result in fewer appointments being needed and less time being spent chairside.


Scans are accepted through a variety of channels. This ensures that it is quick and simple for clinicians to send cases in a way which suits them while eliminating the need for alginate/silicone impressions.


Cutting-edge, digitally designed and 3D printed appliances provide full customisation and high precision.


Putting patient comfort at the forefront of design, our 3D printed appliances eliminate the need for bands and separators.

DB Digital Solutions is paving the way for orthodontists to provide better and more efficient care to their patients. With a range of cutting-edge products and services that emphasise precision, comfort, and convenience, orthodontic practices can embrace the digital future with confidence.

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