Now, a 3-D printed toothbrush at your service
Makers claim it gives all clean teeth within 6 seconds!
New York: A new 3D printed toothbrush that is tailor-made to fit an individual’s mouth has been developed. To brush teeth with ‘Blizzident’, all a person needs to do is bite down on it.
While the user bites and grinds, a dense field of tailored bristles cleans all the teeth within 6 seconds, its makers claim.
The bristles resemble normal toothbrush bristles but are much finer and tapered to reach under the gum line better.
To tailor the toothbrush for each individual, a 3D model of the teeth is created from a dental scan. The dental scan is used to create a computer aided design (CAD) model of the brush, which is converted into a 3D object using stereo lithography, a method in which liquid plastic is cured into a shape with an ultraviolet laser.
The bristles are then attached to this object. The biting motion when using Blizzident, achieves the effect of the Modified Bass technique as well as with Fones technique. The tailor-made toothbrush costs USD 299.