Brackets for everyone

Polymeric dental solutions for orthodontics

Did you know that IK4-TEKNIKER helped open up the bracket market to adults?

The technology centre has designed know-how allowing orthodontic brackets to be manufactured by means of micro-injection for the purpose of producing a range of different and more aesthetic products compared to the competition.

In this project, IK4-TEKNIKER used polymeric materials to manufacture brackets by micromilling and subsequently verify their mechanical and aesthetic properties.

The validation process was followed by a first design and a rheological study prior to producing a prototype mould.

After the optimisation of the prototype mould, the brackets were redesigned and the 13 moulds needed for the manufacture of a complete set were made.

Finally the first pre-series were manufactured for their validation by the first customers and for health accreditation purposes.