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This Broke College Student Couldn’t Afford Dental Care…So He Decided To Straighten His Teeth WITHOUT The Help Of A Professional!

Amos Dudley had a problem that many Americans face today: misaligned teeth, and no way to get them fixed without going into serious debt.

Braces are expensive and painful, and in many cases, aren’t exactly necessary. Some teeth need only a slight adjustment to be “perfect,” but at staggering prices┬áranging from $3,000 to $8,000, many people decide that it just isn’t worth it. After all, you could buy a used car at those prices. Or pay off a credit card. Or chip away at a student loan.

As a college student, Amos was no stranger to tight budgets. At 24-years-old, the New Jersey Institute of Technology student was looking for alternative ways to fix his teeth.

“They weren’t awful, but they were crooked enough to make me self-conscious. I wasn’t smiling, and it was because I was unhappy with my teeth.”3.21a1

 

He decided to try out the school’s 3-D printer. He scanned his teeth, printing a model and mapping the progression that he’d like his teeth to follow.

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He planned to use 12 sets of invisible braces out of non-toxic plastic. By creating the models of his teeth, he was able to print out 12 sets of braces.
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This is the same process used by many orthodontists. After all of his hard work, the entire process only cost about $60. Compared to the $8,000 this could have possibly cost, I’ll bet that many people will minor adjustments might start trying this out in the future!

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“There’s not enough competition, and prices are very high.” He has a point! Hopefully his methods will help to shape the future of the dental industry – or at least scare them into lowering their prices!

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Many people have asked if he could do this for them. Unfortunately, he says that he won’t be able to. Not only would it be too much of a liability, he isn’t a licensed medical professional. But hey, it worked for him! And his smile looks great!

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