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Dental disruption: Chinese startup lets dentists make braces in-house

AirMico seeks approval and funding to take bite out of market

AirMico provides software and hardware for dental treatment to help reduce orthodontics costs. (Photo courtesy of AirMico)

BEIJING -- Chinese startup AirMico has created a system that allows dentists to make braces in their clinics, a development that could drastically reduce the cost of orthodontics for patients.

Transparent and easy-to-carry braces are gaining popularity over traditional and bulkier braces. But such new mouthpiece treatments that use 3D modeling come at a cost of around 40,000 yuan ($5,800) in China, compared with about 10,000 yuan for the conventional method.

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