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Buffalo based orthodontic lab revolutionizing the industry

Posted: 5:44 PM, May 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-10 18:33:30-04
ODL Labs
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ODL Orthodontic is a Buffalo based tech company that is using 3D printers to revolutionize the orthodontic industry.

"We're probably one of the first industries where we're using 3D printing for production, as opposed to using 3D printing for prototyping" Michael Wright, ODL CEO said.

The family operated business started using 3D printers about five years ago to make models of teeth. The models are made after teeth scans are sent from orthodontics all over the country. After the 3D models are made, the retainers are morphed around the teeth and sent out.

"We're probably able to print out two to three hundred models every day" Wright said.

The company has expanded to a new office on Chandler Street in Black Rock that is more attractive to millennial employees. Something they need as they are looking to hire more employees.

"We're hiring technicians, we're hiring office personnel, every aspect of a business is what we're hiring for at the moment" Wright said.

The office is at an up and coming area in Black Rock, something they say is intentional as they grow with the City of Buffalo's tech industry.

"We wanted to be a part of something that's growing. We're growing as a company and we wanted to be in the city that is growing as well" Wright said.

For more information on ODL, visit their website here .