However, this type of technology is still presently expensive and thus not available to the majority of practitioners to consider as part of their routine clinical service, notwithstanding the fact that these systems offer various advantages over traditional methods.This paper provides a new methodological approach towards integrating various readily-available technologies into a foot orthoses design and manufacturing system at a cost that is attainable by the majority of practitioners.Custom made orthoses are contoured, removable in-shoe devices that are molded or milled from an impression of the foot .
Other types of existing orthoses include pre-fabricated and heat-molded orthoses.
More advanced methods of manufacturing orthoses have been developed using Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image.
Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D.
Such systems often incorporate a scanner, software and milling machine.