The rapid growth and market penetration of the use of MIM in the field of orthodontic appliances has received the Industry Landmark Recognition as a major product that advanced and supported the widespread advancement and development of the MIM process and use of MIM materials.The recognition was announced at PowderMet2013 recently held in Chicago, Illinois.

Innovative designs have led to a great many orthodontic appliances having effective geometries and performance characteristics, while the cost effectiveness of MIM has expanded the use and availability of such dental treatments to a broader segment of the population. 

The orthodontics field was an early adopter of MIM technology, designing and manufacturing components either at custom MIM fabricator firms or widely known orthodontic supply firms, such as Zulauf In., Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Unitek, and American Orthodontics.