Nearchos C. Panayi, DDS, DOrth, MOrth, is an orthodontist based in Limassol, Cyprus, and is currently a PhD candidate in the Experimental Surgery Department at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School (Greece). He studied dentistry at Athens Dental School (1992-1997) and orthodontics at Tel Aviv University (1998-2001) before building his private practice, which has grown into two fully digital orthodontic offices in Limassol and Larnaca, Cyprus. His passion for digital technology encouraged him to use it in orthodontics, and as a huge fan of the in-house 3D designing and printing concept in orthodontics, Dr Panayi has helped develop concepts, ideas, and methods that will transform traditional orthodontics to customized-centered digital orthodontics. He is the inventor of the orthodontic CAD software UBrackets for in-house designing of customized fixed orthodontic appliances, and he introduced the use of general-purpose CAD software in orthodontics for orthodontic appliance design. Dr Panayi is also researcher for direct aligner printing. He is married and has six children.