Aligner Material

Plastic aligner material is used to fabricate aligners using a themoform machine that forms the material over the printed models.

How to Choose

There are numerous factors to consider when selecting aligner material.

 

Consistency:

Do your research and make sure you know what you are getting each time from the plastic.

 


 

Costs:

It is perfectly fine if you prefer a less expensive and more rigid plastic, but this may result in having to slow down the prescribed movements on the simulation software.

 


 

Flexibility:

You may choose to use a more flexible material in the beginning of treatment and then a more rigid material during the detailing phase at the end. Ultimately, treat the plastic like you would your archwire.

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