Cost Savings Details

Here’s the detail of cost assumptions for in-house fabrication of aligners.

Digital Set-Up ($2.50 Cost Per File Exported)

Software

$2.50

Roughly $2.50 per file exported from tooth movement software


Print ($5 Cost Per Model)

Resin

$2

Average solid horseshoe models are 10-18 mL and a liter of resin costs $149

Each model is 14mL * $.0149/mL

Staff Time

$2

Assume $18/hour employee spends 9 minutes on each model

Other Printing  Expenses

$1

Includes isopropyl alcohol, filers, resin trays and other materials


Fabricate and Package ($4.50 Cost Per Aligner)

Aligner Material

$2

Actual costs will depend on the material purchased, typically $1-$3 per sheet

Staff Time

$2

Assume $18/hour employee spends 9 minutes on each aligner

Packaging

$0.50

Total Cost for a Minor Tooth Movement Case (14 Sets)

$348

$12 per aligner x 14 sets of aligners

$1,279

for third-party lab cost of lite case


Equals

$943

Savings Per Case
Pass along savings to provide an affordable option for minor tooth movement cases

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