What materials you use for aligners and why?

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StephenD

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I want to start making aligners in my clinic and the first question I have encountered was what material I should use?

I want to hear your opinions.

Thanks to everyone, who will give their opinion, Stephen 😉
 
2thm8kr

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We used Scheu Duran, but ultimately just started sending scans to Clear Correct.
 
Affinity

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Seems like the form2 is the best bang for the buck, depends on your production and quality standards.
 
Glenn Kennedy

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Can you recommend me some 3d printer or 3d scanner to use in aligners production?
3D printers are used for the aligner model that the aligner material is formed on. As of now I am not aware of any 3D printer/material combination that will print aligners.

-Glenn
 
Affinity

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Zendura can be used on a biostar, whether its better or not I have no clue. The success of an aligner is mostly based on the CAD movements of the teeth not necessarily the material. If you dont get the desired movement, try a thicker/harder material. The lab side is pretty basic, the orthodontic movements are what is critical. I think great lakes has a book on CAD aligners. But I highly recommend the biostar, not a cheap suckdown machine. You need really tight adaptation to get movement.
 
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3D printers are used for the aligner model that the aligner material is formed on. As of now I am not aware of any 3D printer/material combination that will print aligners.

-Glenn
I understand that, but I still need a 3d printer to print the model of teeth. And I need some good 3d scanner to scan the model of teeth and transform it into the 3d model so that I can move teeth using the software. Correct me please if I'm wrong.
 
2thm8kr

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Do I need cleats to change aligners shape?
They change the aligners shape by providing a griping surface on the teeth to assist in extrusion or rotation of the position.
 
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