Candid will now use Carbon’s L1 3D printers and DLS process to produce clear aligner models as part of its doctor delivered aligner service. 

Carbon, the 3D printing technology company, is partnering with Candid on clear aligner models. Using Carbon’s L1 printers and DLS process, Candid, which offers direct-to-consumer clear aligners, is introducing Candid Pro, its “orthodontics-as-a-service” doctor delivered clear aligner therapy specifically designed for dental and orthodontic practices. 

Candid offers an end-to-end approach, including the use of a patent-pending treatment plan methodology, a technology platform build for clinicians, and a patient support suite. The company will now use Carbon DLS printing platform L1 3D printers to produce aligner models. 

The Carbon L1 printer is a large-format 3D printer using the Carbon DLS process that, according to the company, allows organizations to prototype and produce large parts and smaller parts more economically. As the companies explain, “The L1 Production Solution for clear aligner models is a sophisticated, proven tool to lower costs, provide patients with a more affordable teeth-straightening solution, and allow clinicians to treat more patients with fewer visits.” 

“Any one patient requires a series of fully customized and accurate models for their teeth straightening process,” said Brian Ganey, Candid’s senior vice president of sales. “By leveraging the L1 Production Solution, we can scale production significantly and produce at record speeds, ultimately meeting the doctor and patient expectations as they anticipate the start of their clear aligner treatment. We’re proud to partner with Carbon whose 3D printing process enables us to produce customized aligners at scale at a cost that is viable for patients.”