Thermoforming plastic material is vital for the fabrication of custom, in-office aligners and retainers. Here are 5 thermoforming plastic material options available in 2022.
Patterned Clear Retainer Material
Great Lakes Dental Technologies’ patterned clear retainer material features fun, colorful, and unique patterns allow your patients to personalize their retainers. Options include the NBA, Camouflage, Major League Baseball, Chasing Rainbows, and more. With these materials, your patients will wear their appliance more consistently, and less likely to lose it.
For more information, visit greatlakesdentaltech.com.
Taglus PU Flex
Allure Ortho’s Taglus PU Flex is a homogeneous single-layered polyurethane sheet that consists of linear polymeric chains made of alternating flexible and rigid segments. It is the highest performance aligner and retainer material that provides maximum flexibility, strength, and durability, while also providing more comfort for the wearer.
For more information, visit allureortho.com.
Glacier Ultra Premium Thermoforming Material
Glacier Thermoforming Plastic from DynaFlex has been carefully engineered to be an ideal choice for premium aligner material. Glacier’s unique properties provide superior tooth movement, predictability in fit, and seamless use with attachments. Clinicians appreciate the consistent tooth-moving forces in all types of cases and durations, while patients appreciate the aesthetics and comfort.
For more information, visit dynaflex.com.
Dentagrafix Designer Thermoplastic
Dentagrafix introduced a designer thermoplastic for fabricating clear plastic dental appliances with integrated patterns and licensed and custom logos. Dentagrafix designer thermoplastic material is sold to dentists, dental laboratories, and distributors for fabricating dental appliances such as retainers, aligners and mouthguards. These colorful plastics reduce the likelihood of lost appliances.
For more information, visit dentagrafix.com.
GT Flex from Smile Stream Solutions is a new generation thermoforming plastic designed specifically for clear aligner and retainer fabrication. GT Flex Pro provides a best-in-class combination of clarity, strength, flexibility, and comfort, while significantly reducing the downtime and waste of bubbling, cracking, and crazing. GT Flex Pro also has ultra low water absorption characteristics making it the most stable thermoforming plastic available.
For more information, visit smilestreamsolutions.com.