Here are five thermoforming plastic material options currently available to fabricate custom aligners and retainers in your in-office 3D printing lab.
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 available that provides maximum flexibility, strength, clarity, and durability, while also providing more comfort for the patient.
For more information, visit allureortho.com.
Atmos Thermoforming Plastic
Atmos offers exceptional formability, clarity, durability, moisture tolerance, and stain resistance. Instead of using within 15 minutes of exposure to air, Atmos helps manage waste by performing equally as well after 3 days as it would immediately after opening. Available in multiple sizes and thicknesses, Atmos packaging is color coded to easily select the proper material.
For more information, visit americanortho.com.
Glacier Ultra Premium Thermoform Material
Glacier is a DynaFlex proprietary thermoform material made in the USA. The material is built for durability, clarity, and comfort during treatment. It provides excellent ductility that adapts to undercuts and gingival embrasures, while being flexible enough to allow comfortable insertion and removal. Thicknesses available are .030 mm, .035 mm, and .040 mm.
For more information, visit dynaflex.com.
DX Aligner Material
Introducing Tru-Tain DX, the ultimate aligner material crafted with precision and innovation. Made from durable PCTG (polycyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate glycol-modified), it provides unmatched clarity, flexibility, and stain resistance. With its exceptional fit and comfort, Tru-Tain DX ensures a seamless orthodontic experience, bringing smiles to perfection. Experience the future of aligner materials today.
For more information, visit tru-tain.com.
GT Flex Pro
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.