Offer clear aligners in-office to give patients the treatment they want at a price they can afford. This application allows you to set your own fees and rapidly see a return on your investment due to the significant cost savings compared to aligner labs.
When used in conjunction with a thermoforming machine and orthodontic CAD software, full cases of aligners can be fabricated in a single day. Though you will not directly 3D print clear aligners themselves, this process significantly reduces lead times.
Clear Retainers (Essix)
Clear retainers are a common post-treatment appliance that is frequently lost or broken. Provide outstanding patient benefit by creating a replacement same- or next-day for only a few dollars in materials cost. Similar to the method used to 3D print aligners, this can provide an outstanding benefit to your patient with minimal additional cost.
Import your raw intraoral scan into RayWare Pro and make it printable with the click of a button. Use SprintRay Pro to fabricate the model in less than 30 minutes, then post-process. Thermoform over the printed model and trim, then deliver to your patient.
Digital Bracket Removal
Deliver patient delight and reduce followup appointments by having a retainer premade for every bracket removal appointment. Provide a scan of the patient’s dentition with braces, and our team will digitally remove them, providing you with a model that you can print and use to thermoform a clear retainer.
Dr. Baron Grutter's In-Office Clear Aligners
Dr. Baron Grutter is an innovator in digital dentistry. His courses and videos offer step-by-step workflows and processes to help doctors integrate digital technologies into their practices. Read this SprintRay Practice Insight to see how using SprintRay 3D printers to fabricate in-office aligners help his practice.
Return on Investment3D printing models for aligner production allows you to deliver treatment faster while saving big on lab bills.
Variables and Costs for 3D Printing Clear Aligners In-office
Return on Investment When Using 3D Printing
$ 3,135.46Per Case
When 3D printing even just a few cases of aligners per month, mosts clinics break even on their investment after just one or two months compared to traditional big-box lab bills. Printing can help offices maximize their income streams and multiply investments in other digital technologies such as intraoral scanning. SprintRay Pro is capable of fabricating a wide array of appliances other than aligners, making it a highly versatile tool for almost every dental office.
Digital Workflow Explained3D Printing Models for Clear Aligners
A reduced odor improves the quality of life for 3D printing models for an overall experience that your practice staff will love. Die & Model 2 Gray features an improved color tone, making it easier than ever to use digital technology to perform advanced restorative dentistry. With rapid, repeatable results that are easier than ever to use, Die & Model 2 Gray is helping to bring dental 3D printing into dental practices everywhere.
* When printed on SprintRay Pro with Ludicrous Speed profile. Learn More
Higher flexural modulus prevents the model from distorting, which can impact accuracy.
Die and Model 2 Gray
Die and Model Tan
Higher flexural strength ensures that the model doesn't break during normal use.
Die and Model 2 Gray
Die and Model Gray
More Accurate than Stone
A recent university study found SprintRay Pro more accurate and consistent than traditional alginate methods. With an average RMS of 129±16μm for 3D printing compared to 177±25μm for alginate methods, SprintRay Pro is ready to meet the clinical demands of contemporary dentistry
Dental 3D Printing Control Center
Compatible 3D Scanners
You can use any scanner type you’d like with RayWare. We accept any .STL formatted scan data. This list of scanners shows many options that our customers often use, but it is not an exclusive list.
Compatible Design Software
RayWare allows you to choose a dental design software that meets your clinical needs. This list shows our recommended options, but RayWare accepts any design file formatted in .STL, which means you can use whatever you’re most comfortable with.