Producing thermoformed clear aligners and retainers enables practices and labs to provide a valuable service to patients and clients while saving time and costs. This application guide details the clear aligner and retainer workflow using a Formlabs 3D printer, from start to finish.
- Cutting and Finishing
A digital impression, in .STL format, is required to create the appropriate models in CAD. To acquire this data, scan the patient with a 3D intraoral scanner or scan a physical impression or poured model with a desktop 3D scanner.
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