The indirect bonding (IDB) tray vastly improves speed and precision in the bracket installation process. It replaces the traditional tooth-by-tooth method which necessitates an hour or more of discomfort for the patient and a high level of skill and precision. With IDB trays, the orthodontist prints the tray, fixes the brackets on the tray all at once ahead of time. This efficient installation process reduces the time patients spend in the chair to as little as 15 minutes.
Stratasys MED625FLX™ is a flexible, clear, biocompatible material. Printed on Stratatsys 3D printers it enables orthodontists to work digitally, ensure faster production times, and optimize placement and bonding. 3D printed IDB tray eliminate steps like molding, thermoforming, and manual installation along with the corresponding opportunities for human error.
To ensure that the IDB tray parts printed with MED625FLX are biocompatible, make sure that you follow the instructions in the Biocompatibility Requirements document.
The following section describes recommendations and tips for achieving optimum quality and mechanical properties with MED625FLX.
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