The things they don't tell you about clear aligners
When submitting a case to any major manufacturer a non-dentist technician is doing the treatment plan on their software. Orthos will often request multiple revisions to a design to get a safe outcome which will work. Our team frequently catch cases which are deceptively complex and not suitable for clear aligners, and we submit them to major brands to see the outcome. Request a case study to see an example (dentists only)
The tooth movement simulations provided by any major clear aligner manufacturer are designed to be a representation of the forces applied to the teeth, not the actual treatment outcome!
Clear aligner manufacfturers have factories in countries like Costa Rica, China, Pakistan and Poland with similar 3D printing methods. There is no evidence in the literature on difference in the manufacturing quality between major manufacturers, and in fact many 'brands' or 'systems; are made by the same manufacturers!
With the majority of plastic patents now expired there are hundreds of high quality clear aligner materials on the market doing a good job, but all claiming to be clearer, thinner, more resistant. We’ve scoured the literature and road tested them all to highlight the best ones for you