In-house Aligners: Why We Should Fabricate Aligners in Our Clinics?

Tozlu M., Ozdemir F.

Turkish Journal of Orthodontics, vol.34, no.3, pp.199-201, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2021.21157
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-201
  • Keywords: 3D printing, Clear aligners, Fabrication
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


© Copyright 2021 by Turkish Orthodontic Society - Available online at turkjorthod.orgAs digital dentistry is evolving, contemporary orthodontics is embracing clear aligners as a tool more than ever before. On the other hand, aligners are being marketed to patients by aligner companies in every way that is possible. The demand of the end user and the pursuit of the orthodontist toward less chair time has made aligners popular in the last decade. As the price for having all machinery needed to fabricate aligners has decreased, orthodontists may choose to fabricate aligners in-house. In-house fabrication will bring advantages in the price, delivery time, and doctor’s time if it is done correctly.