GT FLEX Clear Aligner Materials
GT FLEX ™ clear aligner materials are engineered specifically for clear aligners and retainers to provide a best-in-class combination of flexibility, strength, and clarity. Their material advantages, ease-of-use, and affordability make GT FLEX the easy choice for clear aligners and retainers, worldwide.
GT FLEX Original
(for 100-sheet packs)In Stock
GT FLEX PRO
(for 100-sheet packs)In Stock
GT FLEX MAX
(for 100-sheet packs)Coming Soon
Super Strong, Super Flexible, Super Clear
|Clear Aligner Material||Flexural Modulus of Elasticity||GT FLEX PRO||200,000|
|GT FLEX ORIGINAL||250,000|
|Clear Aligner Material||IZOD Impact Strength|
|GT FLEX PRO||18.4|
|GT FLEX ORIGINAL||1.9|
GT FLEX PRO Is the #1 Choice for Retainers
GT FLEX Original is already among the strongest available aligner materials in the world. But GT FLEX PRO is almost 10 times stronger – so strong, in fact, that a closely related formulation forms the basis of our GT TOUGH material for custom, sports mouthguards.
This incredible strength, along with more than enough flexibility for comfortable wear, makes GT FLEX PRO the #1 choice for clear retainers. (And just to be clear, GT FLEX PRO is great for aligners too.)
GT FLEX MAX Tops Them All
GT FLEX MAX is even stronger than PRO. GT FLEX MAX is even more flexible than PRO. And GT FLEX MAX will be available soon!
If you’d like more details about the GT FLEX MAX material, please contact us.
High Strength and High Flexibility
The ability to provide both high strength (for fracture resistance) and high flexibility (for comfortable tooth movement) is one of the key advantages of the GT FLEX clear aligner materials. More commonly you face a trade-off: if you want to increase flexibility, you risk losing strength. But GT FLEX delivers both strength and flexibility at the same time.
More Continuous Force
All clear aligners lose strength over the time that they are worn in the mouth. If the strength at which they push against the teeth starts too low or changes too rapidly, it makes it very difficult to get effective, predictable tooth movement.
But GT FLEX applies a more continuous, effective force over time, helping you achieve more predictable tooth movement:
Ultra-Low Water Absorption
The GT FLEX clear aligner materials have ultra-low water absorption – measured at just 0.14% in 24 hours – which helps them stay clear and odor free in the mouth. It also helps make GT FLEX…
Easy to Use
Some aligner materials need to be processed within 15 minutes of removing them from their protective pouches. This is typically due to excess water absorption. If the aligner material absorbs too much water prior to processing, the heat from the thermoforming machine will turn that water into steam. And that steam will create bubbles, which reduce both the clarity and the strength of the final aligner.
With its ultra-low water absorption, GT FLEX has no 15-minute processing restriction. You can effectively process it at your leisure, and it’s highly unlikely to form bubbles during processing.
Dual, Protective Lamination
The GT FLEX clear aligner materials come with a super-thin, protective lamination on both sides. These protective layers are designed to stay in place throughout the thermoforming process. They help protect the aligner from absorbing potentially nasty chemicals from the printed aligner models and from dust or other debris that could reduce the clarity of the finished aligner.
They also provide a generally higher level of sanitation to the finished aligner – some dentists even deliver the aligners to patients with these protective layers still in place.