GT FLEX Clear Aligner Materials
GT FLEX ™ clear aligner materials are designed specifically for clear aligners and retainers to provide a best-in-class combination of flexibility, strength, and clarity. Their material advantages and ease-of-use make GT FLEX clear aligner materials the #1 choice for clear aligners and retainers.
The GT FLEX brand of clear aligner materials – available exclusively from Good Fit Technologies and our family of distribution partners worldwide – is available in three formulations: ORIGINAL, PRO, and MAX.
|Clear Aligner Material||Flexural Modulus of Elasticity|
|GT FLEX MAX||150,000|
|GT FLEX PRO||200,000|
|GT FLEX ORIGINAL||250,000|
|Clear Aligner Material||IZOD Impact Strength|
|GT FLEX MAX||NB|
|GT FLEX PRO||18.4|
|GT FLEX ORIGINAL||1.9|
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 Original material comes 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.