Where are the appliances made?
All OrthoClear appliances are manufactured at DenMat Lab headquarters in California. We do not outsource any of the manufacturing.
What is the material and how does it compare to others on the market?
OrthoClear aligners are made from a high quality, ultra-clear and stain-resistant polyurethane material manufactured by Zendura. It is extremely comparable to other clear appliances on the market. The standard thickness is .76mm and made of a flexible, yet strong material designed to assist with the movement of teeth.
What is the approval process and lead time?
Once submitted to the DenMat Lab via digital scan or impression, a 3D digital preview will be generated and returned to you via the lab portal within 5 days. Once approved, your case will be manufactured and shipped within 5 additional business days.
Assume 2-3 weeks from the time you submit a case to the time it is back at your office.
What is a mid-course correction and how is it handled?
A mid-course correction is any adjustment needed to the treatment plan after the case has begun. Depending on patient compliance, anatomy, and other factors, you may need a mid-course correction and adjust the treatment plan. This will require a new impression/scan and new aligners to be manufactured. A mid-course correction fee will be applied as well as a per aligner fee.
How aggressive of movement is possible?
Our standard tooth movement is .25mm per appliance. However, we can go up to a maximum of .5mm as approved by the ABO (American Board of Orthodontics).
Are there buttons or attachments?
Depending on the treatment plan there may be a need for buttons/attachments. This will be easily identified in your treatment plan. If you desire a specific attachment on a tooth, you can specify when submitting a case in the notes section of your Rx form.
Does DenMat accept digital scans?
YES! Digital scans are accepted via our lab portal on denmat.com and are preferable to PVS scans. By submitting a digital scan, your case will be entered automatically, shortening your lead time.
How do I submit a digital scan?
To submit a scan, please login to the lab portal on denmat.com. Follow the prompts and attach the STL files in the case document section. Once completed, your case will begin processing.
Are patient photos required?
Yes! Photos will help improve the delivery time and assist with the treatment plan.
- Front view
- Right/left view
- Axillary occlusal view
- Mandibular occlusal view