FDC Dental Group, one of Singapore's leading dental consortiums have just announced a new line of clear aligners solution. Under the brand "AAA Aligners", FDC has brought to market a new range of high quality and extremely competitive aligers solution.
Having previously relied on an external aligner manufacturer for its orthodontic patients, FDC saw the need to internalize the process ,with a rise in the number of accepted cases in recent years. "Lately, lots of patients have been requesting clear aligners instead of traditional braces because of the aesthetic appeal and ease of use," said Dr. N. Aizat, CEO & Group Clinical Director of FDC Dental Group.
"With the growing volume in cases, we saw the opportunity to start managing the process ourselves in-house to better control the quality of the aligners and reduce manufacturing cost. We commissioned Structo to supply us with their dental 3D printers and materials, and to set up the entire production line in our facility," Dr. Aizat adds.
"The project with FDC was an exciting one from our perspective because it allowed us to take a holistic look at the entire digital process from scanning to manufacturing," said Huub van Esbroeck, one of Structo's founders. "The Structo OrthoForm's high printing speed and throughput enables businesses like FDC to take control of their own manufacturing process, giving them an edge in the highly competitive orthodontics market."
By insourcing the manufacturing process, FDC have managed to achieve cost savings of up to 50% per patient, which will be shared with the end user to make clear aligners more accessible to a broader demographic. Beside the cost factor, with the help of Structo's printers FDC also managed to halve the turnaround time from one month to only two weeks upon receiving a case. Faster delivery of aligners to the patient also contributes to AAA Aligners' edge over its competitors.
"So far, the take-up rate for AAA Aligners have been very encouraging and we will be rolling out the AAA program to all our 21 clinics islandwide," claims Dr. Aizat.
"Structo's mission is to empower businesses like FDC to deliver superior products with the help of digital dentistry and our application-specific solutions. We believe the speed of our printers will allow us to spearhead the widespread adoption of digital dentistry and we are glad we are able to help Dr. Aizat and the entire team at FDC to realise the benefits of a full digital workflow," adds Huub.
About Structo 3D
Structo is a Singapore-based dental 3D printing solutions provider. We design, develop and build 3D printers tailored for dental applications using our unique proprietary MSLA technology. With MSLA, Structo's 3D printers are able to achieve speeds much higher than conventional SLA printers and are revolutionising the field of digital dentistry with higher throughput and lower costs, all without compromising on print quality. Alongside our dental 3D printers, we also build control systems and software, and formulate our own photopolymer materials tailored specifically to each use-case in a range of dental 3D printing applications.
For more information, visit www.structo3d.com .
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