Smart materials for aligner therapy: Gentler, more sustainable, more cost-effective

Clinically effective, custom-made, discreet and comfortable—the demands on aligners for the therapy of malocclusions are high. This also applies to the material of these orthodontic splints. A team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam, Germany, in cooperation with the University Hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany, has now developed a highly innovative material that enables completely new treatment concepts and reduces costs. The scientists focused on polymers with shape memory properties.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *