GT Flex Original - Circle One-Side Laminate
GT FLEX ® clear aligner & retainer materials are a new generation of thermoplastics engineered specifically for clear aligners and retainers. Their superior strength, flexibility, and affordability make GT FLEX the easy choice for dentists, dental laboratories and aligner companies, worldwide.
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 & retainer materials. In many materials, if you 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 & retainer 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 and retainer 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 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 unlikely to form bubbles during processing.
Dual, Protective Lamination
The GT FLEX clear aligner & retainer 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 or retainer from absorbing potentially nasty chemicals from the printed models and from dust or other debris that could reduce the clarity of the finished aligner or retainer.
They also provide a generally higher level of sanitation to the finished aligner or retainer – some dentists even deliver the aligners or retainers to patients with these protective layers still in place.
Durable and Comfortable
With their unique combination of high strength and high flexibility, clear aligners and retainers made with the GT FLEX materials are both durable (fracture-resistant) and comfortable.
Unique & Patent-Pending
The GT FLEX materials incorporate a variety of proprietary innovations, all designed to help make them perform better as aligner materials.