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Workflow for 3D printed aligners: LuxCreo launches LuxAlign

LuxCreo, a 3D printing company specializing in dentistry, has announced an FDA Class II 510(k) cleared end-to-end solution for orthodontists and dentists. This is a solution that enables translucent aligners to be fabricated faster.

“After 5 years of collaboration with orthodontists, dentists and dental labs, we are excited to introduce our integrated suite of direct aligner digital fabrication tools,” says LuxCreo CEO Mike Yang. “LuxCreo direct print aligners offer higher accuracy compared to thermoformed alternatives which can result in a better patient fit. Furthermore, our patent-pending multi- thickness technology enables customized teeth movements tailored to each patient’s unique treatment needs.”

Fortune Business Insights predicted that the global clear aligner market will grow from $4.1 billion in 2022 to $16.1 billion in 2029. LuxAlign solves problems caused by long lead times, allowing patients* to try on their first aligners just 2 hours after scanning.

LuxCreo is launching a range of products that include hardware, software, materials and services to enable a seamless end-to-end workflow:

  • iLux Pro Dental: A high-throughput, low footprint, heated chairside DLP printer with 50-micron pixel resolution based on LEAP technology. A single iLux Pro Dental can print up to 175 horizontal models or up to 64 direct aligners in an 8-hour shift.
  • LuxAlign design software: Automatically create aligner retainer designs, add trimlines, repair tooth gaps and vary aligner thickness to improve aligner efficiency and patient comfort.
  • iLuxCure Pro: A programmable postprint curing process with multiple wavelengths, multiple directions and high radiation intensity that can cure 6-8 aligners within 30 minutes.
  • Direct Clear Aligner Material (DCA): DCA is a durable, flexible and precise clear aligner material with high translucency without manual polishing enabled by LuxCreo’s Digital Polishing technology. DCA has been cleared by the FDA Class II 510 (k) for an aligner indication.

“The iLux Pro Dental and LuxAlign design software has been a game changer for my practice; I’ve eliminated the need to print models, thermoform them and cut the aligners. LuxAlign has saved my practice 60-75% in labor costs compared to the traditional workflow and has slashed waiting times for my patients”, says Dr. Mike Pham, CEO of Affordable Dental.

The iLux Pro Dental 3D Printer and iLuxCure Pro are available for order now. LuxCreo has also partnered with leading dental laboratory Orthodent Laboratory (ODL) to clinically validate the efficacy of the multi-thickness aligner technology and is actively seeking participants. For more information, visit the LuxCreo booth #695 at AAO in Chicago, April 21-24.

Find out more about LuxCreo at luxcreo.com.

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