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How To Become An In-House Aligner Power House. Jason Cope. AAO June 2021. Episode 102

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Farooq Ahmed

Digital workflow

  • Scanner
  • Workflow management
    • Keeping track of patients
  • Digital set up
    • To move teeth
  • 3D printer scanner
    • Prints digital model
    • Formlabs, Springray pro
  • Post printing process
    • To remove liquid resin from digital model via washing in Isopropyl Alcohol for 5 minutes and curing for 5 minutes
  • Thermoforming machine
    • Aligner is made from the printed digital model using the thermoforming machine
  • Aligner material
  • Aligner trimming polishing
  • Aligner packaging

Lab layout

  • No significant change from wet / dry room for decontamination
  • Addition of Scanner, wash station, curing station, theroforming machine

Case

  • Mild crowding case with reduced overjet and overbite
  • Breakdown
    • Time 6.5 months
    • 13 appointments
    • 5 scans
    • Delivery 4 appointments
    • Number of aligners 39
    • Cost per aligner £8
    • Total lab cost £334
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General costs

  • Moderate case: 24 aligners
  • Total cost £494
    • Material £218
    • Software £132
    • Staff cost £137
  • Blue lab cost = £1600

In-house Vs outhouse

  • In house 100% in charge of set up Vs outhouse double checking if out-house
  • In-house must understand staging and mechanics Vs outhouse don’t necessarily require knowledge base
  • In-house exclusive cost of each aligner Vs out-house package costs

E-book free to download from Jason Cope

https://copestheticce.com/labebook/

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