NextDent Indirect Bonding Tray is a biocompatible Class I material for orthodontic applications. Making use of the right dental software, you can plan the exact location of orthodontic brackets and design the Indirect Bonding Tray.
Due to the flexible characteristics of the printed indirect bonding trays, orthodontists can easily place all the brackets at once, saving time at the chair.
In order to achieve good accuracy with Ortho IBT materials it is important to follow the part setup instructions below for orientation and supports. Some other key tips are as follows:
- For best results orient the parts flat in the build area so the surface fitting the teeth is away from the print platform.
- Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
All Ortho IBT parts are intended to print flat or the bottom surface being parallel to the XY-plane grid on 3DSprint™. Use Orient functions to orient part such that the bottom surface is parallel to the XY-plane grid.
Figure 1. Isotropic view of arches parts parallel XY-plane grid.
Figure 2. The Orient function window with Manual/Set Base selected.
The Manual selection in the Orient function allows the user to select the base of the part. Once chosen, selecting SET BASE will auto orient the part to be flat.
Add Supports - Full Arches
Add supports to the part using the Create Supports function under the Smart Supports icon. Look at the supports and determine how they may need to be modified. The supports should only be on the bottom surface of the part.
Some geometry with a large radius on the edge may need supports manual added using the Add supports tool under the Modify tab. The ends of each side of the arch should be well supported.
Figure 3. The arch on the left needs more supports added to the end of the arch radius edges. The added support nodes are shown on the right side image.