Aligners by Argen are clear, nearly invisible orthodontic appliances that are a form of dental braces for adjusting teeth. Patients are meant to wear a series of plastic mouthpieces that will gradually move them into proper alignment over a period of time. Each aligner is marked with a unique code to identify which case and stage the patient is at. Each aligner is created from digital scans of the teeth and fabricated from FDA-cleared material. They are stain and tear-resistant and are both comfortable to wear and easy to remove.
Argen is working alongside industry-leading scanner and design partners such as 3Shape and FullContour to fabricate clear aligners through a digital workflow. The innovative aligner workflow combines 3Shape’s Trios intraoral scanner, FullContour’s design services, and Argen’s milling and 3D printing. Argen’s Chief Executive Officer Anton Woolf stated, “Manufacturing clear aligners is one more way we enable dental labs to offer in-demand services to their customers and underscores our commitment to supplying dental labs with opportunities to expand their product and service offering.”
WHO IS ARGEN?
The Argen Corporation is a valued partner to The Dental Lab and many more. With practice of over 50 years, they are a leader in digital dentistry. The company utilizes advanced engineering to provided streamlined case management and high-tech treatment options.
WHY CHOOSE ARGEN CLEAR ALIGNERS?
There are many benefits that come with choosing aligners from Argen—from the advanced engineering to the affordability, the customizability, and the efficiency.
Argen Clear Aligners are manufactured with advanced engineering. New materials like their premium thermoformed plastic are used to create individualized and precise fits that are both comfortable and effective. The anatomy of these aligners consists of an elastomeric layer encased in a dual shell, providing consistent and continual pressure to accurately and quickly move the teeth while bringing optimum comfort. The manufacturing uses improved stain and tear resistance, giving the aligners exceptional force retention and durability even after an extended period in the mouth. One of Argen Clear Aligner’s mottos is, “Starts clear, stays clear.”
Argen’s aligners are expertly manufactured in the United States, making them more affordable and faster to access. The cost of production is much cheaper and more feasible to be done in the country. However, they also utilize the expertise and technology of 3Shape from Denmark and FullContour from Arizona in the United States.
Treatment plans are unique to the patient and can be customized to fit the patient’s schedule. Argen Clear Aligners are suitable for aesthetic cases. Anterior and premolar movements such as crowing, spacing, midline shifts, overbites, and open bites can easily be corrected. They generally take less than a year to get to the final results. However, patients have access to faster treatment options and protocols. They have the option to choose if they would like to change their aligners every week or every two weeks. As for the labs, they have the ability to integrate Argen aligners with multiple design centers and scanner software vendors. For patients, these are an ideal option because band treatment and molar movements are unnecessary.
Argen provides a streamlined workflow that is ideal for all parties involved in the case: the dental lab, the clinician, and the patient. The fabrication process enables dental laboratories to be central and in full control of the entire process. From design to delivery, the process is simple and fast. For clinicians, the process is just as simple as the aligners are easy to order and to track. Argen also provides webinars and online videos to allow dentists and technicians to train at any time that is convenient for them.
THE TREATMENT REVIEW AND CASE MODIFICATION PROCESS
The treatment review and case modification process consists of seven quick and easy steps: initiation, case acceptance, design, approval, manufacturing, and delivery.
WHAT YOU GIVE AND RECEIVE
Dental practitioners will send their dental lab a scan of the patient’s soft lower and upper jaw, the prescription treatment options, as well as patient images. In return, doctors will receive a review of the case, a request to approve or adjust the design, a Clear Aligner Studio 3sz file that is able to be edited, manufacturing files, and a PDF of the treatment plan.
Patients will receive a modular package including clear aligners separated in baggies, a care kit and the carrying case, a removal tool, a patient guide, and the treatment review plan. The entire kit is meant to accommodate as many stages as the case may require. However, patients always have access to Argen support as well.
HOW CAN THE DENTAL LAB HELP?
The Dental Lab is a proud provider and manufacturer of Argen Clear Aligners. Nearly invisible, comfortable and precise fit, stain and tear-resistant, Argen aligners are the optimal and more affordable solution for straightening teeth. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Argen Clear Aligners or any other of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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