San Mateo, Calif., Oct. 7, 2020 —ArchForm, a leader in aligner treatment planning software, has announced advanced aligners on-demand for orthodontists, at half of the price of traditional aligner companies like Invisalign.
ArchForm’s 3D software that has helped doctors make aligners in-office for tens of thousands of patients now offers aligner manufacturing. Orthodontists can combine the speed of in-office aligner production with the ease of outsourcing, making aligner therapy more accessible and affordable than ever before.
Historically clear aligners have cost more than metal braces, with braces costing an average of $5500 and Invisalign treatment averaging $4500. The high costs associated with metal braces are from the frequent doctor-performed chair time in adjusting brackets and wires. With Invisalign’s cost breakdown, much of the orthodontist’s profit margin is controlled by the parent company, Align. ArchForm’s aligner platform changed this pricing structure, making aligners cheaper for both doctors and patients. Compare the previously mentioned costs of orthodontia with ArchForm’s cost to orthodontist: $542 to make aligners for a moderate to severe case in-office, and starting at $14 to plan a case within the 3D software.
“I envision the future of aligners looking dramatically different very soon,” says Andrew Martz, the 28-year-old founder of ArchForm. “This cost-disruptive model will democratize aligners starting at the doctor level. By giving doctors more control to make their own aligners, it makes aligner therapy more affordable and accessible for everyone.”
ArchForm’s full-service aligner platform is now complete with new manufactured aligners, giving orthodontists full control: make aligners in-office, order aligners from ArchForm, or combine in-office and outsourced aligners for cost and time savings. Coupled with ArchForm’s treatment plans, aligner therapy is now affordable and easy for orthodontists, without the barriers of cost or equipment.
Here’s how it works: orthodontists using ArchForm take digital scans during their patient’s initial appointment, 3D print molds and make same-day aligners in their office labs, and outsource the rest of the patient’s treatment with ArchForm’s manufactured aligners. Instead of waiting 4-6 weeks to receive aligners, orthodontists can offer their patients the best of both worlds: same-day aligners with doctor-performed treatment.
ArchForm’s aligners are made with 3D printers and precision robotic engineering, ensuring fast treatment and reliable results. The multi-layer plastic material by Zendura is clearer, smoother, and speeds up treatment time compared to other leading brands.
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