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Digital FAQs

  1. What is an stl file?
  2. What files types does Specialty Appliances accept?
  3. What type of base will be on the printed models?
  4. What type of impression material should be used?
  5. Can you send my printed models to another lab to have an appliance fabricated?


What is an stl file?


An stl file is a general file format used in manufacturing. This file type is used for scanning applications in the dental and orthodontic industry.

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What files types does Specialty Appliances accept?


At this time, we only accept files in the stl format.

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What type of base will be on the printed models?


The models will be printed as they appear in the digital file. Please specify on the Rx the type of base you prefer. For more information, please click here.

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What type of impression material should be used?


We recommend 100 hour impression materials such as Algimax, Kromopan and Silginate.

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Can you send my printed models to another lab to have an appliance fabricated?


Yes, we can send your printed models to another lab. Please include the name and address of the lab in the Special Instructions Section on the Digital Rx Sheet. Please note that we have over 30 years experience fabricating orthodontic appliances. Please browse the rest of our website to see our complete product line. If you choose to have us make your appliance, please include an Rx Sheet.

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