Control, Flexibility, and Independence for Any Orthodontic Practice or Lab

Easy to use
Outstanding treatment outcomes
Fast return on investment
3D Printer Buyer’s Guide for Orthodontics

Desktop 3D Printing Solutions for Orthodontic Practices

Simple print preparation

Import digital impressions directly and prepare models for printing in just a few clicks.

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Rigorously tested materials

Fully validated workflows with our proprietary resins give you peace of mind.

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The easiest 3D printer to use

The intuitively designed Form 3B makes in-office printing clean and hassle-free.

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Hands-off post-processing

Automated washing and curing units take the guesswork out of finishing printed parts for clinical use.

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“90% of the printing work in my office can be delegated. It really is ‘set it and forget it.’”

Dr. Jay Burton, Orthodontist, SmileMaker Orthodontics, Tennessee, USA

Production 3D Printing for Orthodontic Labs and Aligner Manufacturers

Maximum productivity, minimum intervention

The Form 3BL works full time so you don’t have to. Intuitive nesting software and automated post-processing options make custom manufacturing easy.

Designed for nonstop throughput

With cloud monitoring, automatic resin dispensing, SMS and email notifications, and in-field repairs, never waste time. 

Scale production with ease

Form 3BL works on the same software and materials platform as Form 3B for maximum cross-compatibility. It’s easy to add capacity as you grow.

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“We can't waste time, we create over 700 appliances per week. We don't have time for reprints of models, they need to be accurate all the time, and that is why we are Formlabs customers.”

Phil Pelligra, President, Perfect Finish Ortho Lab, New Jersey, USA

Same-Day Treatments and Positive ROI in Weeks

Orthodontists around the world are already saving time and money by producing their own aligners in-house.

Time from scan to treatment startCost for a comprehensive case *
Outsourced alignersAs much as 8 weeks$1500-2000 USD
In-house aligners with FormlabsAs little as 1 hour$300-400 USD
Savings per case8 weeks$1100-1700 USD

* Assuming a 10-month treatment. In-house costs include resin, thermoforming plastic, and labor.

See How Much You Can Save
Try our interactive ROI tool to see how much time and cost you can save when 3D printing on Formlabs dental 3D printers.

Fast and Affordable Models for Thermoformed Appliances

Produce highly accurate models for retainers, clear aligners, or patient case presentations for only $2-3 USD per model with Draft Resin.

Form 3B

One model in under 10 minutes 

Up to 8 models per print in 20 minutes

Form 3BL

Up to 24 models per print in ~2.5 hrs

Up to 52 models per print in ~9 hrs

Print times are estimates, based on print settings with 200 micron layer heights. 100 microns also available.

Want to see Draft Resin for yourself? Request a sample print and we’ll ship one to you at no cost.

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Print Biocompatible Appliances With the Same Printer

Workflows using biocompatible resins may not be available in all regions. Check regional availability.

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Already Integrated With Your Other Technology

Compatible with any intraoral scanner that can export an STL file.

Integrated with leading software programs.

Don’t want to learn one more software program?
Ask if your lab will do appliance design for you. Otherwise, fully digital services can take this off your plate.

Premium Support From a Team of Dental Experts

Our Dental Service Plan (DSP) includes personalized onboarding training, proactive check-ins, and the best phone and email support in the industry. 


Resources for Orthodontics

Learn how digital dentistry is transforming orthodontic workflows and how you can integrate 3D printing into your lab or practice with our free resources.