This new convenient lifetime replacement service for bleaching trays and retainers has been made possible by digital 3-D scanning and manufacturing technology along with cost-effective cloud storage of patients’ digital data.
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2010
Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading provider of dental lab products and services, announced today it will now offer Clear-Soft Bleaching Trays for Life™ and Clear-Lock Retainers for Life™.
“For life” means that when either service is prescribed, Glidewell Laboratories will digitally scan patient models and store the 3-D digital data for 30 years. When new bleaching trays or retainers are needed, the dentist can send a faxed Rx requesting a replacement service for their patient.
At the lab, the digital data is recalled from storage and new master models are fabricated for the processing of the new bleaching trays or retainers. This way the patient is freed from having to make a return office visit for impressions — a great convenience for patients with busy lifestyles! The dentist can simply charge a replacement fee and contact the lab for a new bleaching tray or retainer. Glidewell Laboratories will, upon request, even ship the replacement appliance directly to the patient.
“This new convenient lifetime replacement service for bleaching trays and retainers has been made possible by digital 3-D scanning and manufacturing technology along with cost-effective cloud storage of patients’ digital data,” said Jim Shuck, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Glidewell Laboratories.
Clear-Soft Bleaching Trays and Clear-Lock Retainers come in sets of three, so the patient always has spares on hand. Each is custom thermoformed to the patient’s upper and/or lower model for optimum fit and fabricated from crystal clear, biocompatible and BPA-free polymer.
In the future, the lab expects to expand this service to allow prescription of its most popular oral appliances, including Silent Nite®, Comfort H/S Bite Splint™ and PlaySafe® sports mouthguards, from the patient’s digital data.
For pricing and to order Clear-Soft Bleaching Trays for Life or Clear-Lock Retainers for Life, call Glidewell Laboratories Customer Care at 800-854-7256. You may also visit glidewelldental.com for more information.
Glidewell Dental Lab is a privately owned corporation that has more than 40 years of history as a provider of high-quality restorations to dental practitioners nationwide. It has its own 66-person Research and Development team and is the most resourceful dental laboratory in the world. Its newly developed CAD/CAM processing capabilities are recognized as among the most advanced in the industry. To view our large selection of clinical videos, CE courses and our products and services, visit glidewelldental.com.