Zendura® FLX™ was designed as a premium aligner material. It is optimized to combine best-in-class patient comfort (and thus compliance) with pinpoint-accurate tooth movement over a one or two-week period. Zendura A (Classic Zendura) excels where either high initial movement force or extreme rigidity, such as for a retainer, is desired.
For longer-term usage - as in post-treatment retainers - and for special situations (e.g. heavy bruxers) the remarkable overall toughness of Zendura A will be beneficial.
|Zendura FLX||Zendura A|
|Toughness for long-term retainer use||Better||Exceptional|
|Comfort during tooth movement stages||Better||Good|
|Ease of Insertion & removal||Better||Good|
|Long-duration tooth-moving force||Better||Good|
|Number of Layers||3||1|
|Ease of trimming & finishing||Excellent||Good|
It is important to also consider patient selection factors to choose the ideal material:
|Patient Factor||Zendura FLX||Zendura A|
Zendura FLX is easy to handle
Zendura FLX requires different time and/or temperature settings than Zendura A. Check the Zendura FLX instructions for use for recommended settings.
In our testing, we see less flash during trimming, so finishing should be easy. As with trimming, consider using a finishing tool at either lower speed or lower abrasion than used for commodity materials.