Vacuum machine vs. MiniSTAR

As an orthodontic lab, we at Reserve Ortho are asked many different questions regarding fabrication methods. One of the more common questions we receive from customers is " Are vacuum machine fabrication results the same as MiniSTAR results?" Well the answer is absolutely not! Reserve Ortho Lab is a recipient of the BIO-Mini Education Source newsletter, courtesy of Great Lakes Orthodontics, and we came across a great article posted on their blog discussing this exact same topic. Take a look here to read more about this very common topic.

Our laboratory uses the MiniSTAR in a daily basis and could not agree more with the results of the article posted by Great Lakes. While the vacuum forming machine had its heyday, its time is nearly over.