DurAcetal or tooth-colored frames are a great option for you patients who don’t want metal for either aesthetics or holistic reasons. However, through our experiences we are finding that DurAcetal frames have a high fracture rate after 16 months of use in the patient’s mouth. Therefore, we are now only recommending them for temporary provisional use of 12 months or less.
After further research, we found that other lab partners around the country have experienced the same and have since discontinued the fabrication of DurAcetal appliances. While we will continue to offer this product because we believe there is need for it, we will only warranty them for up to one year.