System and method for correcting malocclusion

CAFC
  • US 10,500,019 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2018
  • Issued: 12/10/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for correcting malocclusion, comprising:

  • reducing orthodontic treatment duration by daily applying cyclic forces simultaneously to teeth of the maxillary and mandibular arches during a treatment period, the teeth also receiving static forces generated by an orthodontic appliance during the treatment period, the cyclic forces applied daily by;

    clamping the teeth down on a bite plate;

    activating an extraoral vibration source configured to deliver the cyclic forces to the bite plate at a constant frequency in a range of 0.1 to 400 Hertz and a maximum force;

    wherein the bite plate and the extraoral vibration source are held during use only by clamping the teeth on the bite plate; and

    storing, electronically, data indicating usage duration and usage frequency.

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