Device and method for treatment of malocclusion utilizing cyclical forces

  • US 6,648,639 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2001
  • Issued: 11/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A malocclusion treatment apparatus for realigning teeth, comprising:

  • a band of generally inelastic material having a first end and a second end;

    a hub;

    a power source within the hub, means for producing cyclical forces within the hub, and an actuator within the hub such that when the actuator is powered, realignment cyclical forces controlled by the means for producing cyclical force can be applied to the band.

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