Method and system for incrementally moving teeth

CAFC
  • US 6,722,880 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2002
  • Issued: 04/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for making a predetermined series of dental incremental position adjustment appliances, said method comprising:

  • a) obtaining a digital data set representing an initial tooth arrangement;

    b) obtaining a repositioned tooth arrangement based on the initial tooth arrangement;

    c) obtaining a series of successive digital data sets representing a series of successive tooth arrangements; and

    d) fabricating a predetermined series of dental incremental position adjustment appliances based on the series of successive digital data sets, wherein said appliances comprise polymeric shells having cavities shaped to receive and resiliently reposition teeth, and said appliances correspond to the series of successive tooth arrangements progressing from the initial to the repositioned tooth arrangement.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×