Dental appliance

  • US 8,449,296 B2
  • Filed: 11/15/2007
  • Issued: 05/28/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A dental appliance for improving appearance of a patient'"'"'s teeth, comprising:

  • a continuous wall that engages facial and lingual surfaces of the patient'"'"'s teeth and provides a visual impression including at least one of a selected color and a selected contour, the wall comprising;

    an inner surface adapted to engage with the facial and lingual surfaces of the patient'"'"'s teeth;

    an outer surface comprising a tongue side arch and a visible cheek side arch, each of the arches extending from a first posterior location to an anterior portion and then to a second posterior location; and

    wherein thickness of the wall between the inner and outer surfaces on the cheek side arch gradually and continuously increases toward the first and second posterior locations relative to the anterior location.

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