Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Orthodontic treatment planning with user-specified simulation of tooth movement










Image Number 10 for United States Patent #7585172.

An interactive, software-based treatment planning method to correct a malocclusion is described. The method can be performed on an orthodontic workstation in a clinic or at a remote location such as a lab or precision appliance manufacturing center. The workstation stores a virtual three-dimensional model of the dentition of a patient and patient records. The virtual model is manipulated by the user to define a target situation for the patient, including a target archform and individual tooth positions in the archform. Parameters for an orthodontic appliance, such as the location of orthodontic brackets and resulting shape of an orthodontic archwire, are obtained from the simulation of tooth movement to the target situation and the placement position of virtual brackets. The treatment planning can also be executed remotely by a precision appliance service center having access to the virtual model of the dentition. In the latter situation, the proposed treatment plan is sent to the clinic for review, and modification or approval by the orthodontist. The method is suitable for other orthodontic appliance systems, including removable appliances such as transparent aligning trays.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Imaging lens
DRAM refresh method and system
Device and method for superimposing patterns on images in real time, particularly for guidance by location
Fuse part in semiconductor device and method for forming the same
Bio-stimulant for improved plant growth and development
Composition for enhancing memory and mitigating neurodegeneration and method thereof
Asynchronous line interface rate adaptation to the physical layer with synchronous lines at the connection layer
  Randomly Featured Patents
Apparatus and system for utility waste and venting
Cordic method and architecture applied in vector rotation
Absorbent article having stain masking characteristics
Turbocharger having reduced noise emissions
Network for mutually connecting computers and communicating method using such network
Methods and apparatuses for forming visible labels on objects using a writable optical disc drive
Flat and planar match system between rails and fillers to railroad turnouts and crossings
Apparatus for injecting gas into a vessel
Through wafer vias and method of making same
High temperature fire sleeve