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Integration of intra-oral imagery and volumetric imagery

Systems and methods are described for identifying a sub-gingival surface of a tooth in volumetric imagery data. Shape data is received from a surface scanner and volumetric imagery data is received from a volumetric imaging device. ... Ormco Corporation

Light assisted orthodontic devices and methods of making and using same

A light assisted orthodontic device includes at least one material layer formed to be positioned over one or more teeth; a light source coupled to the at least one material layer, the light source being configured to emit light having a wavelength of 700 nm to 1500 nm; and a power source configured to power the light source. A method for making a light assisted orthodontic device includes forming a first material layer shaped to be positioned over one or more teeth; and coupling a light therapy array to the first material layer. ... Ormco Corporation

Methods and systems for registering multiple dental imageries

A method for registering imageries of a tooth includes integrating imageries to roughly register two imageries. The method includes cross-sectioning the imageries through the tooth and moving one imagery relative to another one. ... Ormco Corporation

Orthodontic bracket

An orthodontic bracket is described and which includes a base member defining an archwire slot having an opening, and at least one projection extending outwardly from the base member; a ligating slide moveable between a first position which is clear of the archwire slot, and second position where the ligating slide projects over the opening of the archwire slot; and a biasing member borne by the ligating slide, and resiliently cooperating with the projection, and wherein the biasing member has a first portion which receives the projection when the ligating slide is in the first position, and a second portion which receives the projection when the ligating slide is in the second position.. . ... Ormco Corporation

Self-ligating orthodontic bracket

An orthodontic bracket having a bracket body configured to be mounted to a tooth includes an archwire slot having a base surface defining a base plane and a slide engagement track defining a translation plane. The translation plane is angled with respect to the base plane. ... Ormco Corporation

Apparatuses for evacuation of a root canal and methods of using same

The present invention relates to apparatuses and methods of endodontic treatment. The endodontic treatment system includes an endodontic device for use in endodontic procedures. ... Ormco Corporation

Custom orthodontic appliance system and method

Various features are provided for a custom orthodontic appliance manufacturing or designing system. These include features for inputting of data of patient anatomy and practitioner decisions, features for interactively or automatically manipulating data to arrive at applicant characteristics, and features for affecting design or manufacture of the appliance.. ... Ormco Corporation

Orthodontic bracket and method of correcting malpositioned teeth

An orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body and a ligating member. The ligating member retains an archwire in an archwire slot and includes archwire control structure including projecting portions spaced apart in a mesial-distal direction with a recessed area therebetween. ... Ormco Corporation

Optical coherence tomography imaging system

An imaging system, a method for imaging an object of interest, and an image of the object of interest. In one embodiment, an imaging system includes a channel configured to receive information from an object of interest, a 3dss sub-system configured to capture information from the object of interest and generate at least one of 3d surface data or 3d position data based on the information captured by the 3dss sub-system, and an oct sub-system configured to perform a line scan of light reflected from the object of interest, generate oct image data from the line scan, receive the at least one of the 3d surface data or the 3d position data, and generate one or more oct images using the oct image data and the at least one of the 3d surface data or the 3d position data.. ... Ormco Corporation

Root canal debridement effectiveness device and method

A method for continuously evaluating the effectiveness of debridement of a root canal of a tooth, the tooth having an open access cavity and an apex end, includes delivering a fluid to the open access cavity of the tooth, evacuating the fluid near the apex end of the tooth such that the fluid flushes most of the root canal before being evacuated, and continuously evaluating the evacuated fluid for at least one of a presence of debris, a concentration level of the debris, or a type of the debris. An apparatus for use in debriding a root canal of a tooth includes a microcannula or a macrocannula configured to evacuate a fluid in the root canal, and a sensing mechanism fluidically coupled to the microcannula or the macrocannula, the sensing mechanism configured to continuously sense debris in the evacuated fluid in real time.. ... Ormco Corporation

Digital orthodontic setup using a prescribed ideal arch form

The invention generally relates to methods, systems, and computer program products for digital orthodontic setup using a prescribed ideal arch form. The invention may include an imaging system, an orthodontic device production system, and an orthodontic treatment system interconnected by way of a network. ... Ormco Corporation

Apparatus for evacuation of root canal

In an endodontic procedure, after the working of a root canal by instruments to remove material and shape the walls of the canal, irrigant is supplied via a microcannula. A vacuum is applied via a tube which is inserted partway down the root canal. ... Ormco Corporation

Fluted endodontic file

Apparatus and methods for a fluted endodontic file are provided. The apparatus may include a fluted endodontic file defining a central longitudinal axis. ... Ormco Corporation

Self-ligating orthodontic bracket and method of using same

A self-ligating orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body, a slide member, and a resilient member. The slide member is movable relative to the bracket body between an opened position, a first ligating position, and a second ligating position. ... Ormco Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170086947

Pads for orthodontic brackets, orthodontic brackets, and methods of making orthodontic brackets

Pads for bonding orthodontic brackets with adhesive to a patient's teeth and methods of making and using same. A dental appliance may include a porous superelastic metal structure as a portion of the pad, where the porous portion has a bonding surface that faces the tooth during bonding of the dental appliance to the tooth. ... Ormco Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079748

Software and methods for dental treatment planning

Computer-implemented methods to plan, display and evaluate orthodontic treatment plans. A plurality of teeth 40, 42 in a representation on a computer display may be moved simultaneously in accordance with a mathematically defined pattern. ... Ormco Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170065376

Orthodontic brackets

An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire having a ligature to a tooth includes a bracket body configured to be mounted to the tooth, the bracket body including an archwire slot opened to one side of the bracket body and adapted to receive the archwire therein. At least two tie wings extend from the bracket body, the at least two tie wings each having a tip region and an under tie wing region, and the under tie wing region is configured to receive the ligature. ... Ormco Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170056131

Orthodontic aligners and devices, methods, systems, and computer programs utilizing same

Devices, methods, systems, and computer program products for quantifying the amount of pressure exerted on a tooth or a set of teeth by an aligner. The quantification may be facilitated by a sensor disposed in the aligner and the sensor may be configured to generate an output signal signifying the amount of pressure in response to receiving an input signal. ... Ormco Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170056129

Apparatus and method for asymmetrical coast control of an endodontic motor

An apparatus for controlling asymmetrical coasting of an endodontic reciprocating motor includes a controller operatively connected to the endodontic motor. The controller may include a processing unit that is configured to direct the rotation of the endodontic motor in the forward direction for a coast time and configured to direct the rotation of the endodontic motor in the reverse direction for a coast time. ... Ormco Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027666

Orthodontic bracket and method of correcting malpositioned teeth

An orthodontic bracket includes a bracket body and a ligating member. The ligating member retains an archwire in an archwire slot and includes archwire control structure including projecting portions spaced apart in a mesial-distal direction with a recessed area therebetween. ... Ormco Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170000588

Self-ligating orthodontic bracket with an external rotatable closure member

An orthodontic bracket having an external rotatable closure member with a plurality of closed positions. The rotatable member includes a body portion that defines an opening for receiving a bracket body. ... Ormco Corporation








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