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1. (WO2010033404) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING THE POSITIONS OF ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
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Pub. No.:    WO/2010/033404    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/056299
Publication Date: 25.03.2010 International Filing Date: 09.09.2009
IPC:
A61C 7/14 (2006.01), A61C 7/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY [US/US]; 3M Center Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
KODY, Robert, S. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KUHNS, David, W. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
RABY, Richard, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: KODY, Robert, S.; (US).
KUHNS, David, W.; (US).
RABY, Richard, E.; (US)
Agent: STEWART, Pamela, L.; (US)
Priority Data:
61/098,336 19.09.2008 US
Title (EN) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING THE POSITIONS OF ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES
(FR) PROCÉDÉS ET SYSTÈMES DE DÉTERMINATION DES POSITIONS D'APPAREILS ORTHODONTIQUES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The positions of orthodontic appliances such as brackets and buccal tubes on a patient's teeth are determined using digital data that represents the shapes of the patient's teeth. Certain landmarks of the teeth such as the marginal ridges are determined using software, and the software adjusts positions of the virtual appliances on the teeth as needed in order to bring the marginal ridges into proper alignment at the conclusion of treatment. The resulting positions are optionally used to determine the location of the appliances in an indirect bonding apparatus such as a transfer tray.
(FR)Selon l'invention, on détermine les positions d'appareils orthodontiques tels que des boîtiers orthodontiques et des tubes buccaux sur les dents d'un patient à l'aide de données numériques qui représentent les formes des dents du patient. Certains repères des dents, tels que les crêtes marginales, sont déterminés à l'aide d'un logiciel, et le logiciel ajuste les positions des appareils virtuels sur les dents si nécessaire afin d'amener les crêtes marginales en alignement correct à la conclusion d'un traitement. On utilise facultativement les positions résultantes pour déterminer l'emplacement des appareils dans un appareil de liaison indirecte tel qu'un plateau de transfert.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)