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1. (WO2017156294) ULTRA-ADAPTABLE ORTHODONTIC SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156294    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021608
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61C 7/12
A61C 7/28
Applicants: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Inventors: ALIKHANI, Mani
TEIXEIRA, Cristina
OLIVEIRA, Serafim
SANGSUWON, Chinapa
Title: ULTRA-ADAPTABLE ORTHODONTIC SYSTEM
Abstract:
The present invention relates to an orthodontic bracket device and, in particular, a bracket that provides for enhanced adjustability such that a force or moment may be activated by the orthodontic bracket device. The bracket may comprise a housing portion having a first channel extending from a first end to a second end through the housing portion. The first channel is configured to slidably receive an arch wire therethrough. The bracket also comprises a body portion configured to be received within the housing portion. The housing portion is configured to rotatably mount to the body portion about a first axis and a second axis. The first axis may be in an apico-coronal direction of the tooth, and the second axis may be in a buccopalatal direction of the tooth. The bracket further comprises a base portion configured to attach to a surface of the tooth. The body portion is configured to slidably mount on the base portion along the apico- coronal direction of the tooth.