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1. (WO2018140771) ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140771    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/015515
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 27 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61C 7/30
A61C 7/28
A61C 7/00
Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Inventors: JACKSON, Christina
KO, Ching-chang
Title: ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS
Abstract:
Orthodontic brackets are disclosed. An orthodontic bracket is formed such that the body and mesh portions are formed integrally in one piece, and the tooth-side mounting surface includes bonding elements that have an undercut angle to the mounting surface. The bonding elements can further include geometry to facilitate the spreading of bonding material. In some aspects, the bracket can also comprise elements for wire-mounting and aligner tray interaction. A system and methods of treatment are further disclosed. The bracket can be customized for an individual patient.