• tooth
  • The apparatus includes a mold with a cavity having models of the upper and lower teeth arranged so that when an appliance is molded thereby the appliance will have upper and lower archways for receiving upper and lower arches of a person, tooth sockets in the archways arranged in ideal relationship and preselected positions to urge the teeth received thereby into the preselected positions of the sockets. (google.co.uk)
  • This invention relates in general to a method and apparatus for making air holes or airways in a tooth positioning and retaining appliance and to an appliance having molded air holes in the freeway space between the upper and lower archways of the appliance. (google.co.uk)
  • Tooth positioning and retaining appliances, both custom made and preformed, are well known. (google.co.uk)
  • Drilling air holes in appliances has been unsatisfactory, whether the appliance material is clear or opaque, inasmuch as a hole drilled through a tooth socket which when mating with a tooth would be closed, thereby eliminating its function. (google.co.uk)
  • Another problem heretofore encountered when drilling air holes in an appliance that would have a tooth socket fitted with a metal liner would be that the liner might be destroyed if in the path of the drill, thereby eliminating the purpose of the liner and requiring the appliance to be remade. (google.co.uk)
  • The present invention overcomes the difficulties heretofore known in connection with providing air holes or airways in tooth positioning and retaining appliances where the appliances may be custom made or preformed. (google.co.uk)
  • The difficulties are overcome by molding the airways in the appliance during the fabrication procedure and which avoids any interference between airways and tooth sockets. (google.co.uk)
  • By controlling the manner in which the air hole forming means coacts with the models of the teeth, the air holes are molded between the archways in an area void of tooth sockets or where teeth are seated and at the usual location between the labial and lingual sides or surfaces of the appliance. (google.co.uk)
  • The archwire shape is designed in custom appliances by digitizing tooth shape of a patient, calculating ideal finish tooth positions and ideal bracket positioning, designing an optimally smooth archwire spaced optimally close to the teeth and manufacturing brackets with calculated slot rotations in most of the brackets. (google.ca)
  • No. 09/169,034, entitled "Defining Tooth-moving Appliances Computationally," all of which are incorporated by reference. (google.com)
  • Such appliances may be challenged by traditional tooth movements which intrude the crown of the tooth or present tooth. (google.com.au)
  • The movements may take advantage of the inherent characteristics of elastic repositioning appliances in translating a tooth from a first position to a desired position along a gingival plane. (google.com.au)
  • at least one additional appliance with cavities shaped to rotate the at least one tooth around its center of rotation so that the crown of the tooth leans away from the desired location during translation of the tooth from the first location to the desired location. (google.com.au)
  • An orthodontic aligner auxiliary can then be secured to the opening in the shell of the orthodontic aligner to exert a therapeutic force on a tooth. (google.com)
  • In an embodiment, an orthodontic system including a tactile object is provided for modulating an engagement between a tooth attachment and an orthodontic appliance. (google.com.au)
  • One objective in orthodontics is to move a patient's tooth to a position where the tooth functions optimally and aesthetically. (google.com)
  • 5. The method of claim 1 , further comprising providing a plurality of the intermediate digital data sets to a fabrication operation for fabrication of a series of successive tooth repositioning appliances. (google.com)
  • Fixed orthodontic appliances aid tooth movement, and are used when a 3-D movement of the tooth is required in the mouth and multiple tooth movement is necessary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ceramic fixed appliances can be used which more closely mimic the tooth colour than the metal brackets. (wikipedia.org)
  • polymeric shell
  • 8. A method as in claim 1 , further comprising repeating the rearranging and forming steps to provide a series of at least three polymeric shell appliances. (google.es)
  • Apparatus
  • The apparatus includes a mold with a cavity having models of the upper and lower teeth arranged so that when an appliance is molded thereby the appliance will have upper and lower archways for receiving upper and lower arches. (google.co.uk)
  • Apparatus and method for making such appliances are also well known, such as that disclosed in U.S. Pat No. 2,775,036, which is designed to make custom appliances for a given patient. (google.co.uk)
  • Application Serial No. 60/850,624, filed October 10, 2006 and entitled Orthodontic Devices, Implants and Related Apparatus," the disclosure of which is expressly incorporated by reference herein in its entirety. (google.com)
  • 1972
  • "Titrable Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Dr. Alan Lowe graduated with a D.M.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 1972 and commenced orthodontic training at the University of Toronto. (aurumgroup.com)
  • headgear
  • and, using functional appliances, headgear or a posterior bite block to maintain the vertical position of posterior teeth while allowing the continued eruption of the anterior teeth- this option relies on patient cooperation and growth of the patient and cannot be relied on for adult patients. (google.com)
  • To prevent the side-effect of molar tipping, he modified the appliance by taking the bow and soldering it to the inner arch of the incisor area and therefore eliminated the "Victorian" headcap stigma associated with headgear. (wikipedia.org)
  • In severe malocclusions that can be a part of craniofacial abnormality, management often requires a combination of orthodontics with headgear or reverse pull facemask and / or jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • In growing patients there are more options for treating skeletal discrepancies, either promoting or restricting growth using functional appliances, orthodontic headgear or a reverse pull facemask. (wikipedia.org)
  • dentistry
  • Currently, he is Professor and Chair, Division of Orthodontics in the Department of Oral Health Sciences in the Faculty of Dentistry. (aurumgroup.com)
  • She focuses on many aspects of dentistry including general and cosmetic dentistry as well as orthodontics and dental sleep apnea. (aurumgroup.com)
  • He applied to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry Orthodontic Program in 1935 and was accepted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Orthodontia, also called orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialty field of dentistry that deals primarily with malpositioned teeth and the jaws: their diagnosis, prevention and correction. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are two major purposes of luting agents in Dentistry - to secure a cast restoration in fixed prosthodontics (e.g. for use of retaining of an inlay, crowns, or bridges), and to keep orthodontic bands and appliances in situ. (wikipedia.org)
  • involve
  • Orthodontic treatments involve repositioning misaligned teeth and improving bite configurations for improved cosmetic appearance and dental function. (google.es)
  • malocclusions
  • Dr. Lowe has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally in the areas of neurophysiology and orthodontics with particular emphasis on the control of tongue posture, the surgical and orthodontic management of open-bite malocclusions, the future role of undergraduate orthodontic training and the etiology and treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (aurumgroup.com)
  • The prevalence of malocclusion varies, but using orthodontic treatment indices, which categorize malocclusions in terms of severity, it can be said that nearly 30% of the population present with malocclusions severe enough to benefit from orthodontic treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • open-bite
  • Therefore, what is needed is an orthodontic device that will correct an anterior open-bite in a iess-invasive, more stable manner than current devices and techniques. (google.com)
  • orthopedic
  • The other group includes various types of orthopedic appliances that act to elicit a more physiological or skeletal response. (google.com)
  • The orthopedic approach is directed not only to repositioning of an orthodontic patient's teeth, but also to attaining a corrected and stable balance between the jaws, the facial musculature and the bony structures of the face. (google.com)
  • apnea
  • Current research projects under his direction include an analysis of the relative effectiveness of specific oral appliances used in the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (aurumgroup.com)
  • Dr. Lowe was awarded a grant by the Canadian government through the National Centres of Excellence (Inspiraplex) program to undertake a four-year multi-centre clinical trial to compare the effectiveness, side effects and compliance of a new oral appliance (Klearway™) and nasal continuous positive airway pressure in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (aurumgroup.com)
  • attachment
  • 7. The system of claim 1 , further comprising one or more attachment devices positioned on the teeth for use in transmitting forces from the positioning adjustment appliances to the teeth. (google.com.au)
  • Specific design and location of these attachment devices may provide newly achievable and/or more effective repositioning forces, anchoring ability and appliance retention. (google.com)
  • a tactile object disposed between the attachment receiving well and the attachment so as to modulate engagement between the attachment and the attachment receiving well when the orthodontic appliance is worn by the patient. (google.com.au)
  • clinic
  • Hana Bóhmová Ortodontické oddělení, Stomatologická klinika FN a LF UK v Plzni Orthodontic Department, Clinic of Dental Medicíne, University Hospital and Medical Faculty of Charles University, Plzeň Souhrn Cílem tohoto sdělení bylo registrovat, do jaké míry ovlivňuje fixní ortodontický aparát úroveň ústní hygieny pacientů. (docplayer.cz)
  • tongue
  • An external negative air supply is provided which connects to a tube extending from the appliance and draws air from the hollow appliance creating a partial vacuum in the user's retroglossal area urging the user's tongue and soft palate away from the user's posterior pharyngeal wall and thereby opening an airway to the user's nasal cavity. (google.es)
  • oral appliance
  • Oral Appliance Therapy) using the "MATRx" Technology. (aurumgroup.com)
  • 2. The oral appliance of claim 1 further comprising a lip formed integrally with the body and extending from the body for grasping between the user's teeth. (google.es)
  • 3. The oral appliance of claim 2 in which the lip extends continually around the one end of the body and is formed from a molded dental impression of the user's oral cavity formed with the user's lower jaw positioned slightly anteriorly from a relaxed-jaw position in relation to the upper jaw. (google.es)
  • 4. The oral appliance of claim 1 further comprising a sensor for sensing air pressure in the enlarged chamber, the source being responsive to the sensor for applying negative air pressure to the enlarged chamber when a relatively negative air pressure is sensed. (google.es)
  • 5. The oral appliance of claim 1 in which the body has an upper surface that is formed of a molded impression of the user's palate. (google.es)
  • form
  • For instance, in the United States, orthodontists get at least another year of training in a form of fellowship, the so-called 'Craniofacial Orthodontics', to receive additional training in the orthodontic management of craniofacial anomalies. (wikipedia.org)