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Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing dental aligners

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WO2006050452A3
WO2006050452A3 PCT/US2005/039715 US2005039715W WO2006050452A3 WO 2006050452 A3 WO2006050452 A3 WO 2006050452A3 US 2005039715 W US2005039715 W US 2005039715W WO 2006050452 A3 WO2006050452 A3 WO 2006050452A3
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Prior art keywords
tooth
physical
models
dental
digital
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PCT/US2005/039715
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French (fr)
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WO2006050452A2 (en )
Inventor
Huafeng Wen
Frank Zhenhuan Liu
Gang Liu
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Align Technology Inc
Huafeng Wen
Frank Zhenhuan Liu
Gang Liu
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C9/00Impression cups, i.e. impression trays; Impression methods
    • A61C9/002Means or methods for correctly replacing a dental model, e.g. dowel pins; Dowel pin positioning means or methods
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C9/00Impression cups, i.e. impression trays; Impression methods
    • A61C9/004Means or methods for taking digitized impressions
    • A61C9/0046Data acquisition means or methods
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C9/00Impression cups, i.e. impression trays; Impression methods
    • A61C9/004Means or methods for taking digitized impressions
    • A61C9/0046Data acquisition means or methods
    • A61C9/008Mechanical means or methods, e.g. a contact probe moving over the teeth

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for building physical and/or digital dental models are described herein. Methods and apparatus that can be utilized within the process of building a physical and/or digital dental model are also disclosed herein. In one implementation, individual physical tooth models are created and then arranged into a tooth arch to serve as the underlying template for fabricating a dental aligner. A registration feature may be implemented on each of the physical tooth models to track the positions of the individual physical tooth models relative to the other tooth models in the tooth arch. In one application, information regarding the registration features is mapped from the digital space into the physical space and vice versa. By tracking changes in the registration features, one can arrange individual physical tooth models to form a physical tooth arch that reflects the arrangement of the teeth in a digital tooth model.
PCT/US2005/039715 2004-11-02 2005-11-02 Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing dental aligners WO2006050452A3 (en)

Priority Applications (40)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US10/979,504 2004-11-02
US10/979,823 2004-11-02
US10/979,824 2004-11-02
US10/979,497 2004-11-02
US10979497 US20060093982A1 (en) 2004-11-02 2004-11-02 Method and apparatus for manufacturing and constructing a dental aligner
US10979504 US20060093987A1 (en) 2004-11-02 2004-11-02 Producing an adjustable physical dental arch model
US10979824 US20060093993A1 (en) 2004-11-02 2004-11-02 Producing a base for physical dental arch model
US10979823 US7384266B2 (en) 2004-11-02 2004-11-02 Method and apparatus for manufacturing and constructing a physical dental arch model
US11013154 US7309230B2 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Preventing interference between tooth models
US11013159 US20060127860A1 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Producing a base for accurately receiving dental tooth models
US11/013,159 2004-12-14
US11/013,154 2004-12-14
US11/013,160 2004-12-14
US11013152 US7922490B2 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Base for physical dental arch model
US11/013,152 2004-12-14
US11013158 US20060127859A1 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Producing a physical toothmodel compatible with a physical dental arch model
US11013160 US7435084B2 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 System and methods for casting physical tooth model
US11013145 US8636513B2 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Fabricating a base compatible with physical tooth models
US11/013,155 2004-12-14
US11013155 US7293988B2 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Accurately predicting and preventing interference between tooth models
US11013157 US20060127858A1 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Producing accurate base for a dental arch model
US11/013,157 2004-12-14
US11013156 US20060127857A1 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Producing non-interfering tooth models on a base
US11/013,145 2004-12-14
US11/013,158 2004-12-14
US11/012,924 2004-12-14
US11/013,156 2004-12-14
US11012924 US20060127850A1 (en) 2004-12-14 2004-12-14 Accurately producing a base for physical dental arch model
US11/050,126 2005-02-03
US11050126 US7335024B2 (en) 2005-02-03 2005-02-03 Methods for producing non-interfering tooth models
US11/074,301 2005-03-07
US11074299 US20060199145A1 (en) 2005-03-07 2005-03-07 Producing physical dental arch model having individually adjustable tooth models
US11/074,299 2005-03-07
US11074301 US20060199142A1 (en) 2005-03-07 2005-03-07 Dental aligner for providing accurate dental treatment
US67385105 true 2005-04-22 2005-04-22
US60/673,851 2005-04-22
US67654605 true 2005-04-29 2005-04-29
US60/676,546 2005-04-29
US11258465 US20070092853A1 (en) 2005-10-24 2005-10-24 Multi-layer casting methods and devices
US11/258,465 2005-10-24

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