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Organizing, storing, and tracking dental devices

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WO2006084079A3
WO2006084079A3 PCT/US2006/003753 US2006003753W WO2006084079A3 WO 2006084079 A3 WO2006084079 A3 WO 2006084079A3 US 2006003753 W US2006003753 W US 2006003753W WO 2006084079 A3 WO2006084079 A3 WO 2006084079A3
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dental
devices
sequence
patient
example
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PCT/US2006/003753
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Huafeng Wen
Mari Sawtelle
Keith R Wolf
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Align Technology Inc
Huafeng Wen
Mari Sawtelle
Keith R Wolf
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C19/00Dental auxiliary appliances
    • A61C19/02Protective casings, e.g. boxes for instruments; Bags
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C7/00Orthodontics, i.e. obtaining or maintaining the desired position of teeth, e.g. by straightening, evening, regulating, separating, or by correcting malocclusions
    • A61C7/08Mouthpiece-type retainers or positioners, e.g. for both the lower and upper arch

Abstract

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for manufacturing, organizing, storing, and tracking dental devices such as removable dental aligners. In some variations, these systems, methods, and apparatuses may enable a patient or doctor to select the proper dental device from a series of dental devices to be worn in an intended sequence even where the dental devices are unmarked with respect to their position in the sequence. For example, the dental devices may be arranged in a manner that leads the patient or doctor to intuitively select and use the dental aligners in the appropriate sequence. This can be accomplished, for example, by presenting the dental devices in the sequence in which they are to be worn or presenting them in a manner that encourages or requires accessing them in that sequence.
PCT/US2006/003753 2005-02-03 2006-02-02 Organizing, storing, and tracking dental devices WO2006084079A3 (en)

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US11/050,050 2005-02-03
US11050050 US20060172250A1 (en) 2005-02-03 2005-02-03 Inelligent tracking of dental devices
US11/050,051 2005-02-03
US11050051 US7448514B2 (en) 2005-02-03 2005-02-03 Storage system for dental devices
US11205496 US7819659B2 (en) 2005-04-25 2005-08-16 System for organizing dental aligners
US11/205,496 2005-08-16

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Citations (5)

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US2620250A (en) * 1949-09-22 1952-12-02 Hugh O Pierson Apparatus for individually dispensing cards, sheets, or the like
US4764111A (en) * 1985-11-21 1988-08-16 Knierim Rupert W Reminder and enforcer apparatus
US4781120A (en) * 1987-01-14 1988-11-01 Farrow David A Monorail train set
US20030207227A1 (en) * 2002-05-02 2003-11-06 Align Technology, Inc. Systems and methods for treating patients
US20050003319A1 (en) * 2003-07-01 2005-01-06 Align Technology, Inc. Dental appliance sequence ordering system and method

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2620250A (en) * 1949-09-22 1952-12-02 Hugh O Pierson Apparatus for individually dispensing cards, sheets, or the like
US4764111A (en) * 1985-11-21 1988-08-16 Knierim Rupert W Reminder and enforcer apparatus
US4781120A (en) * 1987-01-14 1988-11-01 Farrow David A Monorail train set
US20030207227A1 (en) * 2002-05-02 2003-11-06 Align Technology, Inc. Systems and methods for treating patients
US20050003319A1 (en) * 2003-07-01 2005-01-06 Align Technology, Inc. Dental appliance sequence ordering system and method

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