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Orthodontic device with soft plastic element

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Publication number
WO2007110071A1
WO2007110071A1 PCT/DE2007/075002 DE2007075002W WO2007110071A1 WO 2007110071 A1 WO2007110071 A1 WO 2007110071A1 DE 2007075002 W DE2007075002 W DE 2007075002W WO 2007110071 A1 WO2007110071 A1 WO 2007110071A1
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plastic
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hard
orthodontic
elements
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PCT/DE2007/075002
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German (de)
French (fr)
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Werner Paulus
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Werner Paulus
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    • 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

The invention relates to an orthodontic device (1) for movement and/or ordering of teeth (2) in the dental arch, with a plastic element for tooth contact or for tooth movement, wherein the plastic element is designed as a hard plastic element (3), and, in order to connect adjacent plastic elements, at least one soft plastic element (4) is provided that contacts adjacent hard plastic elements (3).

Description

Orthodontic device with soft plastic element

DESCRIPTION

The innovation relates to an orthodontic appliance for moving and / or arrangement of teeth in the dental arch with a plastic element for Zahnkontaktierung or tooth movement, wherein the plastic element is made of a hard plastic material.

The innovation is an object to provide an orthodontic appliance which is particularly simple to use and inexpensive to produce.

This object is solved by an orthodontic appliance having the features of the characterizing part of patent claim 1 in conjunction with the features of the preamble.

Advantageous embodiments of the orthodontic device are in dependent claims 2 - described. 7

According to the innovation has orthodontic appliance for connecting adjacent plastics elements, at least one soft plastic element, on which at least one or more adjacent hard plastic elements are mounted. The soft plastic element thus serves as a connection and "bridge" between the adjacent hard plastic elements. In this way, adjacent hard plastic elements are elastically connected and, by using the orthodontic appliance by the user by attachment to the user's teeth and positive connection of the respective hard plastic elements with the individual teeth by elastic strain of soft plastic material elements, a force can be built up which acts as a correction force to the recorded in the hard plastic elements teeth. the soft plastics element may thus establish a resilient connection between adjacent hard plastic elements.

According to a further advantageous embodiment, the soft plastic element may cover the hard plastic element partially or completely, so that can be set in which areas of the hard plastic element present a connection to the soft plastic element and where and in what way and manner, a resilient interconnection between adjacent hard plastic elements are should.

According to a further advantageous embodiment, the soft plastic element extends also over the hard plastic elements into the region of the gums and serves to support the orthodontic appliance and building of the respective corrective force acting on the teeth. According to a further advantageous embodiment, the hard plastic member of the orthodontic appliance may have at least one recess for receiving a contact element which is mounted in particular on a tooth to be extruded.

In use, the orthodontic device, the recess of the rigid plastic member connects with the contact element and the contact element in a force is introduced in the tooth, which leads to the desired extrusion of the tooth.

The contact element is, in particular, for example, attached by adhesive bonding to be extruded on the tooth and consists in particular of plastic.

The innovation is further illustrated in the drawings by means of embodiments. Show it:

Fig. 1 is a side view of a dental arch,

Fig. 2 is a plan view of a dental arch as well as

Fig. 3 is a sectional view AA of FIG. 2.

Fig. 1 shows (in phantom) a (transparent) orthodontic device 1 which can be placed on the teeth of a dental arch 2 and covers the latter. The respective tooth 2 form-fitting supported by a hard plastic member 3 (see Fig. 2.) And the hard plastic element 3 is located a - A -

Soft plastic element 4 (for example as a film layer, and by bonding or adhesion with the hard plastic element 3).

Referring to FIG. 2, the orthodontic appliance 1 may partially connected with each other

made of hard plastic elements 3 (see FIG. 5 and 6 areas gem. Fig. 3).

Further, regions may be provided 7 exist which both made of soft plastic elements 4 and made of hard plastic elements 3, wherein in particular the hard plastic elements 3a and 3b separately from each other for receiving the respective corresponding teeth 2a and 2b are used and are not connected directly but through a flexible connection on the soft plastic element. 4

Particularly in connection with to be extruded teeth 2 a contact element 8 may be provided on the respective tooth 2, which is positively connected with the corresponding recess 9 of a hard plastic member 3, causing it to be extruded through the hard plastic member 3 and the contact member 8 is an extruding force in the direction 10 on the exerted tooth 2 (see. Fig. 3).

According to the (not to scale) sectional view of FIG. 3, the orthodontic appliance can have at least two layers 1, namely, the hard plastic member 3 and the overlying soft plastic elements 4a. To further adjust the between the hard plastic elements

3 occurring desired tooth correcting forces the orthodontic appliance 1 can be reworked gradually and can be subsequently mounted in a further processing step on the soft plastic elements 4a (as sheet-like soft plastic element 4b for example) one or more additional soft plastic elements. 4

In order for the orthodontic appliance 1 is cost-expandable and the desired correcting forces can be built up over the "growing" soft plastic element compound gradually depending on the desired time-correcting process.

In contrast to the prior art thus there is no need to offer a variety of made of pure hard plastic elements orthodontic appliances to gradually reflect the respective teeth straightening process.

Rather, it is possible according to the innovation orthodontic device 1, this by stepwise application of further layers of film and additional soft plastic elements

4 with appropriately modified correction forces to realize (at the beginning with low correction forces and end up with major correction forces).

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Claims

PROTECTION CLAIMS
1. An orthodontic appliance (1) for moving and / or classification of teeth (2) into the dental arch with a plastic element for Zahnkontaktierung or tooth Move ung, wherein the plastic element is designed as a rigid plastic element (3), dadu rc HGE ke nn ze ichn et that at least one soft plastic element (4) is provided for connecting adjacent plastics elements, which contacted adjacent hard plastic elements (3).
2. An orthodontic appliance according to claim 1, characterized in that the soft plastic element (4) forms an elastic connection between benachbarteren hard plastic elements (3).
3. An orthodontic appliance according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the soft plastic element (4) covers the rigid plastic element (3) partially or completely.
4. An orthodontic appliance according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that extends the soft plastic element (4) via said hard plastic member (3) and extends in particular in the area of ​​the gums.
5. An orthodontic appliance according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the hard plastic element (3) has a recess (9) for a contact element (8) for producing a positive connection with an extruded tooth (2).
6. An orthodontic appliance according to claim 5, dad urch gekennzeich net, that the contact element (8) consists of plastic.
7. An orthodontic appliance according to claim 5 or 6, dadu rch gekennzeich net, that the contact element (8) to be extruded on the tooth (2) is attachable.
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Citations (7)

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US3510946A (en) * 1969-02-28 1970-05-12 Peter C Kesling Orthodontic appliance
US4370129A (en) * 1981-06-18 1983-01-25 Professional Positioners, Inc. Tooth positioner with harder areas
DE4020647A1 (en) * 1990-06-29 1992-01-02 Horst Ludwigs Tooth position regulating device allowing individual alignment - made of silicone with different hardness zones
US5646216A (en) * 1992-03-11 1997-07-08 Watson; Sherman L. Injectable curable composition for making soft resilient interocclusal dental appliance
US20020187451A1 (en) * 2000-04-25 2002-12-12 Align Technology, Inc. Systems and methods for varying elastic modulus appliances
WO2003099155A1 (en) * 2002-05-28 2003-12-04 Ortho-Tain, Inc. Orthodontic appliance based on predicted sizes and shapes of unerrupted teeth, system and method
WO2003101330A2 (en) * 2002-05-30 2003-12-11 Ortho-Tain, Inc. A dental appliance having a duplicated tooth area and/or a predicted tooth area and a method for correcting the position of the teeth of a patient

Patent Citations (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3510946A (en) * 1969-02-28 1970-05-12 Peter C Kesling Orthodontic appliance
US4370129A (en) * 1981-06-18 1983-01-25 Professional Positioners, Inc. Tooth positioner with harder areas
DE4020647A1 (en) * 1990-06-29 1992-01-02 Horst Ludwigs Tooth position regulating device allowing individual alignment - made of silicone with different hardness zones
US5646216A (en) * 1992-03-11 1997-07-08 Watson; Sherman L. Injectable curable composition for making soft resilient interocclusal dental appliance
US20020187451A1 (en) * 2000-04-25 2002-12-12 Align Technology, Inc. Systems and methods for varying elastic modulus appliances
WO2003099155A1 (en) * 2002-05-28 2003-12-04 Ortho-Tain, Inc. Orthodontic appliance based on predicted sizes and shapes of unerrupted teeth, system and method
WO2003101330A2 (en) * 2002-05-30 2003-12-11 Ortho-Tain, Inc. A dental appliance having a duplicated tooth area and/or a predicted tooth area and a method for correcting the position of the teeth of a patient

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