2010 Design of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts

Development of a Product for Reducing Orthodontic Treatment Duration PUBLIC ACCESS

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Jeremy Ling, Jason Gerold

Devicix, LLC

Brent Tarve, Michael Lowe

OrthoAccel, Inc.

Jeremy J. Mao

 OrthoAccel, Inc.; Columbia University

J. Med. Devices 4(2), 027508 (Aug 09, 2010) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.3442444 History: Published August 09, 2010; Online August 09, 2010


The commercialization of university-developed technology is described in this paper, which is predicated on the application of pulsating, low magnitude forces (cyclic forces) to the teeth and surrounding bone as a means of accelerating orthodontic tooth movement. The resulting product is a compact device with an external activator that houses the electrical, mechanical, and energy components that apply cyclical mechanical forces to a mouthpiece that is put in a patient’s mouth.

Copyright © 2010 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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