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Publication numberCN102215771 A
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCN 200980146294
PCT numberPCT/US2009/065402
Publication date12 Oct 2011
Filing date20 Nov 2009
Priority date20 Nov 2008
Also published asCA2740808A1, CA2740808C, CN102215771B, EP2355742A1, EP2355742A4, US9161823, US20100138025, US20160067013, WO2010059988A1
Publication number200980146294.6, CN 102215771 A, CN 102215771A, CN 200980146294, CN-A-102215771, CN102215771 A, CN102215771A, CN200980146294, CN200980146294.6, PCT/2009/65402, PCT/US/2009/065402, PCT/US/2009/65402, PCT/US/9/065402, PCT/US/9/65402, PCT/US2009/065402, PCT/US2009/65402, PCT/US2009065402, PCT/US200965402, PCT/US9/065402, PCT/US9/65402, PCT/US9065402, PCT/US965402
InventorsH·曹, 巴斯蒂安·佩森蒂, 瑞安·基穆拉, 瓦迪姆·马涛, 程继华, 约翰·莫顿
Applicant矫正技术公司
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Orthodontic systems and methods including parametric attachments
CN 102215771 A
Abstract
Orthodontic systems and related methods are disclosed for designing and providing improved or more effective tooth moving systems for eliciting a desired tooth movement and/or repositioning teeth into a desired arrangement. Methods and orthodontic systems of the invention include tooth attachments having improved or optimized parameters selected or modified for more optimal and/or effective application of forces for a desired/selected orthodontic movement. Attachments of the present invention can be customized to a particular patient (e.g., patient-customized), a particular movement, and/or a sub-group or sub-set of patients, and configured to engage an orthodontic tooth positioning appliance worn by a patient, where engagement between the attachment and orthodontic appliance results in application of a repositioning force or series/system of forces to the tooth having the attachment and will generally elicit a tooth movement.
Claims(27)  translated from Chinese
1. 一种用于设计牙齿移动系统的计算机实施的方法,该牙齿移动系统用于引起选定的患者牙齿的移动,所述方法包括:接收所述患者的牙齿的数字模型;确定用于引起所选定的牙齿移动的所要力系;以及设计患者定制的附件,其经配置以在由患者佩戴时与正畸器具相啮合,且将重定位力施加到对应于所述选定力系的牙齿,所述附件包括一个或一个以上参数,从而提供所选定力系对所述患者的牙齿的改进的施加,所述参数具有基于所述数字模型、所选定力系以及一个或一个以上患者特定特性而选择的值。 A method for designing a tooth movement system, computer-implemented, the tooth movement system for moving the teeth caused by a selected patient, the method comprising: receiving a digital model of the patient's teeth; determining for causing The selected tooth movement desired force system; and custom design patient attachment configured to be worn by the patient when engaged with an orthodontic appliance, and the force applied to relocate to correspond to the selected system of forces teeth, said accessory comprising one or more parameters, so as to provide a tooth system of forces applied to the selected patient improved, the parameter having the digital model, the selected force system and one or more Patients selected for a particular characteristic values.
2.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中所选定的牙齿移动包括挤压、侵入、旋转、平移或翻转。 2. A method according to claim 1, wherein the selected tooth movement comprises extrusion, intrusion, rotation, translation, or flip.
3.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中所述牙齿移动包括第一、第二或第三级移动。 3. The method according to claim 1, wherein said tooth movement comprises a first, second or third stage moving.
4.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中至少部分地基于来自正畸文献、实验建模、虚拟建模、临床信息、生物力学原理或不想要的力的最小化的数据而计算所述所要力系。 4. The method of claim 1, wherein the at least partially based on minimization of data from the orthodontic literature, experimental modeling, virtual prototyping, clinical information, biomechanical principles or do not want the force to be calculated force system.
5.根据权利要求1所述的方法,基于牙齿形态来选择一个或一个以上参数值。 5. The method according to claim 1, selected tooth form based on one or more parameter values.
6.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中参数包括附件几何特征、附件在所述牙齿上的位置、定向和/或所述附件与器具之间的啮合的概率。 6. The method according to claim 1, wherein the parameters include the probability of engaging attachment geometry, accessory position on the tooth, orientation and / or the attachment between the appliance.
7.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中从所识别的值范围选择参数值。 7. The method according to claim 1, wherein the selecting parameter values from the identified range.
8.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中基于所述患者的牙齿的形态特征来修改参数值。 8. The method according to claim 1, wherein based on morphological characteristics of the patient's teeth to change parameter values.
9.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中相对于解剖学特征参考来确定所要移动、所要力系和/或参数。 9. The method according to claim 1, wherein with respect to the anatomical features of reference to determine what you want to move, the force system and / or parameters.
10.根据权利要求9所述的方法,其中所述参考包括长轴、正畸参考点、所述患者的牙系的平面或咬合平面、一个或一个以上骨骼点或平面,或所述患者的软组织。 10. The method according to claim 9, wherein said reference comprises a major axis, orthodontic reference point, the plane of the dentition or occlusal plane of the patient, one or more of the skeletal point or plane or patient, the soft tissue.
11.根据权利要求1所述的方法,其中患者特定特性包括牙齿形态、牙齿或牙齿表面定向,或规定的牙齿移动路径。 11. The method of tooth movement path according to claim 1, wherein the patient characteristics include specific tooth shape, the tooth or tooth surface orientation, or predetermined.
12. 一种用于产生牙齿移动系统的方法,所述牙齿移动系统包括牙齿附件,所述牙齿附件经配置以啮合由患者佩戴的正畸器具,且对应于所述患者的牙齿的选定移动将重定位力系施加到牙齿,所述方法包括:确定将施加到所述患者的牙齿以便引起所选定的牙齿移动的所要力系;从非定制附件群组中选择第一附件;对施加到带有所述第一附件的且与正畸器具啮合的牙齿的第一力系进行建模;产生优化附件,包括修改所述第一附件的一个或一个以上参数值,使得施加到带有所述优化附件且与由所述患者佩戴的正畸器具啮合的牙齿的第二力系比所述第一力系更接近地对应于所述所要力系。 12. A method for producing a tooth movement system, the system includes a mobile dental tooth attachments, the tooth attachment configured to engage an orthodontic appliance worn by the patient and the patient's tooth corresponding to the selected movement The relocation force system is applied to the tooth, the method comprising: determining to be applied to the patient's teeth so as to cause the selected tooth movement desired force system; selecting a first attachment from non-customized attachment group; applied The first teeth to force system with the first attachment and engagement with an orthodontic appliance modeling; produce optimized accessories, including one or more first attachment modifying the parameter values applied to make with The optimized tooth attachments and worn by said patient an orthodontic appliance system of forces engaged in the second than the first system of forces correspond more closely to the desired force system.
13. 一种用于将牙齿移动力递送到患者的牙齿的正畸系统,其包括:患者定制的正畸附件,其经配置以在由患者佩戴时与正畸器具相啮合,且将重定位力系施加到对应于选定力系的牙齿,所述附件包括一个或一个以上参数,所述参数具有基于所述选定力系和一个或一个以上患者特定特性而修改或选择的值。 13. A method for tooth movement force delivered to the patient's teeth, orthodontic system comprising: a patient customized orthodontic attachment configured to be worn by the patient when engaged with an orthodontic appliance, and the relocation force system applied to the tooth corresponding to a selected force system, the attachment comprising one or more parameters, said parameter based on the selected force system and having one or more patient-specific characteristics or to modify the selected value.
14. 一种用于设计牙齿移动系统的方法,所述牙齿移动系统包括一个或一个以上牙齿附件,用于引起患者的牙齿的选定移动,所述方法包括:确定用于引起所选定牙齿移动的所要力系的力或力矩值;以及设计经移动优化的或由患者定制的附件,其经配置以在由患者佩戴时与正畸器具相啮合且将重定位力施加到所述牙齿,所述附件包括一个或一个以上参数值,所述一个或一个以上参数值基于所确定的力或力矩值而被修改以使得所述所施加的重定位力大体上与所述所要力系匹配。 14. A method for designing a tooth movement system, the tooth movement system comprising one or more tooth attachments for causing the patient to move the selected tooth, said method comprising: determining a cause of the selected tooth and through mobile-optimized design of the teeth or by the patient customized attachment configured to be worn by the patient at the time of engagement with an orthodontic appliance and will relocate force that; force or torque value of the movement of the force system of the attachment comprises one or more parameter values, the one or more parameter values based on the determined force or torque values relocated be modified such that the force applied substantially matches the desired force system.
15. 一种用于设计牙齿移动系统的方法,其包括:识别对应于所要力系的力或力矩值的范围,所要力系将被施加到牙齿上以便引起选定牙齿移动;对当安置于牙齿上的第一附件与正畸器具啮合时施加到所述牙齿的第一力或力矩值进行建模,所述第一附件具有在啮合期间影响施加到所述牙齿的所述力或力矩的参数,其中将所述第一力或力矩值被识别为在所述值范围内;产生优化附件,包括修改所述第一附件的一个或一个以上参数值,使得第二力或力矩被施加到带有所述优化附件且与正畸定位器具啮合的牙齿上,其中所述第二力或力矩值与所述第一力系相比在所述值范围内较高或较低,且经选择以优化正畸治疗期间向牙齿的力/力矩施加。 15. A method for designing a tooth movement system, comprising: identifying a range corresponding to the desired force system of force or torque values, the force system to be applied to the teeth in order to cause the selected tooth movement; for when disposed applying a first attachment on the teeth when engaged with an orthodontic appliance to a first force or torque value of the tooth modeling, having a first accessory engaging the teeth during the impact is applied to the force or torque parameter, wherein the first force or torque value is identified as being within said range of values; generating optimized attachment comprising one or more first attachment modifying the parameter values, such that a second force or torque is applied to the Optimization with the attachment and orthodontic tooth positioning appliance engaged, wherein said second force or torque value compared with the first system of forces within the higher or lower range of values, and selected During the optimization of orthodontic treatment with teeth to force / torque applied.
16.根据权利要求15所述的方法,其中所述选定牙齿移动包括侵入、挤压、旋转、平移或翻转。 16. The method according to claim 15, wherein the selected tooth movement comprises intrusion, extrusion, rotation, translation, or flip.
17.根据权利要求15所述的方法,其中使所述优化附件以切向或龈向倾斜,且修改一个或一个以上参数值包括修改所述经倾斜附件的表面角度。 17. The method according to claim 15, wherein said optimizing a tangential or gingival attachment to tilt, and modifying one or more parameters comprises modifying the surface by the inclination angle attachment.
18.根据权利要求15所述的方法,其中所述选定牙齿移动是挤压,所述第一附件以龈向倾斜,且修改一个或一个以上参数值包括修改所述经倾斜附件的表面角度。 18. The method of claim 15, wherein the selected tooth movement is pressing, said first attachment to the gingival tilt, and modifying one or more parameters comprises modifying the surface by the inclination angle attachment .
19. 一种正畸重定位系统,其包括根据权利要求15所述的优化附件,以及正畸器具,所述正畸器具经配置以在所述附件安置于患者的牙齿上且所述器具由所述患者佩戴时啮合所述优化附件。 19. An orthodontic relocation system, which includes optimization accessory according to claim 15, and an orthodontic appliance, the orthodontic appliance is configured to annex placed on the patient's teeth and the appliance by the The patient engages the optimization accessory when worn.
20. 一种用于设计用来引起患者牙齿的选定移动的附件的方法,所述方法包括:在所述患者的牙系的数字模型上的位置处识别附件在牙齿上的初始位置;基于所述附件的所述初始位置以及所述牙齿的几何形状来计算附件参数,其中每一附件参数关联于与用于所述牙齿的选定移动的最佳力或最佳力矩相对应的预定值范围;以及在所述所计算的参数的至少一个值不在所述预定值范围内的情况下,修改所述附件在所述牙齿上的所述位置和所述附件参数中的至少一者,使得所有所述附件参数均在所述预定值范围内。 20. A method for attachment designed to cause selected movement of the patient's teeth, the method comprising: identifying a position on a digital model of the tooth attachment system of the patient's teeth in an initial position; Based and the geometry of the initial positions of the tooth attachment attachment parameter is calculated, wherein each attachment parameters associated with optimal force or optimal torque for the selected movement of the tooth corresponding to a predetermined value and at least one of the calculated values of the parameters is not the case within the predetermined range of values, change the position of the attachment on the tooth and the attachment parameters at least one such; range All the attachments parameters are within the predetermined range of values.
21.根据权利要求20所述的方法,其中所述附件参数包括以下各项中的至少一者:臂向量、臂长度、夹持平面面积、夹持平面宽度以及夹持平面长度。 21. The method according to claim 20, wherein the attachment parameters comprises at least one of: a vector arms, arm length, clamping plane area, clamping plane clipping plane width and length.
22.根据权利要求20所述的方法,其中修改所述附件参数,使得所述附件在所述牙齿的治疗的全部或一部分期间始终不与对象碰撞。 22. The method according to claim 20, wherein said modifying attachment parameters, so that the attachment does not collide with the object always during all or a part of the treatment of the tooth.
23.根据权利要求22所述的方法,其中所述对象包括另一牙齿、牙齿上的正畸附件以及器具中的一者。 23. The method according to claim 22, wherein said object comprises a further teeth, orthodontic attachment on a tooth and in one appliance.
24.根据权利要求20所述的方法,其进一步包括:当位于所述经修改位置的所述附件不提供导致所述患者的牙齿的所要移动的解决方案时,重新修改所述附件的所述位置,而在所述牙齿的治疗的全部或一部分期间所述附件与对象之间始终无碰撞。 Said when the accessory is located the modified position does not provide cause the patient to be moved tooth solution, re-edit the attachments: 24. The method according to claim 20, wherein further comprising position, and among all the dental treatment or with objects that are part of the attachment period is always no collisions.
25.根据权利要求M所述的方法,其中所述对象包括另一牙齿、牙齿上的正畸附件以及正畸器具中的一者。 25. The method as claimed in claim wherein M, wherein the object comprises a further dental, orthodontic attachment on a tooth and the orthodontic appliance one.
26.根据权利要求22所述的方法,其进一步包括: 确定所述附件参数的优先级。 26. The method of claim 22, further comprising: determining a priority parameter of the accessory.
27. 一种具有计算机可读媒体的计算机程序产品,所述计算机可读媒体存储一组代码模块,所述代码模块在由计算机系统的处理器执行时致使所述处理器对用以引起患者牙齿的选定移动的附件进行建模,所述计算机程序产品包括:用于在所述患者的牙系的数字模型上的位置处识别附件在牙齿上的初始位置的代码;用于基于所述附件的所述初始位置以及所述牙齿的几何形状来计算附件参数的代码, 其中每一参数与对应于用于所述牙齿的所述选定移动的最佳力或最佳力矩的预定值范围; 以及用于修改所述附件参数中的至少一者以及所述附件在所述牙齿上的所述位置以使得所有所述附件参数均在所述预定值范围内的代码。 27. A computer-readable medium having a computer program product, the computer-readable medium storing a set of code module, the code module, when executed by a processor cause a computer system to cause the processor to patients teeth The selected attachment movement modeling, the computer program product comprising: means for identifying accessory position on a digital model of the patient's dentition in the initial position of the teeth of the code; for, based on the annex the initial position and the geometry of the tooth attachment parameters for calculating the code, a predetermined value of the optimum range of the mobile force or optimal torque and wherein each of said parameters corresponding to said selected tooth; and modifying the attachment parameters at least one person and the position of the attachment on the tooth for parameters such that all the attachments are in the range of values predetermined code.
Description  translated from Chinese

包含参数附件的正畸系统和方法 Orthodontic system and method includes parameters attachments

[0001] 相关申请案的交叉参考 [0001] Cross-Reference to Related Applications

[0002] 本申请案根据35U. SC § 119(e)主张2008年11月20日申请的第61/116,448 号美国申请案和2009年9月14日申请的第61/M2,379号美国申请案的优先权的权益,所述申请案的整个内容以引用的方式并入本文中。 [0002] The present application No. 61 / No. 61 / 116,448 U.S. Application November 20, 2008 and filed September 14, 2009 filed M2,379 according to 35U. SC § 119 (e) claims U.S. Application priority interests, the entire contents of which application are incorporated by reference herein.

背景技术 Background

[0003] 本发明大体上涉及正畸学领域,且更明确地说,涉及用于啮合牙科重定位器具的牙齿附件,所述附件具有为个别患者定制的改进或优化的设计参数和/或几何形状,且/或用于选定的所要力系的改进施加以引起所识别的牙齿移动。 [0003] The present invention relates generally to the field of orthodontics and, more specifically, relates to relocation for engaging a dental appliance dental accessory, the accessory has customized for individual patients improved or optimized design parameters and / or geometry shape, and / or improved for the selected desired force system is applied to cause tooth movement identified.

[0004] 正畸学的目标是将患者的牙齿移到功能和/或美学最优化的位置。 [0004] The goal of orthodontics is to move the patient's teeth function and / or aesthetics optimized position. 传统上,正畸医生或牙医将例如牙箍等器具施加到患者的牙齿,且牙箍组将连续的力施加在牙齿上,并逐渐将牙齿推向其预期的位置。 Traditionally, the orthodontist or dentist braces and other devices will be applied for example to the patient's teeth and braces group continuous force is applied on the teeth, and the teeth gradually into its intended position. 随着时间过去且在一系列的就诊和对牙箍的调整之后,正畸医生调整器具以使牙齿朝其最终目的地移动。 Over time and after a series of visits and adjustments to braces, orthodontists adjust the appliance to make moving toward its final destination teeth.

[0005] 更近一些,用传统固定器具(例如牙箍)进行的常规正畸治疗的替代方案已变得可用。 [0005] More recently, an alternative to conventional therapy with conventional fixed orthodontic appliances (e.g., braces) performed has become available. 举例来说,包含一系列预制对准件的系统在商业上已可从加利福尼亚州圣克拉拉市的矫正技术公司(Align Technology, Inc.,)以商标Invisalign®系统购得。 For example, it contains a series of pre-aligner system is available from Santa Clara, Calif correction technology company (Align Technology, Inc.,) trademark Invisalign® system available commercially. Invisalign® 系统描述于转让给矫正技术公司的大量专利和专利申请案中,例如包含在第6,450,807号和第5,975,893号美国专利中,以及该公司的网站上,所述网站可在万维网上访问(例如见网址“align, com”)。 Invisalign® system is described in the transfer of technology to correct the company's large number of patents and patent applications, for example, contained in No. 6,450,807 and US Patent No. 5,975,893, as well as on the company's website, the Web site can be accessed on the World Wide Web (see for example web site "align, com"). Invisalign®系统包含在将对准件施予患者并用于重定位牙齿(例如在治疗开始时)之前设计和/或制造将由患者佩戴的对准件中的多个且有时所有对准件。 Invisalign® system is contained in the aligner administered to a patient and for the relocation of teeth (for example at the beginning of treatment) before designing and / or alignment of parts manufacturing will be worn by patients with multiple and sometimes all of the alignment member. 通常,为患者设计和规划定制治疗会利用基于计算机的3维规划/设计工具,例如可从矫正技术公司购得的软件技术。 Typically, patients planning custom design and treatment will use a computer-based three-dimensional planning / design tools, for example, from correction technology company acquired software technology. 对准件的设计可依赖于对一系列经规划连续牙齿布置的计算机建模,且将个别对准件设计为佩戴在牙齿上,且将牙齿弹性地重定位到所规划的牙齿布置中的每一者。 The alignment member is designed to rely on computer modeling of a continuous series of teeth arranged by planning and design of the individual aligner worn on the teeth, and the teeth resiliently relocated to the planned arrangement of each tooth one.

[0006] 正畸器具和系统通常利用接合在牙齿表面上的牙齿附件或组件,以便引起所要的牙齿移动。 [0006] The orthodontic appliances and systems typically utilize bonded to the tooth surface tooth attachments or components, so as to cause tooth movement desired. 一般来说,器具将力和/或力矩施加于牙冠上以移动牙齿,其中所施加的力通常与牙齿表面或定位于牙齿上的附件垂直。 In general, the appliance will force and / or torque applied to move the tooth, wherein the applied force is generally perpendicular to the tooth surface or attachment is positioned on the tooth crown. 目前,正畸系统通常使用若干通用或标准附件来实现正畸牙齿移动。 Currently, orthodontic systems typically use a number of common or standard accessories to achieve orthodontic tooth movement. 可识别牙齿移动,且接着选择通用或标准附件来结合重定位器具而使用。 Tooth movement can be identified, and then select the generic or standard accessory to combine relocation appliance use. 附件的选择和定位通常是基于治疗专家的临床经验或根据治疗专业人员的判断来实现。 Selection and positioning attachment is usually based on clinical experience or based on expert judgment of the treating professionals to achieve. 遗憾的是,事实证明,在一些情况下此些当前方法的疗效有限,因为牙齿上的选定附件配置和/或定位可能无法递送最佳或甚至充分的力施加,以便引起所要的牙齿移动。 Unfortunately, it turns out, in some cases, some of the current limited efficacy of this approach, because the selected attachment on the tooth configuration and / or location may not be the best or even deliver sufficient force to cause tooth movement desired. 在一些情况下,施加到牙齿的实际力并不如最初所预期,且可能导致缺乏移动或不正确且不想要的牙齿移动。 In some cases, the actual force applied to the tooth is not as originally expected, and may lead to a lack of movement or incorrect and the desired tooth movement. 用于旋转的当前牙齿附件对于所有患者均具有相同形状和位置,且用旋转组件来使牙齿经历移动。 Dental attachment for a rotary current for all patients have the same shape and location, and a rotary assembly to move the teeth experience. 由于牙齿的个别形态和复合移动,此些附件的性能可能不是对于所有患者都是最佳的。 Since the individual shape of the teeth and composite movement, this attachment may not be some performance is the best for all patients.

[0007] 因此,需要改进的技术和正畸系统以用于在使用牙齿附件的正畸治疗期间设计更 [0007] Thus, the need for improved technology and orthodontic system for use during orthodontic tooth attachment design is more

5有效的牙齿移动力并将所述力提供给牙齿,且用于减少不想要的牙齿移动。 5 Effective tooth movement force and the force to the teeth, and for reducing unwanted tooth movement. 发明内容 DISCLOSURE

[0008] 本发明提供正畸系统和相关方法,其用于设计和提供用于引起所要牙齿移动且/ 或将牙齿重定位成所要布置的改进或更有效的牙齿移动系统。 [0008] The present invention provides an orthodontic system and related method for designing and providing for eliciting the desired tooth movement and / or relocation to the desired tooth arrangement improved or more efficient tooth movement system. 本发明的方法和正畸系统包含牙齿附件,其具有为更佳且/或更有效地施加力以获得所要/选定正畸移动而选择或修改的经改进或优化的参数。 The method and system of the present invention comprises orthodontic tooth attachments, which has a parameter for the better and / or more effective application of force to achieve the desired / selected orthodontic movement selected or modified improved or optimized. 本发明的附件可为特定患者(例如患者定制)、特定移动和/或患者子群组或子组而定制,且经配置以啮合由患者佩戴的正畸牙齿定位器具,其中附件与正畸器具之间的啮合导致将重定位力或力系列/力系施加于带有附件的牙齿,且通常将引起牙齿移动。 Annex to the present invention may be a particular patient (such as a patient customized), specific movement and / or sub-group or sub-group of patients is customized and configured to engage the patient wears orthodontic tooth positioning appliance, including accessories and orthodontic appliances engagement between the forces led to the relocation or force Series / force system is applied to the teeth with attachments, and typically will cause tooth movement.

[0009] 在一个方面中,本发明是针对一种用于设计用于引起患者牙齿的选定移动的牙齿移动系统的计算机实施的方法。 [0009] In one aspect, the present invention is a computer-implemented method of moving a selected patient teeth tooth movement system for the implementation of a method for designing for causing. 所述方法包含接收所述患者的牙齿的数字模型。 The method includes receiving a digital model of the patient's teeth. 确定用于引起所述选定牙齿移动的所要力系。 Determining a cause of the selected tooth movement desired force system. 接着设计患者定制的附件。 Then design a customized patient attachment. 所述附件经配置以在由患者佩戴时啮合正畸器具,且将对应于所述选定力系的重定位力施加到牙齿。 The attachment is configured to when worn by a patient engages an orthodontic appliance, and the relocation corresponding to the selected force system of forces applied to the teeth. 所述附件包含一个或一个以上参数,所述参数具有基于所述数字模型、所述选定力系以及一个或一个以上患者特定特性而选择的值,从而提供所述选定力系对所述患者的牙齿的改进施加。 The attachment comprises one or more parameters, said parameter having a value based on the digital model, force system and one or more patient-specific characteristics of the selected choice, so as to provide said selected force system to the applied to the patient's teeth improved.

[0010] 在另一方面中,本发明是针对一种用于产生牙齿移动系统的方法,所述牙齿移动系统包含牙齿附件,所述牙齿附件经配置以啮合由患者佩戴的正畸器具,且将对应于所述患者的牙齿的选定移动的重定位力系施加到牙齿。 [0010] In another aspect, the present invention is directed to a method for producing a tooth movement system, the system includes a mobile dental tooth attachments, the tooth attachment configured to engage an orthodontic appliance worn by a patient, and The patient corresponding to the selected tooth movement force system applied to the tooth relocated. 所述方法包含确定将施加到所述患者的牙齿的所要力系,以便引起所述选定牙齿移动。 The method includes determining applied to the patient's tooth by force system, so as to cause the selected tooth movement. 从非定制附件群组中选择第一附件。 Select the first accessory attachment from non-custom group. 对施加到带有所述第一附件且与正畸器具啮合的牙齿的第一力系进行建模。 Applied to the teeth with the first attachment and engagement with the orthodontic appliance of the first force system modeling. 接着通过修改所述第一附件的一个或一个以上参数值来产生优化附件,使得施加到带有所述优化附件且与由所述患者佩戴的正畸器具啮合的牙齿的第二力系比所述第一力系更接近地对应于所述所要力系。 Next to generate optimized attachments via a first attachment modifying one or more of the parameter values, so that is applied to the teeth and with the optimized accessory worn by the patient and by the engagement of an orthodontic appliance than the second force system said first system of forces more closely corresponds to the desired force system.

[0011] 在另一方面中,本发明是针对一种用于将牙齿移动力递送到患者的牙齿的正畸系统。 [0011] In another aspect, the present invention is directed to a system for orthodontic tooth movement power delivered to the patient's teeth. 所述正畸系统包含患者定制的正畸附件。 The system consists of a patient customized orthodontic orthodontic attachments. 所述患者定制的正畸附件经配置以在由患者佩戴时啮合正畸器具,且将对应于选定力系的重定位力系施加到牙齿。 The patient customized orthodontic attachment configured to be worn by a patient when engaging an orthodontic appliance and force system corresponding to the selected relocation force system applied to the teeth. 所述附件包含一个或一个以上参数,所述参数具有基于所述选定力系和一个或一个以上患者特定特性而修改或选择的值。 The attachment contains one or more parameters which have force system and based on the selected one or more patient-specific characteristics of the modified or selected values.

[0012] 在另一方面中,本发明是针对一种用于设计牙齿移动系统的方法,所述牙齿移动系统包括一个或一个以上牙齿附件,以引起患者的牙齿的选定移动。 [0012] In another aspect, the present invention is directed to a system for designing a tooth movement, said tooth movement system comprises one or more tooth attachments, to cause the patient's teeth selected movement. 所述方法包含确定用于引起所述选定牙齿移动的所要力系的力或力矩值。 The method comprises determining the force or torque values for causing tooth movement desired force system of the selected. 设计移动经优化或患者定制的附件。 Mobile optimized design or patient customized accessories. 所述附件经配置以在由患者佩戴时啮合正畸器具,且将重定位力施加到所述牙齿。 The attachment is configured to when worn by a patient engages an orthodontic appliance, and relocate force applied to the teeth. 所述附件包含基于所确定的力或力矩值而修改以使得所述所施加的重定位力大体上与所述所要力系匹配的一个或一个以上参数值。 Said accessory comprising force or torque values based on the determined modified such that the relocation of the applied force substantially matches the desired force system according to one or more parameter values.

[0013] 在另一方面中,本发明是针对一种用于设计牙齿移动系统的方法。 [0013] In another aspect, the present invention is directed to a method of designing a system for tooth movement. 所述包含识别对应于待施加到牙齿以便引起选定牙齿移动的所要力系的力或力矩值的范围。 The included identification corresponding to be applied to a range of tooth movement desired force system of force or torque value so as to cause the selected teeth. 当安置于牙齿上的第一附件与正畸器具啮合时,对施加到所述牙齿的第一力或力矩值进行建模。 When placed in the first engaging tooth attachment and orthodontic appliances on when the value of the first force or torque applied to the teeth, were modeled. 所述第一附件具有在啮合期间影响施加到所述牙齿的所述力或力矩的参数。 The first accessory having a parameter of the force or torque during engagement impact is applied to the teeth. 将所述第一力或力矩值识别为在所述值范围内。 The first force or torque value is identified as within the range of values. 接着通过修改所述第一附件的一个或一个以上参数值来产生优化附件,使得将第二力或力矩施加到带有优化附件且与正畸定位器具啮合的牙齿。 Next to generate optimized accessory attachment by modifying the one or more first parameters, such that the second force or torque is applied to the teeth with optimized positioning attachment and engagement with orthodontic appliances. 所述第二力或力矩值与所述第一力系相比在所述值范围内较高或较低,且经选择以优化正畸治疗期间向牙齿的力/力矩施加。 The second force or torque value and the higher or lower compared to the first system of forces within the value range and selected to optimize the force to the teeth during orthodontic treatment / torque is applied.

[0014] 在另一方面中,本发明是针对用于设计用于引起患者牙齿的选定移动的附件的方法。 [0014] In another aspect, the present invention is directed to a method for designing an accessory for selected movement caused by patient's tooth. 所述方法包含在所述患者的牙系的数字模型上的位置处识别附件在牙齿上的初始位置。 Position recognition method comprising the annex on the digital model of the patient's dentition in the initial position of the teeth. 基于所述附件的所述初始位置以及所述牙齿的几何形状来计算附件参数。 Based on the initial position of the attachment and the geometry of the tooth attachment parameters calculated. 每一附件参数与对应于用于所述牙齿的所述选定移动的最佳力或最佳力矩的预定值范围相关联。 Moving a predetermined range of values of each of the optimal force or optimal torque corresponding to the attachment parameter for said selected associated tooth. 在所述所计算的参数的至少一个值不在所述预定值范围内的情况下,修改所述附件参数中的至少一者以及所述附件在所述牙齿上的所述位置,使得所有所述附件参数均在所述预定值范围内。 Said at least one parameter value is not calculated when the predetermined range of values, modifying the attachment parameters and the position of at least one of the attachment on the tooth, so that all the accessory parameters are within the predetermined range of values.

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[0015] 图IA说明颚以及根据本发明实施例的递增定位调整器具。 [0015] FIG. IA explained jaw and incremental positioning according to an embodiment of the present invention to adjust the instrument.

[0016] 图IB展示啮合牙冠和经定位附件的器具的横截面图。 [0016] Figure IB shows a cross-sectional view of the engagement crowns and positioned attachment apparatus.

[0017] 图2A提供说明正畸附件方法的常规途径的流程图。 [0017] FIG. 2A illustrates a conventional way to provide orthodontic attachment method of the flow chart.

[0018] 图2B提供说明根据本发明实施例的正畸附件选择/设计方法的流程图。 [0018] FIG. 2B provides a flow chart illustrating an example of orthodontic attachment selection / design method according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[0019] 图2C提供说明根据本发明实施例的附件优化过程的流程图。 [0019] Figure 2C annex provides an example of a flow chart of the optimization process according to the present invention.

[0020] 图2D说明根据本发明实施例的附件设计优化。 [0020] FIG. 2D illustrate the design optimization according to an embodiment of the present invention annex.

[0021] 图3提供说明根据本发明实施例的正畸选择/设计方法的逻辑流程图。 [0021] Figure 3 provides a logic flow described selection example orthodontic / design method according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[0022] 图4说明根据本发明实施例的具有相对于牙轴线而识别的一个或一个以上参数的附件。 [0022] Figure 4 illustrates in accordance with one or more parameters with respect to the axis of tooth identification embodiment of the present invention is an attachment.

[0023] 图5说明根据本发明实施例的具有相对于牙系的咬合平面而识别的一个或一个以上参数的附件。 [0023] Figure 5 illustrates the attachment with respect to the occlusal plane of the tooth system and identified one or more parameters according to an embodiment of the present invention.

[0024] 图6说明根据本发明实施例的具有相对于患者的解剖学或骨骼特征而识别的一个或一个以上参数的附件。 [0024] Figure 6 illustrates in accordance with one or more parameters with respect to the patient's anatomy or skeletal features and identification of an embodiment of the present invention accessories.

[0025] 图7说明根据本发明实施例的具有相对于患者的软组织特征或外观而识别的一个或一个以上参数的附件。 [0025] Figure 7 illustrates having one or more parameters relative to the patient's soft tissue characteristics or appearance and identification of an embodiment of the present invention accessories.

[0026] 图8说明根据本发明实施例的具有弧度和半径的附件。 [0026] Figure 8 illustrates the attachment has a radius of curvature of and in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

[0027] 图9A到图9L说明根据本发明各种实施例的示范性附件。 [0027] FIG. 9A to 9L illustrates an exemplary embodiment of the attachment in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention.

[0028] 图IOA是根据本发明实施例的指定疗程的过程的流程图。 [0028] FIG IOA is a flowchart of the process specified course of an embodiment of the present invention.

[0029] 图IOB是用于计算对准件形状的过程。 [0029] FIG IOB aligner shape is the process used to calculate.

[0030] 图11是用于创建有限元模型的过程的流程图。 [0030] FIG. 11 is a flowchart for creating finite element model of the process.

[0031] 图12是用于计算对准件形状的改变的过程的流程图。 [0031] FIG. 12 is a flowchart for calculating aligner shape changing process.

[0032] 图13A是用于计算对准件形状的改变的子过程的流程图。 [0032] FIG. 13A is a flowchart for changing the shape of the aligner calculation subprocess.

[0033] 图13B是用于计算对准件形状的改变的子过程的流程图。 [0033] FIG. 13B is a flowchart for changing the shape of the aligner calculation subprocess.

[0034] 图13C是用于计算对准件形状的改变的子过程的流程图。 [0034] Figure 13C is a flow chart for calculating a change of the shape of the alignment member subprocess.

[0035] 图13D是说明图13B的子过程的操作的示意图。 [0035] FIG 13D is a schematic diagram of the subroutine of FIG. 13B operating instructions.

[0036] 图14是用于计算多组对准件的形状的过程的流程图。 [0036] FIG. 14 is a flowchart for calculating a plurality of sets of the shape of the alignment process.

7[0037] 图15A到图15B分别说明具有经定位牙科器具的初始牙齿位置和所得的不合意力向量。 7 [0037] FIGS. 15A to 15B illustrate a dental appliance having positioned undesirable force vector and the resulting initial tooth positions.

[0038] 图15C到图15D分别说明将释放添加到牙科器具以抵消牙齿周围不合意的力向量,以及所得的牙科器具将预定力合意地施加在牙齿上。 [0038] FIG. 15C to FIG. 15D illustrate the release added to the dental appliance around the teeth to offset the undesirable force vector, and the resulting dental appliance desirably predetermined force is applied to the teeth.

[0039] 图16说明包含额外形状修改以去除牙科器具与牙齿之间的间隙的经修改牙科器具几何形状。 [0039] FIG. 16 illustrates a modified shape contains additional dental appliance to remove the gap between the teeth of the modified dental appliance geometry.

[0040] 图17是说明优化牙科器具的几何形状的流程图。 [0040] FIG. 17 is a dental appliance to optimize the geometry of a flowchart.

[0041] 图18是说明牙科附件定位的流程图。 [0041] FIG. 18 is a flowchart illustrating a dental attachment positioning.

[0042] 图19说明通过在与对象的旋转轨迹正切的方向上施加力来实现的对象旋转。 [0042] FIG. 19 illustrates an object by applying a force on the rotating locus of the object to achieve tangential direction of rotation.

[0043] 图20说明上面形成有牙齿附件的牙齿。 [0043] FIG. 20 illustrates the teeth with teeth formed thereon attachment.

[0044] 图21说明用于移动牙齿的参数激励附件。 [0044] FIG. 21 illustrates a mobile dental parameters for exciting accessories.

[0045] 图22说明用于移动牙齿的附件的激励件。 [0045] FIG. 22 illustrates an activator mobile dental accessories.

[0046] 图23说明激励件与附件之间导致激励件的夹持平面旋转的相互作用。 [0046] FIG. 23 illustrates the interaction between the clip plane activator cause rotation between excitation and Accessories.

[0047] 图M是说明用于提供患者特定附件且用于将附件定位在患者的牙齿上的方法的流程图。 [0047] M is an explanatory diagram for providing patient-specific annex and the flowchart of the attachment is positioned on the patient's teeth, a method for.

[0048] 图25说明在确定附件在牙齿上的位置时应满足的定位约束。 [0048] FIG. 25 illustrates the determined attachment position on the teeth should be positioned to meet the constraints.

[0049] 图沈说明用于设计附件的算法中所使用的牙齿上的不同参数,当所述附件被放置于临床牙冠中轴(facial axis of a clinical crown,FACC)附近时,所述附件产生足够力矩。 [0049] FIG Shen illustrate the different parameters of the algorithm for the design of the teeth on the attachment in use, when the accessory is placed in the clinical crown axis (facial axis of a clinical crown, FACC) nearby, said accessory generate sufficient torque.

[0050] 图27说明有效附件表面的不同参数。 [0050] FIG. 27 illustrates the different parameters effective attachment surface.

[0051] 图观说明牙齿上的附件的夹持平面旋转的比较。 [0051] FIG concept illustrates a comparison of tooth attachment clip plane rotation.

[0052] 图四说明附件的夹持平面的经优化旋转角度。 [0052] Figure IV annex of the clip plane optimized rotation.

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[0053] 本发明提供正畸系统和相关方法,其用于设计和提供用于引起所要牙齿移动且/ 或将牙齿重定位成所要布置的改进或更有效的牙齿移动系统。 [0053] The present invention provides an orthodontic system and related method for designing and providing for eliciting the desired tooth movement and / or relocation to the desired tooth arrangement improved or more efficient tooth movement system. 本发明的方法和正畸系统包含牙齿附件,其具有为更佳且/或更有效地施加力以获得所要/选定正畸移动而选择或修改的改进或优化的参数。 The method and system of the present invention comprises orthodontic tooth attachments, which has a parameter for the better and / or more effective application of force to achieve the desired / selected orthodontic movement selected or modified to improve or optimize. 本发明的附件可为特定患者(例如患者定制)、特定移动和/或患者子群组或子组而定制,且经配置以啮合由患者佩戴的正畸牙齿定位器具,其中附件与正畸器具之间的啮合导致将重定位力或力系列/系施加于带有附件的牙齿,且通常将引起牙齿移动。 Annex to the present invention may be a particular patient (such as a patient customized), specific movement and / or sub-group or sub-group of patients is customized and configured to engage the patient wears orthodontic tooth positioning appliance, including accessories and orthodontic appliances engagement between the forces led to the relocation or force Series / Department applied to the teeth with attachments, and typically will cause tooth movement.

[0054] 本发明的正畸系统可包含牙齿附件以及一个或一个以上正畸器具,所述正畸器具在由患者佩戴时啮合所述附件。 [0054] The orthodontic system of the present invention may comprise tooth attachments and one or more orthodontic appliances, the orthodontic appliance when worn by a patient to engage the attachment. 关于图IA概括说明具有接纳并重定位牙齿(例如经由因器具弹性而施加力)的牙齿接纳腔的器具。 Figure IA overview appliance on and reposition the teeth have accepted (for example, due to the appliance via an elastic force is applied) teeth receiving cavity. 如图所说明,图IA展示由患者佩戴以便实现个别牙齿在颚11中的递增重定位的一个示范性调整器具10。 As illustrated, Figure IA shows worn by the patient in order to achieve incremental individual teeth in the jaw 11 of an exemplary relocation adjustment apparatus 10. 器具可包含壳(例如聚合物壳),其具有接纳牙齿并弹性地重定位牙齿的牙齿接纳腔。 Apparatus may include shells (e.g., polymeric shell), having teeth receiving and resiliently relocation tooth teeth receiving cavity. 类似器具(包含Invisalign®系统中所利用的器具)描述于转让给矫正技术公司的大量专利和专利申请案中,例如包含在第6,450,807号和第5,975,893号美国专利中,以及该公司的网站上,所述网站可在万维网上访问(例如见网址“align, com”)。 Similar appliances (including Invisalign® system utilized in the apparatus) is described in the transfer of technology to correct the company's large number of patents and patent applications, for example, contained in No. 6,450,807 and U.S. Patent No. 5,975,893 as well as on the company's website, the website can be accessed on the World Wide Web (see for example web site "align, com"). 根据本发明的器具可经设计以啮合定位于患者的牙 May be designed to engage the device according to the present invention is positioned in the patient's teeth

8齿上的一个或一个以上附件,如下文进一步描述。 One or more teeth on Annex 8, as described further below. 如本文中进一步描述,牙齿附件可经设计、定向和/或定位在患者的牙齿上以在器具由患者佩戴时精确地控制在患者的牙齿上产生的力矩。 As further described herein, dental accessory on the patient's teeth to be worn by the patient when the appliance precisely control the torque generated by the patient's teeth, designed, directed and / or positioning. 如本文所描述的在正畸治疗中的定制设计和使用可通过更精确地施加具有必要量值和方向的力向量以获得所要移动来有利地改进治疗效率和临床结果。 Custom design and use as described herein in orthodontic treatment can be applied with the necessary force vector magnitude and direction by more precisely in order to obtain the desired movement advantageously improved treatment efficiency and clinical outcomes. 如所描述的包含器具和牙齿附件的本发明的正畸系统进一步提供高效的力分布机制,其可更有效地减小不想要的力和力矩。 Orthodontic system as described in annex containing appliances and teeth of the present invention further provides an efficient mechanism for force distribution, which can be more effectively reduced unwanted forces and moments.

[0055] 参看图IB进一步说明用于传递移动力或力系的牙齿附件。 [0055] Referring to Figure IB further described tooth attachment for transmitting the moving force or system of forces. 所述附件在牙冠上耦合到牙齿表面,且当器具由患者佩戴时,可如图IA中所说明与牙科器具或对准件耦合或啮合牙科器具或对准件。 The crown is coupled to the attachment on the tooth surface, and when the appliance is worn by the patient, can be illustrated in Figure IA in the dental appliance or aligner coupled or engaged with dental appliances or aligners. 当由患者佩戴时,器具通过激励件(例如器具内腔的一个或一个以上表面或部分)与牙齿附件和/或牙冠的对应表面/部分之间的相互作用/接触而啮合牙冠和附件,以施加力系用于引起牙齿移动。 When worn by the patient, the appliance by energizing member (such as an appliance lumen or more surfaces or in part) and tooth attachments and / or crown corresponding surface / interaction / contact portion and the engagement between the crown and Accessories to apply a force system for causing tooth movement. 如下文进一步所述,可实现各种牙齿移动。 As described further below, can achieve a variety of tooth movement.

[0056] 如现有申请案中所陈述,可将器具设计和/或提供为一组多个器具中的一部分, 且可根据治疗计划来管理治疗。 [0056] As set forth in the prior application case, the appliance can be designed and / or provided as a part of the plurality of instruments, and may be managed according to the treatment plan to the treatment. 在此实施例中,每一器具可经配置以使得一个或一个以上牙齿接纳腔具有对应于既定用于所述器具的中间或最终牙齿布置的几何形状。 In this embodiment, each appliance may be configured such that one or more tooth receiving cavity has a geometry corresponding to the appliance intended for intermediate or final tooth arrangement. 器具几何形状可进一步设计或修改(例如修改以适应牙齿附件或结合牙齿附件而操作),以便将所要的力或力系施加到患者的牙齿,且引起所要的牙齿移动且将牙齿逐渐地重定位到既定布置。 Instrument geometries may be further designed or modified (for example adapted to the tooth attachment or binding tooth attachments and operating) in order to be in force or system of forces applied to the patient's teeth and cause the desired tooth movement and teeth gradually relocate to a predetermined arrangement. 通过将一系列递增位置调整器具放于患者的牙齿上,可渐进地将患者的牙齿从其初始牙齿布置重定位到最终牙齿布置。 By a series of incremental position adjustment appliances placed on the patient's teeth, can progressively patient's teeth from an initial tooth arrangement to a final tooth arrangement relocation. 可全部在同一阶段或成组或分批(例如在治疗阶段开始时)制造调整器具,患者佩戴每一器具,直到不再能感觉到每一器具在牙齿上的压力为止。 May all group or batch (for example, at the beginning of the treatment phase) adjustment appliance manufacturing, the patient wears each appliance until you can no longer feel the pressure of each appliance on the tooth at the same stage or as far. 可在患者佩戴多个不同器具(例如一组器具)中的任一器具之前,设计乃至制造所述多个器具。 Before the patient can wear a number of different devices (e.g. a set of instruments) to any one of the appliance, the design and the manufacture of the plurality of instruments. 此时,患者用系列中的下一调整器具来替换当前调整器具,直到没有器具剩下为止。 In this case, the patient with a series of next adjustment appliance to replace the current adjustment appliance until no rest until the appliance. 所述器具通常未固定到牙齿上,患者可在疗程期间的任何时间放置和替换器具。 The appliance is usually not fixed to the teeth, the patient can be placed at any time and replace the appliance during treatment. 系列中的最终器具或若干器具的几何形状可能经选择而过度校正牙齿布置,即具有(如果完全实现)将移动个别牙齿超过已选择为“最终”的牙齿布置的几何形状。 Geometry series final appliance or several appliances may be selected and overcorrected tooth arrangement, which has (if fully achieved) move individual teeth than is selected as the "final" of the geometry of the tooth arrangement. 此过度校正可能合乎需要,目的是在重定位方法终止之后抵消潜在的复归,即准许个别牙齿朝其预校正的位置往回移动。 This over correction may be desirable, the purpose of the relocation was terminated after offsetting the potential return, that allow individual teeth to move back toward its pre-correction position. 过度校正还可能有助于加快校正速率,即通过使器具的几何形状的位置超过所要中间或最终位置的几何形状,个别牙齿将以较大速率朝所述位置移位。 Over correction may also help speed up the correction rate, that is geometric shape of the intermediate or final position of the position by the appliance exceeds the desired geometric shape, a larger rate of individual teeth will shift toward the position. 在此些情况下, 在牙齿到达器具所界定的位置之前,就可以不再使用器具。 Under these circumstances, the position of the teeth before arrival appliance as defined, you can no longer use the appliance.

[0057] 例如图IA中所说明的正畸器具在器具的牙齿接纳腔与所接纳的牙齿和/或附件之间的每一接触点处将力施加到牙齿的牙冠和/或定位在牙齿上的附件。 Crown and / or positioning [0057] Figure IA an orthodontic appliance such as those described in each point of contact between the teeth receiving cavity appliances and accepted the teeth and / or attachment force is applied to the teeth in the tooth accessory. 这些力中的每一者的量值及其在牙齿表面上的分布决定了其所导致的正畸牙齿移动的类型。 The magnitude and distribution of each of these forces on the tooth surface determines the type of orthodontic tooth movement they cause. 牙齿移动的类型按照惯例被描绘为挤出、侵入、旋转、翻转、平移和牙根移动。 Type of tooth movement by convention is depicted as extrusion, intrusion, rotate, flip, pan, and root movement. 牙冠移动大于牙根移动的牙齿移动被称为翻转。 Tooth root movement more than crown movement move is called flipping. 牙冠和牙根的等量移动被称为平移。 Crown and root of the same amount of movement is called panning. 牙根移动大于牙冠移动被称为牙根移动。 Root movement more than crown movement is called root movement.

[0058] 出于说明性目的,可将三种类型的牙齿移动识别为连续的可能移动的划分。 [0058] For illustrative purposes, the three types of tooth movement is recognized as a continuous division may move. 牙齿移动可在空间的任一平面中在任一方向上。 Tooth movement in any plane in space in either direction. 本发明使用将三维空间中的移动描绘为三种分类:第一级、第二级和第三级的正畸惯例。 The present invention uses a three-dimensional space of movement is depicted as three categories: first grade, second and third stages of orthodontic practice.

[0059] 所选择和施加到牙齿的力的量值,以及力在其上作用的牙齿表面上的位置和分布的合适选择对于控制所实现的牙齿移动的类型来说是重要的。 [0059] The selected and applied to the teeth, amount of force, and force its position on the tooth surface and on the role of the proper selection of the distribution is important for the type of control of tooth movement is achieved. 先前存在的附接技术并不用于为个别患者或所要的特定牙齿移动定制附件,或优化或精确地控制施加到患者的牙齿以引起牙齿的所要移动的力(例如力的集合或力系)。 Previously existing attachment technology is not used for an individual patient or a particular attachment to be customized tooth movement or optimization or precise control is applied to the patient's teeth to cause a force (for example, a collection of force or system of forces) of the teeth to be moved.

[0060] 利用附件的现存正畸系统和方法通常利用有限数目个通用或标准附件来实现正畸牙齿移动。 [0060] existing orthodontic system and method of attachment often use a limited number of common or standard accessories to achieve orthodontic tooth movement. 根据先前存在的方法,可基于所需的牙齿移动的类型来选择所使用的通用或标准附件,而不进行预测或力建模查询(例如见图2A)。 The method of pre-existing, based on the type of tooth movement required to select the generic or standard accessories used without modeling to predict or force a query (for example, see Figure 2A). 举例来说,正畸知识或临床实践可使得正畸从业者从一组现存通用附件中选择一特定附件,其中所述附件是已知或预期更适合于所要的牙齿移动。 For example, knowledge or clinical practice orthodontics orthodontic practitioner can make a specific choice from a group of existing common accessory attachment, in which the attachment of tooth movement is known or expected to be more suitable for the. 然而,此特定选择在按患者或牙齿移动定制的治疗方面受限(例如因为选择的数目有限),且与本文所描述的附件设计的“定制”不同。 However, this particular choice by patient or dental treatment customized mobile restricted (for example, because the choice of a limited number), and the attachment described herein designed "custom" different. 更通常且在许多治疗方法中,针对所有患者的所有牙齿上的相同移动使用单个或相同的通用附件设计/配置;“均码(one size fitsall) ”方法。 More generally, and in many treatment methods, for the same move all the teeth on all patients using a single or the same general attachment design / configuration; "Size (one size fitsall)" method. 虽然将用于移动的附件的选择按照惯例是基于临床经验的一般指导原则或基于治疗专业人员的判断,但执行选定附件对引起所要移动所需的力系的较少优化/定制,且将由选定附件和位置实现的实际力系是在使用之后(例如)通过观察临床结果来评估。 Although general guidelines for the selection moved attachments by convention is based on clinical experience or judgment of the treating professional based, but the implementation of the selected attachment to the cause to be required to move less force system optimization / customization, and by The actual force system selected attachment and position is achieved after use (for example) by the clinical results to evaluate.

[0061] 由此,先前通过使用牙科附件来实现牙齿移动的方法已被证实在一些情况下具有缺点,因为其并未最佳地将生物力学、力建模和/或预测性建模的原理并入到附件的设计中。 [0061] Thus, the methods previously achieved by the use of dental accessory tooth movement has been confirmed to have a disadvantage in some cases, because of the principles it has not the best biomechanics, strength modeling and / or predictive modeling incorporated into the design of its annexes. 因此,一般或非定制附件所施加的实际移动力的所得不确定性有时可能导致不足和/ 或不适当的力系被施加到牙齿,这可能导致不正确且不想要的牙齿移动。 Therefore, the resultant force of the actual movement or customized attachments generally applied uncertainty may sometimes result in insufficient and / or inappropriate force system is applied to the teeth, which could lead to incorrect and the desired tooth movement. 本发明有利地实现牙齿的给定所要移动,针对所要/指定移动而优化例如附件几何形状和附件的定位等各种附件参数。 The present invention advantageously achieve given teeth to be moved for the desired / specified range of accessories such as mobile optimized geometry parameters Positioning Accessories and attachments and the like. 此优化过程不仅基于所要牙齿移动,而且可在确定附件的特性的过程中并入生物力学、生物力学与力测试和/或建模的原理,以及待移动的特定牙齿的特性。 This optimization process is not only based on the desired tooth movement, and can be incorporated in determining the biomechanical properties of the attachment process, the principles of biomechanics and strength testing and / or modeling, and to be specific characteristics of tooth movement. 可基于个别患者的待移动的特定牙齿的特性而实现进一步定制。 It can be based on characteristics of the individual patient's specific tooth movement and to achieve further customization. 图2B大体上说明附件设计优化的过程。 Figure 2B generally illustrate accessory has been designed to optimize the process. 可通过并入有或考虑个别患者(或患者群组)的牙齿的特性,例如牙齿大小、宽度、轮廓、长度、长轴等来实现附件设计定制。 Or by incorporating consideration of the individual patient (or the patient group) teeth characteristics, e.g., tooth size, width, contour, length, etc. to achieve the long axis design custom attachments. 如图2B中所说明,本发明可包含:识别所要牙齿移动;确定引发所要牙齿移动所需的力系或一系列的所施加力;以及设计经优化的附件以将所识别的力系或大体上类似的力系递送到患者的牙齿,从而实现所要的牙齿移动。 As illustrated in Figure 2B, the present invention may comprise: identifying a desired tooth movement; determining the desired tooth movement caused the desired force system or a series of applied force; and accessory design optimized to force system or generally identified On a similar force system delivered to the patient's teeth in order to achieve the desired tooth movement. 如本文进一步陈述,附件设计和优化可包含对使用选定附件施加到牙齿的力系进行建模或预测, 且可进一步包含修改或调整一个或一个以上附件参数。 As further stated, accessory design and optimization may include the use of selected attachment force system is applied to the teeth to model or predict, and may further include modifications or adjustments attachment of one or more parameters. 在一个实施例中,一种方法可包含: 首先选择附件设计;且接着确定通过附件的正畸使用而施加到牙齿的力系;且进一步确定所预测的力系是否适合于引发所要的牙齿移动。 In one embodiment, a method may include: first select the attachment design; and then determined by the use of orthodontic attachment system of forces applied to the teeth; and further determining whether the predicted force system is adapted to initiate the desired tooth movement .

[0062] 具有可根据本发明而选择/修改的值的附件参数包含附件的任何参数或特征,其在经修改的情况下,影响在正畸治疗期间施加到安置有附件的患者牙齿上的力或力矩。 [0062] According to the present invention having selected / modified attachment parameter values contain any parameters or characteristics accessory, which in the case of the revised impact force during placement of orthodontic treatment in patients with attachments applied to the teeth or torque. 一般来说,附件参数的非限制实例可包含或涉及附件(整个或部分)几何形状、形状、大小、组成、定位等。 In general, non-limiting examples of attachment parameters may include or involve attachment (whole or partial) geometry, shape, size, composition, location and so on. 可选择或修改附件参数值,以实现优化(例如选定移动优化)和/或患者定制。 Alternatively or modify the attachment parameter values to optimize (eg selected mobile-optimized) and / or patient customization. 患者定制是指根据正接受治疗的个别患者或(在一些情况下)特定且大体上受限类别的患者的特定特征或特性而选择或修改附件参数值。 Customized according to individual patient means a patient is being treated or (in some cases) the specific features or characteristics of a particular category and generally limited to select or modify the patient's attachment parameter values. 可根据本发明而包含和考虑各种患者特性,且所述患者特性将包含患者的可影响牙齿移动或正畸治疗的任何特性。 The patient can include and consider the various characteristics according to the present invention, and the patient characteristics of the patient will include any feature or orthodontic tooth movement may affect treatment. 非限制患者特定特性包含牙齿形状、形态特征、牙齿或表面定向、牙齿彼此之间和与咀嚼系统的其它部分之间的关系、牙根特性、治疗计划考虑因素,例如牙齿移动路径、碰撞等。 Non-limiting characteristics comprising patient specific tooth shape, morphology, surface of the teeth or orientation, and with the rest of the system masticatory relationships between each other between the teeth, root characteristics, treatment planning considerations, such as tooth movement path, collision. 患者特征可进一步包含例如年龄、性别、种族、各种生活方式考虑因素、营养、口腔卫生等较一般的特性。 Patient characteristics may further comprise such as age, sex, race, various lifestyle factors to consider more general characteristics, nutrition, oral health.

10[0063] 在一个方面中,本发明提供改进的附件以及用于确定这些附件的参数(例如,几何参数)以及这些参数的值的方法,其实现对由附件递送到牙齿的力系的改进控制。 10 [0063] In one aspect, the present invention provides an improved attachment and used to determine these parameters (for example, geometrical parameters) and methods of attachment values of these parameters, and its implementation by the attachment to the tooth force system delivered Improvement control. 将正确且适当的力系施加到牙齿将产生精确的受控正畸牙齿移动,且被视为正畸治疗中的改进。 The correct and appropriate force system is applied to the teeth to produce accurate controlled orthodontic tooth movement, and is considered orthodontic treatment improvements. 可更成功地实现治疗目标,且治疗时间更短,从而使得患者满意度增加。 Treatment can be more successfully achieved the goal, and the treatment time is shorter, so that patient satisfaction increased. 在一个实施例中,发明性方法优化附件设计,其考虑如实现特定牙齿的所要移动所需的附件的表面的位置和定向。 In one embodiment, the inventive method of attachment design optimization, which takes into account the specific tooth to achieve such position and the orientation of the surface of the required accessories.

[0064] 如上文所述,器具或对准件通过施加一系列或系统的力(力系)来实现牙齿移动, 所述力系由以下部分组成:力、力的力矩以及用以引起环绕牙齿的牙周组织和骨结构的生物学响应的到牙齿的力偶矩。 [0064] As described above, the aligner appliance or a series or system by applying a force (the force system) to achieve tooth movement, the force system consists of the following components: power, torque and force to cause surround teeth The biological response of periodontal tissues and bone structures to the teeth moment of couple. 不同的力系产生不同类型的牙齿移动:翻转、平移、牙根移动等。 Different force systems produce different types of tooth movement: flip, pan, root movement. 在一些情况下,对准件单独无法递送实现所要牙齿移动所需的力系。 In some cases, the alignment member alone can not achieve the desired tooth movement to deliver the desired force system. 可将某一量的材料或结构(在正畸领域中通常称为附件)接合到牙齿以辅助对准件将适当的力系递送到牙齿。 Material or structure may be some amount of (often referred to in orthodontics annex) bonded to the teeth to aid aligner appropriate force system delivered to the teeth. 附件中的当前技术水平是被指示为在需要特定牙齿移动时使用的固定几何形状。 Annex current level of technology is indicated as fixed geometry requires specific tooth mobile use. 然而, 过去仅凭临床观察来选择与对准件配对以改进移动的附件,在一些情况下这种选择方式的疗效有限,且无法对递送到牙齿的力系进行精确的临床控制。 However, past clinical observation alone to choose the alignment member pair to improve attachment to move, and in some cases limited the efficacy of this selection method, and can not force system delivered to the teeth for precise clinical control. 根据本发明的方法和系统有利地考虑可能对将精确的力系施加到牙齿具有重要影响的各种因素,包含生物力学原理、 牙齿形态、附件位置、附件定向以及对准件之间的啮合概率。 Favorably consider various factors that may have a significant impact on the system of forces applied to the teeth precisely according to the method and system of the present invention comprises biomechanical principles, the probability of engagement between the teeth morphology, attachment position, orientation, and alignment member attachment . 本发明使用这些输入来确定将与对准件一起使用以实现特定牙齿的特定移动的附件的最佳设计,且适应针对特定牙齿和特定所要移动而确定的特定附件特性。 The present invention uses these inputs to determine the alignment member used in conjunction with the best design specific moves to achieve a specific dental attachments, and adapted to the specific attachment characteristics specific for a particular tooth and determined to be moved. 因此,当前附件和正畸系统为特定牙齿和特定移动提供优化以及定制的个别化附件设计。 Therefore, the current attachment and orthodontic systems provide optimized and customized attachments designed for specific individualized and specific tooth movement.

[0065] 图2C说明根据本发明实施例的附件优化过程。 [0065] Figure 2C illustrates an example of the optimization process according to the annex to the present invention. 所述过程包含提供或创建治疗或力施加模拟环境。 The process comprises providing a force or treating or create a simulated environment. 模拟环境可包含(例如)计算机建模系统、生物力学系统或设备等。 Simulation environment can contain (for example) a computer modeling system, biomechanical systems or equipment. 可为测试或力建模选择一个或一个以上对准件形状或候选附件设计。 Modeling can select one or more candidate aligner shape or attachment designed to test or force. 如上文所述,可识别所要的牙齿移动以及引起所要牙齿移动所需或所要的力系。 Tooth movement described above, can be identified, and the causes are to be required to move to the teeth or the desired force system. 使用模拟环境,可对候选附件形状进行分析或建模,以确定因使用候选附件而产生的实际力系。 Use simulation environment that can analyze the shape of the candidate annex or modeling to determine the actual candidate annex by the use of force system generated. 可任选地对候选附件进行一种或一种以上修改,且可如所描述进一步分析力建模。 Optionally candidate attachment of one or more modifications, and may be as described in further analytical modeling.

[0066] 图2D说明根据本发明实施例的附件力建模和设计优化。 [0066] FIG. 2D annex force modeling and design optimization in accordance with this invention. 如上文,可识别所要的牙齿移动以及引起所要牙齿移动所需或所要的力系(或牙齿移动力或力矩的值范围)。 As mentioned, you can identify the desired tooth movement and cause the teeth or required to move to the desired force system (or tooth movement force or torque range of values). 可选择一个或一个以上附件设计(例如形状A到F),以分析所施加的对应力系,从而识别具有属于所识别或所要范围内的牙齿移动力施加的附件设计。 Optionally one or more accessory design (eg shape A to F), in order to analyze the corresponding system of forces applied to identify or have identified as belonging to annex designed tooth movement within the scope of the applied force. 可进一步修改附件设计,例如修改一个或一个以上附件参数值,以修改或进一步优化所要力系的施加。 Accessory design can be further modified, for example, to modify one or more accessory parameters, to modify or to be applied to further optimize the system of forces.

[0067] 在一个实施例中,可将附件识别为具有在所识别范围之外的力或力矩值,且产生经优化附件可包含修改所述附件的一个或一个以上参数值,以便使附件的力或力矩值在所识别范围内。 [0067] In one embodiment, the attachment can be identified as having force or torque value is outside of the scope of recognition and generate one or more parameters optimized attachments may contain modifying the attachment so that the attachment force or torque values in the range identified. 在另一实施例中,一种方法可包含识别具有属于所要范围的力/力矩的附件, 接着修改所实现的参数值,使得经修改或优化的附件的力/力矩属于所要范围的不同部分。 Annex embodiment, a method may include identifying the scope has to be belonging to the force / torque in another embodiment, and then modify the parameter values achieved so modified or optimized force attachment / torque belonging to different parts of the range. 举例来说,可将附件识别为具有在所要范围的下部部分中的力/力矩值,其中选择修改以优化附件,以便提供所要范围内较高的力/力矩值。 For example, the attachment can be identified as having a range in the lower part of the force / torque values, which select modified to optimize the attachment in order to provide a higher force / torque value within the desired range. 见(例如)图2D,将形状F与形状F'和F"进行比较。 See (for example) 2D, the shape and the shape of the F F 'and F "for comparison.

[0068] 参看图3描述根据本发明的设计包含一个或一个以上经优化和/或定制附件以引起患者牙齿的所要移动的牙齿移动系统的方法。 [0068] Referring to Figure 3 depicts a method of one or more optimized and / or customize the attachment to cause the patient to be moved tooth tooth movement system according to the present invention comprises a design. 可为正畸治疗而识别所要的牙齿移动。 For orthodontic treatment and identifying the desired tooth movement. Green

11物力学原理、建模技术、力计算/测量技术等(包含正畸术中通常使用的知识和方法)可界定待施加到牙齿以实现牙齿移动的适当力系。 11 things mechanics, modeling, force calculation / measurement techniques (including knowledge and methods commonly used in orthodontic surgery) may be defined to be applied to the teeth in order to achieve an appropriate force system tooth movement. 在确定待施加的力系时,可考虑来源,包含文献、通过实验或虚拟建模、基于计算机的建模、临床经验、对有害力的最小化等(包含本文进一步描述的方法)而确定的力系。 In determining the system of forces to be applied, consider the source, including literature, experimental, or virtual modeling, modeling, computer-based clinical experience, harmful force minimization (including the method further described herein) determined force system. 确定的结果是待施加到牙齿的所要力系。 Result of the determination is to be applied to the teeth of the force system. 初始附件几何形状可由一组参数假定和描述。 The initial attachment geometry assumed by a set of parameters and description. 接着可通过计算机建模来确定或直接测量由此初始几何形状产生的力系。 Then can be determined or measured directly force system whereby the initial geometry generated by computer modeling. 可相对于参考点(例如牙齿的轴线或任何牙科特性)而界定力系。 The definition of force system with respect to a reference point (for example, characteristic axis or any dental teeth). 当确定附件设计时可考虑牙齿形态和表面定向。 When it is determined accessory design consideration tooth morphology and surface orientation. 牙齿的表面可能具有一定向,使得当通用附件形状接合到牙齿的表面时,力被不正确地引导。 Tooth surface may have some direction, so that when the general shape of the engaging attachment to the surface of the teeth, the force is not properly guided. 接着更改参数附件的表面定向,以补偿牙齿表面定向,且在较有利的方向上重定向所述力。 Then change the parameters of the surface orientation of the annex to compensate for the tooth surface orientation, and the force on more favorable direction redirection. 还可更改附件在牙齿上的位置,以确定产生最优力系的位置。 You can also change the position of attachment on the tooth to determine the position to produce optimal force system. 还可更改例如绕轴线旋转或线性移动等定向,以优化力系。 You can also change, for example about the axis of rotation or linear movement, etc. oriented to optimize the force system. 接着可使确定由附件产生的力系的结果的每一参数在临床相关值和所识别的最优设计内递增。 Each parameter can then determine the results generated by the attachment force system clinically relevant increment in value and the identified within the optimal design.

[0069] 图3说明逻辑流程图,其说明本发明的附件优化和/或定制的正畸选择/设计方法实施例。 [0069] Figure 3 illustrates a logic flow diagram illustrating the annex of the present invention to optimize and / or customized orthodontic choice / design procedure of Example.

[0070] 界定附件且可使其值递增以确定产生所要力系的组合的参数包含表面积、表面定向、在牙齿上的位置、大小(长度、深度、高度)、界定为附件在牙齿表面外的距离的突出。 [0070] and may be defined in the annex to it to determine the parameter value is incremented to produce a desired force system comprising a combination of surface area, surface orientation, the position on the tooth, the size (length, depth, height), defined as the attachment of the outer tooth surface projection distance. 界定附件几何形状、定向和位置的参数可相对于牙齿或任何解剖学结构或根据这些而界定的任何参考而参考。 Defining attachment geometry, orientation and position parameters relative to the teeth, or any anatomical structures or under any of these and defined by reference and reference. 可(例如)相对于FACC轴线(临床牙冠的面部轴线)、牙齿的一个或一个以上轴线、包含牙齿的那些轴线的任何参考平面、牙咬合、骨骼或软组织而界定附件参数。 It may be (e.g.) with respect to the FACC axis (the axis of the clinical crown portion), one or more axes, any reference plane containing the axis of those teeth, occlusal tooth, bone or soft tissues and teeth defining attachment parameters. 可相对于多根牙齿的任一轴线来界定附件的参数。 With respect to any of the plurality of teeth to define the parameters of an axis attachment.

[0071] 对于由弯曲部分组成的附件,界定附件的位置和定向的参数除上文所指示的参数之外还可包含曲率、弧度、半径、切向、长轴和短轴或界定总体形状时所使用的任何其它特性。 [0071] For attachment by a curved part, defines the position and orientation of the attachment in addition to the parameters indicated above parameters may also include a curvature, curvature radius, tangential, or major and minor axes defining the overall shape any other characteristics used. 所要移动可在适当时在2D空间中界定,且由例如第一、第二或第三级、挤出、侵入、旋转、倾斜、外翻、翻转、扭转等常用正畸术语来指定。 The move may be defined in a 2D space, when appropriate, and by the example of the first, second or third grade, extrusion, intrusion, rotate, tilt, valgus, flip, twist and other common orthodontic terms to be specified. 将在牙弓平面内的牙科移动称为第一级。 Moving the dental arch within a plane called the first stage. 围绕垂直于咬合平面的轴线的旋转为一实例。 Rotation about an axis perpendicular to the occlusal plane as an example. 将沿牙弓的牙科移动描述为第二级。 Move along the dental arch will be described as a second stage. 近中远根尖是第二级移动的实例。 COSCO near Apical is the second stage moving instances. 将围绕牙弓的牙科移动描述为第三级。 Will focus on mobile dental arch is described as the third stage. 前牙根扭转是第三级移动的实例。 Root reverse is the third stage before moving instances.

[0072] 在图4所示的一个实施例中,所要/选定2D移动为挤出,且相对于牙齿的长轴而参考附件的用以优化力系的参数。 [0072] In an embodiment shown in FIG. 4 embodiment, extruded, and with respect to the long axis of the tooth and the reference parameters to optimize the desired force system attachment / selected 2D move. 将所要力系确定为平行于牙齿的长轴的力。 The desired force system is determined as parallel to the long axis of the tooth forces. 放于临床牙冠上的FACC点处的矩形附件并不产生最优力系。 Clinical crown placed on a rectangular annex FACC point does not produce optimal force system. 所揭示的本发明确定附件的参数改变以补偿长轴与附件接合到其上的牙齿表面的方向之间的角度变化。 The disclosed invention to determine the parameters to change the angle of attachment to compensate for changes to the long axis of the tooth surface attachment engagement between the direction on. 相对于长轴而展示附件的优化或改进力系的一个正面的定向。 Optimized display of attachments or improve a positive orientation with respect to the long axis of the force system. 所揭示的本发明包含确定参数改变以在优化或改进力系时补偿牙齿表面形态。 The present invention is disclosed comprising determining parameters to compensate for changes in the morphology of the tooth surface when optimizing or improving the force system.

[0073] 可相对于各种解剖学特征来界定所要牙齿移动、力以及附件参数。 [0073] with respect to the various anatomical features to define the desired tooth movement, strength and attachment parameters. 如图5中所说明,例如,相对于牙系的咬合平面来界定参数。 As illustrated in FIG. 5, for example, with respect to the occlusal plane of the tooth system defined parameter. 如图6中所说明,例如,相对于骨骼特征来界定参数。 As illustrated in FIG. 6, for example, with respect to the skeletal features defined parameters. 如图7中所说明,例如,相对于患者的软组织的方面或特征来界定参数。 As illustrated in FIG. 7, for example, with respect to the soft tissue aspects or features to define the parameters of a patient.

[0074] 所揭示的本发明的额外优点是可将定制或经优化附件设计为对临床错误较不敏感,即“较宽容的”的附件,其中当位置或制造准确性受损时,力系并不显著变化。 [0074] Additional advantages of the invention are disclosed can be customized or optimized accessory designed for the clinical error is less sensitive, that is, "the more tolerant," the annex, which damaged when the position or manufacturing accuracy, the system of forces It did not change significantly. 另外,可递增地变化一个或一个以上参数。 In addition, changes incrementally one or more parameters. 参数在对所要力系(或力系的特定组成部分)产生最少影响的某一值范围内的变化允许使用期间的最大变化或不准确性。 Parameters in generating the least impact on the force system (or a particular part of the system of forces) to a value range of variations permitted maximum period variations or inaccuracies.

12[0075] 本发明的另一优点包含优化或改进附件与器具之间的所要啮合的概率。 12 [0075] Another advantage of the present invention comprises optimize or improve the probability of attachment between the appliance to be engaged. 器具或对准件通常不会充分啮合(例如接触)所有附件形状。 Appliances or aligners usually not fully engaged (such as contact) all attachments shapes. 根据本发明而优化的附件设计以可再现方式啮合对准件,即在将对准件多次插入附件上后,产生啮合的最少变化或无变化。 According to the present invention is optimized reproducible fashion accessory designed to align the engaging member, i.e., the alignment member is inserted after the repeated attachment, the engaging produce minimal changes or no change. 因此,多次附件/对准件啮合将使得产生大体上相同的力系。 Thus, multiple attachments / aligner engagement will make produce substantially the same force system. 此可再现啮合可有利地提供正实现的较有效的牙齿移动。 This can be reproduced engagement can advantageously provide a more efficient tooth movement being achieved. 通过先前段落中所述的手段来确定改进或最优设计。 By means of the previous paragraph, to determine the optimal design or improve.

[0076] 图8说明具有弧度和半径的附件。 [0076] Figure 8 illustrates the attachment has a radian and radius. 图9A到图9L说明示范性牙齿附件。 9A-9L illustrate exemplary tooth attachment. 图9A到图9C说明针对牙齿旋转移动(例如尖齿旋转)而优化的附件。 9A-9C illustrate tooth for rotational movement (such as rotating tines) optimized attachment. 图9D和图9E说明针对牙齿旋转移动(例如双尖齿旋转)而选择和定位的附件。 Figure 9D and 9E instructions for tooth rotation movement (such as bicuspid rotation) and the selection and positioning of attachments. 图9F和图9G说明针对牙齿挤出移动(例如前牙挤出)而优化的附件(例如带牙龈斜面)。 Figure 9F and 9G instructions for dental extrusion movement (such as front teeth out) and optimized accessories (such as with gum ramp). 图9H到图9J说明包含水平带斜面弯向缘(图9H和图91)和垂直矩形(图9J)的针对侵入移动(例如不具有双尖齿旋转的前牙侵入,以及前牙侵入加双尖齿旋转)而定位的附件。 Figure 9H to Figure 9J illustrate and vertical rectangles (Figure 9J) comprises a horizontal bent beveled edge (Figure 9H and Fig. 91) for the invasion of mobile (for example, not having a front tooth bicuspid rotation of invasion and intrusion of anterior teeth with double tines rotation) and positioning accessories. 图9K说明针对下颂切牙拔出而选择和定位的附件(例如,放置于邻近拔出位点的两个牙齿上的垂直矩形附件)。 Figure 9K instructions for mandibular incisor extraction and selection and positioning of accessories (for example, placed in a vertical rectangular attachment sites near pulled two teeth). 图9L说明针对双尖齿拔出而选择和定位的附件(例如,放置于远离拔出位点的两个牙齿和在拔出位点近中的一个牙齿上的垂直矩形)。 Figure 9L instructions for bicuspid extraction and selection and positioning of accessories (for example, placed in a vertical rectangle pulled away from the site of two teeth and a tooth extraction sites in the past in on).

[0077] 如上文所述,通常根据治疗计划逐渐地使患者的牙齿重定位。 [0077] As described above, typically the patient's teeth progressively according to the treatment plan relocation. 下文进一步描述用于治疗计划设计以及器具设计和制造的示范性方法。 Described further below, treatment planning and appliance design and manufacturing methods for exemplary. 通常,可使用各种基于计算机的应用来任选地(但不是必要地)完成器具和/或治疗计划设计。 Typically, you can use a variety of computer-based applications to optionally (but not necessarily) complete appliance and / or treatment planning. 将认识到,器具设计和制造不限于任何特定方法,且可包含各种基于计算机和不基于计算机的方法。 It will be appreciated, appliance design and manufacturing is not limited to any particular method, and may include a variety of computer and non-computer-based method.

[0078] 描述根据本发明的一个实施例的治疗规划。 [0078] describe the treatment plan according to one embodiment of the invention. 可收集和分析患者数据,且指定和/ 或规定特定治疗步骤。 Collect and analyze patient data, and specify and / or regulations specific treatment steps. 在一个实施例中,可产生和提出治疗计划以供牙科从业者审阅。 In one embodiment, a treatment plan can be produced and presented for review by the dental practitioner. 牙科从业者可接受治疗计划或请求修改治疗计划。 Dental practitioner acceptable treatment plan or request modification treatment plan. 一旦治疗计划被批准,就可开始制造器具。 Once the treatment plan has been approved, you can start making apparatus. 现在可能用3维正畸治疗规划工具(例如矫正技术公司的软件,或可从e模型(eModels) 和OrthoCAD购得的其它软件,等等)来制订数字治疗计划。 Now possible to use a three-dimensional orthodontic treatment planning tools (such as software correction technology companies, or from e model (eModels) other software and OrthoCAD purchased, etc.) to develop the digital treatment plan. 这些技术允许临床医师使用患者的实际牙系作为定制治疗计划的开始点。 These technologies allow clinicians to use actual patient dentition as a starting point to customize a treatment plan. 矫正技术公司的软件技术使用患者特定的数字模型来制订治疗计划,且因此使用对所实现的或实际治疗成果的扫描来估定所述成果与如2003年8月21日申请的第10/640,439号美国专利申请案和2002年8月22日申请的第10/225,889号美国专利申请案中所论述的原始数字治疗计划相比的成功度。 Correction technology company's software technology uses patient-specific digital model to develop a treatment plan, and therefore the use of the actual realization of a scan or treatment outcomes to assess the results and where the application August 21, 2003 the first 10/640 The original digital treatment plan 439 and U.S. Patent Application No. 10 / 225,889 U.S. Patent Application August 22, 2002 discussed the application of the success of the match.

[0079] 图IOA说明用于为患者的正畸治疗产生治疗计划或界定和产生重定位器具的示范性过程100的总体流程。 [0079] FIG IOA described for generating a treatment plan for the patient's orthodontic treatment or define and generate an exemplary process of relocation appliance overall flow 100. 过程100可并入有如本文进一步描述的经优化和/或定制附件及其设计。 The process 100 may be incorporated like optimized further described herein and / or custom accessories and their design. 如将描述,过程100包含本发明的方法,且适合于本发明的经优化和/或定制的附件和设备。 As will be described, the process of the present invention comprises a method 100, and is suitable for optimized and / or customized accessories and apparatus of the present invention. 将所述过程的计算步骤有利地实施为用于在一个或一个以上常规数字计算机上执行的计算机程序模块。 It will advantageously implemented as computer program modules for one or more conventional digital computer to perform calculations of the process step.

[0080] 作为初始步骤,获得患者的牙齿或嘴部组织的模型或扫描(步骤110)。 [0080] As an initial step, to obtain the patient's teeth or mouth tissue model or scan (step 110). 此步骤通常涉及获取患者的牙齿和牙龈的铸型,且可另外或替代地涉及获取蜡咬模、直接接触扫描、 X射线成像、层析成像、声波造影成像以及用于获得关于牙齿、颚、牙龈和其它正畸学相关组织的位置和结构的信息的其它技术。 This step generally involves obtaining the patient's teeth and gums of the mold, and may additionally or alternatively involve obtaining wax bites mode, direct contact scanning, X-ray imaging, tomography, acoustic imaging, and angiography for obtaining on the teeth, jaw, Other technical information of the location and structure of the gums and other relevant organizations orthodontics. 根据如此获得的数据,得出表示患者的牙齿和其它组织的初始(即,治疗前)布置的数字数据集。 According to the data thus obtained results indicate the initial teeth and other tissues of patients (ie, before treatment) digital data set arrangement.

[0081] 对可包含来自扫描操作的原始数据和从原始数据得出的表示表面模型的数据的初始数字数据集进行处理,以对组织构成彼此分段(步骤120)。 [0081] The initial digital data set may contain raw data from the scanning operation and shows the surface model data derived from the original data is processed to another segment of the tissue composition (step 120). 明确地说,在此步骤中,产 Specifically, in this step, the yield

13生以数字方式表示个别牙冠的数据结构。 13 students in a digital representation of the data structure of the individual crown. 有利的是,产生整个牙齿的数字模型,包含测量到的或外推的隐藏表面和牙根结构,以及周围的骨头和软组织。 Advantageously, to produce the entire tooth digital model contains measured or extrapolated hidden surfaces and root structure, and bone and surrounding soft tissue.

[0082] 可从临床医师以处方形式接收、可根据基本正畸原理而计算,或可从临床处方以计算方式外推牙齿的所要最终位置(即,正畸治疗或正畸治疗阶段的所要和既定最终结果)(步骤130)。 [0082] to clinicians from receiving prescription form, can be calculated according to the basic principles of orthodontics, or a prescription from clinical computationally extrapolated to the final position of the teeth (ie, to orthodontic treatment or orthodontic treatment phase of the and given final result) (step 130). 通过指定牙齿的所要最终位置和牙齿本身的数字表示,可指定每颗牙齿的最终位置和表面几何形状(步骤140),以形成牙齿在所要治疗结束时的完成模型。 By specifying the desired final tooth position and a digital representation of the tooth itself, you can specify the final position of each tooth and surface geometry (step 140) to form the teeth to be treated at the end of the complete model. 通常,在此步骤中,指定每颗牙齿的位置。 Typically, in this step, specify the location of each tooth. 此步骤的结果可为一组数字数据结构,其表示对于正畸治疗的所要阶段,模型化的牙齿相对于假定稳定的组织的正畸学上正确的重定位。 The results of this step may be a set of digital data structure that represents the desired orthodontic treatment, the model of the tooth with respect to the proper relocation on assumed stable organization Orthodontics. 将牙齿和组织两者均表示为数字数据。 Both the teeth and organizations represented as digital data.

[0083] 在具有每颗牙齿的开始位置和最终位置两者后,过程接下来为每颗牙齿的运动界定牙齿路径(步骤150)。 [0083] In each tooth having a starting position and end position of the latter two, the process of defining the next tooth paths for each tooth movement (step 150). 在一个实施例中,可总体优化牙齿路径,使得牙齿以最快方式移动,同时使迂回翻转的量最少,以使牙齿从其初始位置到达其所要的最终位置。 In one embodiment, the teeth may optimize the overall path, so that the fastest way to move the teeth, while the minimum amount flip detour to reach the final position of the teeth to which it from its initial position. 迂回翻转是牙齿在不同于直接朝所要最终位置的任何方向上的任何移动。 Flip roundabout is different from the direct any teeth in any direction to move in the desired final position of. 迂回翻转有时是必要的以允许牙齿移动经过彼此。 Flip roundabout is sometimes necessary to allow the teeth to move past each other. 对牙齿路径进行分段。 Tooth path segment. 计算分段,使得每颗牙齿在一分段内的运动保持在线性和旋转平移的阈值限制内。 Computing segments such that each tooth movement in a segmented holding within linear and rotational translation of the threshold limit. 以此方式,每一路径分段的端点可构成临床上可行的重定位,且分段端点的聚合构成临床上可行的牙齿位置序列,使得从序列中的一点移动到下一点不会导致牙齿的碰撞。 In this way, each path segment endpoints may constitute clinically feasible relocations, and segment endpoints polymerization viable clinical tooth position in the sequence constituting such cause tooth from a sequence that will not move to the next point collision.

[0084] 在一个实施方案中,基于待使用的器具的性质而用默认值来初始化线性和旋转平移的阈值限制。 [0084] In one embodiment, based on the nature of the instruments to be used and the default value to initialize the threshold limits of linear and rotational translation. 可使用患者特定数据来计算更个人化定制的限制值。 It can be calculated more personal customization limit the use of patient-specific data. 还可基于器具计算的结果来更新限制值(步骤170),其可确定在沿一个或一个以上牙齿路径的一个或一个以上点处,可由器具在牙齿和组织的当时存在的配置上产生的力不可能影响由一个或一个以上牙齿路径分段表示的重定位。 Can also be used to update the limit value (step 170) based on the results of the calculation of the appliance, which can be determined along one or more teeth or more path point, the force can be appliance configuration exists at the time of generation of teeth and tissue unlikely to affect relocation by one or more dental path segment represented. 使用此信息,界定经分段路径的子过程(步骤150)可重新计算路径或受影响的子路径。 Using this information, the segmented path defined sub-process (step 150) to recalculate the route or affected sub-paths.

[0085] 在所述过程的各个阶段,且明确地说,在已界定经分段路径之后,所述过程可以且通常将与负责患者的治疗的临床医师互动(步骤160)。 [0085] In the various stages of the process, and specifically, after having defined segmented path, the process can and often will interact with the clinician responsible for the treatment of patients (step 160). 可使用经编程以从其中实施过程100的其它步骤的服务器计算机或进程接收牙齿位置和模型以及路径信息的客户端进程来实施临床医师互动。 In other steps of the implementation process from which a server computer or process 100 receives tooth positions and models, and client process to implement path information may be used by clinicians interactive programming. 有利地编程客户端进程以允许临床医师显示位置和路径的动画,且允许临床医师重设牙齿中的一者或一者以上的最终位置,且指定待应用于经分段路径的约束。 The client process is advantageously programmed to allow the clinician to display the location and path of animation, and allows clinicians to reset the teeth of one or more of the final position, and the specified constraints to be applied to segmented paths. 如果临床医师作出任何此类改变,那么再次执行界定经分段路径的子过程(步骤150)。 If the clinician to make any such changes, then the implementation of the definition of sub-segmented path process again (step 150).

[0086] 使用经分段牙齿路径和相关联的牙齿位置数据来计算临床上可接受的器具配置(或器具配置中的连续改变),其将使牙齿以由路径分段指定的步长在所界定的治疗路径上移动(步骤170)。 [0086] The segmented teeth and tooth position path data associated with calculating clinically acceptable instrument configuration (or appliance configurations continuously changing), which will enable the teeth to the segment specified by the path in the step Mobile (step 170) defined treatment path. 每一器具配置表示沿针对患者的治疗路径的步长。 Each appliance configuration represents a path along for the treatment of patients with steps. 界定且计算步长, 使得每一离散位置可遵循直线牙齿移动或从由前一离散步骤实现的牙齿位置的简单旋转, 且使得每一步长所需的重定位的量涉及患者的牙系上的正畸学上最优量的力。 Defining and calculating step, so that each discrete position can follow a straight line tooth movement or simple rotation from the tooth positions from the previous discrete steps implemented, and such that the amount of the relocation of each step required for the system relates to a patient's teeth optimal amount of force on orthodontics. 如同路径界定步骤一样,此器具计算步骤可包含与临床医师互动且甚至反复互动(步骤160)。 As defined step path like this appliance calculation step may include interaction with clinicians and even repeated interaction (step 160). 下文将参看图IOB更全面地描述过程步骤200中实施此步骤的操作。 Referring to FIG IOB will hereinafter more fully described embodiment of the process of step 200 in the operation of this step.

[0087] 在计算器具界定之后,过程100可进行到制造步骤(步骤180),其中制造由所述过程界定的器具,或产生电子或印刷信息,其可由人工或自动过程使用以界定器具配置或改变器具配置。 [0087] After calculating instruments define the manufacturing process may proceed to step 100 (step 180), where the manufacturing process is defined by the appliance, or generate electronic or printed information, which may be manual or automated process to define appliance configurations or use change the appliance configuration.

14[0088] 图IOB说明针对上文所提到的第5,975,893号美国专利中所述种类的聚合物壳对准件实施器具计算步骤(图6A,步骤170)的过程200。 14 [0088] FIG IOB procedure described for the above-mentioned types No. 5,975,893 described in U.S. Patent No. polymeric shell aligner appliance calculation step embodiment (Figures 6A, step 170) 200. 对所述过程的输入包含初始对准件形状202、各种控制参数204以及牙齿在当前治疗路径分段结束时的所要最终配置206。 Said process comprising an initial aligner shape input 202, 204 and various control parameters in the teeth by the end of the current treatment path segment 206 to the final configuration. 其它输入包含牙齿在颚中的位置的数字模型、颚组织的模型、附件放置和配置以及初始对准件形状和对准件材料的规格。 Other input contains a digital model of teeth in the jaw in position, the model jaw tissue attachment placement and configuration, and initial aligner shape and size aligner material. 在对准件位于牙齿上适当位置的情况下,所述过程使用输入数据来产生对准件、附件、牙齿和组织的有限元模型(步骤210)。 In the aligner is located on the tooth in place of the case, the process uses input data to generate a finite element model (step 210) is aligned, attachments, teeth and tissue. 接下来,所述过程将有限元分析应用于对准件、牙齿、组织等的复合有限元模型(步骤220)。 Next, the process will be applied to the finite element analysis of composite aligner, teeth, tissue and other finite element model (step 220). 分析进行,直到达到退出条件为止,此时,过程估算牙齿是否已到达当前路径分段的所要最终位置,或足够靠近所要最终位置的位置(步骤230)。 Analysis until an exit condition is reached, at which point, the process of estimating whether the teeth have reached the desired current path segment final position, or a position close enough to the desired final position (step 230). 如果牙齿未到达可接受的最终位置,那么过程计算新的候选对准件形状(步骤M0)。 If the tooth is not acceptable final position has been reached, then the process of calculating a new candidate aligner shape (step M0). 如果到达可接受的最终位置,那么估算通过有限元分析而计算的牙齿的运动,以确定其在正畸学上是否可接受(步骤232)。 If an acceptable final position has been reached, then the estimate of the movement of teeth calculated by the finite element analysis to determine its acceptability (step 232) on orthodontics. 如果它们是不可接受的,那么过程也着手计算新的候选对准件形状(步骤M0)。 If they are unacceptable, then the process is started to calculate a new candidate aligner shape (step M0). 如果运动在正畸学上可接受,且牙齿已到达可接受位置,那么将当前对准件形状与先前计算的对准件形状进行比较。 If the motion acceptable on orthodontics and tooth has reached an acceptable position, then the current aligner shape and aligner shape previously calculated for comparison. 如果当前形状是目前为止最好的解决方案(步骤250),那么将其保存为目前为止最好的候选者(步骤260)。 If the current shape is by far the best solution (step 250), then save it as by far the best candidate (step 260). 如果当前形状不是目前为止最好的解决方案,那么在任选步骤中将其保存为可能中间结果(步骤25幻。如果当前对准件形状是目前为止最好的候选者,那么过程确定其是否好到足以被接受(步骤270)。如果是,那么过程退出。否则,过程继续并计算另一候选形状(步骤M0)以供分析。 If the current shape is not by far the best solution, then in the optional step in and save the result as a possible intermediate (step 25 Magic. If the current aligner shape is by far the best candidate, the process to determine whether good enough to be accepted (step 270). If it is, then the process exits. Otherwise, the process continues and calculates another candidate shape (step M0) for analysis.

[0089] 可使用可从多种卖主购得的计算机程序应用软件来创建有限元模型。 [0089] may be used commercially available from a variety of vendors of computer application software program to create a finite element model. 为了创建立体几何模型,可使用计算机辅助工程设计(CAE)或计算机辅助设计(CAD)程序,例如可从加利福尼亚州圣拉斐尔市的欧特克(Autodesk)公司购得的AutoCAD®软件产品。 To create three-dimensional geometry, use of computer-aided engineering (CAE) or computer-aided design (CAD) programs, such as AutoCAD® software products available from San Rafael, California Autodesk (Autodesk) company purchased. 为了创建有限元模型并对其进行分析,可使用来自若干卖主的程序产品,包含可从爱荷华州Coralville的CADSI购得的PolyFEM产品、可从马萨诸塞州沃尔瑟姆市的参数技术公司(Parametric Technology Corporation)购得的Pro/机械模拟软件、可从俄亥俄州辛辛那提市的结构动力学研究公司(Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, SDRC)购得的I-DEAS设计软件产品,以及可从加利福尼亚州洛杉矶市的马克尼尔-施文德勒公司(MacNeal-SchwendlerCorporation)购得的MSC/NASTRAN 产品。 To create a finite element model and analyze, you can use the program products from several vendors, including commercially available from Coralville, Iowa, the CADSI PolyFEM products, from Waltham, Massachusetts, Parametric Technology Corporation ( Parametric Technology Corporation) purchased Pro / mechanical simulation software, from Cincinnati, Ohio, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, SDRC) purchased the I-DEAS software product design, as well as from Los Angeles, California Mark Neil - Schwendler Company (MacNeal-SchwendlerCorporation) commercially available MSC / NASTRAN products.

[0090] 图11展示创建可用于执行过程200(图10B)的步骤210的有限元模型的过程300。 Process [0090] Figure 11 shows the implementation process can be used to create a step 200 (FIG. 10B) finite element model 210 300. 到模型创建过程300的输入包含描述牙齿和组织的输入数据302以及描述对准件的输入数据304。 Input to the model creation process 300 contains a description of the input data and the organization of 302 teeth and the input data description aligner 304. 描述牙齿的输入数据302包含:牙齿的数字模型;坚硬组织结构的数字模型(如果可用);对牙齿嵌入其中且牙齿连接到其的基质组织进行建模(在无所述组织的特定模型的情况下)的高粘度流体的形状和粘度规格;以及指定模型元素的不可移动边界的边界条件。 Description of the input data 302 includes teeth: dental digital models; digital models of hard tissue structure (if available); the teeth and tooth embedded in a matrix organization connected to its modeling (in no particular model of the tissue case immovable boundary and boundary conditions specified model elements; bottom) of high viscosity fluids shape and viscosity specifications. 在一个实施方案中,模型元素仅包含牙齿的模型、高粘度嵌入基质流体的模型以及实际上界定经建模流体保持于其中的坚硬容器的边界条件。 In one embodiment, the model elements include only models of the teeth, the matrix embedding the high viscosity of the fluid model and the fluid model is actually defined by the boundary conditions which are held in rigid containers. 注意,流体特性可根据患者群体(例如依据年龄)而不同。 Note that fluid properties according to patient groups (such as age-based) and different.

[0091] 创建牙齿和组织的初始配置的有限元模型(步骤310),且任选地高速缓存以供在过程的日后重复中再用(步骤320)。 [0091] teeth and tissue to create a finite element model of the initial configuration (step 310), and optionally cached for later in the process repeats again (step 320). 如对牙齿和组织所进行,针对聚合物壳对准件创建有限元模型(步骤330)。 Such as dental and organizations conducted a finite element model (step 330) for the polymeric shell aligner. 用于此模型的输入数据包含指定制成对准件的材料以及对准件的形状的数据(数据输入304),且可任选地进一步包含附件信息。 Input data for the model that contains the specified materials and shapes made aligner aligner (data input 304), and may optionally further contain additional information.

15[0092] 接着以计算方式操纵模型对准件,以将其放置于模型颚中的经建模牙齿上,以创建处于适当位置的对准件的复合模型(步骤340)。 15 [0092] and then manipulate the model to calculate the alignment of the pieces to be placed on the model by modeling the jaw teeth in place in order to create a composite model of the aligner (step 340). 任选地,计算使对准件变形以配合在牙齿(包含附接到牙齿的任何硬件)上所需的力,且在测量特定对准件配置的可接受性时将其用作优值。 Optionally, calculate the alignment member is deformed to fit the teeth (including any hardware attached to the tooth) is required on the force, and in measuring it as excellent value for a particular configuration of the acceptability of the aligners when. 任选地,所使用的牙齿位置如基于先前治疗步骤和其它患者信息从概率模型估计所得。 Optionally, the tooth position as previously used treatment procedures and other patient information resulting from the estimate based on a probability model. 然而,在较简单的替代方案中,通过将足够的力施加到对准件内侧以使其足够大以配合在牙齿上、将模型对准件放置在复合模型中的模型牙齿上、将模型牙齿和组织的条件设置为无比坚硬,且允许模型对准件松弛到固定牙齿上的适当位置中,来对对准件变形进行建模。 However, a simpler alternative, by a sufficient force is applied to the inner side of the alignment member so that it is large enough to fit on the teeth, the model aligner placed in the composite model of model teeth model teeth and organizational conditions to very hard, and allow the model to relax to the alignment member fixed in place on the tooth to be modeled on the alignment deformation. 对对准件和牙齿的表面进行建模,以在此阶段无摩擦的情况下相互作用,使得对准件模型在有限元分析开始之前实现模型牙齿上的正确初始配置,以找到复合模型的解决方案,且计算牙齿在扭曲的对准件的影响下的移动。 Aligner and the tooth surface modeling, to interact at this stage without friction, so that the aligner model in a finite element analysis before the start of the initial configuration to achieve the correct model teeth, to find solutions to complex model program, and the calculated tooth movement under the influence of distorted aligner.

[0093] 图12展示用于计算可用于对准件计算(如过程200 (图10B)的步骤MO中所描述)中的下一对准件的形状的过程400。 [0093] Figure 12 shows the alignment member may be used for calculating a calculation (e.g., process 200 (FIG. 10B) as described in step MO) process the next shape of the alignment member 400. 使用多种输入来计算下一候选对准件形状。 To calculate the next candidate aligner shape using a variety of inputs. 这些输入包含通过对复合模型的有限元分析解决方案产生的数据的输入402,以及由当前牙齿路径界定的数据404。 These inputs contain a finite element analysis model of the complex data generated input solution 402, and the data path defined by the current 404 teeth. 从有限元分析得出的数据402包含:牙齿的模拟重定位发生的真实逝去时间量;通过所述分析计算的实际最终牙齿位置;施加到每颗牙齿的最大线性和扭转力;以及每颗牙齿的最大线性和角速度。 Obtained from finite element analysis data 402 includes: Analog tooth relocations real amount of elapsed time of occurrence; the actual final tooth position calculated by the analysis; applied to the maximum linear and torsional force per tooth; and each tooth maximum linear and angular velocity. 根据输入路径信息,输入数据404包含当前路径分段的初始牙齿位置、当前路径分段结束时的所要牙齿位置、每颗牙齿的最大可允许移位速度,以及针对每颗牙齿的每一种类的最大可允许力。 Based on the input path information, input data 404 contains the current path segment of initial tooth positions, the desired position of the teeth at the end of the current path segment, the maximum allowable each tooth displacement speed, and for each category of each tooth The maximum allowable force.

[0094] 如果发现先前估算的对准件违反一个或一个以上约束,那么过程400可任选地使用额外输入数据406。 [0094] If it is found in violation of a previous estimate of aligners one or more constraint, then the process 400 can optionally use additional input data 406. 此数据406可包含识别先前所估算的对准件所违反的约束以及先前所估算的对准件的任何所识别次最优性能的信息。 This data may include identifying constraints 406 aligner violated previously estimated and any identified sub-optimal performance of the previously estimated aligner information. 另外,过程400可使用与先前牙科装置所违反的约束以及先前牙科装置的次最优性能有关的输入数据408。 In addition, the process 400 can be used with the prior restraint in violation of the dental device and prior suboptimal performance dental device 408 related to the input data.

[0095] 在接收到初始输入数据(步骤420)后,过程在模型中的可移动牙齿上重复。 [0095] In receiving the initial input data (step 420), the process is repeated on the model of the movable teeth. (可将所述牙齿中的一些牙齿识别为且强迫为不可移动的。)如果由先前选择的对准件引起的当前选择的牙齿的最终位置和运动动态为可接受(步骤440的“是”分支),那么过程通过选择考虑下一牙齿(步骤430)而继续,直到已考虑所有牙齿为止(从步骤430到步骤470 的“完成分支”)。 (May be some of the tooth and the tooth is forced to recognize immovable.) If the previously selected aligner causes the currently selected final tooth position and dynamic motion acceptable (step 440 of "YES" branch), the process by selecting the consideration of the next tooth (step 430) and continues until all the teeth have been considered so far (from step 430 to step "to complete the branch" 470). 否则(来自步骤440的“否”分支),计算对准件在当前选择的牙齿的区中的变化(步骤450)。 Otherwise (step 440 from the "No" branch), calculate the change aligner (step 450) in the currently selected tooth area. 过程接着移回到选择下一当前牙齿(步骤430)(如已描述)。 The process then moves back to select the next current tooth (step 430) (as already described).

[0096] 当已考虑所有牙齿时,针对先前所界定的约束而估算对对准件作出的总体改变(步骤470),其实例已被提到。 [0096] When all the teeth have been considered when, while estimates for the previously defined constraints to the overall change aligner (step 470), examples of which have been mentioned. 可参考多种进一步考虑(例如可制造性)来界定约束。 Refer to a variety of further consideration (for example, manufacturability) to define constraints. 举例来说,可界定用以设置对准件材料的最大或最小厚度或用以设置对准件在牙齿的牙冠上的最大或最小覆盖范围的约束。 For example, the thickness can be used to define the maximum or minimum set of aligner material, or to set the maximum or minimum coverage of the aligner constraints on the crown of the tooth. 如果满足对准件约束,那么应用改变以界定新的对准件形状(步骤490)。 If the aligner constraints, then apply the changes to the definition of a new aligner shape (step 490). 否则,调整对准件的改变以满足所述约束(步骤480),且应用经调整的改变以界定新的对准件形状(步骤490)。 Otherwise, the adjustment to change the alignment of elements to satisfy the constraint (step 480), and change the application adjusted to define a new aligner shape (step 490).

[0097] 图13A说明计算当前牙齿区中的对准件改变的步骤(图12中的步骤450)的一个实施方案。 [0097] FIG 13A illustrates the calculation of the current tooth zone of step (step 450 in FIG. 12) to change the alignment of an embodiment. 在此实施方案中,使用基于规则的推断引擎456来处理先前所述的输入数据(输入454)以及规则的规则库452中的一组规则45¾到452η。 In this embodiment, the use of a rule-based inference engine 456 to process the input data previously described (input 454) and the rules of rule base 452 to a set of rules 45¾ 452η. 推断引擎456和规则452 界定产生系统,其在应用于事实输入数据时产生一组输出结论,所述输出结论指定将对当前牙齿区中的对准件作出的改变(输出458)。 Inference engine 456 and the rules 452 define the generating system, which generates a set of output conclusions when applied to the fact that the input data, the output current will change the conclusions specified tooth region made aligner (output 458).

16[0098] 规则45¾…452η具有常规的两部分形式:“如果”部分,其界定条件;以及“那么” 部分,其界定在满足条件的情况下断言的结论或动作。 16 [0098] Rule 45¾ ... 452η having a conventional two-part form: "if" section, which defines the conditions; and "Well" section, which defines the conditions to meet the assertion of a conclusion or action. 条件可为简单的,或其可为多个断言的复杂结合或分离。 Conditions can be simple, or it can be a complex combination of multiple assertions or separation. 界定将对对准件作出的改变的一组示范性规则包含以下各项:如果牙齿的运动太快,那么在所要运动方向的相对方向上将驱动材料添加到对准件;如果牙齿的运动太慢,那么添加驱动材料以过校正牙齿的位置;如果牙齿远未达到所要最终位置,那么添加材料以过校正;如果牙齿已移过所要最终位置过多,那么添加材料以在牙齿移动以与对准件交会的地方加固对准件;如果已添加了最大量的驱动材料,那么添加材料以过校正牙齿的重定位,且不添加驱动材料;且如果牙齿的运动是在不同于所要方向的方向上,那么移除和添加材料以便重定向牙齿。 Aligners will change the definition to make a set of exemplary rules include the following: If the tooth movement is too fast, then the opposite direction will be the desired drive motion to add material to the alignment; if tooth movement too slow, then add the drive material through the corrected position of the teeth; if far from the desired final tooth position, then add material to overcorrection; if the teeth have moved past the desired final position too, then add material to the tooth movement to and on Associate members intersection where reinforcement aligner; If you have added the maximum amount of drive material, adding material to overcorrection relocation of the teeth, without adding drive material; and if the tooth movement is in a direction different from the desired direction On, then remove and add material to redirect teeth.

[0099] 在图1¾和图13C中所说明的替代实施例中,计算对准件的绝对配置,而不是增量差。 [0099] Alternatives 1¾ in FIG. 13C and illustrated embodiment, the calculation of the absolute configuration of the aligner, instead of an incremental difference. 如图13B中所示,过程460计算当前牙齿区中的对准件的绝对配置。 As shown in FIG. 13B, the process 460 calculates the current absolute configuration tooth area of the alignment member. 使用已经描述的输入数据,所述过程计算当前牙齿的所要最终位置与所实现的最终位置之间的差异(步骤462)。 Using the input data has been described, the process of calculating the current difference between the desired tooth position and the final position between the final achieved (step 462). 使用牙齿中心线与牙龈组织的水平之间的交点作为参考点,所述过程计算所有六个运动自由度即三个平移度和三个旋转度的差异的补充(步骤464)。 Use the intersection of the center line of the teeth and gum tissue level as a reference point, the process of calculating all six degrees of motion that is complementary three translational and three rotational degrees of difference (step 464). 接下来,使模型牙齿从其所要最终位置移位补充差异的量(步骤466),其在图13B中所说明。 Next, the model tooth from its final position shifted to supplement the difference amount (step 466), which are illustrated in FIG. 13B.

[0100] 图13D展示说明性模型牙齿62上的说明性模型对准件60的平面图。 [0100] FIG. 13D shows illustrative models illustrative model tooth 62 on the plan 60 aligner. 牙齿处于其所要最终位置,且对准件形状由处于此最终位置的牙齿界定。 To teeth in their final position, and the shape of the alignment member is in this final position by the teeth defined. 将通过有限元分析计算的牙齿的实际运动说明为将牙齿放置于位置64中而不是所要位置62中。 The actual movement through finite element analysis of the tooth illustrated as the tooth is placed in position 64 instead of the desired position 62. 将所计算的最终位置的补充说明为位置66。 Supplement the final position to the calculated position 66. 过程460(图13B)的下一步骤在过程的此重复中通过在前一步骤(步骤466)中计算的经移位模型牙齿的位置来界定当前牙齿区中的对准件(步骤468)。 Procedure 460 (FIG. 13B) of the next step in this process is repeated (step 466) shifted position calculated in the model tooth to define a step preceding the current tooth area aligner (step 468) by. 图13D中将此所计算的当前牙齿区中的对准件配置说明为形状68,其由重定位于位置66中的模型牙齿界定。 FIG current tooth area calculated in the 13D in this configuration instructions aligner shape 68, which is defined by the relocation in position 66 model teeth.

[0101] 图13C中展示过程460中的另一步骤,其也可实施为规则452(图13A)。 Another step in the process 460 [0101] is shown in FIG. 13C, which may also be implemented as a rule 452 (FIG. 13A). 为了在当前牙齿的中心轴的方向上移动当前牙齿,将界定对准件的所述区的模型牙齿的大小或对准件中针对所述牙齿所允许的空间量制作为在所述过程已决定使牙齿移动远离的区域中较小(步骤465)。 In order to move in the direction of the current tooth current central axis of the teeth, it will define the model aligner teeth the size of the zone or aligners in production as against the amount of space allowed for the tooth has decided in the course of the teeth move away from the area in small (step 465).

[0102] 如图14中所示,针对治疗路径中的一步长而计算对准件的形状的过程200(图10B)是过程600中计算一系列对准件的形状的一个步骤。 [0102] As shown in Figure 14, for the treatment step in the long path of the alignment member and the shape calculation process 200 (FIG. 10B) is calculated in a step 600 a series of process aligner shape. 此过程600开始于初始化步骤602,其中获得初始数据、控制和约束值。 This initialization process 600 begins at step 602, wherein the obtaining initial data, control and constraint values.

[0103] 当已为治疗路径的每一步长或分段找到对准件配置(步骤604)时,过程600确定是否所有对准件均为可接受的(步骤606)。 [0103] When each step of the treatment has been a long path or section to find aligner configuration (step 604) when the process 600 determines whether all the aligners are acceptable (step 606). 如果是可接受的,那么过程完成。 If it is acceptable, then the process is completed. 否则,过程任选地进行一组步骤610,以试图计算一组可接受对准件。 Otherwise, the process is optionally performed a set of step 610, in an attempt to calculate a set of acceptable aligners. 首先,放宽对准件上的约束中的一者或一者以上(步骤61¾。接着,针对具有不可接受对准件的每一路径分段,以新的约束来执行使对准件成形的过程200(图10B)(步骤614)。如果所有对准件现在是可接受的,那么过程600退出(步骤616)。 First, relax the constraints on the alignment member of one or more (step 61¾. Then, for each path having unacceptable aligners segment, with new constraints to the implementation process of forming the alignment member 200 (FIG. 10B) (step 614). If all the aligners are now acceptable, the process 600 exits (step 616).

[0104] 对准件可能出于多种原因而为不可接受,其中的一些原因由所述过程来处置。 [0104] aligner for a variety of reasons may be unacceptable, some of the reasons by the process to dispose of. 举例来说,如果需要任何不可能的移动(步骤620),S卩如果需要形状计算过程200(图10B)实现任何规则或调整均不可用的运动,那么过程600着手执行计算对可对其施加力以实现所需运动的主牙齿的硬件附件的配置的模块(步骤640)。 For example, if any impossible movements were required (step 620), S Jie if desired shape calculation process 200 (FIG. 10B) to achieve any rules or not available to adjust the movement, then the process 600 may proceed to perform calculation applied thereto configuration module main force to achieve the desired tooth movement hardware attachment (step 640). 因为添加硬件可具有大于局部的影 Because adding the hardware may have more than a local movie

17响,因此当将硬件添加到模型时,再次执行过程600的外部循环(步骤642)。 17 ring, so when you add hardware to model, execute process 600 outer loop again (step 642).

[0105] 如果不需要不可能的移动(来自步骤620的“否”分支),那么过程将控制转移到路径界定过程(例如步骤150,图10A),其重新界定治疗路径的具有不可接受对准件的那些部分(步骤630)。 [0105] If no possible move (from step "NO" branch of 620), then the process will transfer control to the path defined process (for example, step 150, FIG. 10A), which redefine the treatment path having unacceptable aligned Those portions of the member (step 630). 此步骤可包含改变治疗路径上的牙齿运动的增量(即改变分段)、改变治疗路径中由一个或一个以上牙齿遵循的路径,或两者皆有。 This step may include changing the incremental tooth movement treatment path (ie change above), change the path path by treatment with one or more teeth follow, or both. 在已重新界定治疗路径之后,再次执行过程的外部循环(步骤63¾。重新计算有利地限于仅重新计算治疗路径的经重新界定部分上的那些对准件。如果所有的对准件现在均可接受,那么过程退出(步骤634)。如果仍有不可接受的对准件,那么可重复所述过程,直到找到一组可接受的对准件或超过反复限制为止(步骤650)。此时,以及在本说明书中描述的过程中的其它点处,例如在计算额外硬件(步骤640)时,过程可与人类操作者(例如临床医师或技术人员)互动,以请求辅助(步骤65幻。操作者提供的辅助可包含:界定或选择待附接到牙齿或骨头的合适附件; 界定所添加的弹性元件以为治疗路径的一个或一个以上分段提供所需的力;建议治疗路径的变更,无论是在牙齿的运动路径方面还是在治疗路径的分段方面;以及批准与操作约束的偏离或操作约束的放宽。 After having to redefine the treatment path, perform the procedure again external loop (steps 63¾. Recalculate advantageously limited only by the treatment path recalculated to redefine those aligner portion. If all the aligners are now acceptable , then the process exits (step 634). If there is still an unacceptable aligner, then the process can be repeated until you find a set of acceptable aligners or repeatedly exceeds limit (step 650). At this time, as well as procedure described in this specification in the other points, such as the calculation of additional hardware (step 640), the process can interact with a human operator (eg, clinician or technician), to request the auxiliary (step 65 magic. operator providing auxiliary may comprise: defining or selecting to be attached to a suitable bone or tooth attachment; added elastic member defining one or more segments that provide the force required treatment path; change proposed treatment path, either or in the treatment path segment in terms of the path of movement of the teeth; relax and approved deviation and operational constraints or operational constraints.

[0106] 如上文所提到,通过输入数据的各种项目来界定和参数化过程600 (步骤60¾。在一个实施方案中,此初始化和界定数据包含以下项目:针对总过程的外部循环的反复限制; 经计算以确定对准件是否足够好(见图10B,步骤270)的优值的规格;对准件材料的规格; 对准件的形状或配置成为可接受的而必须满足的约束的规格;正畸学上可接受的力和定位运动和速度的规格;初始治疗路径,其包含每一牙齿的运动路径以及将治疗路径分段为若干分段,每一分段由一个对准件实现;安装于牙齿上或另外的任何锚定件的形状和位置的规格;以及牙齿位于其中或其上的颚骨和其它组织的模型的规格(在正描述的实施方案中,此模型由粘性基质流体的模型组成,牙齿嵌入所述模型中,且所述模型具有本质上界定用于所述流体的容器的边界条件)。 [0106] As mentioned above, the input data defined by the parameters of the various projects and process 600 (step 60¾ In one embodiment, this initialization and defining data includes the following items: external loop repeatedly for the overall process restrictions; calculated to determine the specifications aligner is good enough (see Figure 10B, step 270) is excellent value; specification aligner material; aligner shape or configuration of an accepted constraints that must be met specifications; on orthodontics acceptable force and positioning movement and speed specifications; initial treatment path, which sports path includes every tooth and the treatment path segment into several segments, each segment by an alignment member realization; mounted on the shape and position of teeth or specifications for any additional anchors; and teeth located where the jaw bone or a specification of the model and other organizations (in the embodiment being described, this model consists of a viscous The composition of the fluid model matrix, embedded in the dental model, and the model has a container for the fluid essentially defined boundary conditions).

[0107] 可利用各种牙根成像和/或建模(例如统计牙根建模)。 [0107] can utilize a variety of root imaging and / or modeling (such as statistical modeling root). 可部分地使用基于牙根的排序系统来引导牙齿移动。 Can be partially based root of a ranking system to guide tooth movement. 在一个实施例中,移动受表面积约束限制,而在另一实施例中,移动受体积约束限制。 In one embodiment, the surface area by moving constraint, and in another embodiment, by moving the volume constraints.

[0108] 任选地,将其它特征添加到牙齿模型数据集,以产生对准件中的所要特征。 [0108] Optionally, add other features to the tooth model data set, in order to produce the desired aligners feature. 举例来说,可能希望添加数字蜡补丁以界定腔或凹座以维持对准件与牙齿或颚的特定区之间的空间。 For example, the space may want to add digital wax patches to define a cavity or recess in order to maintain alignment of the teeth or jaw member and the particular regions. 还可能希望添加数字蜡补丁以界定波状或其它结构形式,以创建具有特定刚度或其它结构性质的区。 You may also want to add digital wax patches to define corrugated or other structure, to create a region with a specific stiffness or other structural properties. 在依靠产生正模型以产生重定位器具的制造过程中,将蜡补丁添加到数字模型将产生具有相同添加蜡补丁几何形状的正模。 Rely on a positive model to generate relocatable appliance manufacturing process, adding a wax patch to the digital model will produce the same added wax patch geometry mold having positive. 这可在界定对准件的基本形状中或在计算特定对准件形状中全局进行。 This can be defined in the basic shape of the aligner or in the calculation of specific aligner shape the global conduct. 可添加的一个特征是围绕牙龈线的缘边,其可通过在根据其制造对准件的数字模型牙齿的牙龈线处添加数字模型线而产生。 A feature that can be added is a rim around the gumline, which can be added according to the digital model wire at the gumline of manufacturing the alignment member to generate a digital model of the tooth. 当通过将聚合物材料压力配合于数字牙齿的正物理模型上来制造对准件时,沿牙龈线的线致使对准件具有围绕其的缘边,从而沿牙龈线提供额外的刚度。 When the polymer material by press fit in a positive physical model of the digital teeth aligner manufactured up along the gum line of the line so that the alignment member has around its rim, to provide additional stiffness along the gumline.

[0109] 在另一任选制造技术中,将两个或两个以上材料薄片压力配合于正牙齿模型上, 其中所述薄片中的一者是沿对准件的顶点牙弓切割,且其它薄片上覆于其上。 [0109] In another optional fabrication technique, two or more sheets of material press fit on the positive tooth model in which the sheet is the culmination of one of the arch along the alignment of the cutting element, and the other Cover the sheet thereon. 此举沿牙齿的垂直壁提供至少双重厚度的对准件材料。 The move teeth along the vertical walls of at least double the thickness of the aligner material.

[0110] 可对对准件的设计所作的改变受将用于生产对准件的制造技术约束。 [0110] to change the alignment of the parts of the design made by the technical constraints of production will be used to manufacture the alignment member. 举例来说, For example,

18如果将通过将聚合物薄片压力配合于正模型上来制作对准件,那么对准件的厚度由薄片的厚度决定。 18 If the polymer sheet by press fit onto the positive model production aligner, the thickness of the aligner is determined by the thickness of the sheet. 因此,系统将通常通过改变模型牙齿的定向、模型牙齿的若干部分的大小、附件的位置和选择以及材料的添加或移除(例如添加虚拟线、添加/移除附件材料、修改一个或一个以上附件参数以及创建修改(例如补偿突起居中扭曲的修改)),来调整对准件的性能以改变对准件的结构。 Therefore, the system will typically by changing the orientation of the model teeth, several parts of the model tooth size, location, and select the attachment, and add or remove material (such as adding a virtual line, add / remove attachments material modification of one or more accessory parameters and create modifications (such as compensation projections centered modify distorted)), to adjust the performance of the aligner to change the structure of the aligner. 系统可任选地通过指定对准件中的一者或一者以上将由不同于标准厚度的厚度的薄片制成来调整对准件,以向牙齿提供或多或少的力。 The system can optionally by specifying the alignment member in one or more of the standard will be different from the thickness of the sheet is made to adjust the thickness of the alignment member, to provide more or less force to the teeth. 另一方面,如果将通过立体光刻工艺来制作对准件,那么对准件的厚度可局部改变,且可添加例如附件凹座或啮合部分、缘边、陷窝和波纹等结构特征,而不修改牙齿的数字模型。 On the other hand, if the aligner will be made by the stereolithography process, the thickness of the alignment member may be locally changed, and may be added e.g. attachment or engaging recess portion, rim, depression and other structural features and corrugated nest, and does not modify the tooth digital model. 还可使用所述系统来对例如止动件和牙箍等较传统的器具的效果进行建模,且因此使用所述系统来为特定患者产生最优设计和治疗程序。 The system may also be used to effect, for example, stoppers and braces and other more traditional modeling apparatus, and therefore the use of the system to produce the optimal design and procedure for the treatment of a particular patient.

[0111] 因此,可选择性地添加、修改/定制一个或一个以上牙齿附件,且将其包含于器具设计与制造中,其中器具和附件设计与制造以及将器具并入治疗计划中如上文所述。 [0111] Thus, selectively add, modify / customize one or more dental attachments, and be included in the design and manufacture of appliances, including appliances and accessories design and manufacturing, and will be incorporated into the treatment plan apparatus as hereinbefore said. 然而, 在一些实例中,将附件并入到器具设计中可能在器具的其它表面处导致器具的几何形状的后续改变,例如在被患者佩戴时。 However, in some instances, will be incorporated into subsequent attachment appliance design change may cause the geometry of the surface of the appliance in other appliances, for example, when worn by the patient. 此些改变或更改可导致牙齿与器具之间的接触表面的性质或位置改变,有时是以较佳地将所要力系施加到患者的牙齿的方式,且有时是以不合意的方式。 This change may cause some changes or changes in the nature or location of the contact surface between the tooth and the appliance, and sometimes is preferable to the way the force system applied to the patient's teeth, and sometimes in an undesirable way. 由此,可在附件和/或器具设计中建模或考虑改变或扭曲。 Thereby, modeling or consider changing or twisting attachment and / or appliance design. 举例来说,可依据发生的概率以及此些改变/扭曲对所要的加载和牙齿移动将是有益的还是有害的来以计算方式分析或确定改变、扭曲等。 For example, the probability of occurrence and this can be based on some changes / twisted pair to be loaded and the tooth movement would be beneficial or harmful to computationally analyze or determine changes distortions. 可包含若干方法以确定这些几何改变的效果,且通过识别新的表面或形状并加载以实现所要移动来补偿所述改变。 May contain several methods to determine these geometrical effect of the change, and by identifying new surface or shape and to achieve the load to be moved to compensate for the change. 因此可在此反复设计过程中改进器具几何形状和附件参数,因为所述过程又考虑每一特征及其对器具几何形状、对接触表面和对设计正畸系统时所产生的力系的影响。 Therefore, the appliance can be improved geometry and accessory parameters in this iterative design process, because the process and consider each feature and the geometry of the appliance, the contact surface and the impact on the design of orthodontic force system produced by the system.

[0112] 参看图15A到图15D以及图16说明根据本发明实施例的修改器具表面以补偿因将附件并入治疗计划中而导致的效应(例如,扭曲效应)。 [0112] Referring to FIGS. 15A to 15D and Figure 16 illustrates the attachment is incorporated to compensate for the resulting treatment plan in effect (for example, the distorting effects) modify the device surface in accordance with this invention. 图15A到图15B分别说明具有经定位牙科器具的初始牙齿位置以及所得的不合意力向量。 FIGS. 15A to 15B illustrate initial tooth position and the resultant undesirable force vector has positioned dental appliance. 参看所述图,在如图所示的牙齿正在沿χ方向的面部方向上移动的实例中,在将例如聚合物壳对准件等牙科器具定位于牙齿上后,对准件几何形状即刻经配置以将预定力施加于牙齿上以根据针对特定治疗阶段的治疗计划来重定位所述牙齿。 Referring to the diagram, as shown in dental facial direction is along the direction of movement χ instance, after the example of the polymeric shell aligner and other dental appliance is positioned on the teeth, immediately after the aligner geometry configured to a predetermined force is applied to the teeth for a particular treatment stages in accordance with a treatment plan to relocate the teeth. 举例来说,如图15B中所示,牙科器具经配置以配合于牙齿上以将牙齿重定位于如图所示的χ方向上,但相反地导致在如图所示且由箭头说明的+x/-z 方向上施加预定力。 For example, it is shown in FIG. 15B dental appliance is configured to fit on the teeth to the teeth on the relocation in the direction as shown χ, but conversely results in and illustrated by the arrow shown in FIG.'s + predetermined force is applied on x / -z direction. 器具可包含安置于腔中的一个或一个以上成形特征。 Disposed in the cavity means may comprise one or more shaped features.

[0113] 因此,在一个方面中,可优化对准件几何形状和/或附件参数,以补偿不合意但所得的力向量,以便抵消其力且进一步在基于针对所考虑的治疗阶段的治疗计划的方向上施加既定力。 [0113] Accordingly, in one aspect, the aligner can be optimized geometry and / or attachment parameters to compensate for undesirable but the resultant force vector in order to counteract its force and further based treatment programs for treatment stage under consideration established on the direction of the force applied. 对对准件的一个示范性修改可包含添加释放组件。 One of the aligner exemplary modification may include adding a release assembly. 图15C到图15D分别说明将释放添加到牙科器具以抵消牙齿周围不合意的力向量,以及牙科器具对牙齿上的预定力的所得所要施加。 FIG. 15C to FIG. 15D illustrate the release added to the dental appliance around the teeth to offset the undesirable force vector, and the resulting dental appliance to a predetermined force on the tooth to be applied. 在一个方面中,为了补偿不合意的力(例如,如图15B中由箭头所示),可提供预定释放(例如,但不限于0. Imm到0. 3mm),使得对准件与牙齿之间导致不合意的力向量的接触得以避免,但仍(例如)沿如上文所论述的χ轴保持所要的力。 In one aspect, in order to compensate for the undesirable force (for example, as shown by the arrows in FIG. 15B), can provide a predetermined release (such as, but not limited to 0. Imm to 0. 3mm), so that the teeth of the aligner result in contact between undesirable force vector is avoided, but still (for example) as discussed above along the χ axis to maintain the desired force.

[0114] 参看图15C,对准件上的预定释放由箭头说明,借此通过修改对准件几何的形状来去除对准件与牙齿之间在导致不合意的力的位置处的啮合。 [0114] Referring to FIG. 15C, predetermined release by the arrow on the aligner described, whereby by modifying the shape of the aligner geometry to remove the engagement between the alignment member and the teeth lead to undesirable forces position. 以此方式,在一个方面中,且如图15D中所示,通过(例如)修改对准件几何形状来实现(例如)在χ方向上施加于牙齿 In this manner, in one aspect, and as shown in FIG. 15D, by (e.g.) modified geometry to achieve the alignment member (e.g.) in the χ direction is applied to the teeth

19上的既定和合意的力。 Established and desirable force on 19.

[0115] 图16说明经修改的牙科器具几何形状,其包含额外的形状修改以去除牙科器具与牙齿之间的间隙。 [0115] FIG. 16 illustrates a modified dental appliance geometry, which contains additional shape modification to remove the gap between the teeth and the dental appliance. 参看图16,将注意到,虽然对准件几何形状的修改(例如,上文结合图15C到图15D所论述)使得所要的预定力按照牙科治疗所计划而施加于牙齿上,但牙齿与对准件之间(例如如图16所示)在牙龈区域附近可能形成间隙或凹穴。 Referring to FIG. 16, it will be noted, although the aligner geometry modifications (such as described above with respect to FIG. 15C, 15D discussed) makes the desired predetermined force in accordance with the planned dental treatment is applied to the teeth, but teeth and for between prospective members (such as shown in FIG. 16) may be gaps or pockets in the gums near the area. 在一个方面中,为了考虑所产生的此间隙或凹穴,可进一步修改或优化对准件几何形状,(例如)以在对准件处于作用(或拉伸)状态时在朝向牙齿的方向上更好地适应。 In the direction toward in one aspect, in order to consider this gap or pocket generated, can be further modified or optimized aligner geometry, (for example) to the alignment member is in effect (or stretching) the state of the teeth better adapt.

[0116] 参看图16,在一个实施例中在可修改对准件形状的方向上通过箭头说明优化对准件几何形状以解决所形成的间隙或凹穴。 [0116] Referring to FIG. 16, in one embodiment, can be modified in the direction of the arrow aligner shape description aligner geometry optimization to address gaps or pockets formed. 此外,应注意,优化对准件形状以考虑间隙可能潜在地影响对准件对牙齿施加的力的方向,且因此可能进一步需要额外的修改或优化。 Furthermore, it should be noted that in order to optimize the aligner shape considering a gap that could potentially affect the direction of the aligner force exerted on the teeth, and therefore may require additional modifications or further optimization.

[0117] 在一个方面中,修改附件参数和/或牙科对准件几何形状(例如具有一个或一个以上修改区域(例如释放等)),以及为较松或较紧的适应而重新定轮廓以实现所要的力向量,同时避免摩擦和其它不合意的力向量,这将为牙齿病情的治疗提供改进的且定制的对准件形状。 [0117] In one aspect, amend Annex parameters and / or dental aligner geometry (such as having one or more modifications region (such as the release, etc.)), as well as loose or tight to adapt and re-contoured to achieve the desired force vector, while avoiding friction and other undesirable force vector, which will provide improved treatment of dental disease and are customized aligner shape. 在制造牙科器具时,在一个方面中,可在建立过程期间调整模具,以基于(例如) 在模具的预界定或相关位置中数字地添加和/或减去释放和/或附件接触/啮合部分而获得所要几何的形状。 In the manufacture of dental appliances, in one aspect, the mold can be adjusted during the setup procedure, based on (for example) in a pre-defined position in the mold or the relevant figures add and / or subtract release and / or accessory contact / engagement portion and obtain the desired geometric shape.

[0118] 在一个方面中,基于根据材料性质和垂直于由针对特定治疗阶段的移动向量而产生的复合向量的表面积的量而确定的力行为,可通过使用可针对所要移动而选择且进一步定制的附件来将额外的表面积添加到牙齿。 [0118] In one aspect, based on based on the material properties and the force acts perpendicularly to the amount of surface area for a motion vector of a particular treatment stage to produce a composite vector determined, can be for a desired movement is selected by use and further customization attachment to add additional surface area to the teeth. 以此方式,在一个方面中,可为特定牙齿确定表面区域的横截面和/或定向,且可将附件并入一个或一个以上牙齿上,以增强或改进必要的表面积,以与牙科器具协作或啮合以在针对治疗阶段的准确方向上在牙齿上实现所要的移动向量或预定等级的力。 In this manner, in one aspect, the teeth may be determined for a particular cross-sectional surface area and / or orientation, and may be incorporated in one or more attachments to the teeth, in order to enhance or improve the necessary surface area, in collaboration with the dental appliance or engaging in the exact direction for treatment stage on the tooth to achieve the desired motion vector or a predetermined level of force.

[0119] 以此方式,且如本文进一步陈述,可使用计算机辅助的设计工具或系统来设计、制造或模拟牙科对准件和/或附件,其中首先对待移动的牙齿的表示进行建模。 [0119] In this way, and as described further stated, use of computer-aided design tool or system to design, manufacture or analog dental aligner and / or accessories, which first expressed treat tooth movement modeling. 其后,以所界定的几何形状性质来对界定牙齿的目标位置的对准件进行建模。 Thereafter, the geometric shape defined by the nature of the alignment member to define the position of the target tooth modeling. 其后,(例如)使用FEA建模或其它合适的计算和/或建模技术来确定将牙齿从初始位置重定位到目标位置所必需的力或对所述力进行建模。 Thereafter, (for example) using FEA modeling or other suitable computing and / or modeling techniques to determine the tooth from the initial position to the target position relocation necessary force or the force to be modeled. 在一个方面中,有可能使用连接到力测量传感器的牙齿的物理模型来界定力,使得可使用从物理模型获得的读数来确定最佳力,且因此至少部分地基于来自物理测力计的反馈而更改一个或一个以上附件参数和对准件配置。 In one aspect, it is possible to use the force measuring sensor is connected to the physical model of the teeth to define the force, making it possible to use the readings obtained from the physical model to determine the optimal power, and therefore, at least in part, based on feedback from the physical dynamometer to change one or more attachments and aligner configuration parameters.

[0120] 因此,界定移动向量,其建立所施加力的方向,以及力的等级及其性质,其是将牙齿从初始位置重定位到目标位置所必要的。 [0120] Thus, defining the motion vector, to establish the level and nature of the direction of the applied force, and the force, which is the tooth from the initial position to the target position relocation necessary. 基于移动向量以及经建模的对准件和/或附件,进一步修改或重新配置对准件和/或附件以将预定移动向量计算在内。 Based on the motion vector and by modeling aligner and / or accessories, to further modify or reconfigure the alignment member and / or attachment to a predetermined motion vector calculation. 即,在已界定识别牙齿重定位所必要的力性质的移动向量之后,基于所确定的移动向量而更改或优化牙科器具形状和/或附件参数。 That is, after the teeth have been defined to identify the necessary relocation of the motion vector force in nature, based on the determined motion vector to change or refine the shape of the dental appliance and / or accessories parameters. 另外,可进一步基于所界定的移动向量而优化器具形状和/或附件参数以抵消不合意的力或力分量,或可能导致的器具扭曲(例如,因附件的缘故)。 In addition, based on the motion vector may be further defined and optimized appliance shape and / or attachment parameters to counteract undesirable force or force component, or may cause the appliance distortions (for example, Annex sake).

[0121] 其后,可通过快速原型设计(例如立体光刻)或其它合适的技术来制造经修改或经优化的牙科器具,以实现所要的牙齿移动。 [0121] Thereafter, as amended, may be manufactured or optimized by rapid prototyping dental appliance (eg stereolithography) or other appropriate techniques to achieve the desired tooth movement. 另外,可重复此过程,以针对治疗计划的每一治疗阶段而优化牙科器具,使得对准件性能且因此治疗计划结果得以改进。 In addition, you can repeat this process to each treatment phase treatment plan that is optimized for the dental appliance, making the aligner treatment program performance and therefore the results can be improved.

[0122] 此外,在再一方面中,可基于垂直于牙齿移动的所要方向的最大量的可用表面区 [0122] In addition, in another aspect, can be based on tooth movement perpendicular to the direction you want the maximum amount of the available surface area

20域的位置而确定附件设计和/或放置。 Location 20 domain determining accessory has been designed and / or placement. 另外,如果治疗计划中的任何给定牙齿上的力处于或低于预界定等级,那么可将附件添加到牙齿或器具以补充所要的表面积,或增加牙齿的摩擦系数,从而改进对准件在牙齿上的力分布。 In addition, if the treatment plan in force at any given teeth at or below a pre-defined rating, then you can add attachments to teeth or appliance to complement the desired surface area, or increase the coefficient of friction of the teeth in order to improve the alignment member force distribution on the teeth.

[0123] 在一个方面中,可通过(例如)添加、部分或全部减去、均勻或非均勻缩放、布尔(Boolean)或非布尔算法,或几何运算,或其一个或一个以上组合来有意地更改与牙齿、牙龈和/或其它口腔组织或结构相关联的数据集,以配置、建模和/或制造可针对所要或既定治疗目标而优化的牙科器具。 [0123] In one aspect, by (for example) to add, subtract some or all of uniform or non-uniform scaling, boolean (Boolean) or Boolean arithmetic or geometric operations, or a combination of one or more intentionally Changes to the teeth, gums and / or other oral tissues or structures associated with the data set to configure, model, and / or manufacturing may be directed to be optimized treatment goals or dental appliance.

[0124] 此外,进一步就本文关于附件设计和定制的论述而论,可选择或提供角度形成或附件以及附件的表面配置,以改进移动向量以优化其对所要牙齿的施加,同时使不合意或有害的力向量(例如可抵消移动向量的向量)的量减到最小。 [0124] In addition, further to this article on attachment design and customization of discourse is concerned, choose or to provide an angle formed or disposed on the surface of accessories and attachments, to improve the motion vectors to be applied to the optimization of their teeth, while undesirable or harmful force vector (e.g., motion vectors may be offset vector) minimizes the amount. 另外,在一个方面中,可提供多个附件(例如一系列邻接附件),以更改力方向或产生持续预定时间周期的移动向量,使得所述系列的邻接附件可经配置以充当缓慢运动凸轮,其中牙科器具接着充当随动件。 Additionally, in one aspect, it provides multiple attachments (such as a series of adjacent annex), to change the direction of the force or generating a predetermined time period of the motion vector, so that the adjacent annex of the series can be configured to act as a slow movement of the cam, dental appliance which then acts as a follower.

[0125] 在又一方面中,可添加点跟踪以在治疗阶段中处理且/或跟踪牙齿点,使得可确定所要或合适的凸轮/随动件关系,以实现目标位置或治疗目标。 [0125] In yet another aspect, you can add points to handle tracking and / or tracking teeth point in the treatment of stage, making it possible to determine a desired or appropriate cam / follower relationship, in order to achieve the target location or therapeutic target. 在一个方面中,可将牙科器具的内表面上的一个或一个以上突起配置为随动件,且其可由虚拟压力点形成。 In one aspect, one or more may be on the inner surface of the dental appliance is configured as a follower projection and virtual pressure points which can be formed. 在一个实施例中,虚拟压力点由有意建立或设计到参考模具或模型中的空隙组成,所述参考模具或模型与当对准件形成于参考模具上时对准件中既定将额外压力施加于牙齿上的对应部分相关联。 In one embodiment, the virtual pressure points set up by the intentional or designed to reference the mold or model voids composition of the reference model and the mold or when the aligner is formed on the reference mold member when the alignment established additional pressure is applied in the corresponding portion of the associated teeth.

[0126] 因此,在一个方面中,首先确定n+1或后续/目标牙齿位置。 [0126] Accordingly, in one aspect, first determine n + 1 or later / target tooth position. 其后,确定从初始牙齿位置到达目标牙齿位置的移动方向。 Thereafter, it is determined to reach the moving direction of the target position of the teeth from the initial tooth position. 在确定移动方向之后,确定将牙齿从初始位置重定位到目标位置的力和力矩的量或量值和方向。 After determining the direction of movement from the initial position to determine the tooth relocated to the amount or magnitude and direction of the target position of power and torque. 其后,确定将在所计划的牙齿移动的方向上提供最合适的啮合、夹持和/或负载向量的附件的轮廓,包含(例如)与牙齿表面有关的附件的几何形状、位置等。 Thereafter, it is determined to provide the most appropriate engagement in the direction of the planned tooth movement, outline attachment clamp and / or load vectors containing (for example) related to the geometry of the tooth surface attachment, location.

[0127] 在已确定附件的相关轮廓/参数后,可确定附件位移以实现从初始位置到目标位置的位置平移。 [0127] After having identified the relevant Annex profile / parameters can be determined in order to achieve the position of translational displacement attachment from an initial position to the target position. 在将附件定位于牙齿上后,后续治疗阶段的牙科器具即刻经由经定位的附件而与牙科器具的牙齿触点啮合。 After the attachment is positioned on the teeth, the subsequent treatment stages via dental appliance immediately after positioning and attachment of the tooth and a dental appliance engaging the contacts. 以此方式,在所要方向上准确地引导牙科器具在由患者佩戴时所产生的力/力矩,且还以足够的量值配置所述力/力矩以按既定方式移动牙齿,例如移动到下一所计划位置中。 In this manner, in the desired direction accurately guiding force when the dental appliance worn by the patient produced / torque, and also configured with sufficient magnitude the force / moment to move in a predetermined manner of teeth, for example, move to the next The planned position. 举例来说,在一个实施例中,将附件接合到患者的牙齿。 For example, in one embodiment, the attachment is bonded to the patient's teeth. 如上文所述确定附件的初始位置。 As described above to determine the initial position of the attachment. 经移位或重定位的附件可离开与牙科器具上的附件的形状一致的腔的新位置。 After attachment displaced or relocated to a new location and leave the same shape of the cavity attachment on the dental appliance. 在附件在初始阶段位于牙冠上且在后续目标治疗阶段移位的情况下,目标治疗阶段的牙科器具可能在初始治疗阶段干扰牙齿上的附件。 And in the case of a subsequent treatment stage shift target, target treatment stage dental appliance may interfere with the attachment of the tooth in the initial treatment phase in the initial stage of attachment located on the crown. 所述干扰又经配置以产生力/力矩以形成所要的牙齿移动。 The interference and is configured to generate a force / torque to form the desired tooth movement.

[0128] 在一个方面中,可通过(例如)调整附件的轮廓、参数和/或相对于牙冠表面的定位来修改或优化力/力矩的方向和量值,以产生抗衡力/力矩以消除或最小化有害翻转力矩、实现牙根移动等。 [0128] In one aspect, by (for example) to adjust the attachment profile, parameters and / or relative to the crown surface positioned to modify or optimize the force / torque direction and magnitude, to produce a counter force / torque to eliminate or minimize the harmful overturning moment, to achieve root movement. 相对于牙冠的附件移动的量还可与牙齿移动相关,以基于特征在牙齿上的移动而产生治疗计划。 Annex crown relative to the amount of movement can also be associated with the tooth movement, in moving the teeth to produce a treatment plan based on the feature.

[0129] 图17是说明优化牙科器具的几何形状的流程图,所述几何形状可经优化以结合定位于牙齿上的一个或一个以上附件将所要负载递送到牙齿。 [0129] FIG. 17 is a flowchart illustrating optimized geometry of the dental appliance, the geometry may be optimized to bind teeth located on one or more accessory load will be delivered to the teeth. 参看图17,确定牙齿的初始位置(步骤2110)。 Referring to Figure 17, the initial position of the teeth is determined (step 2110). 其后,基于治疗计划确定牙齿的目标位置(步骤2120)。 Then, to determine the dental treatment plan based on the target position (step 2120). 在一个方面中, In one aspect,

21目标位置可包含下一或n+1治疗阶段牙齿位置。 21 target positions may contain the next stage of treatment or n + 1 position of the teeth. 在基于治疗计划确定牙齿的目标位置之后,计算或确定与从初始位置到目标位置的牙齿移动相关联的移动向量(步骤2130)。 After determining the target position of the tooth based on the treatment plan, and the associated calculated or determined from the initial position to the target position of the tooth movement motion vector (step 2130). 艮口, 确定力分布或属性。 Gen mouth, determined force distribution or attributes. 力分布或属性可包含(例如)与从初始位置到目标位置的牙齿移动相关联的力的量值和力的方向。 Force distribution or property may include (for example) and from the initial position to the target position tooth movement associated with the force of the magnitude and direction of the force.

[0130] 在确定与从初始位置到目标位置的牙齿移动相关联的移动向量之后,确定与移动向量相关联的分量(步骤2140)。 [0130] In determining the movement vector associated with tooth movement from the initial position to the target position after the component is determined (step 2140) associated with the motion vector. 举例来说,如上文所论述,确定与将牙齿从初始位置重定位到目标位置的移动向量相关联的力量值。 For example, as discussed above, determining the tooth from the initial position relocate to force the value of the motion vector associated with the target position. 另外,确定牙齿移动的力方向,以及用于解决有害或非既定力的反力。 In addition, to determine the direction of tooth movement of forces, as well as an established force for solving the hazardous or non-reaction force. 其后,基于所确定的与和从初始位置到目标位置的牙齿移动相关联的移动向量相关联的分量,来修改例如对准件等牙科器具的腔几何形状(步骤2150)。 Subsequently, and based on components from the initial position to the target position of the motion vector associated with the tooth movement associated with the determined, for example, to modify the aligner chamber geometry and other dental appliance (step 2150).

[0131] 图18是说明附件参数确定(包含附件轮廓和定位)的流程图。 [0131] FIG. 18 is a flowchart illustrating attachment parameter determination (including the attachment profile and positioning). 参看图18,确定第一治疗阶段时的牙齿位置(步骤2210)。 Referring to Figure 18, to determine the position of the teeth of the first treatment stage (step 2210). 确定第二或n+1治疗阶段时的牙齿位置(步骤2220)。 Determining a second position of the teeth or n + 1 treatment stage (step 2220). 其后,确定与从第一治疗阶段到第二治疗阶段的牙齿移动相关联的移动向量(步骤2230)。 Thereafter, it is determined from the first treatment stage to the second phase of treatment tooth movement associated with the motion vector (step 2230). 在确定与牙齿移动相关联的移动向量之后,确定与移动向量相关联的一个或一个以上附件/附件轮廓(步骤2240)。 In determining tooth movement associated with the motion vector determined after accessory / attachment profile and a motion vector associated with one or more (step 2240). 确定附件参数,例如牙科附件的位置、牙科附件的角度形成、垂直于来自牙科器具的力的方向的表面积。 OK attachment parameters, such as the angular position of dental accessories dental attachments formed perpendicular to the direction of the force from the surface area of the dental appliance. 其后,在治疗阶段期间将一个或一个以上附件定位于牙齿上以与对应的器具接触(步骤2250)。 Subsequently, during the treatment phase one or more accessory positioned on the teeth to contact the corresponding apparatus (step 2250). 可如本文进一步所述定制和选择附件参数轮廓和定位,以实现所要的牙齿移动(例如见图3)。 As further described herein can customize and select the attachment parameter profile and positioning to achieve the desired tooth movement (for example, see Figure 3). 以此方式,在一个实施例中,将来自牙科器具的力/力矩准确地施加到牙齿,以将牙齿从初始位置重定位到目标或第二治疗阶段位置。 In this manner, in one embodiment, the force from the dental appliance / torque is applied to the tooth accurately, to relocate the tooth from the initial position to the target position or the second treatment stage.

[0132] 如上文所述,本发明的实施例提供由若干参数控制的附件,使得附件的形状和附件在牙齿上的位置是患者特定的,且提供最优的力和力矩。 [0132] As described above, embodiments of the present invention provide several parameters controlled by the attachment so that the shape and location of accessory attachment on the tooth is patient specific and provide optimal power and torque. 明确地说,确定参数化患者特定附件的形状和位置,使得满足以下条件:1)围绕牙齿的长轴提供具有临床上容许量值的力矩;2)提供临床上合理的挤压力;以及幻排除了在牙齿移动的中间阶段附件与(同一颚和相对颚的)其它牙齿的碰撞。 Specifically, determine the parameters of the shape and position of the patient-specific attachments, so as to satisfy the following conditions: 1) around the long axis of the teeth to provide torque values have allowed clinical; 2) to provide clinically reasonable extrusion pressure; and Magic excluding the impact intermediate stages of tooth movement and attachments (the same jaw and opposite jaw) other teeth. 可根据正畸学文献、专家意见、临床经验和组织阻力的计算机模拟结果来确定力和力矩的容许量值。 Forces and moments can be determined based on the allowable values orthodontic literature, expert opinion, computer simulation results of clinical experience and organizational resistance.

[0133] 图19说明可通过沿与对象的旋转轨迹正切的任何方向施加力来移动对象。 [0133] FIG. 19 illustrates in any direction by rotating the tangent track along with the object of applying a force to move objects. 具体地说,施加到对象2300的力(a、b、c或d)可通过臂(r)与施加到对象的力的量(F)的交叉乘积(rxF)的力矩来在圆上使对象旋转。 Force can be applied to a particular object, the object Force 2300 (a, b, c or d) is applied to the arm (r) of the amount (F) of the cross product (rxF) torque to make an object on a circle rotation. 一对相等且相反的力可产生具有零所得力(例如,力a与c或力b与d)的力矩。 A pair of equal and opposite forces may have a zero resultant force generation torque (e.g., a force or force with c and b d) is. 三个参数一起产生一力矩:1)力向量,2)施力点,和3) 测量力矩的点。 Three parameters together produce a moment: 1) force vector, 2) the point of application, and 3) measuring the torque point. 施力点和测量力矩的点决定臂向量。 Force application point and measuring the torque arm vector points decision. 当使牙齿旋转时,相对于牙齿的阻力中心而计算力矩。 When the tooth is rotated, with respect to the teeth of resistance center calculated torque.

[0134] 牙齿旋转的先前实践是将标准附件添加到牙冠的中心,或牙齿的颊面的面部轴线点,且规划牙齿的旋转。 [0134] The previous practice of tooth rotation is to add a standard accessory to the center of the crown, or facial axis point buccal surface of the teeth, and the teeth of the rotation plan. 使用热成形工艺,在标准附件的形状上以热塑性薄片形成对准件中的附件接纳井。 Use thermoforming process, in the shape of a standard accessory to the thermoplastic sheet forming the alignment member attachment receiving well. 所得附件接纳井在某些区域中接触所接合的附件,从而在患者佩戴对准件时产生使牙齿旋转的力分布。 The resulting attachment receiving well contacts engaged by attachment in some areas, resulting in the rotation of the force distribution of the teeth when the patient wearing the aligner. 然而,此常规旋转方法无法一致地控制接触和所得力分布。 However, this conventional rotary method can not consistently controlling the contact force and income distribution.

[0135] 在一个方面中,为了解决常规标准附件的缺点,本发明提供对准件激励件。 [0135] In one aspect, in order to solve the drawbacks of the conventional standard accessories, the present invention provides an alignment member activator. 标准附件方法与本发明的对准件激励件之间的主要差异在于产生附件主体与附件接纳井之间的接触点。 Standard accessories method of the present invention aligner member main difference between the incentive is to generate attachment body and the attachment receiving point of contact between the wells. 如本文所使用,激励件可包含对准件或正畸系统的啮合附件的作用表面以便将负载施加到牙齿的任何特征。 As used herein, the activator may comprise engaging the alignment member or orthodontic attachment system so that the active surface of the load applied to the teeth of any of the features. 可利用多种激励件结构,其中非限制实例包含附件接纳井或其 It offers a variety of incentive-piece structure, wherein the non-limiting examples thereof that contains an attachment receiving well

22表面、陷窝、隆脊、放置于对准件与附件之间的主体(例如复合物)等。 22 surface, dimples, ridges, placed in the body (such as composites), etc. between the alignment member and accessories. 在标准附件中,接触点由附件主体与附件接纳井的因牙冠从初始阶段到后续阶段的旋转而导致的位置偏差界定。 In the standard accessories, the contact point is received by the body and the accessory attachment well positional deviation due to the rotation from the initial stage to crown a subsequent stage which led to the definition. 在此情况下,通过热成形工艺来使附件主体的形状与附件接纳井的内表面一致。 In this case, by thermoforming processes to make the shape of the accessory attachment body inner surface of the well accepted unanimously. 根据本发明的实施例,附件主体与附件接纳井的位置偏差仍存在。 According to an embodiment of the present invention, the attachment body and the attachment receiving well positional deviation still exists. 另外,不同地设计附件主体和附件接纳井的形状,使得附件接纳井接触并施加临床上所要的力和力矩,而无上文所提到的偏差。 In addition, different design accessory body shape and attachment receiving well, making contact with the attachment receiving well and clinically applied forces and moments to be without bias mentioned above. 在此情况下,附件/激励件对是在无任何牙冠移动的情况下产生牙齿移动所要的力分布。 In this case, the attachment / activator pair is to produce tooth movement desired force distribution in the absence of any movement of the crown. 根据本发明的实施例,附件/激励件对是用于沿牙齿的长轴的上部和下部牙齿旋转。 According to an embodiment of the present invention, the attachment / activator pair is used for the upper and lower teeth, teeth along the long axis of rotation. 然而,如所属领域的技术人员将了解,可使用附件/激励件对来促进其它正畸移动。 However, as those skilled in the art will appreciate that the use of attachment / activator pair to promote other orthodontic movement.

[0136] 使用对应于不同参数的参数设计工具来设计附件/激励件对。 [0136] The parameters corresponding to the different parameters of design tools to design attachment / activator pair. 在以下表1中列出了参数,以及所述参数的对应功能和识别符号。 It lists the parameters, and the corresponding function and identification code of the parameter in Table 1 below. 将具有配置于对准件中的激励件的参数旋转附件缩写为PRAA。 You will have to configure the parameters of the alignment member rotating attachment activator abbreviated as PRAA. 根据本发明的实施例,可确定参数的优先级或将优先级指派给参数。 According to an embodiment of the present invention can determine the priority or the priority assigned to the parameter parameter. 举例来说,可向碰撞指派较高优先级或用较高优先级来加权碰撞,使得在设计和/或定位将导致碰撞事件的情况下,可拒绝对提供良好力施加的附件的识别。 For example, you can assign a higher priority or with higher priority to the weighted collision to collision, so in the case of the design and / or positioning will result in a collision event, refuse to recognize the force applied to provide good attachment.

[0137] [0137]

符号 功能 参数Oz 控制力量值 PRAA的原点ζOy 控制臂长 PRAA的原点yP3 控制力方向 PRAA夹持平面与牙齿的xy平面之间的角度P4 控制力量值 突出P5 控制力量值 沿PRAA的χ轴的角度P6 控制力量值 沿PRAA的y轴的激励角度P7 控制力方向 PRAA斜坡与牙齿的xz平面之间的角度,或沿PRAA的ζ轴的角度R 被动,以及可成形性 球半径Ll 被动,以及可成形性 夹持平面的高度 The angle between the symbolic function parameters Oz control power value PRAA origin ζOy control arm length PRAA origin yP3 PRAA control direction and teeth clipping plane xy plane P4 P5 control power control value outstanding strength values along the χ axis angle PRAA P6 control the angle between the angle of the excitation power values along the y-axis P7 PRAA control the direction of the teeth slopes PRAA xz plane, or along the ζ-axis angle PRAA passive R, the radius of the ball and formability Ll passive, and a high degree of formability clamping plane

[0138] 表1 [0138] Table 1

[0139] 图20说明上面形成有牙齿附件MlO的牙齿M00。 [0139] FIG. 20 illustrates formed above tooth attachments MlO teeth M00. 该图展示相对于牙齿MOO的X轴、y轴和Z轴,以及相对于牙齿附件MlO的PRAAx轴、PRAAy轴和PRAAz轴。 The figure shows the relative MOO dental X-axis, y-axis and Z-axis, as well as with respect to the tooth attachments MlO of PRAAx axis, PRAAy axis and PRAAz axis. 该图另外展示针对牙齿附件MlO的y轴原点(Oy)和ζ轴原点⑴ζ)。 The figure for the y-axis shows the origin of additional tooth attachments MlO the (Oy) and ζ axis origin ⑴ζ).

[0140] PRAA的y轴的原点(Oy)是沿牙冠的高度的PRAA原点的位置,其可能影响力输出。 Origin of the y-axis [0140] PRAA the (Oy) is the height of the position of crown PRAA origin, which may influence the output. 所述力可能因对准件厚度且因此强度沿牙冠的高度改变而受影响。 The force may vary depending on the thickness of the alignment and thus change the intensity along the height of the crown affected. 通过降低PRAA的y轴的原点,牙齿附件MlO更靠近其中对准件材料较薄且柔性较大的牙龈线。 Lowering through the origin of the y-axis PRAA, tooth attachments MlO wherein the alignment member is closer to the flexible material is thinner and larger gum line.

[0141] PRAA的ζ轴的原点(Oz)是界定为施力点到牙齿MOO的纵轴之间的距离的臂长。 [0141] origin PRAA the ζ axis (Oz) is defined arm length distance of the point of application to the teeth between the longitudinal axis of MOO. PRAA的ζ轴的原点决定斜面距牙齿MOO的ζ轴有多远。 The ζ axis origin PRAA decision ramp from dental MOO's how far ζ axis. 因此,此参数控制力矩的臂长。 Therefore, this parameter controls the torque arm length.

[0142] PRAA斜坡与牙齿的xy平面之间的角度界定夹持平面相对于牙齿的xy平面相对于牙齿的纵轴的法线。 [0142] the angle between the ramp and the tooth PRAA xy plane relative to the plane defining clamping teeth xy plane normal to the longitudinal axis of the tooth. 举例来说,夹持平面表面的法线与牙齿MOO的纵轴之间的角度可为77度。 For example, the angle of the clip plane normal to the surface between the longitudinal axis of the tooth MOO may be 77 degrees. 如果力向量(F)以77度角作用于牙齿MOO上,那么可将力向量建模为F*cos (77) 的挤压力和F*sin(77)的舌向力。 If the force vector (F) to 77 degrees angle effect on teeth MOO, it can be modeled as a force vector F * cos (77) and the pressing force F * sin (77) of the tongue to force. 舌向力围绕牙齿基础的纵轴产生力矩,且挤压力防止由非所要接触导致的任何侵入趋势。 Tongue around the base of the longitudinal axis of the teeth to force generation torque, and the pressing force to prevent any intrusion tendency to be contacted by a non-result.

[0143] PRAA夹持平面与牙齿MOO的x_z平面之间的角度控制夹持平面的法线相对于牙 [0143] the angle between the plane and the tooth holder PRAA MOO's x_z control plane normal to the plane relative to the gripping teeth

23齿MOO的xz平面的定向。 MOO directed teeth 23 of xz plane. 在一个实施例中,此角度可为180°,以此角度,夹持平面法线平行于xz平面。 In one embodiment, this angle may be 180 °, this angle, parallel to the clamping plane normal to the xz plane. 在另一实施例中,此角度可为60°。 In another embodiment, this angle may be 60 °. 通过控制此角度的值,可基于附件2410在牙齿表面上的位置而最大化臂长。 By controlling the value of this angle it may be based on Annex 2410 position on the tooth surface while maximizing the arm length.

[0144] 突出参数应具有足以使牙冠表面上的所设计夹持平面暴露且同时仍无任何搭接困难地配合牙齿的值。 [0144] highlighted parameters should have enough to make the design of the crown surface of the holder plane exposed and at the same time still have no difficulty with overlapping values teeth. 如果突出值过低,那么力可能受损,因为接触可能因附件主体和附件接纳井中的夹持平面表面上的面积和界定的损失而不准确。 If the outstanding value is too low, then the force may be damaged, since the contact body and the accessory attachments may be due on the receiving area of the surface of the well and the clip plane without an accurate definition of loss. 夹持平面表面上的此面积和界定的损失可能由材料的可成形性和制造容差导致。 This area on the surface of the clamping plane and losses may be defined by the material formability and manufacturing tolerances result.

[0145] 激励件可具有相对于附件的y轴到达夹持平面表面中的角度变化。 Y-axis [0145] encourage member may have with respect to the attachment surface to reach the clipping plane angular variation. 此角度变化(称为激励角度)引起激励件与附件的夹持平面表面之间的接触。 This angle change (known as the excitation angle) cause contact with the clip plane surface activator between attachments. 激励角度可通过激励件与附件的夹持平面表面之间的所得干扰来控制力量值。 Excitation angle can be controlled by the value of the resulting interference excitation force member and the clamping surface of the attachment between the plane. 如上文所提到,激励件产生舌向力和挤压力,其趋向于以相对于激励角度为正的关系而改变。 As mentioned above, the excitation lingual force generating member and the pressing force, which tends to encourage the angle with respect to the relationship between the change is positive.

[0146] 呈弯曲主体的形式的铰链允许在夹持平面表面上激励,而不会引入与附件的其它部分的非所要接触。 [0146] in the form of bending of the body of the hinge allows the planar surface excitation on the holding, without introducing the part to be in contact with other non-attachment. 在一个实施例中,铰链在附件和附件接纳井中为由其原点和半径界定的球体。 In one embodiment, the hinge attachment and the attachment receiving well as its origin and the radius defined sphere. 在另一实施例中,铰链在附件中为由其原点和两个轴界定的椭圆体,且在附件接纳井中为球体。 In another embodiment, the hinge in the annex to its origin and the two axes of the ellipsoid defined and well accepted in the annex to the ball. 在铰链为球体的情况下,附件的原点也是球体的原点,且附件的y轴延伸穿过球体直径。 In the case of the hinge of a sphere, the sphere is the origin of the annex origin and y-axis extending through the attachment spherical diameter. 因此,沿附件的y轴的激励角度并不引入球体上的变化,且因此并不引入不想要的接触。 Thus, along the y-axis excitation angle attachment does not introduce changes in the sphere, and therefore does not introduce unwanted contacts. 在铰链为椭圆体的情况下,附件的原点也是椭圆体的原点,附件的y轴延伸穿过椭圆体的一个轴,且椭圆体的另一轴比附件接纳井中的球体直径短。 In the case of the hinge of the ellipsoid, y axis origin attachment is the origin of the ellipsoid, the attachment of a shaft extending through the oval body, and shorter than the diameter of a sphere attachment receiving well is another axis of the ellipsoid. 因此,沿附件的y轴的激励角度不引入椭圆体上的接触。 Thus, along the y-axis excitation angle attachment without introducing contacts ellipsoid.

[0147] 在给定铰链半径的情况下,夹持平面的高度界定PRAA相对于其自己的坐标系和原点的夹持平面。 [0147] In the case of a given radius of the hinge, the clip plane defined PRAA height relative to its own coordinate system and the origin of the clip plane. 不管夹持平面的角度如何,夹持平面表面与牙齿的χ-y平面之间的角度可适于产生挤压分量。 Regardless of how the angle of the clip plane, the angle between the plane surface of the clamping teeth χ-y plane may be adapted to produce extruded components. 然而,然而,如果夹持平面的高度过小,且夹持平面的角度过大,那么将不良地形成PRAA的夹持平面。 However, however, if the height of the clip plane is too small, and the angle of the clip plane is too large, then the clamping plane formed PRAA undesirably. 根据本发明的实施例,夹持平面的高度不应小于3mm。 According to an embodiment of the present invention, the height of the clip plane should not be less than 3mm.

[0148] 图21说明用于移动牙齿的参数激励附件2500。 [0148] FIG. 21 illustrates a mobile dental parameters for energizing accessory 2500. 附件2500的形状为在一端为四分之一椭圆体,夹持平面2510形成于其一个表面上。 Shape accessory 2500 at one end of a quarter of an ellipsoid, a clip plane 2510 formed on the surface thereof. 参看曲线图,附件2500具备不同维度, 其如下识别:L为附件长度,R为球体的半径,S为椭圆体的半轴,D为表示从原点到夹持平面且到夹持平面的法线的距离的向量,且H为基底高度。 Referring to the graph, attachment 2500 with different dimensions, which recognize the following: L is the length of attachment, R is the radius of the sphere, S for the axle ellipsoid, D is expressed from the origin to the clamping plane and normal to the plane of the clamping distance vector, and H is the height of the substrate.

[0149] 图22说明用于移动牙齿的附件的激励件沈00。 [0149] FIG. 22 illustrates an activator to move the teeth sink attachment 00. 具体地说,在对准件中提供激励件沈00,且结合形成于牙齿上以使牙齿旋转的附件2500而使用激励件沈00。 Specifically, to provide incentives piece sink 00 in the alignment member and to form on the teeth so that the teeth rotate attachment 2500 using activator sink 00. 激励件沈00的形状为在顶部表面的一端为四分之一球体,其中夹持平面沈10形成于顶部表面的相对端上。 Excitation shape sink member 00 is at one end of the top surface of a quarter sphere, wherein the clamping plane sink 10 formed on opposite ends of the top surface. 激励件沈00和附件2500可各自具有不同的基底高度(H、Ha)。 Activator sink 00 and Annex 2500 may each have different substrate height (H, Ha). 激励件沈00的夹持平面2610的定向不同于附件2500的夹持平面2510的定向。 Shen 00 activator holding plane orientation is different from the 2500 2610 2510 clipping plane orientation of attachment. 参看图23,其展示激励件沈00 与附件2500之间的相互作用,激励件沈00的夹持平面沈10围绕y轴旋转角度α。 Referring to Figure 23, which shows the interaction of the activator sink between 00 and Annex 2500, the activator 00 of the clip plane Shen Shen 10 about the y-axis rotation angle α.

[0150] 使用以下参数来控制附件在牙齿上以及激励件在对准件上的定位:1)PRAA的原点ζ (Oz),其为从附件的原点到临床牙冠中轴(FACC)咬合点的距离;2)PRAA的y轴的原点(Oy),其对应于臂长;3)附件的夹持平面与牙齿的χ-y平面之间的角度(见表1中的参数P3) ;4)附件的突出(见表1中的参数P4) ;5)激励角度(见表1中的参数P6),其为激励件的夹持平面与附件的夹持平面之间的角度;6)从附件到牙龈曲线的最小距离;以及7)牙齿的牙间裕量。 [0150] and locate the following parameters to control the excitation member attachment to the teeth on the aligner: 1) PRAA origin ζ (Oz), which is from the origin to the clinical crown attachment axis (FACC) nip point distance; y-axis origin 2) PRAA the (Oy), which corresponds to the arm length; 3) the angle between the clamping plane χ-y plane of the tooth attachment (see Table 1 Parameter P3); 4 ) to highlight the annex (see Table 1 in the parameter P4); 5) excitation angle (see Table 1 in the parameter P6), which is sandwiched between the clip plane plane parts and accessories excitation angle; 6) from and 7) margin between teeth teeth; minimum distance curve annex to the gums.

24[0151] 图M是说明用于提供患者特定附件且用于将附件定位于患者的牙齿上的方法的流程图。 24 [0151] M is an explanatory diagram for providing patient specific attachment and the attachment is positioned on the flow chart of a patient method for teeth. 所述方法通过识别需要附件的牙齿(步骤2700)而开始。 The method by identifying needs dental attachments (Step 2700) and start. 为了确定牙齿是否需要附件,或牙齿在哪一阶段间隔中需要附件,执行算法以计算总旋转移动。 In order to determine whether dental attachments, or at what stage tooth interval required attachment, execution of the algorithm to calculate the total rotational movement. 如果移动多于指定阈值,那么将牙齿识别为需要附件。 If you move more than a specified threshold value, then the tooth is identified as required attachments.

[0152] 检测用于定位附件的任何约束(步骤2705)。 Any constraints (step 2705) [0152] Detection for positioning the attachment. 下文参看图25来描述定位约束。 FIG. 25 is described below with reference positioning constraints. 接着设置附件的当前位置,使得附件定位于所约束的边界内(步骤2710)。 Then set the current position of the annex, so that attachment located within the boundary of the constraint (step 2710).

[0153] 接着作出附件的当前位置是否在规则臂区中的确定(步骤2715)。 [0153] then made to determine whether the current position of the attachment arm area in the rule (step 2715). 如果附件的当前位置在规则臂区中,那么处理进行到步骤2720,其中发生规则附件/激励件对的初始建模。 If the current position of the attachment arm area in the rule, then the process proceeds to step 2720, which took the initial ModellingRule Accessories / activator pair. 如果附件的当前位置不在规则臂区中,那么处理进行到步骤2725,其中发生短臂附件/ 激励件对的初始建模。 If the current position is not in the rules of the attachment arm area, the process proceeds to step 2725, which took the initial modeling of the short arm attachment / activator pair. 附件/激励件对是患者特定且牙齿特定的。 Accessories / activator pair is patient specific and tooth-specific. 附件/激励件对的形状和位置由牙齿的几何形状决定。 The shape and location of attachment / activator pair is determined by the geometry of the tooth. 举例来说,当牙齿较大时,可能需要较大的附件。 For example, when the tooth is large, you may need a larger attachments. 使用形状参数来对附件/激励件对的初始形状进行建模,其可在必要时修改。 Using a shape parameter to model the initial shape attachment / activator pair, which can be modified if necessary. 接着将附件定位于牙齿上(步骤2730)。 Next, the attachment located in the tooth (step 2730).

[0154] 基于附件的初始形状和位置来计算附件参数(步骤273¾。实例附件参数包含臂向量、臂长、夹持平面面积、夹持平面宽度以及夹持平面长度。如果参数值中的任一者不属于预定值范围内,那么修改附件的形状(步骤2740)。如果所有参数值均在可接受范围内, 那么附件的形状和位置不需要修改。 [0154] Based on the initial shape and position of the accessory attachment parameters calculated (step 273¾. Examples arm attachment parameter vector comprises, arm length, clamping plane area, clamping plane width and length of the clipping plane. If any of the parameter values of a do not fall within a predetermined value, then modify the shape of the attachment (step 2740). If all parameters are within acceptable limits, then the shape and position of the attachment without modification.

[0155] 检查碰撞和约束(步骤2745)。 [0155] to check collisions and constraints (step 2745). 附件不应与其它对象(例如其它牙齿或附件、隆脊、虚拟填充物等)碰撞。 Accessories should not other objects (such as other dental accessories, ridges, dummy fill, etc.) collisions. 另外,应满足约束阈值,例如距牙龈曲线的距离、距牙间区或区域(IP区或IPR)的距离、距切缘的距离等。 Additionally, it should satisfy the constraint threshold, such as the distance from the gingival curve, the distance from the interdental area or region (IP zone or IPR), the distance from the cutting edge and the like.

[0156] 接着作出附件是否提供将导致牙齿的所要移动的解决方案的确定。 [0156] Next to the attachment is provided will lead to the identification of the teeth to be moved solutions. 如果附件未提供所要解决方案,那么处理返回到步骤2710,其中修改附件的位置。 If the attachment does not provide the desired solution, the process returns to step 2710, which modify the position of the attachment. 如果附件提供将导致牙齿的所要移动的解决方案,那么处理移动到步骤2755,其中将所述解决方案应用于对患者的治疗。 If the accessory will cause the teeth to be mobile solutions, the process moves to step 2755, wherein the solution used in the treatment of patients. 接着,处理终止。 Then, the processing is terminated.

[0157] 图25说明在确定附件在牙齿上的位置时应满足的定位约束。 [0157] FIG. 25 illustrates the determined attachment position on the teeth should be positioned to meet the constraints. 当确定附件位置时, 考虑以下参数:1)牙龈线;2) IP区(在牙齿的面部侧);3)从远端点/中间端点开始的牙间边界;4)中间平面(xz平面);以及5)牙齿切缘约束。 When determining the attachment position, consider the following parameters: 1) the gum line; 2) IP zone (in the teeth of the face side); 3) the boundary between the teeth from the distal end point / intermediate endpoint begins; 4) the median plane (xz plane) ; and 5) Dental margin constraints.

[0158] 为避免与邻近牙齿以及相对颚上的牙齿碰撞,可能需要将附件放于临床牙冠中轴(FACC)附近。 [0158] In order to avoid a collision with adjacent teeth and the teeth on the opposite jaw may need to be put in the annex near the central axis of the clinical crown (FACC). 对于上部牙齿和下部牙齿两者来说,当牙齿较小时,需要短臂附件。 For both the upper teeth and lower teeth, the teeth when small, short arm attachment needs. 当附件较靠近FACC时,力矩可能因短臂的缘故而对旋转来说为不足。 When the attachment closer FACC, torque may vary because of the short arm and rotating it as inadequate. 此问题在下颚中是最相关的。 This problem in the jaw is the most relevant. 图26说明用于设计附件的算法中所使用的牙齿上的不同参数,当将附件放于FACC附近时, 所述附件产生足够的力矩。 Figure 26 illustrates the different parameters for dental algorithm used in the attachment on the attachment when placed near FACC, the annex to generate sufficient torque. 下文描述用于短臂附件定位的算法。 Short arm attachments described below for positioning algorithm.

[0159] 步骤1 :识别最大牙间搜索线。 [0159] Step 1: Identify the largest teeth among the search line. 如果搜索线在规则臂区内,那么定位具有规则附件解决方案的位置。 If the search line in the rules arm area, then locate the position of having a regular accessory solutions. 从牙间边界到FACC,且从切缘约束到牙龈线定向执行搜索。 From interdental border to FACC, and constraints from the cutting edge to the gum line directed to perform the search. 规则臂解决方案应满足所有约束。 Rules arm solution should satisfy all constraints. 如果找到解决方案,那么识别并实施所述解决方案。 If you find a solution, then identify and implement the solution. 如果无法在规则臂区中找到解决方案,那么执行步骤2以在短臂区中寻找解决方案。 If you can not find a solution in the rule-arm area, then step 2 in order to search for solutions in the short-arm region.

[0160] 步骤2 :对于搜索线上的每一位置点,计算潜在解决方案。 [0160] Step 2: For each position point search line, calculate the potential solutions. 通过旋转角函数来计算附件的旋转角。 By rotating angle function to calculate the rotation angle attachment. 还计算激励轴,接着执行步骤3。 Also calculated excitation axis, then the step 3.

[0161] 步骤3 :如果所有潜在解决方案都不满足约束,那么执行步骤4。 [0161] Step 3: If all of the potential solutions do not satisfy the constraints, then step 4. 否则,检查每一潜 Otherwise, check each dive

25在解决方案以确定满足所有约束。 25 solutions that satisfy all constraints. 将满足约束的解决方案进行比较,且选择最优解决方案。 The solution that satisfies the constraint compare and choose the best solution. 举例来说,选择臂的最大值作为最优解决方案。 For example, selecting the maximum value as the optimal solution for the arm.

[0162] 步骤4 :使扫描线以增量朝FACC移动。 [0162] Step 4: Make the scanning line incremental move towards FACC. 如果搜索线在FACC上或超过FACC,那么无法找到解决方案,且搜索终止。 If you search on line or over FACC FACC, you can not find a solution, and the search is terminated. 如果在到达FACC之前找到搜索线,那么执行步骤2以在短臂区中寻找解决方案。 If you find the search line before reaching the FACC, then step 2 in order to search for solutions in the short-arm region.

[0163] 图27说明作用附件表面的不同参数。 [0163] FIG. 27 illustrates the different parameters of the role of attachment surface. 实例参数包含:1)夹持平面的面积,其以夹持平面与牙齿表面之间的夹持多线与交叉多线为界;幻夹持平面与牙齿表面之间的交叉多线的长度;3)夹持多线与交叉多线之间的宽度(即,最大-最小距离);4)夹持平面的质心;5)臂向量,其垂直于Oz和夹持平面法线;6)臂长度,其为臂向量的带正负号长度,取决于基于右手定则而绕Oz的旋转;以及7) T值,其如下计算:((-平面法线向量·■臂向量)*Z 轴)*面积。 Examples of parameters include: 1) the area of the clamping plane, which to grip and clamp a multi-line between the plane and the tooth surface is bounded by a multi-line cross; Magic clamping length between the intersecting plane and the tooth surface of the multi-line; 3) the width of the clamping and multi-line multi-line between the crossing (i.e., maximum - minimum distance); 4) the clamping plane centroid; 5) arm vector, which is perpendicular to the clamping plane and normal Oz; 6) Arm length, which is a sign with the vector length of the arm, depending on the right-hand rule and based on the rotation around Oz; and 7) T value, which is calculated as follows: ((- Surface normal vectors · ■ arm vector) * Z axis ) * area.

[0164] 可调整参数以补偿短臂。 [0164] tunable parameters to compensate for the short arm. 举例来说,旋转可围绕附件的ζ轴发生以最大化力矩的ζ分量。 For example, the rotation may occur around the attachment axis ζ to ζ component maximize torque. 图观说明夹持平面旋转的比较。 Figure View Description holding relatively flat rotation. 如图的上部部分中所示,在不旋转、旋转30度和旋转60度的情况下,在牙齿的表面上提供附件。 As shown in the upper portion of FIG, without rotation, rotated 30 degrees and 60 degrees of rotation of the case, provided on the attachment surface of a tooth.

[0165] 激励件围绕激励轴旋转。 [0165] about the excitation axis activator. 参考图的下部部分,激励轴穿过附件的原点(0),且沿附件的Oz轴与附件的夹持平面的法线之间的交叉乘积(OR)而导向。 Lower portion of reference pictures, incentive axis through the accessory origin (0) and along the cross product (OR) normal attachments and accessories Oz axis between the clip plane and guide. 图观的左下部分展示附件,且图观的右下部分展示围绕激励轴(OR)旋转12度的激励件。 Lower left portion of the right lower part of the diagram shows accessory concept, and FIG concept shows around the excitation axis (OR) rotating 12 degrees activator.

[0166] 图四说明夹持平面的优化旋转角。 [0166] Figure IV indicates that the optimization clipping plane rotation angle. (内部)利用经校正的牙齿的ζ轴来测量夹持平面的旋转角。 (Internal) using the corrected teeth ζ axis to measure the angle of rotation of the clamping plane. 夹持平面的旋转角可在0°与60°之间。 Clipping plane rotation angle can be between 0 ° and 60 °. 如下确定优化旋转角: Optimization of the angle of rotation is determined as follows:

[0167] [0167]

旋转角=Ia' α-60° [60°, a >60° Rotation angle = Ia 'α-60 ° [60 °, a> 60 °

[0168] 可进行调整以补偿短臂的其它参数包含:1)夹持平面的平行平移,以调整作用表面的宽度和长度;以及2)围绕附件的χ轴的旋转,以调整附件宽度(见表1中的参数P5)。 [0168] Other parameters can be adjusted to compensate for the short arm comprises: 1) the clip plane parallel translation to adjust the width and length of the work surface; and 2) to rotate about the attachment χ axis to adjust the attachment width (see Table 1 Parameter P5).

[0169] 在制造附件/激励件对期间,应观察以下限制:1)由于可成形性限制,球体部分在直径方面的大小不得小于2mm。 [0169] In the manufacturing Accessories / activator pair period, should observe the following restrictions: 1) The formability limit sphere portion size in diameter shall not be less than 2mm. 2、附件不得在牙齿表面上产生使得材料无法与几何形状充分一致的大伸出物。 2, Annex may not produce on the tooth surface so that the material can not be fully consistent with the geometry of the big lugs. 举例来说,如果夹持平面的高度(见表1中的参数Li)过短,那么夹持平面的角度将过大,从而导致PRAA的不良成形的夹持平面。 For example, if the height of the clamping plane (see Table 1 Parameter Li) is too short, then the angle of the clip plane is too large, resulting in poor clamping plane PRAA formed. 因此,夹持平面的高度不得小于3mm。 Therefore, the height of the clip plane shall not be less than 3mm. 3)如果突出过低,那么力可能受损,因为接触因附件主体和激励件两者中的夹持平面表面上的面积和界定损失而不正确。 3) If the highlight is too low, then the force may be damaged, because the contact area and defined due to the loss of both the annex on the subject and encourage members of the clip plane surface without correct. 这由材料的可成形性和制造容差导致。 This formability and manufacturing tolerances result in the material. 4)在一个实施例中,附件的侧面弯曲,以提供到牙齿表面的平滑过渡。 4) In one embodiment, the side attachment curved to provide a smooth transition to the tooth surface. 这可便利热成形时的材料一致性。 This material may facilitate consistency hot molding. 幻沿附件的ζ轴的角度(见表1中的参数P7)应在避免材料在与铰链相对的端部裂开的范围内。 Magic angle along the ζ axis annex (see Table 1 in the parameter P7) should be avoided in the material at the end portion opposite the hinge split range.

[0170] 本发明可利用本文所述方法的各种计算机实施的实施例。 [0170] The present invention may utilize the methods described herein various computer-implemented embodiments. 举例来说,一个实施例中的计算机实施的方法包含:建立牙齿的初始位置;在治疗计划中确定牙齿的目标位置; 计算与从初始位置到目标位置的牙齿移动相关联的移动向量;确定对应于移动向量的多个分量;以及确定相应的一个或一个以上成形特征的对应一个或一个以上位置/轮廓。 For example, one embodiment of the method of the embodiment comprises a computer: to establish the initial position of the teeth; determining the target position of the tooth in the treatment plan; calculation and motion vectors associated with the tooth movement from the initial position to the target position; determining the corresponding a plurality of component motion vector; and determining the corresponding forming a corresponding one or more features of one or more position / contour. 成形特征可经配置以大体上在牙齿的表面平面处将预定力施加于牙科器具上。 Forming characteristics can be configured to substantially planar surface of the tooth at a predetermined force is applied to the dental appliance.

[0171] 在另一实施例中,一种用于对牙科器具进行建模的设备包含:数据存储单元;以 [0171] In another embodiment, a dental appliance for modeling apparatus comprising: a data storage unit; to

26及处理单元,其耦合到数据存储单元,且经配置以:确定牙齿的初始位置;在治疗计划中确定牙齿的目标位置;计算与从初始位置到目标位置的牙齿移动相关联的移动向量;确定对应于移动向量的多个分量;以及确定对应的一个或一个以上成形特征的轮廓和/或定位。 26 and a processing unit coupled to a data storage unit, and configured to: determine the initial position of the teeth; determining a target position of the teeth in the treatment plan; calculation and from the initial position to the target position of tooth movement associated with the motion vector; determining a plurality of components corresponding to the motion vector; and determining the corresponding one or more contours forming characteristics and / or positioning.

[0172] 本发明的数据处理方面可在数字电子电路中或在计算机硬件、固件、软件中或在其组合中实施。 [0172] The data processing aspect of the present invention may be, or in computer hardware, firmware, software, or in a combination thereof in digital electronic circuits. 本发明的数据处理设备可在有形地包含于机器可读存储装置中以由可编程处理器执行的计算机程序产品中实施;且本发明的数据处理方法步骤可由执行通过对输入数据进行操作且产生输出而实施本发明的功能的指令程序的可编程处理器实施。 The data processing apparatus of the present invention can be tangibly embodied in a machine-readable storage device to a computer program product for execution by a programmable processor implementation; and data processing method steps of the present invention can be performed by operating on input data and produce Output and enforcement capabilities of the present invention, a programmable processor to implement a program of instructions. 本发明的数据处理方面可有利地在一个或一个以上计算机程序中实施,所述计算机程序可在包含至少一个可编程处理器的可编程系统上执行,所述可编程处理器经耦合以从数据存储系统、 至少一个输入装置以及至少一个输出装置接收数据和指令,且将数据和指令发射到数据存储系统、至少一个输入装置以及至少一个输出装置。 Data processing aspect of the present invention may advantageously be one or more computer program implemented, the computer program can be executed on the at least one programmable processor contains programmable system, the programmable processor coupled to the data storage system, at least one input device, and at least one output device to receive data and instructions, and to transmit data and instructions to the data storage system, at least one input device, and at least one output device. 每一计算机程序可在高级程序性或面向对象的编程语言中或者汇编或机器语言(如果需要)中实施;且在任一情况下,所述语言可为经编译或经解译的语言。 Each computer program may or assembler in advanced procedural or object-oriented programming language or machine language (if necessary) is implemented; and in either case, the language may be compiled or interpreted language through. 合适的处理器包含(例如)通用和专用微处理器。 Suitable processors include (for example) general and special purpose microprocessors. 一般来说, 处理器将从只读存储器和/或随机存取存储器接收指令和数据。 Generally, a processor from the read-only memory and / or random access memory receive instructions and data. 适合有形地包含计算机程序指令和数据的存储装置包含:所有形式的非易失性存储器,包含(例如)半导体存储器装置(例如EPROM、EEPROM和快闪存储器装置);磁盘,例如内部硬盘和可装卸盘;磁光盘;以及⑶-ROM盘。 Storage means for tangibly embodying computer program instructions and data include: all forms of non-volatile memory, including (for example) a semiconductor memory device (such as EPROM, EEPROM, and flash memory devices); disks such as internal hard disks and removable disks; magneto-optical disks; and ⑶-ROM disc. 前述装置中的任一者可由ASIC(专用集成电路)补充,或并入ASIC中。 The apparatus according to any of the preceding one by ASIC (application specific integrated circuits) supplement, or incorporated into an ASIC.

[0173] 为了实现与用户的互动,可使用计算机系统来实施本发明,所述计算机系统具有用于向用户显示信息的例如监视器或LCD(液晶显示器)屏幕等显示装置以及用户可借以向计算机系统提供输入的例如键盘、二维指点装置(例如鼠标或跟踪球)或三维指点装置(例如数据手套或陀螺仪鼠标)等输入装置。 [0173] In order to achieve interaction with the user, can be implemented using a computer system of the present invention, the computer system having means for displaying information to a user such as a monitor or LCD (liquid crystal display) screen and other display devices, and the user can order the computer The system provides such as a keyboard, a two-dimensional pointing device (such as a mouse or trackball) or three-dimensional pointing device (such as a data glove or a gyro mouse) and other input means. 计算机系统可经编程以提供图形用户接口,计算机程序通过所述接口与用户互动。 The computer system can be programmed to provide a graphical user interface through which computer programs interact with the user interface. 计算机系统可经编程以提供虚拟现实三维显示接口。 The computer system can be programmed to provide a three-dimensional virtual reality display interface.

[0174] 在不脱离本发明的范围和精神的情况下,所属领域的技术人员将明白本发明的结构和操作方法的各种其它修改和更改。 [0174] without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention, the skilled in the art will appreciate that various structures and operating methods of the present invention, other modifications and changes. 尽管已结合特定优选实施例描述了本发明,但应理解,如所主张的本发明不应过度限于此些具体实施例。 Although certain preferred embodiments have been described in conjunction of the present invention, it is to be understood that the invention as claimed should not be unduly limited to such specific Examples. 希望所附权利要求书界定本发明的范围,且由此涵盖在这些权利要求及其均等物的范围内的结构和方法。 It intended that the appended claims define the scope of the present invention, and thus covered by the structures and methods within the scope of these claims and their equivalents of.

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