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Publication numberWO2006084079 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2006/003753
Publication date30 Apr 2009
Filing date2 Feb 2006
Priority date3 Feb 2005
Also published asWO2006084079A2
Publication numberPCT/2006/3753, PCT/US/2006/003753, PCT/US/2006/03753, PCT/US/6/003753, PCT/US/6/03753, PCT/US2006/003753, PCT/US2006/03753, PCT/US2006003753, PCT/US200603753, PCT/US6/003753, PCT/US6/03753, PCT/US6003753, PCT/US603753, WO 2006/084079 A3, WO 2006084079 A3, WO 2006084079A3, WO-A3-2006084079, WO2006/084079A3, WO2006084079 A3, WO2006084079A3
InventorsHuafeng Wen, Mari Sawtelle, Keith R Wolf
ApplicantAlign Technology Inc, Huafeng Wen, Mari Sawtelle, Keith R Wolf
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Organizing, storing, and tracking dental devices
WO 2006084079 A3
Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for manufacturing, organizing, storing, and tracking dental devices such as removable dental aligners. In some variations, these systems, methods, and apparatuses may enable a patient or doctor to select the proper dental device from a series of dental devices to be worn in an intended sequence even where the dental devices are unmarked with respect to their position in the sequence. For example, the dental devices may be arranged in a manner that leads the patient or doctor to intuitively select and use the dental aligners in the appropriate sequence. This can be accomplished, for example, by presenting the dental devices in the sequence in which they are to be worn or presenting them in a manner that encourages or requires accessing them in that sequence.
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International ClassificationA61C3/00, G07F11/16
Cooperative ClassificationA61C7/08, A61C19/02
European ClassificationA61C7/00
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