The commercialization of university-developed technology is described in this paper, which is predicated on the application of pulsating, low magnitude forces (cyclic forces) to the teeth and surrounding bone as a means of accelerating orthodontic tooth movement. The resulting product is a compact device with an external activator that houses the electrical, mechanical, and energy components that apply cyclical mechanical forces to a mouthpiece that is put in a patient’s mouth.
Development of a Product for Reducing Orthodontic Treatment Duration
Ling, J., Tarve, B., Mao, J. J., Lowe, M., and Gerold, J. (August 9, 2010). "Development of a Product for Reducing Orthodontic Treatment Duration." ASME. J. Med. Devices. June 2010; 4(2): 027508. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3442444
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