Orthodontic method and apparatus
Orthodontic bracket assembly and method for attachment
Orthodontic bracket assembly
Ceramic orthodontic bracket
Orthodontic bracket and orthodontic appliance
Medical laser handpiece
Miniature hand-held spot source of illumination
Method of using pulse radiation for bonding orthodentic brackets to teeth
ApplicationNo. 575095 filed on 12/19/1995
US Classes:433/9, Cemented to tooth433/24, Method of positioning or aligning teeth433/29Having means to emit radiation or facilitate viewing of the work
ExaminersPrimary: O'Connor, Cary E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61C 007/00
AbstractAn orthodontic bracket includes a base with a central opening, and a body with a passage aligned with the opening. A curing light assembly includes an outer end portion that is removably received in the passage for curing adhesive beneath the central section of the bracket body. Once the adhesive beneath the central section of the bracket body has cured to temporarily tack the bracket base to the patient's tooth, adhesive extruded from the peripheral edge of the bracket base can be readily removed without dislodging the bracket from its intended position.