Methods and apparatus for applying dental sealant to an orthodontic patient's teeth

Patent Number: 9387055

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

A set of orthodontic appliances is releasably connected to wall portions of a bonding tray that is used in an indirect bonding procedure. A quantity of dental sealant is applied to wall portions of the tray, and is subsequently transferred to enamel surfaces of the patient s teeth when the bonding tray is placed in position over one of the patient s dental arches. The dental sealant tends to reduce the formation of plaque in regions of the patient s tooth surfaces adjacent the orthodontic appliances.


First Name Last Name City State Country
David K. Cinader, Jr. - - -
James K. Mah - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 C 3 00
A 61 C 7 14
A 61 C 7 16


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
3M Innovative Properties Company - - - - -