ST. PAUL‚ Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As thousands of orthodontists and staff from around the world descend on
the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in San
Diego, CA this week, 3M is proud to announce a broad portfolio of issued
patents and intellectual property rights, issued over the last few
years, encompassing indirect bonding for orthodontic treatments. Claims
covered by these patents intend to enable orthodontists to improve their
bracket placement accuracy—and, ultimately, lead to better clinical
The issued patents cover a wide selection of methods and articles used
today for indirectly bonding brackets, including:
Method of making an indirect bonding tray for orthodontic treatment
Methods and assemblies for making an orthodontic bonding tray using
Apparatus for indirect bonding of orthodontic appliances and method of
making the same
Orthodontic indirect bonding apparatus with occlusal positioning stop
Orthodontic indirect bonding tray with moisture control
Apparatus and methods for controlling moisture during orthodontic
indirect bonding procedures
Orthodontic methods and apparatus for applying a composition to a
In an ever-changing world, orthodontists can continue to rely on the
trusted 3M name to deliver proven products and solutions for advanced
performance, esthetics and efficiency.
“We feel that combining our indirect bonding intellectual property with
our patented 3M™ APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive technology will prove to
enhance office productivity and treatment outcomes,” says Sam Lintereur,
Global Procedure Marketing Manager, 3M Oral Care.
3M currently partners with multiple digital treatment planning software
providers, including 3Shape, Motion View and Image Instruments, to
provide excellent treatment experiences with bracket libraries of its
popular brands. 3M is also open to licensing some of its intellectual
property rights to interested parties.
For more information about 3M’s protected patents, contact Maggie Hesby,
using the contact information below. Visit www.3m.com/ortho
to learn more about APC Flash-Free Adhesive.
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