Orthodontic Device

Patent No. 5,927,971

Issued: July 27, 1999

Inventor: Jan DeBaets, Geneva, Switzerland

A device for moving a tooth by combining translational motion with angular movement, comprising a holder attached to the tooth and provided with a device for attaching a pivotable element cooperating with a force exerting device. The pivotable element comprises plane sloping sides for engaging the holder and thereby limiting the angular movement of the tooth to a predetermined value. A cuneal member for adjusting the angle of slope may also be provided.

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