CLASS 1 MEDICAL DEVICE
WITH AN INNOVATIVE PATENTED MECHANISM
Brackets are currently bonded using photosensitive adhesive which makes it necessary to wait a short time between applying the adhesive and placing the bracket on the tooth. The adhesive is applied at the chair just before the orthodontist places the brackets on the teeth, most of the time aided by an assistant during the entire process.
Using an innovative system to isolate the bonded bracket from the light, Orthobox allows the bonded bracket-tweezer sets to be prepared remotely for each dental arch. It offers many advantages, such as being able to use the adhesive of your choice with your usual brackets, or to work alone at the dental chair.
3 good reasons to use an Orthobox in your practice
NO NEED FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE CHAIR
This ergonomic system lets you affix the brackets of your choice, using the adhesive of your choice, without exposing them to the light. The Orthobox can be prepared several hours before your patient arrives and allows you to work just as quickly without the help of an assistant.
Your assistant is thus available for other tasks, such as receiving patients, sterilizing equipment, booking appointments and working on digital 3D modelling. Workflow in your practice is greatly improved. Patients are happier and appreciate the enhanced customer relationship.
The patient’s experience of having a brace fitted is improved: there is more space to work in and the orthodontist no longer has to do fiddly bonding work while the patient is waiting in the chair.
SAVES TIME FOR YOU AND YOUR PATIENTS
By standardizing the operation, you speed up the bonding process.
Even if you are used to working with an assistant, you will soon see how much time can be saved: You will work faster and your assistant will have an average of 10 minutes extra time for other tasks.
If you are already used to doing the bonding work alone, you will still gain 5 minutes (average chair time of 15 minutes reduced to 10 using Orthobox).
Brace-fitting appointments are shorter, meaning improved comfort for the patient, and more time for other types of appointment.
REDUCED HEALTH RISKS
Distancing the pre-coating operation from the dental chair eliminates any risk of cross-contamination when using the tube of adhesive at the chair.
The bracket-tweezer sets can be kept for several hours before the adhesive begins to lose its properties (as observed during practical tests in the surgery).
The Covid epidemic has introduced new risks to dental work. Reducing exposure of dental assistants to viruses is a real concern for all dental practitioners in terms of their liability as employers. A system which enables dental assistants to carry out part of their work away from the dental chair is a real bonus for both the orthodontist and the assistant.
Step 1 & 2:
Attach the lid to the back of the Orthobox using the magnetic studs.
and close the tab immediately.
DESIGNED, DEVELOPED AND MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE
A product of the Hauts-de-France region, and more specifically Boulogne-sur-Mer, OrthoBox is the result of an encounter between a dental surgeon specialized in orthodontics and the engineers and industrial designers of the Accante company specialized in 3D printing.
Orthobox is therefore 100% designed and made in France, using short supply chain methods wherever possible to support local businesses.
CONTENT: 1 Orthobox,1 screwdriver, 1 cleaning tool, 1 marker pen, 1 workpad, 1 instruction leaflet
Dr François Damay
CEO – ORTHODONTIST
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Three questions to Dr François Damay
(the inventor of Orthobox)
How did you get the idea for this product? Was it sparked by a particular need?
Whenever I had emergency appointments to re-apply one or more brackets, my assistant wasn’t always available to help me at the chair. I often had to ask her to bond the bracket and keep it on the tray, protected from the light, ready for me to use it. I thought it would be interesting to design a holder for the bonded bracket-tweezer set and produce it by 3D printing.
Our prototype proved very useful indeed, and the design was adapted to make a tool that could be used for fitting a complete dental arch. I currently use four Orthoboxes in my practice on a daily basis.
How long did it take to develop it?
Since 2017, we have been testing one prototype after another at the practice. They became increasingly user-friendly, both for the assistant by simplifying the handling of the bonded items, or making them easier to clean, and of course for the orthodontist, by improving the release system so as to be able to extract the tweezers quickly and easily.
How are you marketing this new product?
Orthobox was originally designed to enable orthodontists to work alone at the chair using any type of adhesive and tweezers, thus making it easier to re-bond a bracket during an emergency appointment. Even if the orthodontist already uses pre-bonded brackets, Orthobox speeds up the brace-fitting process, improves workflow at the practice and helps to prevent cross-contamination.