In 100 years of advances in orthodontics, the dominant role of the orthodontist has always been governed by the existence of the bracket. New creations have always considered their structure, performance, and design to facilitate the orthodontist’s work and reduce the time spent in the office, making him or her the key marketer of this product. However, patients must continue to endure the inconvenience of a cumbersome and unsightly system that not only affects chewing, hygiene, and muscular function, but also alters speech, communication, and self-esteem to a high degree.
Since 2004, qualified professionals of our study group headed by Dr. Joaquín T. Ariza Olaya, started important standardized laboratory tests simultaneously in Bogota and New York, with the main objective of finding a Minimally Invasive Orthodontic (MIO) procedure providing a viable solution to the inconveniences that occur with the current orthodontic appliances.
These tests determined that real tooth movement could be obtained, obviating the use of the bracket with assembly and handling protocols with excellent results, like those obtained with conventional techniques that use the bracket as the main attachment.
Our History and Certifications
Flow Jac System is born
Technical tests were performed on typodonts to evaluate forces and friction on the support material. Patients were volunteers and excellent results were obtained.
Our first invention patent was filed, with a detailed description of the system as a patentable process for application in human beings.
Invention Patent No. 750130 “Orthodontic system of resin and wire for dental movements” was granted by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce of Colombia (SIC)
First approaches to the Flow Jac System Mini Tube.
Second patent, registered in the United States “System of tube and resin for orthodontics” US 200110053108 A1. Established the assembly protocols and designed the technical manuals of the treatment.
Publication in Odontos Magazine “Comparison of tooth movement obtained by a 0.014 copper ni-ti® archwire between two systems: self-ligating brackets and Flowjac System, in electronic typodontos”.
On December 30, 2011, the Patent of Invention was granted, which was filed in 2006 for Colombia.
Continuation in part.
TUBE FOR ORTHODONTICS. Inventor Joaquín T. Ariza. Patent No. US,9,615,898 B2. PCT No. PCT/IB2012/05141
Orthodontic System and Method of Use Invention patent was granted. No US 9,907,627 B2 by United States patent and trademark Office ( USPTO )
EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION trademark registration is granted.