In 100 years of advances in orthodontics, the preponderant role of the orthodontist has always been governed by the existence of the bracket. The new creations have always taken into account their structure, performance and design, to facilitate the work of the orthodontist and reduce the time spent in the consultation, making it the key marketer of this product. However, patients must continue to endure the inconveniences of a bulky and unsightly system that, in addition to affecting chewing, hygiene and muscle function, greatly alters speech, communication and self-esteem.
As of 2004, qualified professionals from our study group headed by Dr. Joaquín T. Ariza Olaya, began simultaneously in Bogotá and in New York important standardized laboratory tests, with the primary objective of finding a Minimally Invasive Orthodontic procedure (MIO) providing a viable solution to the inconveniences that occur with the current use of orthodontic appliances.
These tests determined that the real movement of the tooth could be obtained, obviating the use of the bracket with assembly and handling protocols with excellent results, similar to those obtained with conventional techniques that use the bracket as the main abutment.
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Flow Jac System is born
Technical tests are performed on typodons to evaluate forces and friction on the support material. Volunteer patients were received in whom excellent results were obtained.
Our first invention patent is filed, with a detailed description of the system as a patentable process for human application.
Invention Patent nu. 750130 is granted. “Orthodontic system of resin and wire to carry out dental movements” by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce of Colombia (SIC).
First approaches to the Mini Tube of Flow Jac System.
Second patent, registered in the United States “System of tube and resin for orthodontics” US 200110053108 A1. The assembly protocols were established and the technical manuals of the treatment were designed.
Odontos Magazine Publication “Comparison of the dental movement obtained by a 0.014 copper ni-ti® archwire between two systems: self-ligating brackets and Flowjac System, in electronic typodonts”.
On December 30, 2011, the Invention Patent was granted, which was deposited in 2006 for Colombia.
Continuation in part.
TUBE FOR ORTHODONTICS. Inventor Joaquín T. Ariza. Patent Nu. US,9,615,898 B2. PCT Nu. PCT/IB2012/051412
The ORTHODONTICS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE patent for invention is granted. Nu. US,9,907,627 B2. by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION trademark registration is granted.
Invention patent in Colombia
Patents in the USA
Years of study
INVIMA health registry
The decrease in size and color of the millimeter element that replaces the bracket in this system makes it practically imperceptible.
When it does not go unnoticed, this system, due to all its aesthetic characteristics, becomes something more to show than to hide.
With a diminished profile and a smooth surface without tips, it is considered the most comfortable among all fixed orthodontic systems.
The strategic design of the system elements reduces the accumulation of bacterial plaque, makes cleaning much easier and provides a fresher breath.
The minimally invasive characteristics of the system and its low visibility, reduce the emotional impact that patients regularly suffer at the beginning and throughout the orthodontic treatment
Promotes a freer, friendly and spontaneous image, positively impacting their social environment.
The minimal accumulation of bacterial plaque, and the reduction in the appearance of injuries and lacerations in the soft tissues, provide an exceptional oral health, with healthy gums and integral lips.
Based on the biological principles of tooth movement, it solves dental malpositions applying forces and treatment times similar to those of conventional orthodontics, with less discomfort and a more efficient procedure for the patient.
Its design properties and the use of the lowest caliber archwires on the market, reduce the symptoms of muscle dysfunction and pain, common in orthodontic treatments.
The low profile of the system does not invade the biological space that should exist between the teeth and the lips, seeking a better adaptation, making the appliance more tolerable for the patient.