US 9,812,036 B2
Flexible dental model
Sue S. Lee, Framingham, MA (US)
Filed by Sue S. Lee, Framingham, MA (US)
Filed on Jul. 2, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/790,705.
Prior Publication US 2017/0004736 A1, Jan. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. G09B 23/28 (2006.01); G09B 23/32 (2006.01)
CPC G09B 23/283 (2013.01) [G09B 23/32 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A dental model comprising:
at least one artificial jaw including:
a plurality of teeth; and
a base portion retaining the plurality of teeth, the base portion having opposite first and second ends configured to move relative to each other in three dimensions, wherein inner and outer walls of the base portion extending between the first and second ends are arch-shaped, and wherein a contour of the inner wall follows an internal arch pattern and a contour of the outer wall follows an outline of the plurality of teeth, wherein
in a first configuration of the base portion, the outer and inner walls are arch-shaped; and
the base portion is configured to move from the first configuration to a second configuration in which the inner and outer walls extend substantially along a same axis extending therethrough, the axis extending between the first and second ends.