Riton Biomaterial Co., Ltd., China is a manufacturer that specialises in the development, production and marketing of orthodontic biomaterials and related dental equipment. The company offers the customised lingual bracket system in specifications such as eBrace Visual and eBrace second generation. The eLock customised self-ligating lingual bracket system is also available. The company crafts its products using the additive manufacturing (3D printing) methods SLM (Selective Laser Melting) and DLP (Digital Light Projecting).
The company’s eBrace customised lingual bracket is an “invisible” appliance because it is stuck to the inner side of the teeth where is it difficult to see. The bracket is devised in line with the contour of patients’ teeth by using CAD and CAM technologies. Additive manufacturing allows a high degree of personalisation of the wire arc, which optimises the users occlusion. The eBrace manufacturing process begins by a taking an impression of double-layer silicone. The casts produced from this impression are used to prepare an individualised optimal setup. The mesh pad of the eBrace customised lingual bracket base is specially treated to drastically improve the tensile bond strength of the bracket.
The company also provides orthodontists with the supporting tools for the lingual bracket system, namely related accessories — clinical guidance and training courses are also available and the company has published numerous articles in industry-related technical journals.
The critically acclaimed eBrace customised lingual bracket system was initially developed in 2008. Nine months later, it was readied for clinical trials, and has been undergoing that process. As a newly developed state-of-the-art correctional system, all associated technologies are patent-pending. This has resulted in four PCT and 15 national invention patent applications, of which six have been approved. The revolutionary eBrace system is reported as being efficient, convenient and invisible with its effectiveness being affirmed by industry experts.
Riton Biomaterial Co., Ltd., has cooperated with various Chinese institutions such as hospitals and universities and has collaborated on joint projects with the Macau society of Orthodontics, West China School of Stomatology, Peking University Department of Stomatology, South China University of Technology, the First Clinical Medical College of Jinan University, and the Ninth People’s Hospital affiliated with the Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine.