AAO Invests in KLOwen Braces

Posted: July 7, 2020
Edited by Orthotown staff

ST. LOUIS, Mo.,— The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announces the investment of $50,000 in KLOwen Custom Braces System, an in-office, same-day, custom bracket solution, which increases doctor efficiency. The investment comes via the AAO Innovation and Transformation Fund. The fund – can be used to develop new products and services for orthodontists and patients by building, partnering or investing.

Developed by Dr. Owen, who holds seven patents, with 20 more patents pending, and who was named the 2019 AAO Ortho Innovator Award recipient, the KLOwen Custom Braces System uses the newest technologies, including 3D printers and custom-shaped braces. According to KLOwen Braces, the system can work on any orthodontic case, even those requiring functional appliances, expansion or surgery. By leveraging a unique software platform, the solution automatically places the ideally shaped bracket for each tooth out of a kit of 27 pieces. Then, using 3D-printed IDB (indirect bonding) trays, brackets are bonded precisely where approved on the software, completing the customization. By filling the slot completely, the system allows the wires to be more completely expressed, eliminating or greatly reducing wire-bending or bracket-repositioning.

In addition to investing in KLOwen Braces System, a member of AAO leadership will be seated on the company’s board, further assuring the best interests of orthodontists — and their patients — will remain the top priority.

“We’re thrilled to make this investment in KLOwen Custom Braces System and to continue to support the ever-evolving industry of orthodontics,” said AAO President, Dr. Chris Roberts.

For more information about KLOwen Braces, visit klowenbraces.com.
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