DR. JACKSON AUTOFLOSSER
Overwatch was approached to help bring a unique dental appliance to market. Dr. Thomas Jackson, D.D.S., a board-certified periodontist with over 25 years of expertise in the dental field, asked Overwatch to bring his concept to reality. The product solves flossing problems for anyone who utilizes connected or solid appliances such as implants, bridges, braces, and bonded retainers.
The biggest technical challenge of this project was to create a drivetrain capable of consistently handling the semi-rigid floss that is required for use by dental patients that have special periodontic and orthodontic needs. The plastic parts were designed to be molded with simple open and shut tooling, minimizing tooling costs. The drive wheels were overmolded with a serrated “grip” surface to reduce part count, assembly labor, and overall production cost of the device.
Dr. Jackson was able to launch a strong, patent-pending product on his e-commerce website. This provided him with quick Time-to-Market and Time-to-Revenue. The product elegantly helps patients who are unable to floss using traditional flossing methods.
A “living hinge” box design outer carrier for the drivetrain, which is easily removeable and cleanable under running water or with the provided irrigation syringe.