Improving your smile with orthodontic treatment can sometimes seem to take forever, and no one relishes the prospect of wearing braces for months and months – or even years.
If you’re getting impatient about the length of time your orthodontic treatment is taking, and want to speed up the process, an AcceleDent appliance could be your fast track solution for getting straighter teeth with less discomfort.
The AcceleDent device is packed with cutting-edge features but is light and easy to use. It works by harnessing the power of patented SoftPulse technology to create precisely-regulated vibrations. These micro-pulses – exerting far less force than a powered toothbrush – travel through tooth roots into nearby bone, speeding up the movement of your teeth into their correct position.
You simply pop in the hands-free AcceleDent mouthpiece and let it get to work for 20 minutes a day. Clinical trials have shown that the appliance can help your braces or aligner to move teeth 50 percent faster and reduce pain by up to 71 percent.
Benefits of Using an AcceleDent Appliance
Besides making your orthodontic treatment faster and more comfortable, AcceleDent can result in other benefits. Speeding up treatment can mean fewer visits to your orthodontist and also reduce the risk of cavities and gum infection.
Other benefits of AcceleDent include:
- Faster tooth movement without compromising aesthetics.
- Lightweight and hands-free for easy use during everyday activities.
Although conventional braces are still the most common form of orthodontic treatment, an increasing number of people are turning to orthodontic systems that use clear aligner trays because they’re more convenient, discreet and comfortable. AcceleDent is a versatile appliance that can be used with both braces and aligners.
How AcceleDent Speeds Up Orthodontic Treatment
Your aligner or braces move your teeth through a process called bone remodeling. As pressure is applied to your teeth, bone cells around tooth roots are mobilized. This cellular reaction alters the bone surrounding the tooth, enabling the guiding of tooth movement.
AcceleDent’s finely-tuned micro-pulses help to increase this cellular activity and speed up the movement of your teeth. AcceleDent is designed to accelerate any orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners like Invisalign, metal braces and other orthodontic appliances.
Who Makes AcceleDent Appliances?
AcceleDent is the brainchild of medical device company OrthoAccel Technologies, which provides innovative solutions to improve orthodontic treatment and dental healthcare.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 has ranked OrthoAccel as one of the fastest-growing businesses in North America. The company is based in Houston, Texas, and operates in more than 40 countries.
The company achieved a significant milestone in 2010 – three years after the business was launched – when a pivotal clinical study showed dramatic results in the effectiveness of AcceleDent. The first patient using AcceleDent finished their orthodontic treatment in 42 weeks – less than half of the originally estimated two-year treatment plan.
Although AcceleDent represents a recent orthodontic innovation, there’s nothing new about vibration therapy, which dates back to the 19th Century. Today, NASA continues to use vibration therapy to help prevent bone loss, and astronauts are fitted with vibration plates to prevent muscle deterioration in space.
What Does an AcceleDent Appliance Consist Of?
The AcceleDent appliance comprises four components:
- Activator – to generate the vibrations.
- A mouthpiece connected to the activator to send the micro-pulses into the mouth.
- Recharging port. A single charge should last for five uses.
- A travel shell so the device can be safely carried while you’re on the move.
Big Event Coming Up?
Many people choose orthodontic treatment to eliminate the self-consciousness associated with crooked teeth. However, a common complaint among patients is that the treatment takes so long, typically 24 months. AcceleDent can significantly cut treatment time while making the orthodontic process more pleasant.
When used regularly and as directed, AcceleDent can reduce orthodontic treatment time by 38 percent to 50 percent, allowing you to get the smile you’ve been dreaming about for so long much more quickly.
AcceleDent can easily be incorporated into your individual lifestyle and routine activities such as listening to music, watching TV, reading, doing school work, browsing the internet or even taking a shower.
If you have a big event coming up – like a wedding or other major occasion – and want to look your best for it, talk to an orthodontic dentist who embraces new technology about how AcceleDent can speed up your orthodontic treatment.
One AcceleDent patient at Hi 5 Orthodontics completed a 30-month treatment plan in just 10 months.
Questions commonly asked about AcceleDent include:
Is AcceleDent safe?
Yes. Clinical trials in the U.S. have shown AcceleDent to be reliable and safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared AcceleDent as a Class II medical device.
Who can use AcceleDent??
AcceleDent can be combined with any orthodontic treatment and is safe and effective for patients of all ages.
Is AcceleDent painful?
No. In fact, AcceleDent can dramatically reduce discomfort during your orthodontic treatment. All you’ll feel when using your AcceleDent appliance is a tingling sensation.
If I use AcceleDent for longer periods, will it speed up my orthodontic treatment even more?
Following the recommended routine of using AcceleDent for 20 minutes a day will provide optimum results.
How should I clean my AcceleDent appliance?
Rinse it in lukewarm water and periodically brush the mouthpiece. Never put your AcceleDent appliance in a dishwasher.
Is AcceleDent covered by a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
When prescribed by a dental professional, AcceleDent may be eligible under HSA or FSA accounts. However, it’s a good idea to check with your account administrator.
Can you use AcceleDent in the shower?
Yes. It’s waterproof, with the exception of the charging case.
How do I know that the AcceleDent mouthpiece will be a good fit for my mouth?
The custom mouthpiece can easily be modified by your orthodontist.