AcceleDent Reduces Treatment Time
Accelerated orthodontics is appreciated by our patients. Faster treatment time is always better! The AcceleDent® Aura reduces the duration of orthodontic treatment plans. It is a simple-to-use, hands-free device that you use 20 minutes a day. It is a FDA-approved, Class II medical device that uses gentle micropulses to enable teeth to move up to 50% faster.
How Accelerated Orthodontics Works
Dental braces work by applying force to teeth in order to gradually align them by reshaping surrounding bone. Although the time it takes for patients to complete their transformation wearing braces varies considerably, it generally takes longer than one year. To help speed the process, the AcceleDent system uses vibration to help the process go considerably faster. The AcceleDent is a portable, removable, and non-invasive appliance that a patient wears in the mouth for 20 minutes daily.
In a randomized clinical trial, the accelerated orthodontics device demonstrated with statistical significance that it could accelerate teeth movement by 106% during the initial alignment phase and 38% to 50% during closure of extraction space. There was no evidence of damage of teeth roots or other adverse events caused by the appliance in the study.
“With an increase in rate of tooth movement observed in our study the orthodontic treatment time could be shortened by at least 5 months during the first two stages of orthodontic treatment,” explained Dr. Dubravko Pavlin, professor of orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in a statement.
The manufacturer has completed two clinical trials in the United States. “The results [of those studies] have consistently exceeded our expectations,” said Michael Kaufman, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing at OrthoAccel.
The AcceleDent system has been has been used in thousands of orthodontic cases in the United States and around the world.