Who wouldn’t want to complete their orthodontic treatment 30-50% faster? Now you can with AcceleDent!
All this can be accomplished by a device that delivers a micropulse, (a low level of vibration) which promotes bone remodeling. Orthodontic tooth movement is controlled by applying forces with wires, springs and other appliances that alter the supporting bone. Medical research has shown by applying a low level of vibration helps to restore balance to the bone cycle. Additional research has proven mechanisms that transmit micropulses help to prevent bone breakdown and increase bone density and AcceleDent is FDA approved. Over two years of international clinical experience has proven this to be a safe approach to accelerated tooth movement with no evidence of increase root resorption (root shortening), and no difference in loss of posterior anchorage (loosening of the back teeth).
How Does AcceleDent Work?
It all starts by your orthodontist here in Windsor, CO providing a mouth piece designed precisely to your bite which is fitted around your existing orthodontic appliances including braces and Invisalign. The mouthpiece is then attached to the AcceleDent handle that generates precisely calibrated micropulses. The patient wears the light-weight device 20 minutes per day – hands free. The patient can wear the device while going about their daily activities like working on the computer, watching television or reading. When the AcceleDent device is not in use, it is placed on a Charging Port that registers the usage history and details which can be displayed.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about AcceleDent:
Q. Is AcceleDent safe?
A. Yes. Acceledent has been proven safe in several clinical trials. It is a medical device that has been cleared for use by the FDA.
Q. By how much time will AcceleDent reduce my treatment time?
A. Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated by 106% during the initial phase of treatment and up to 50% during the subsequent phase of treatment – potentially shortening conventional orthodontic treatment.
Q. Will AcceleDent make my teeth hurt?
A. No. In fact many patients say they have less discomfort when using the system.
Q. I have already started my orthodontic treatment. Could I still use AcceleDent?
A. Yes. Depending upon how many estimated months you have left in treatment, AcceleDent can still reduce your treatment time. You would gain the most benefit if you incorporated AcceleDent at the beginning of your orthodontic treatment.
Q. How do I know if I am biting into the mouthpiece correctly and with the right amount of force?
A. Bite pressure on the mouthpiece should be just firm enough to hold your AcceleDent in place without using your hands. Avoid biting forcibly into the mouthpiece as that may cause excessive wear.
Q. Can I try to wear AcceleDent while I am sleeping?
A. No. It is recommended that you use your AcceleDent for a continuous 20 minute period each day.
Q. If I absoulutyly have to interrupt the 20 minute session for a few minutes, when I turn my AcceleDent back on, does it remember how long I used it?
A. Yes. AcceleDent will remember how long you used it as long as the interruption does not exceed 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of being turned off, AcceleDent will work for a full session of 20 minutes at its next use.
Q. Can AcceleDent remind me to use it on a daily basis?
A. No. AcceleDent is not designed to provide reminders. It is recommended that you make it a part of your daily routine in order to maximize its benefits to you.
Q. If I use AcceleDent for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefits?
A. No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes is not recommended.
Q. Is AcceleDent eligible under my HSA (Health Savings Account)?
A. When prescribed by a licensed dental professional, AcceleDent may be eligible under HSA; however, it is always a good idea to check with your HSA Plan Administrator.
Q. How can I get further information regarding AcceleDent?
A. Please contact Windsor Smiles Orthodontics regarding the proper use of your AcceleDent.