Apt Orthodontics is very excited to offer the newest advancement in orthodontic treatment — AcceleDent!
The AcceleDent™ Orthodontic System is designed to increase the rate of tooth movement and reduce treatment time when used with traditional braces.
Results from a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, demonstrated that tooth movement could be increased during the alignment phase by 106% and during the space closure phase by 38-50%.
The AcceleDent™ System is light, comfortable, hands-free and can be used 20 minutes per day while engaged in variety of daily activities. Patients have reported use while reading, watching television, listening to music and doing school work.
- Accelerated tooth movement without compromised aesthetics
- Compatible with braces for both adults and adolescents
- Lightweight for comfort and use during daily activities
- Hands-free design allows you to go about your daily activities during the 20 minute treatment.
How does AcceleDent work?
The appliance, used daily for 20 minutes, applies patented technology to gently vibrate the teeth and surrounding bone. In a controlled clinical trial, the vibrations have proven to accelerate tooth movement by 38%-50%.
Why are micro-vibrations so important?
The rate of tooth movement greatly depends on the speed at which the bone surrounding the teeth changes. Studies have shown that orthodontic force coupled with mico-vibrations, generated by the AcceleDent System, safely accelerate tooth movement.
Is there some way that the AcceleDent Orthodontic System can “track” my usage?
Yes. Docking the Activator | Travel Shell on the Charging Port also allows the usage history and details to be registered. The amount of usage can then be observed on the Smart Display.
If I use AcceleDent for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefit?
No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes duration is not recommended.
Is AcceleDent Safe?
AcceleDent has a good safety profile, as indicated by university studies in humans. AcceleDent is considered safe under normal conditions of use with a conventional fixed orthodontic appliance.
If it accelerates tooth movement, will it cause more discomfort?
No. AcceleDent is well tolerated and does not increase the level of discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment.
To learn more about the AcceleDent Orthodontic System, contact our office: 703-729-9060.