For patients looking to cut down on the time it takes to get a straighter smile, Kotteman Orthodontics is proud to offer AcceleDent devices, clinically shown to speed up tooth movement by as much as 50%.
This treatment can also reduce some of the orthodontic discomfort that can occur with the teeth moving. AcceleDent is FDA-approved and is designed for daily use from the comfort of your own home to stimulate the bone remodeling needed to reposition the teeth at a faster pace than orthodontic treatment alone.
The key to AcceleDent lies in its SoftPulse Technology which facilities the tooth movement process by gently applying consistent pressure to the teeth via micropulses. The pressure applied is about the equivalent of a power toothbrush, but still very effective. When used regularly, this light force will cause the teeth move faster, accelerating the bone remodeling process.
AcceleDent is lightweight and easy to use. It consists of nothing more than a mouthpiece that fits around braces or aligners, and a hands-free device. The mouthpiece is inserted and worn for 20 minutes daily. After using AcceleDent on a regular basis, many patients find they’re able to switch aligners sooner or have their wires adjusted earlier than they might with orthodontic treatment only. A number of them report they experience less tooth soreness as well. The device is also able to keep track of how many sessions the patients initiates, and how many minutes in each session. This allows us to monitor compliance and adjust the treatment as needed.
Those with more serious malocclusions and complicated issues may not be suited for accelerated treatment like AcceleDent, but for most mild to moderate orthodontic cases, it’s a simple way to shorten treatment time. AcceleDent will work with most types of braces and clear aligner systems such as Invisalign, and it is safe for patients of all ages. To learn more about how AcceleDent can benefit your smile, get in touch to schedule a consultation with one of our orthodontists.