Orthodontics Treatments: AcceleDent

Faster Braces with AcceleDent

Faster Braces with AcceleDent in San Clemente

We offer AcceleDent for patients who want to accelerate their orthodontic treatment. By vibrating the teeth during short daily sessions, this new technology speeds the corrective process significantly. It is completely safe and can actually make braces more comfortable. Here is a deeper look at the advantages of the AcceleDent orthodontic system and how it can enhance your progress towards teeth that are more attractive and better protected against oral health problems.

Key Benefits of AcceleDent

The AcceleDent Aura

The AcceleDent Aura, which has only recently become available to orthodontic patients, makes treatment easier to tolerate as well as faster. Here are some key benefits of this system to consider:

  • lightweight and comfortable to use
  • convenient and hands-free so that it can be used while patients read or watch television
  • available to both adolescents and adults
  • compatible with most types of braces
  • able to increase the rate of treatment without reducing the quality of results

Just 20 minutes of use each day is enough to shorten total orthodontic treatment time by between 38 and 75 percent.

At John Redmond Orthodontics, one of the most common questions we are asked is “Can I reduce the time I have to wear braces?” Thanks to research and new technology, there is a way to speed up the process. AcceleDent is a relatively new orthodontic accessory that has the potential to decrease the time needed to wear braces between 35% and 50%. Although it might seem too good to be true, when AcceleDent is worn for at least twenty minutes per day, the small, pain free device encourages faster movement of the teeth. It can also decrease the discomfort associated with traditional orthodontic treatment. 

To learn more about AcceleDent, call John Redmond Orthodontics today or read below. 

What is AcceleDent?

AcceleDent is a device that has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. It uses soft pulse technology to accelerate the movement of the teeth by up to 50%. AcceleDent was first created in 2012 and is now found in the leading orthodontic offices, including John Redmond Orthodontics. 

AcceleDent is not used on it’s own, but rather is used in conjunction with other orthodontic treatment, such as metal braces, Invisilign, and clear braces. 

Top Benefits of AcceleDent

  • The time needed to wear braces can be reduced by 50%
  • AcceleDent is non surgical
  • It is a non invasive orthodontic treatment
  • AcceleDent can decrease discomfort

How AcceleDent Works

AcceleDent is removable, portable, and hands free. The mouthpiece connects to a small activator which causes it to vibrate gently. The sensation is no more than what an electric toothbrush feels like and around 200 times less force than regular chewing. These small micropulses help to speed up the movement of the teeth, as well as, increase remodeling of the bone. With AcceleDent, it is possible to wear braces for less time and achieve the exact same results you or your child has hoped for. 

It should be understood that AcceleDent does not reduce the time spent at the orthodontist. However, at John Redmond Orthodontics, we see huge changes in our patients’ smiles in between their visits. If you are using AcceleDent along with Invisalign, the aligner trays will likely need to be changed more frequently. Again, there is little to no pain or discomfort. If you use AcceleDent with metal braces, you may need to schedule and appointment at John Redmond Orthodontics every four to six weeks. 

Is the AcceleDent Device Safe to Use?

AcceleDent is a Class II medical device that has been approved by the FDA. At this time, the research and trials have not shown any adverse effects or damage to the teeth and gums.

Can Anyone Use AcceleDent?

AcceleDent can be used for a broad range of orthodontic issues and with most orthodontic devices/appliances. Patients of all ages can benefit from the device; however, it is only available with a prescription. If you are interested in AcceleDent, you should consult your orthodontist to learn more. 

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment at John Redmond Orthodontics, or would like to learn about AcceleDent, please give us a call today. 

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Redmond in our San Clemente office to learn about AcceleDent!