AcceleDent: The Fast Track
to Straight Teeth
AcceleDent™ can Enhance Your Orthodontic Treatment!
The new AcceleDent™ System, created by OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., was made to compliment any sort of orthodontic treatment – whether the patient is using traditional braces, clear aligners or any other orthodontic appliance. The use of this device can potentially reduce a patient’s time in braces or aligners by as much as 50%! Always on the cutting-edge of orthodontic technology, Dr. S. Jay Bowman and Kalamazoo Orthodontics is the first U.S. orthodontic practice to adopt the AcceleDent™ System.
How Does the new AcceleDent™ System Work?
The AcceleDent™ System creates microvibrations in a patient’s mouth in order to remodel the jawbone quicker. This remodeling, coupled with the force created by the patient’s braces/aligners/orthodontic appliances, allows teeth to move into their corrected positions faster, therefore reducing overall treatment time.
This pulsating technique has been scientifically proven effective on other parts of the body, such as the use of vibrations to speed up fracture healing in bones. Other medical applications of vibrations include its use by astronauts. When in space, astronauts endure a long period of weightlessness and stand on vibration plates daily in order to prevent muscle deterioration.
You can enhance your orthodontic treatment and decrease your treatment time by using the AcceleDent™ System for just 20 minutes each day! The device has a mouthpiece which looks very similar to a plastic orthodontic retainer or a sports mouthguard. You simply bite down on the mouthpiece, using gentle pressure, and start the activator. You should be biting down hard enough so that you can let go of the device with your hands and still perform other tasks. AcceleDent™ will pulse for the allotted 20 minutes, and after that, you are finished for the day! It’s that simple!
Commonly Asked Questions About AcceleDent™
Q. Who are candidates for the AcceleDent™ System?
A. The AcceleDent™ System can compliment any type of orthodontic treatment, so any orthodontic patient is a prime candidate!
Q. I am using the AcceleDent™ System. How will I know if it’s working correctly?
A. After you’ve begun using the device, Dr. Bowman is able to measure your tooth movement. He will be able to tell you how much faster your teeth are moving.
Q. Is AcceleDent™ safe to use?
A. A university has researched AcceleDent™ and performed many studies on humans as well as animals. It is safe to use as directed by your orthodontist.
Q. Will the AcceleDent™ System cause me any pain while using it?
A. No. Users in clinical trials did not indicate any more soreness than usually associated with orthodontic treatment.
Q. Is the tingling I feel while using AcceleDent™ normal?
A. Yes. Patients normally feel a vibrating sensation the first few times that they use the device. The more you use AcceleDent™, the more this tingling will decrease as you become familiar with the vibrations.
Q. How much force should be used to bite down on the mouthpiece?
A. Proper usage indicates that you bite down on the mouthpiece with enough gentle force to keep the device in place without holding it in your hands. We ask that you do not “chomp down” on the mouthpiece as this will wear out.
Q. The recommended daily usage time is 20 minutes. Will my teeth move more if I use it longer than 20 minutes per day?
A. Longer usage times have not been tested, and therefore we can not say that longer usage times indicate greater results.
Q. How do I clean my AcceleDent™?
A. After each use, rinse the mouthpiece with lukewarm water. Occasionally, you may brush the mouthpiece using toothpaste, mild soap or a soft liquid dishwashing soap. We recommend wiping the activator with a damp cloth, and cleaning the metal contacts on it with cotton swabs. Do not put the appliance in the dishwasher.
Q. Can I share my AcceleDent™ System with a sibling or family member who is also undergoing orthodontic treatment?
A. No. Your AcceleDent™ mouthpiece has been fitted specifically for you. It has been prescribed to you by Dr. Bowman for your use only. By sharing your AcceleDent™ System, you run the risk of spreading germs and diseases as well.
Q. Can the AcceleDent™ System record my usage?
A. Yes! When you dock the activator on the charging port, the device records your usage history. You can view your usage details on the smart display.
Q. How long will my AcceleDent™ System stay charged, and how often should I recharge it?
A. When the device is fully charged, it will last for 100 minutes – or 5 days of 20-minute treatment. We suggest only putting the device on the charging port when it is indicated that the battery is low by the battery gauge on the activator.
For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page on the AcceleDent™ website!
AcceleDent Kalamazoo Orthodontics