Portage, MI AcceleDent Aura Provider
Dr. Bowman of Kalamazoo Orthodontics is proud to be Michigan’s premier provider of AcceleDent! AcceleDent Aura is an innovative device that can be used as a supplement to your existing orthodontic hardware to increase the speed of tooth movement and make your treatment more comfortable. When used in conjunction to conventional orthodontic treatments, AcceleDent Aura has been clinically proven to make teeth move up to 50% faster. This exciting technology is has been approved by the FDA and is available by prescription only through your orthodontist. Dr. Bowman and his friendly team are pleased to be able to offer this cutting-edge technology to the residents of Kalamazoo, Portage, and Paw Paw, Michigan.
Efficient Orthodontic Treatment
If you are currently wearing braces or using Invisalign and are looking for faster orthodontic treatment, you are a likely candidate for AcceleDent Aura. By using the AcceleDent Aura activator for just twenty minutes a day, you can dramatically reduce your total treatment time. The device fits securely over your existing orthodontic appliance and works by delivering calibrated micro pulses to your teeth and the surrounding bone and soft tissue. This proprietary SoftPulse Technology helps to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as your braces guide them.
How Does Acceledent Work?
The device has a mouthpiece, which looks very similar to a plastic orthodontic retainer or a sports mouth guard. 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 truly is that simple and easy!
If this sounds good to you, please contact our Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, or Portage, Michigan office today to schedule an appointment. After a thorough evaluation, we will determine if AcceleDent Aura is right for you. The team at Kalamazoo Orthodontics looks forward to seeing you smile!
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 cannot 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. Dr. Bowman has prescribed it to you 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.