Q. How does AcceleDent work?
By inserting the Mouthpiece – fitted around your existing orthodontics – and turning on the Activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent can speed up tooth movement by up to 50%. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and can even help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.
Q. Is AcceleDent safe?
Yes. AcceleDent with SoftPulse Technology™ has been demonstrated safe and reliable in U.S. clinical trials. It is a Class II medical device that has been cleared for use by the FDA – the government agency that approves drugs and medical devices.
Q. By how much time will AcceleDent reduce my treatment?
Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated by up to 50%, potentially shortening conventional orthodontic treatment time by several appointments.
Q. What orthodontic treatment does AcceleDent work with?
AcceleDent works in conjunction with most orthodontics. Please ask your orthodontist if AcceleDent is a good option for you.
Q. How is the orthodontic treatment accelerated?
Your orthodontics work on their own by moving your teeth in specific directions. AcceleDent generates small vibrations, or micropulses, enhancing the movements directed by your orthodontics, which may allow for faster overall treatment.
Q. How do I know if I am biting into the Mouthpiece correctly and with the right amount of force?
Bite pressure on the Mouthpiece should be just firm enough to hold your AcceleDent in place without using your hands. Avoid biting forcibly on the Mouthpiece as that may cause excessive wear.
Q. Can I try to wear AcceleDent while I am sleeping?
No. It is not recommended that AcceleDent be used while sleeping.
Q. Do I have to do the full 20 minute treatment at one time?
Yes. It is recommended that you use your AcceleDent for a continuous 20 minute period each day.
Q. Is there some way that AcceleDent can “track” my usage?
Yes. Docking the Activator/Travel Shell on the Charging Port also allows the usage history and details to be displayed. The amount of usage can then be observed on the Smart Display.
Watch Dr. Andrews discuss the technology and benefits of AcceleDent®.