If you are looking for a quick and efficient method to straighten teeth, then we may recommend AcceleDent® as the solution you need. AcceleDent can reduce orthodontic treatment time by as much as half. AcceleDent consists of a mouthpiece and hands-free device that uses SoftPulse Technology® to speed up treatment times when wearing braces or Invisalign®.
AcceleDent is available at Mark Lowe D.D.S. Orthodontics in Fresno and the surrounding area. To determine if you are a candidate for this treatment, we will need to examine your teeth and oral health. We can then customize the treatment to help you achieve the straight teeth you desire.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to learn if AcceleDent is right for you.
How AcceleDent Works
AcceleDent is a lightweight, portable device that uses SoftPulse Technology to send micro pulses to the teeth’s roots and surrounding bones. These vibrations increase cellular activity and cause the teeth to move faster. The system consists of an:
- Activator that sends the pulses
- Mouthpiece to receive the pulses
- USB extension cable and power adapter for charging the device
The Benefits of AcceleDent
Patients typically choose AcceleDent because it speeds up treatment times. Using AcceleDent reduces the time by 35-50%. However, this enhanced process is only possible if the patient follows our instructions. Other factors can also alter the length of treatment, as well.
Patients also like AcceleDent because it is easy to use. Patients use the treatment at home so that it can fit into busy schedules. People only need to use AcceleDent 20 minutes a day to get the desired results.
The pulses help the bones respond to orthodontic treatment so they can handle various levels of pressure. By doing this, patients will be able to find relief from teeth straightening treatment, such as braces or clear aligners.
Patients put the mouthpiece in the mouth, much like a mouthguard. Patients bite down on the mouthpiece, so it stays in place. Then, they turn on the activator. Because the device is hands-free, patients can move freely while using AcceleDent.
Patients need to clean the device after each use by washing the mouthpiece with lukewarm water. The patient can also use mild soap to clean the mouthpiece once a week. A Q-tip is needed to remove debris from the metal contacts on the activator.
Follow-up care at Mark Lowe D.D.S. Orthodontics is critical when using AcceleDent. Patients who wear braces require adjustments more frequently. Also, those who wear clear aligners might need to switch aligners every week instead of every two weeks. The orthodontist needs to examine the teeth to determine the treatment schedule.
Candidates for AcceleDent
Children and adults can use AcceleDent to shorten treatment times. However, people must have healthy teeth and gums to use this device. Mark Lowe D.D.S. evaluates patients for AcceleDent. If the patient is a candidate, then they can begin treatment.
If you have braces or clear aligners, consider speeding up the treatment time with AcceleDent. It is possible to cut the treatment time by as much as 50%. At the same time, the treatment should be more comfortable. Call us at 559-467-1235 to schedule a consultation for AcceleDent. Our orthodontist will let you know if you are a good candidate for this device.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the 20-minute treatment be broken up throughout the day?
Patients are encouraged to complete the full 20 minutes of treatment at once. It is easy to use the device. While it is even possible to use the portable device in the shower, patients must use it for the full 20 minutes.
Can AcceleDent be used when sleeping?
Patients should not use AcceleDent when sleeping. Patients should be awake when using the device. If the patient attempts to use the device when asleep can risk damaging the accelerator or mouthpiece.
Does using AcceleDent longer than 20 minutes a day make the teeth move faster?
Patients should not use AcceleDent longer than 20 minutes a day. There are not any benefits to using it longer. The device was designed for 20 minutes a day until the end of treatment.
What is the AcceleDent App?
The AcceleDent app can help patients track usage, share information with the orthodontist, and more. Using the app is entirely up to the patient.
What if the mouthpiece does not fit?
The orthodontist can modify the mouthpiece so that it fits the patient. If the patient has any issues wearing the mouthpiece, then they need to call us immediately. We can help to make the proper adjustments.
How hard should patients bite into the mouthpiece?
Patients should bite hard enough to keep the mouthpiece in place. However, patients should avoid biting too hard. That can cause accelerated wear on the mouthpiece.
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