What Is AcceleDent®?
AcceleDent® is a treatment that has been clinically proven to shorten the amount of time that a person needs orthodontic treatment. In fact, studies have shown that it can help straighten teeth up to 50 percent faster. Keep in mind that the average orthodontic treatment time is around 24 months. Because AcceleDent® can help cut the orthodontic treatment time in half, people may be able to complete their treatment in just 12 months.
How Does AcceleDent® Work?
AcceleDent® works by remodeling or changing the bones around the teeth. It uses micropulses to speed up the bone remodeling. This allows the teeth to move at a faster rate.
Does AcceleDent® Hurt?
AcceleDent® is not a painful treatment. It is a very gentle treatment. In fact, the force of chewing is 200 times greater than the force of AcceleDent®. This procedure is so lightweight and comfortable than one may even forget that he or she is using it.
How to Use AcceleDent®
AcceleDent® is a hands-free device that is designed to be used for 20 minutes each day. Before you use AcceleDent®, you will need to make sure that it is fully charged. You will need to charge it all night before you use it for the first time. The LED indicator will be a solid green color once it has fully charged.
Insert the mouth piece into the activator and then press the power button. It will automatically turn off after 20 minutes. The activator has to be kept dry at all times because it is not water resistant.
Benefits of AcceleDent®
Not only will AcceleDent® help you get straighter teeth faster, but there are many other benefits that can be reaped from it. It is very comfortable to use. AcceleDent® can also be used by people of all ages.
Furthermore, AcceleDent® is recommended by many orthodontists. They have stated that their patients are very happy with AcceleDent®. They also like the fact that their patients are able to make fewer trips to the orthodontist. Instead of making several trips to the orthodontist per year, people who use AcceleDent® may only need to go to the orthodontist a few times per year. This helps patients save both time and money.
At Runnels Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, we can help cut down your orthodontic treatment time with AcceleDent®. Our team – led by Dr. Scott Runnels – will work with you or your child to determine if AcceleDent® is an appropriate solution for your needs. Contact Runnels Orthodontics today to schedule your consultation.