Treatment with Invisalign plus AcceleDent
Fast Track to Straight Teeth – Invisalign with AcceleDent
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. Sparaga of Clear Smiles Alaska is the first Alaskan 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
- How does AcceleDent work?
By inserting the Mouthpiece – fitted around your existing braces – and turning on the Activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent can speed up tooth movement. Further tooth movement decreases the duration of your orthodontic treatment – and can even help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.
- Is AcceleDent safe?
Yes. AcceleDent has been proven safe in several 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.
- By how much time will AcceleDent reduce my treatment?
Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated by 106% during the initial phase of treatment and up to 50% during the subsequent phase of treatment – potentially shortening conventional orthodontic treatment time.
- 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.
- Will AcceleDent make my teeth hurt?
No. In fact many patients say they have less discomfort when using the AcceleDent system.
- How is the orthodontic treatment accelerated?
Your braces work on their own by moving your teeth in specific directions. AcceleDent generates small vibrations – micropulses – enhancing the movements directed by your braces allowing for faster overall treatment.
- 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 into the Mouthpiece as that may cause excessive wear.
- Can I try to wear AcceleDent while I am sleeping?
No. It is not recommended that AcceleDent be used while sleeping.
- 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.
- If I absolutely have to interrupt the 20 minute session for a few minutes, when I turn my AcceleDent back on, does it remember how long I used it?
Yes. AcceleDent will remember how long you used it as long as the interruption does not exceed 5 minutes. After 5 minutes of being turned off, AcceleDent will work for a full session of 20 minutes at its next use.
- 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 registered. The amount of usage can then be observed on the Smart Display.
- Can AcceleDent remind me to use it on a daily basis?
No. AcceleDent is not designed to provide reminders. It is recommended that you make AcceleDent part of your daily routine in order to maximize its benefit to you.
- How often does AcceleDent need to be recharged?
To maximize the time between charges, the Activator should be recharged every 3 to 5 days or when no lights are visible on the Battery Gauge.
- If I use AcceleDent for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefit?
No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes duration is not recommended.
- What is the best way to clean AcceleDent?
The Mouthpiece should be rinsed well with lukewarm water after each use. You may occasionally use a soft liquid dishwashing detergent, a mild soap, or toothpaste to gently brush the Mouthpiece. The Activator can be wiped with a damp cloth as necessary. The metal contacts of the Activator must be free of any dirt or residue and may be cleaned with a Q-Tip® as needed. It is recommended that you allow your AcceleDent to air dry before being stored in the Travel Shell. Do not place the Mouthpiece or the Activator in a dishwasher as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the product.
- Can I use my AcceleDent in the shower?
No. AcceleDent is not water-resistant and should not be used in the shower.
- Can I sanitize my AcceleDent and share it with a friend or family member who also has braces?
No. AcceleDent is an FDA cleared, single-use prescription device. Sharing the AcceleDent and/or Mouthpiece is prohibited. Your orthodontist prescribed AcceleDent for your use only based upon your unique orthodontic treatment plan. Use of AcceleDent without the supervision and direction of an orthodontist may result in adverse unintended consequences
- Is my AcceleDent under warranty?
Yes. AcceleDent has a 2 year Express Limited Warranty from the date of purchase.
- What type of battery does AcceleDent contain?
The rechargeable battery in AcceleDent is a medical grade Lithium ion battery.
- What shall I do with my AcceleDent once treatment is finished?
You should dispose of your AcceleDent as you would with any other device with a rechargeable battery. Reference the “Disposal” section of the Directions for Use manual for further details.
- Is AcceleDent eligible under my HSA (Healthcare Savings Account)?
When prescribed by a licensed dental professional, AcceleDent may be eligible under your HSA; however, it is always a good idea to check with your HSA Plan Administrator.
- How can I get further information regarding AcceleDent?
Please contact your orthodontist regarding the proper use of your AcceleDent.
For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page on the AcceleDent website!
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