If you are contemplating orthodontic treatment with either clear aligners or traditional braces, there is a wonderful device I would like you to know about: AcceleDent Aura, by OrthoAccel Technologies.
AcceleDent Aura is a gentle oscillating device that can be used 20 minutes a day to speed orthodontic treatment and decrease the discomfort associated with tooth movement. OrthoAccel Technologies has harnessed micro-pulse technology in this easy-to-use device to deliver a gentle vibration force to the teeth that accelerates bone remodeling. This, in turn, allows the teeth to move through the bone at a faster rate which can decrease the orthodontic treatment by as much as 50%!
Like Many other technologies, the use of vibration therapy for medical purposes had its origins in the space program. Astronauts returning to earth experienced a decrease in bone density as a result of spending time in a zero-gravity environment. Scientist discovered that application of light vibrational forces to bone reversed the loss of bone density. Today, application of vibrational forces is used to treat osteoporosis and to aid in the faster healing of bone fractures.
The AcceleDent Aura is a simple, light-weight device designed for home use. It consists of a mouthpiece attached to an activator that generates and transfers micro-pulse vibrations to the teeth. The mouthpiece is held in place by gentle biting pressure. Studies have shown that the use of this device for just 20 minutes a day, or 10 minutes twice a day, is effective at accelerating the rate of tooth movement without any increase in risks. As a result, the FDA has given AcceleDent a Class II medical device clearance.
In my opinion, OrthoAccel hit a home run with AcceleDent Aura. In our practice, we use the Damon system to increase the efficiency and decrease the discomfort of orthodontic treatment. We also supply our patients with a silicon wafer that they gently bite and release to decrease discomfort associated with orthodontic adjustments. Patients who choose AcceleDent Aura can now take their treatment efficiency and comfort to a whole new level. We believe it is well worth the investment.
If you would like to learn more about AcceleDent Aura and the orthodontic options available to you, please call our office at 661-222-3000 for a complimentary consultation.
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