Significantly faster, more comfortable treatment is a reality thanks to AcceleDent Aura, a super cool, high-tech orthodontic accessory that we offer at JK Orthodontics. The lightweight, hands-free appliance can decrease treatment time by 38 to 50% when used for 20 minutes a day. As an added bonus, it also alleviates the discomfort and tooth sensitivity that sometimes occurs with braces and Invisalign.
WHAT IS ACCELEDENT?
AcceleDent is a portable, removable, Class II FDA-approved device that speeds up tooth movement by up to 50% by using SoftPulse technology. We combine it with your regular orthodontic treatment, including braces and Invisalign, so you’ll see results much more quickly and with less discomfort.
How Does AcceleDent Work?
The AcceleDent orthodontic accessory consists of a mouthpiece that connects to an activator. You bite down on the mouthpiece while it generates gentle vibrations using patented SoftPulse Technology. These micropulses speed up tooth movement and increase the rate of bone remodeling as compared to static, constant pressure. You’ll get amazing results in less time.
HOW DO I USE ACCELEDENT?
AcceleDent is convenient, portable, lightweight and hands-free. Connect the mouthpiece to the activator, bite down firmly on the mouthpiece, turn on the activator and relax while it generates micropulses for 20 minutes. Since you don’t need your hands to hold it in place, you can catch up on your email, play video games or get cracking on your homework while it does its thing.
Use AcceleDent for the entire, continuous 20-minute session at approximately the same time each day. You can hold yourself accountable and stay on schedule with the FastTrac Usage report.
How Often Will I Need to See Dr. Kwong When Using AcceleDent?
While we know you might be a little bummed you’ll get less time to hang out with #TeamJKO, there will be less treatment time overall since you’ll be progressing more rapidly. However, the frequency of your appointments will remain the same. The difference is, your teeth will be making more progress between visits. If you have Invisalign, you’ll change your aligners more often when using AcceleDent. For those with braces, you’ll see Dr. Kwong about every four to six weeks.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY ACCELEDENT?
You’ll need to recharge the activator every three days by connecting it to your computer with the USB cord or by plugging it into the wall with the power adaptor. It’s ready to go when the LED light turns fully green again.
You’ll also want to keep your AcceleDent device nice and clean. Since the activator isn’t waterproof or water resistant, simply wipe it down with a soft cloth as needed. After each use, remove the mouthpiece and rinse it in lukewarm water. Every once in a while you can gently brush the mouthpiece using toothpaste, soft liquid dishwashing detergent or a mild soap.
Am I a Candidate for AcceleDent?
Whether you’re sporting braces or Invisalign, you can use AcceleDent to speed up your treatment. It’s safe for patients of all ages and works for a variety of cases. Since it’s considered a medical device, it’s only available by prescription. Therefore, you’ll need to make an appointment with Dr. Kwong for a consultation and he can evaluate you and let you know if you’re a good candidate for AcceleDent.
Yup! AcceleDent is safe and painless. It’s been approved by the FDA as a Class II medical device and clinical trials have not shown any adverse effects.
Find out how we can help you smile with confidence by scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Kwong.