The AcceleDent™ system is designed to increase the rate of tooth movement and may reduce treatment time when used with a conventional fixed orthodontic appliance. Results from a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, demonstrate that tooth movement could be increased during the alignment phase by 106% and during the space closure phase by 38-50%. The use of AcceleDent with other types of orthodontic appliances has not yet been studied.
The AcceleDent system is light, comfortable, hands-free and can be used 20 minutes per day while engaged in variety of daily activities. Patients have reported use while reading, watching television, listening to music and doing school work.
- Accelerated tooth movement without compromised aesthetics
- Compatible with braces for both adults and adolescents
- Lightweight for comfort and use during daily activities
- Hands-free design allows you to go about your daily activities during the 20-minute treatment.
How Does AcceleDent Work?
The appliance, used daily for 20 minutes, applies patented technology to gently vibrate the teeth and surrounding bone. In a controlled clinical trial, the vibrations have proven to accelerate tooth movement by 38%-50%.
Why Are Microvibrations so Important?
The rate of tooth movement greatly depends on the speed at which the bone surrounding the teeth changes. Studies have shown that orthodontic force coupled with micovibrations, generated by the AcceleDent System, safely accelerate tooth movement.
Is AcceleDent Safe?
AcceleDent has a good safety profile, as indicated by university studies in humans. AcceleDent is considered safe and under normal conditions of use with a conventional fixed orthodontic appliance.
If It Accelerates Tooth Movement, Will It Cause More Discomfort?
No. AcceleDent is well tolerated and does not increase the level of discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment.
A fast, gentle way to accelerate your orthodontic treatment.
We are excited to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment with PROPEL Orthodontics! If you’re interested in improving the aesthetics of your smile but are put off by the thought of having to spend months, or even years, in braces, PROPEL could be right for you. This state-of-the-art technology speeds up tooth movement, and while each patient varies, many patients can now have their orthodontic treatment completed in less than a year.
So, How Does PROPEL Work?
In the past 20 years, new treatment options have made our patients’ orthodontic experience more efficient, but not necessarily faster. That is, until now!
PROPEL works with your own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding your teeth, helping the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. This allows you to see your new smile faster and requires fewer visits to our office. PROPEL can be completed right here in our office and does not require any invasive surgical procedures. Additionally, PROPEL treatment yields very little discomfort. There is zero recovery time and you will be able to immediately return to your normal daily routine.
PROPEL can be used for approximately 80% of patients receiving orthodontic treatment and can be used in conjunction with any treatment type, including TADs, clear aligners, clear braces and conventional metal braces. To learn more about if you could have reduced orthodontic treatment time in Staten Island, New York, contact Melvin H. Pearson DDS, PC at 718-948-5100! We look forward to seeing you soon for a visit with our orthodontist.