Accelerated orthodontic treatment (or accelerated orthodontics (AAO)) is a dental displacement method that reduces the time needed to permanently move teeth into a desired position by creating a weakened bone condition.
OrthoAccel ® Technologies, Inc., developer of the AcceleDent™ System, an appliance designed to accelerate orthodontic treatment, announced that it has received FDA clearance and is preparing to launch the product throughout the United States.
AcceleDent is a Class II FDA approved device that uses soft pulse technology and cyclic forces to accelerate the movement of teeth by up to 50%. Launched in the United States in 2012, AcceleDent is the hottest ticket in orthodontic town
AcceleDent™ is a simple, removable and non-invasive appliance that a patient with braces wears in the mouth for 20 minutes per day to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement.
How does AcceleDent® work?
Through the use of gentle micropulses, called SoftPulse Technology® , bone remodeling is accelerated, allowing teeth to move up to 50% faster.
OrthoAccel® has been selling the AcceleDent™ System outside the U.S.A. since October 2009 where hundreds of orthodontic cases have been treated with AcceleDent™. As reported by orthodontists, the average orthodontic treatment time has been significantly shortened.