We are pleased to be able to offer AcceleDent® Aura for our adult orthodontic patients. One of the most common questions we receive about orthodontic treatment is: how long will it take? With just 20 minutes a day, patients can decrease the length of their orthodontic treatment by up to 50%.
Orthodontic treatment works by applying constant, gentle pressure on your teeth, at specific angles. This constant pressure tells your body to accommodate by loosening and remodeling the bone and connective tissue surrounding your teeth, allowing them to move . AcceleDent ® Aura amplifies this effect through their SoftPulse Technology®, which delivers micropulses to precise locations. These micropulses are calibrated specifically to accelerate the tooth movement process.
AcceleDent® Aura has been on the market since 2009. It is a specially designed mouthpiece that fits over your existing orthodontics. This mouthpiece delivers micropulses directly where they are needed. In just one 20-minute session per day, our orthodontists have observed faster results and reduced treatment times. This technology is also gentle, delivering a vibration force that is 8 times less intense than a sonic toothbrush.
Acceledent ® Aura is small enough to fit into a purse and is handheld. Charging and using the device is simple. Just plug it in to charge, and when it’s ready, attach the mouthpiece, turn on the device, and place the mouthpiece over your orthodontic work. Then sit back and relax. The device will tell you when you’re halfway done. When you’re finished, simply pop the mouthpiece off and rinse it in water. You and your orthodontist can track the use of the Acceledent® Aura by viewing a helpful report that shows when and for how long you are using the device, and compare it to treatment results.
This treatment option is specifically for adults. As we get older, orthodontic treatment can take longer than it does for kids and teens, whose jaws and bones are more malleable. AcceleDent ® Aura can help make orthodontic treatment quicker and more efficient. For example, treatment that may be estimated to take 18 months could take only 9-12 months with AcceleDent ® Aura. That’s a huge difference, and makes the process of orthodontic treatment for adults a great option.
AcceleDent® Aura is only available by prescription from an orthodontist. If you are interested in learning more about this technology, we encourage you to come visit us for a free orthodontic consultation.