Acceledent (Decreasing Treatment Time)

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Accelerated Tooth Movement to Decrease Treatment Time!

acceledentaura.jpgDr. DiGiovanni is an expert in accelerated tooth movement.

Please refer to his published article on this topic: http://www.orthodonticproductsonline.com/2015/03/treatment-plan-accelerating-aligner-therapy/

One of the biggest obstacles for patients to undergo orthodontic treatment is length of treatment time. Exciting news! A new technology adopted from the medical profession has been applied to orthodontics that decreases treatment time up to 50%. Better yet, the technology is safe and causes no pain. The appliance is called AcceleDent®.

Dr. Di Giovanni is one of the most experienced providers of the Acceledent appliance in the dental profession. In addition to completing treatment on nearly 100 patients to date, Dr. Di Giovanni lectures and has published an article on accelerating tooth movement. Please be aware, not everyone is a good candidate for Acceledent. Dr. DiGiovanni does not prescribe Acceledent for all his patients, only patients who he feels will benefit significantly from using it. Dr. DiGiovanni will discuss the possible application of Acceledent or other techniques with you at your consultation. Here are some facts on the subject and a few case displays:

Accelerated Orthodontics using AcceleDent®
Decreases your treatment time up to 50%!

  • Wear 20 minutes per day while in treatment
  • Safe (FDA approved)
  • Absolutely no pain or discomfort
  • Decreases the time you wear braces or Invisalign® 30-50% (even more in some cases)
  • Can add to your treatment at any point in time

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Please refer to Dr. DiGiovani’s published article accelerated tooth movement: http://www.orthodonticproductsonline.com/2015/03/treatment-plan-accelerating-aligner-therapy/

Acceledent Cases

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Questions and Answers about AcceleDent®

  • How does AcceleDent work? Soft, gentle pulses are applied to your teeth to stimulate the cells that cause tooth movement. The daily rhythm of the AcceleDent causes the cells to increase in number and work more efficiently. This results in your teeth moving faster and more comfortably.

  • How do you use the AcceleDent appliance? You wear the AcceleDent appliance once a day for 20 minutes. A mouth piece is fitted (like a mouthguard) over your braces or trays and you gently bite into it to hold it into place.

  • Is AcceleDent safe? Yes. AcceleDent Technology has been demonstrated safe and reliable in U.S. clinical trials and is FDA approved as a category 2 medical appliance.

  • How do I know if I am biting into the mouthpiece correctly and with the right amount of force? Bite pressure on the mouthpiece should be just firm enough to hold AcceleDent Aura in place without using your hands. Avoid biting forcibly on the mouthpiece as that may cause excessive wear.

  • Can I try to wear AcceleDent Aura while I am sleeping? No. It is not recommended that AcceleDent Aura be used while sleeping.

  • Can I wear my AcceleDent Aura when it is charging or connected to a computer? No, do not wear your AcceleDent Aura when it is charging or connected to a computer.

  • Do I have to do the full 20 minute treatment at one time? Yes. It is recommended that you use your AcceleDent Aura for a continuous 20 minute period each day.

  • If I absolutely have to interrupt the 20 minute session for a few minutes, when I turn my AcceleDent Aura back on, does it remember how long I used it? Yes. AcceleDent Aura will remember how long you used it as long as the interruption does not exceed five minutes. After five minutes of being turned off, AcceleDent Aura will work for a full session of 20 minutes at its next use.

  • If I use AcceleDent Aura for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefit? No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes duration is not recommended.

  • How often does AcceleDent Aura need to be recharged? The activator should be recharged every three days.

  • What is the best way to clean AcceleDent Aura? The mouthpiece should first be disconnected from the activator and then rinsed well with lukewarm water after each use. You may occasionally use a soft liquid dishwashing detergent, a mild soap, or toothpaste to gently brush the mouthpiece. The activator can be wiped with a soft cloth as necessary. It is recommended that you allow AcceleDent Aura to air dry before being stored in the travel case. Do not place the mouthpiece or the activator in a dishwasher as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the product.

  • Can I use my AcceleDent Aura in the shower? No. AcceleDent Aura is not water resistant and should not be used in the shower.

  • Can I sanitize my AcceleDent Aura and share it with a friend or family member who also has braces? No. AcceleDent Aura is a FDA cleared, single-user prescription device. Sharing the AcceleDent Aura and/or the mouthpiece is prohibited. Your orthodontist prescribed AcceleDent Aura for your use only, based upon your unique orthodontic treatment plan. Use of AcceleDent Aura without the supervision and direction of an orthodontist may result in adverse unintended consequences.

  • What type of battery does AcceleDent Aura contain? The rechargeable battery in AcceleDent Aura is a medical grade lithium ion battery.

  • What should I do with my AcceleDent Aura once treatment is finished? You should dispose of your AcceleDent Aura as you would with any other device with a rechargeable battery. Reference the “Disposal” section of the Directions for Use manual for further details.

  • Is my AcceleDent Aura under warranty? Yes, the warranty details can be found in the Directions for Use manual, click here.

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