All the time spent in the dentist’s chair and the soreness and pain make orthodontic treatment seem overwhelming. The possibility of wearing braces for 12 to 24 months sounds like forever in our fast-paced lives. AcceleDent® Aura is changing how Dr. Timothy E. Mickiewicz patients’ in Sacramento, CA, are wearing braces. When used in conjunction with the Invisalign® aligner system, we can reduce prescribed treatment plan times of 12 to 24 months to 6 to 12 months. If you are interested in a more realistic treatment timeline, contact us today to learn more.
What is AcceleDent® Aura?
AcceleDent® Aura is a Class II, FDA-cleared vibration device that is placed in the mouth for 20 minutes a day. This can reduce the prescribed two-week Invisalign® aligner wear time to one week, enabling the patient to move through their Invisalign® trays in half the time.
The exclusive softpulse technology creates precisely calibrated micropulses that gently accelerate the movement of your teeth, guided by your Invisalign® aligner, increasing the effectiveness of the system and facilitating faster bone movement at a cellular level.
How do I get AcceleDent® Aura?
AcceleDent® Aura is only available with a doctor’s prescription and in authorized dental offices. Dr. Mickiewicz will discuss if the activator is a right for you during your free consultation. AcceleDent® Aura is available through lease or purchase programs and comes in a complete package with a USB extension cable/power adapter, a rubber mouthpiece, and an activator.
How does it work?
The AcceleDent® Aura device sends gentle vibrations to the jaw bone surrounding your teeth. The vibrations increase the cell activity responsible for bony changes that enable your teeth to move at a faster pace. Patients also report that AcceleDent® decreases discomfort in the first few days after beginning a new set of aligners.
For 20 minutes once a day, you hold the soft rubber mouthpiece (mouth guard) between your teeth while gentle vibrations are emitted to the teeth and surrounding bone. The cyclic forces and gentle pulses, enable the bone to move faster, shifting the teeth the required distance in a shorter timeframe. The vibrational force exerted is less than an electric toothbrush and 200 times less of what is put out daily just chewing your food.
Multi-taskers are in luck because the device is hands-free; surf the internet, cook dinner, or watch your favorite Netflix show. For the techie in you, the FastTrac Usage report delivers daily usage statistics and a summary to keep track of the amount of completed treatments and how many minutes per session. This unique reporting feature also assists Dr. Mickiewicz in adjusting treatment times at your follow-up appointments.
Ortho-Accel Technologies, creators of AcceleDent® Aura released an article on clinical outcomes on August 1, 2016 compiling patient outcome information from across the U.S. Dr. Manal Ibrahim is an Invisalign® “Top 1% Provider” and reported accelerated progress with excellent results in the patient below.
“Ibrahim cites results of a female patient who began orthodontic treatment with aligners at 43 years old. The patient presented as a class III with complete anterior crossbite and bilateral posterior crossbite. The patient agreed to use AcceleDent® for 20 minutes daily to speed up her treatment. She completed treatment in 12 months with 51 active aligners.
"’This was a fairly complex case and without AcceleDent® it would've taken 24 to 36 months to complete. But with AcceleDent® we noticed remarkable results at every phase of her treatment, including at four weeks when her anterior crossbite was completely corrected,’" said Ibrahim. "’I've completed nearly 1,000 AcceleDent® cases, so I have confidence that with this innovative device, I can more predictably achieve an outcome for a patient than has previously been possible in orthodontics.’"
Get that Radiant Smile Faster
AcceleDent® Aura is compatible with virtually all types of braces. The majority of patients will benefit from pairing vibration therapy with orthodontic treatment. See our patient testimonials for more feedback and results. Use AcceleDent® Aura in combination with your orthodontic treatment to cut the treatment time and spend less time in the dentist chair.
AcceleDent® Aura is safe and effective, cutting treatment time in half. It is also easy to use and provides non-invasive relief of orthodontic pain.
Am I a candidate for AcceleDent® Aura?
- At your free Invisalign® consultation, Dr. Mickiewicz will advise you whether or not you are a candidate for AcceleDent® Aura. Call Dr. Mickiewicz today at (916) 457-7710.