AcceleDent® Aura technology is revolutionizing the world of orthodontics by cutting treatment times by 30 to 50 percent. Dr. Timothy E. Mickiewicz has experienced great success when pairing Invisalign® with AcceleDent® Aura for his patients. Prior to treatment, he answers any AcceleDent® Aura FAQs and addresses any concerns at our Sacramento, CA, office. To learn more about accelerating orthodontic treatment, contact our office.
AcceleDent® Aura FAQs
How does AcceleDent® technology speed orthodontic treatment times?
AcceleDent® Aura is an intraoral device. Using gentle bite force, fit the mouthpiece around your teeth and existing orthodontic appliance. Switch the activator (vibration device) on while keeping teeth clenched to hold the activator in place. AcceleDent® Aura shuts off automatically at the 20-minute limit. The vibrational movement is created through the patented SoftPulse Technology®. The barely noticeable vibrations enhance the metabolism in the bone tissue surrounding your teeth and stimulate movement to achieve optimal straightening at a faster pace.
Is accelerating orthodontic treatment safe?
Yes! AcceleDent® Aura with SoftPulse Technology® is cleared by the FDA as a Class II medical device and has been proven safe through U.S. clinical trials. Vibrational therapy has been used by medical professionals since the 1800s. Most recently scientists documented positive results in patients with osteoporosis, muscle loss, and joint dysfunction. AcceleDent® has been prescribed in the U.S. since 2010.
How much will AcceleDent® Aura reduce my treatment?
Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated as much as 50 percent, and is compatible with all types of braces, including Invisalign®, Damon®, and traditional metal braces.
Can I use my AcceleDent® Aura in the shower or when sleeping?
No. AcceleDent® Aura is not water resistant and should not be used in the shower. It is also not recommended to use while sleeping.
Can I sterilize my AcceleDent® Aura and share with friends or family who also have braces?
Sharing your doctor prescribed AcceleDent® Aura and/or the mouthpiece is highly discouraged. Use of AcceleDent® Aura without the care and supervision of an orthodontist may result in negative results. This is similar to sharing prescription drugs with others, which is against the law.
In addition, the activator appliance deactivates after 18 months of 20 minute daily sessions. This is communicated when the LED indicator flashes green and orange in an alternating pattern. If this occurs and you are in the middle of a treatment plan, please contact your orthodontist.
Is it dangerous to use more than 20 minutes per day?
Twenty minutes a day is optimum. Increased usage time has not resulted in further decreasing treatment times. The activator shuts off automatically after 20 minutes of use.
What is the FastTrac reporting feature?
The AcceleDent® Aura technology has a USB interface that tracks patient usage. The FastTrac Usage Report produces a usage summary, daily usage graph, and table. When attached to your computer via the USB interface, your AcceleDent® Aura will register as a flash drive. FastTrac reports are a great tool to take with you to each orthodontic visit and will assist your dentist in accelerating and adjusting your treatment plans.
How often should I charge the activator?
The AcceleDent® Aura system holds a full charge for 5 days of 20-minute treatments.
Are you ready to get started?
The AcceleDent® Aura system complements all types of orthodontic treatments. To see if you are a candidate, call Dr. Mickiewicz today and schedule your free consultation at (916) 457-7710.