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Is Acceledent safe?

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Is Acceledent safe?

For many it sounds too good to be true, but AcceleDent is an orthodontic device that can accelerate your orthodontic treatment process by up to 50%! But is it safe?


Yes, AcceleDent is safe. Here’s how it works.

AcceleDent is made up of two main components:  the Acceledent handle and a mouth piece, which is fitted over your orthodontic appliance.

The handle is designed to deliver precisely calibrated micropulses (low levels of vibration) to the jaw via the mouth piece. It is the micropulse that promotes bone remodeling.

Tooth movement is achieved by applying forces to the teeth via wires, springs and other appliances to alter the supporting bone. By applying a low level of vibration, like that provided by AcceleDent, this process can be accelerated.

Further research has shown that mechanisms that transmit micropulses also help to prevent bone breakdown and increase bone density.

Two years of international clinical studies show that Acceledent is a safe approach to accelerated tooth movement with no evidence of increased root resorption (root shortening), and no increased loosening of the back teeth.

AcceleDent is a safe and effective method for accelerating the orthodontic treatment process when managed by a qualified orthodontic professional.

To find out if AcceleDent is right for you, please contact our Coquitlam orthodontists today.