HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A solution to lengthy and painful orthodontic treatment has emerged as patients report positive treatment experiences with AcceleDent®, an FDA-cleared vibratory orthodontic device that works in conjunction with braces or aligners to speed up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent. Available in more than 3,300 orthodontic practice locations in North America, AcceleDent is a small, user-friendly device with a mouthpiece that patients hold between their teeth for 20 minutes daily. The device's clinically proven SoftPulse Technology® employs gentle vibrations that safely accelerate tooth movement at the cellular level and relieve discomfort associated with treatment.
Having previously had braces, Karen Morris, 53, and Cheryl White, 36, say that AcceleDent's technology appealed to them because they wanted their second experience with orthodontic treatment to be as fast and comfortable as possible.
"AcceleDent did just that. I was so motivated to use the device because I didn't want to deal with braces or aligners for too long and I wanted my quality of life back," said White, a professional singer who sought orthodontic treatment after experiencing strain on her speech and severe headaches that she thought was caused by her teeth shifting. (VIDEO: Cheryl White sings and discusses her orthodontic journey with AcceleDent.)
White completed orthodontic treatment with AcceleDent and Invisalign in just six months. Her orthodontist, Dr. David Chen of True Image Orthodontics in Cypress, Texas, said that correction of an open bite can take up to two years.
"Cheryl came to my office seeking correction of an open bite that she felt was causing frequent headaches and difficulty talking," said Chen who has been offering AcceleDent to patients since 2015. "She wanted treatment to be effective, comfortable and fast, so I integrated AcceleDent into her Invisalign treatment and we were able to achieve those goals."
Morris, another satisfied AcceleDent patient, used the device in conjunction with Invisalign to correct crowding and a deep overbite caused by the upper front teeth tipping inwards. In addition, she suffered from temporomandibular disorders, commonly referred to as TMJ. This condition occurs when there is pain or dysfunction in the muscles that control jaw movement.
She was in frequent pain due to her jaw locking so she was excited to learn about the benefits of AcceleDent from her orthodontist, Dr. Howard Steiman of Steiman Smiles Orthodontics in Ajax, Ontario. He recommended that she use AcceleDent to reduce the treatment time from an estimated 24 months to 13 months and to alleviate pain experienced during treatment, including tenderness that occurred when switching aligner trays.
"While using AcceleDent I went from changing my aligner trays every 14 days to every 10 days and eventually changing them every seven days," said Morris. "I could feel how quickly my teeth were moving and the vibrations were very gentle. AcceleDent was amazing for me because I wanted to accelerate the treatment process and it was ideal to reduce the discomfort I was experiencing."
Morris adds that accelerated orthodontic treatment was important to her because her condition was affecting various aspects of her quality of life, including the inability to eat certain foods.
Steiman was also amazed throughout Morris' treatment process with AcceleDent because of how complex her case was when she began treatment. "My focus for this case was on upper front teeth angulation and easing Karen's discomfort. She had a bad grinding habit and she could barely open her mouth when I first met her," said Steiman. "She began using AcceleDent six weeks into her aligner treatment so it was apparent that the device was accelerating her tooth movement and significantly reducing her pain."
Morris and White are just two examples of patients who have reported positive experiences with AcceleDent. A recent survey that queried 745 AcceleDent patients from across the country revealed that 99 percent said they are fully satisfied with AcceleDent and 98 percent reported significantly reduced pain when using the device.
Orthodontists are reporting that patients are choosing accelerated orthodontic treatment with AcceleDent to help them meet their smile goals in time for important milestones such as weddings, graduations, school dances, career entry and even vacations.
For more information about clinically proven AcceleDent or to find a local orthodontist who offers it, visit AcceleDent.com.
About OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc.
OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company engaged in the creation, manufacturing, marketing and sales of innovative solutions that enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. Among the company's innovations is AcceleDent®, an FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that employs patented SoftPulse Technology® that is clinically proven to speed up bone remodeling during orthodontic treatment by enhancing physiological bone turnover. These safe and gentle vibrations accelerate tooth movement by as much as 50 percent and reduce discomfort associated with treatment. OrthoAccel, the Leader in Accelerated Orthodontics, has received positive feedback from patients and leading orthodontists from around the world who report increased mechanical efficiency with orthodontic appliances and improved predictability of clinical outcomes with AcceleDent. Ranked on Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in North America, OrthoAccel is based in Houston, Texas and maintains a global presence through its EMEA office in Essen, Germany. To learn more about OrthoAccel's focus on improving the journey to healthy, beautiful smiles, visit AcceleDent.com.
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