The problem with braces is that they are not a quick fix. Braces do not move the teeth by pushing them through the bone; rather, they promote bone absorption and deposition so that the jaw remodels itself towards better dental alignment. This is, understandably, a slow process. The necessity of spending months in braces is discouraging to many people, particularly teenagers and children.
Most orthodontic devices either reinforce or improve the mechanical efficiency of the braces themselves, but AcceleDent works on the biology of the tooth movement process. Barely perceptible vibrations cause the bone reabsorption and growth to speed up, making braces more effective. Naturally, AcceleDent cannot work alone, but requires the braces to guide the shape of bone remodelling.
Patients need to wear the AcceleDent device for only 20 minutes per day. It consists of a bite plate to which the AcceleDent machine is attached. Patients bite gently down on the plate and the vibrations are transferred to the roots of the teeth. The statistics about the efficacy of AcceleDent are based on a relatively small sample size, but they are impressive, and AcceleDent is now recommended by Orthodontists everywhere. During the initial phase of treatment, alignment, AcceleDent can produce results up to 106% faster than treatment with a fake device or none at all. In the space closure phase, results are obtained 38% faster.
Patients say that AcceleDent is comfortable, simple to clean, and makes almost no noise. It is easy to wear while watching TV, using a computer or reading a book and gives patients a sense of control over their braces. Finally, the AcceleDent support has been reported as reducing the discomfort that braces sometimes cause more effectively than painkillers. You have nothing to lose but your braces!