While braces and other orthodontic appliances can give you that perfect smile you have always wanted, they can also cause pain and discomfort, not to mention nobody enjoys having a mouth full of metal. But what if you could speed up the process of orthodontic treatments? With the AcceleDent® Aura™ In-Home System, you can! As a top dentist in Chicago, IL, American Dental has recommended this innovative tool to our orthodontic patients. Here’s more about the AcceleDent® and the benefits it may be able to provide to you during orthodontic treatment:
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
It may seem like your teeth are fixed in place, but they can actually move around quite a bit over your life. Through the process known as bone remodeling, bone cells are mobilized around the root of the tooth in response to pressure being applied. Orthodontic appliances like braces are designed to apply pressure in the right direction and guide teeth to a new location. Once the teeth are straightened, the appliance can be removed, and the patient can enjoy their new smile for the rest of their life!
Unfortunately for patients, this process can take anywhere from a year to two years or more, depending on the severity of their teeth issues. It is usually associated with some degree of pain and many patients feel self-conscious about the appearance of their appliances. Luckily, dental science has found a way to help the teeth move more quickly.
The AcceleDent System
Research has shown that precisely calibrated vibrations transmitted to the roots of the teeth can increase activity in the bone cells. When used in conjunction with orthodontic appliances, this speeds up the rate at which your teeth can move during treatment. AcceleDent® has already been proven effective in 15 different clinical studies and is recommended by dentists and orthodontists around the world, and it can work for you too.
The best part about AcceleDent® is that it’s so easy to use. All you have to do is insert the powered activator mouthpiece for 20 minutes per day and firmly bite down to ensure there is contact on all sides. It’s a hands-free device, so you can easily go on about your day while you use it. When you’re done, simply clean the mouthpiece and place it back on the charging stand. With everyday use, the AcceleDent® System can reduce your orthodontic treatment time by up to 50% and reduce pain and discomfort by 71%.
Find Out More about AcceleDent at American Dental
If you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment or you plan to in the future, AcceleDent® may be exactly what you need to speed up your treatment. American Dental is a trusted dentist in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and we also have 6 other locations in the area to serve your needs. If you have questions about AcceleDent®, orthodontic treatments, or any other oral health issues, we are waiting to hear from you! Click the “Make an Appointment” button now to find the location nearest to you and schedule your visit today!