We hear a lot of questions about the remarkable new AcceleDent Aura technology. If you have any questions about your orthodontic treatment, or if you're curious how AcceleDent Aura can help speed up your orthodontic experience, contact our office!
How does AcceleDent Aura work?
By inserting the mouthpiece around your existing orthodontic appliance and wearing the activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent Aura can speed up tooth movement through the use of SoftPulse Technology'. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and can help make your orthodontic experience more comfortable.
Is AcceleDent Aura safe?
Yes! AcceleDent Aura with SoftPulse Technology has been proven safe through US clinical trials and is cleared by the FDA as a Class II medical device.
What is SoftPulse Technology and why is it important?
Part of the way your orthodontic treatment works is by changing or remodeling the bones surrounding your teeth. As this remodeling process is accelerated, your teeth move more quickly. That's where AcceleDent Aura comes in! By using tiny vibrations, or micropulses, SoftPulse Technology speeds up bone remodeling and tooth movement.
How much time will AcceleDent Aura reduce my treatment?
Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated by 106% during the initial phase of treatment and up to 50% during the subsequent phase of treatment, potentially shortening conventional orthodontic treatment time.
How do I know if I am biting into the mouthpiece correctly and with the right amount of force?
Bite pressure on the mouthpiece should be just firm enough to hold your AcceleDent Aura in place without using your hands. Avoid biting forcibly into the mouthpiece, as that may cause excessive wear.
What is the best way to clean the AcceleDent Aura device?
The mouthpiece should be rinsed well with lukewarm water after each use. You may occasionally use a soft liquid dishwashing detergent, a mild soap, or toothpaste to gently brush the mouthpiece. The activator can be wiped with a damp cloth as necessary. The metal contacts of the activator must be free of any dirt or residue and may be cleaned with a Q-Tip® as needed. It is recommended that you allow your AcceleDent Aura to air dry before being stored in the Travel Shell. Do not place the mouthpiece or the activator in a dishwasher, as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the product.
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 sanitize my AcceleDent Aura and share it with a friend or family member who also has braces?
No. AcceleDent Aura is an FDA cleared, single-use prescription device. Sharing the AcceleDent Aura and/or the mouthpiece is prohibited. Based upon your unique orthodontic treatment plan, your orthodontist prescribed AcceleDent Aura for your use only. Use of AcceleDent Aura without the supervision and direction of an orthodontist may result in adverse, unintended consequences.
If I use AcceleDent Aura for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefit?
No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes duration is not recommended.
Is there some way that AcceleDent Aura can "track" my usage?
Yes. Docking the activator/travel shell on the charging port also allows the usage history and details to be registered. The amount of usage can then be observed on the smart display.
Can AcceleDent Aura remind me to use it on a daily basis?
No. AcceleDent Aura is not designed to provide reminders. It is recommended that you make AcceleDent Aura part of your daily routine in order to maximize its benefit to you.