Do you want a way to reduce the time needed to straighten your teeth by up to 50%? The pioneering treatment AcceleDent does just that without pain or hassle, but the perks don’t stop there. At Nasser Orthodontics in Shreveport, LA, we’re proud to offer this revolutionary treatment to our valued patients.
What Is AcceleDent?
AcceleDent is an FDA-approved, hands-free orthodontic mouthpiece that speeds up treatment times from 30% to 50%. This safe and effective device uses gentle pulsating technology in cycles to accelerate the movement of the teeth when used in combination with braces or clear aligners. Since hitting the market in 2012, this device has become one of the most popular supplemental orthodontic appliances.
Braces are a necessity for many people wishing for an award-winning smile. Genetics, habits, and lifestyle factors can all contribute to teeth growing in less than straight. Smiles offer a window into our health, and it’s often the first impression we make on others.
The social contribution of the smile aside, crooked teeth can also reveal more serious oral hygiene issues that can impact health and wellbeing. A malformed bite, misaligned jaw, and crowded teeth contribute to a variety of significant health problems in the mouth and other parts of the body. Braces are the solution when these orthodontic issues manifest.
What It Can Do for You
Although braces can fix the most prevalent orthodontic concerns, many patients dread the time they must wear them. Teens and adults can expect to wear braces for six months to three years or longer. If these estimates don’t work for you, the AcceleDent device has your best interests in mind. Adding this device to your orthodontic care routine is proven to reduce the time you must wear braces.
What’s the Mouthpiece Like?
This portable device features a mouthpiece with an attached activator handle for you to hold. You won’t find this device in stores or online marketplaces because it’s available by prescription only.
This device comes with a power adaptor and USB charger that you may connect to a wall outlet or a computer. A medical-grade lithium polymer rechargeable battery powers the device and only needs recharging approximately every three to five days. An orange low-battery indicator switches on when it’s time to charge the device.
Also included in the set is a travel case that fits all device components. This ensures that you can keep your appliance clean, safe, and secure no matter where you are. A hardcover shell on the small case is perfect for stowing or throwing into a bag on-the-go.
How Does It Work?
Braces shift teeth slowly through force from wires or specialty aligners. This patented mouthpiece fits over braces comfortably. It transfers vibrating micro-pulses called SoftPulse technology into the gums toward the roots of the teeth. These pulses encourage the bone shifting that works with the constant pressure of braces. This combination treatment provides the most rapid results possible.
Structure of Teeth
To better understand the value of this system, we must first look at the three primary components of teeth: gingiva, periodontal ligament (PDL), and alveolar bone. Gingiva is the soft gum tissue surrounding a tooth. This tissue seals teeth in place. The PDL is a membrane covering the bottom portion of every tooth. Alveolar bone is hardened and lines each tooth socket.
Improved Movement With Lightwave Technology
When we apply pressure to teeth through orthodontics, it causes the bone cells around teeth in the PDL to mobilize. This cellular response activates alveolar bone changes that allow for teeth to shift through this hardened bone matter.
Researchers have investigated bone stimulation technology like that found in AcceleDent since the 1980s. Results show that this technology promotes fracture healing and greater bone density. SoftPulse Technology in this device works on the cellular level to help teeth move through bone and shift into the desired placement.
How Often Do I Use It?
Unlike with braces, you don’t have to wear this device all the time. You must only use the SoftPulse technology for one 20-minute session every day to see results. You must wear the mouthpiece for the full, consecutive 20 minutes every day.
What Are the Benefits of AcceleDent?
Our patients love this lighting-fast supplemental orthodontic treatment for many reasons, and you will love it too. Below we look at the top benefits of adding it to your orthodontic treatment plan.
It Straightens Teeth Faster
Everyone wants straight, healthy teeth but few people share the same enthusiasm for the time it takes to achieve them. For years, scientists and researchers sought a way to deliver the perfect smile in less time. These scientists delivered on their goals when creating this device, and we bring the benefits to you.
If you’ve always wanted braces or clear aligners but resisted because of treatment times, there has never been a better time to take action. With this device, your new, stunning smile is closer than ever.
It’s a Safe Technology
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all new treatments to undergo rigorous investigation and testing before approving them for public use. SoftPulse Technology received their approval nearly a decade ago.
Not only does this groundbreaking technology have the top government agency’s approval, but it is also patient-approved. Thousands of people have already enjoyed safe and fast treatment times with this extraordinary technology.
It Works With All Brace Types
At Nasser Orthodontics, we offer the most extensive selection of treatment options to our patients. We specialize in traditional metal braces, innovative braces, clear braces, and clear aligners. What makes this mouthpiece so incredible is that it fits all braces types. You don’t have to forego the braces you want to get faster results.
No matter which aligning treatment you choose at Nasser Orthodontics, we can further assist you by prescribing this mouthpiece and activator to your oral hygiene regimen. It will work with:
- 3M Unitek®
- The Damon® System
- Damon Clear®
- In-Ovation® C
- Ormco® self-ligating appliances
- Red, White and Blue®
Comfortable to Wear
This device doesn’t add pressure. We understand that sometimes braces can feel uncomfortable to wear, and many patients worry unnecessarily that this device will intensify pressure from braces. Wearing this device doesn’t cause additional stress in your mouth or on your teeth. Our patients who’ve tried it are surprised by how comfortable and non-imposing the device feels.
Easy to Use
You can do this at home. Using SoftPulse Technology to accelerate orthodontic treatment is straightforward. You’ll never face complicated or confusing instructions when using this treatment. We’ll show you how to wear the device correctly and how to maximize its benefits.
Gentler Than an Electric Toothbrush
Every day you experience more pressure from chewing and using an electric toothbrush that you will from using this device. This lightweight, handheld method creates excellent conditions for teeth to shift with no shock or abrasions.
Suitable for Adults and Adolescents
Both teens and adults have incredible success with this supplementary treatment. More than ever before, adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. SoftPulse Technology especially appeals to our adult patients who want a quick change without surgery. Patients of all ages achieve the results they want in significantly less time.
Straight Smile for Important Occasions
Upcoming picture-perfect moments should infuse you with joy and excitement, but sometimes people fear braces will get in the way. We know you want to look your best for your wedding, graduation, milestone anniversary party, or other special event. Now you can do it faster. Prepare for your big day by adding this treatment to your orthodontic care routine.
Simple Cleaning and Care Instructions
Cleaning this appliance takes only a minute. To clean the device, you must only remove the mouthpiece from the activator and rinse it with lukewarm water. That’s it. You can also use toothpaste or a mild cleanser to clean the mouthpiece if desired.
It Tracks Usage
This advanced orthodontic treatment keeps track of your usage with FastTrac. One benefit of using this treatment is that it connects to a computer to record your daily usage. Patients find this tracking system useful for monitoring their progress and staying informed about what the treatment is doing for them.
Can I Wear It While Sleeping or in the Shower?
Because you must only use the device for 20 minutes per day, it’s not suitable to use during sleep. The activator isn’t waterproof, so it’s crucial to avoid water when using this device.
Can I Wear the Device When It’s Charging?
The device will not turn on when it’s charging. If the battery runs out during a session, you must recharge the device to resume your session.
How Hard Do I Bite on the Mouthpiece?
You won’t use your hands during a session, so you must bite with enough pressure to keep the mouthpiece in place. However, do not bite the mouthpiece with excessive force. Doing so will cause the device to weaken and create unnecessary wear.
Can I Share It With a Friend?
As with all medical prescriptions, this device is for personal use only. This treatment isn’t right for everyone and sharing the device is prohibited. An orthodontist must approve its use.
Does It Come With a Warranty?
Yes, your SoftPulse device is protected by a one-year warranty after registration. You can register your device at acceledent.com/warranty. Read all the warranty information provided in the Directions for Use manual for further details.
Am I a Candidate for AcceleDent?
Anyone who wants to shorten orthodontic treatment times could benefit from this treatment. No matter what type of braces you wear or want to wear, SoftPulse technology is a proven supplemental treatment for quicker results. The only way to know for sure if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with us.
During your consultation, you’ll discuss your treatment goals and Dr. Nasser will present the best ways to achieve them. We need to meet you in person and inspect your teeth to help you attain optimal results.
Meet Your Orthodontist
Dr. Pete Nasser, Board-Certified Orthodontist, is a Shreveport native who has proudly served the community for many years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from LSU Shreveport in 1979 and his Dental Degree and specialty certificate from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans in 1983.
Since 1991, Dr. Nasser has held the prestigious title of Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is among the 25% of North American orthodontists who are board-certified.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to learn more about what it can do for you? Join the thousands of people who have already transformed their lives with this SoftPulse technology. Contact us today at Nasser Orthodontics in Shreveport, LA to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.