AcceleDent Aura At Robison Orthodontics
One of the most frustrating aspects of orthodontic treatment is its tendency to take a significant amount of time, meaning patients have to deal with the various frustrations of wearing braces or aligners until the system completes its steady progression to a perfect smile. Fortunately, one of the newest pieces of technology in the orthodontic field today, AcceleDent Aura, works to combat this problem. This fast, safe, and easy-to-use device is sure to help speed up your orthodontic treatment and ensure you achieve your desired smile faster.
Learn about how you can experience AcceleDent Aura treatment from Robison Orthodontics.
What Is AcceleDent Aura?
AcceleDent Aura is a small, hands-free device that can reduce the time you’ll need to wear braces and works in tandem with your orthodontist to straighten your smile.
The device does so by utilizing micro-pulsation technology to shift teeth into their proper place more quickly. The result is a healthier bite, reduced dental issues, and a better smile up to 50% faster than braces alone.
The AcceleDent system has been on the market since 2011 after its approval by the FDA in 2009. The AcceleDent Aura is the second iteration of the original AcceleDent device. The Aura model has been refitted and updated to fit patients’ unique needs and help contribute to a speedy orthodontic treatment plan. We at Robison Orthodontics are proud to bring you this innovative orthodontic solution to improve your treatment progression.
Benefits of AcceleDent Aura
AcceleDent Aura is known for many different benefits for patients experiencing orthodontic treatment.
Here are a few of the most critical:
Of course, the primary benefit of AcceleDent Aura is the reduced amount of time you’ll need to move your teeth while using the appliance. With AcceleDent Aura, you can move your teeth up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments alone. Your orthodontist includes the appliance in your treatment plan, and it works together with your orthodontic treatment, such as metal braces or Invisalign, to move the teeth into their proper positions.
It’s Safe and Reliable
AcceleDent Aura has been tested and deemed safe for all to use. The FDA has ruled AcceleDent Aura a Class II medical device that does not show any common adverse effects of other common orthodontic devices, including tooth pain. Available via prescription from Robison Orthodontics, AcceleDent Aura has been helping patients achieve their best smiles since its introduction in 2009.
Another benefit of AcceleDent Aura is how gentle the device is on your teeth. With its patented Soft-Pulse Technology, AcceleDent Aura’s vibration applies a force to the teeth nearly 200 times less than the force of ordinary chewing. In this way, the device has been proven to be a reliable way to speed up alignment without causing discomfort or endangering the teeth. It is even approved for use by those including those with sensitive teeth.
Positive Patient Experience
Patients are consistently satisfied with the speed of their orthodontic treatments when coupled with the use of AcceleDent Aura. as it leads to quicker results and a more comfortable experience. Using forms of accelerated orthodontic treatments can also empower patients to take an active role in their treatment and achieve their desired smile. Many users appreciate that opportunity, especially those who have braces later in life.
Minimal Impact On Patients’ Daily Routines
This device is compact and portable, which allows patients to use it for their 20-minute daily session while multitasking. Patients can use their AcceleDent Aura device while getting ready in the morning, watching TV, or even cooking without significantly disrupting their daily routine.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Maintaining proper oral health during orthodontic treatment can be challenging for some patients. The accelerated treatment progress that results from using AcceleDent Aura means your teeth will be shifted into their proper places with a shorter time commitment to braces care. This can mean better overall oral health outcomes.
AcceleDent Aura can be used with virtually all orthodontic treatments, including braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign. This makes it a versatile option for patients looking to speed up the treatment time of their existing orthodontic appliances.
This small, hands-free device is easy to use and only requires a small time commitment each day. It’s a non-invasive and painless addition to your orthodontic treatment plan, making it a convenient option for many patients.
More Predictability in Orthodontic Treatment Time
Some patients find that using AcceleDent Aura gives them more predictability in their overall orthodontic treatment plan. In turn, this enables our staff to have more control over your tooth movement while also speeding the process along.
Clinically Proven To Work
AcceleDent Aura has been consistently proven to work well and demonstrates safety and effectiveness for every user. The ease of using the device has also been proven within these trials. These studies give patients and orthodontists alike reassurance of the quality of the device.
How Does AcceleDent Aura Work?
AcceleDent Aura is an accessory for bracers or aligners that patients can insert and remove themselves. It works in combination with the other orthodontic treatments we offer here at Robison Orthodontics. The device includes a mouthpiece that connects to an activator, which gently vibrates on the teeth for a 20-minute period to move them into the desired positions. With this Soft-Pulse Technology, the activator vibrates with less force than an electric toothbrush but provides enough gentle pressure to speed up tooth movement.
So, how is this all possible? The micro pulses caused by AcceleDent Aura increase the rate of a process caused by bone remodeling. Bone remodeling occurs when pressure from the tooth (typically caused by braces and aligners) helps the body break down the bony tissue beneath the teeth. The teeth then shift into this space, and bone re-forms on the other side. The vibrations caused by AcceleDent can boost bone remodeling and tooth movement above and beyond the constant, static pressure of typical orthodontic treatments. This allows you to wear your orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, for less time as your teeth shift into place more quickly.
AcceleDent Aura Timeline
Orthodontic treatments are often divided into two distinct processes: the leveling stage and the aligning stage. First is the leveling stage, when the teeth are moved to the same height using wires. Second is the aligning stage, when the teeth are moved into the correct position in the arch of the mouth. While AcceleDent Aura can be helpful at both stages, The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics published a study detailing that tooth leveling usually takes seven months or twelve weeks using orthodontic treatments without AcceleDent Aura. This time is reduced to approximately five months with an average of 30% increase in tooth movement speed with using AcceleDent Aura.
Your visits to our office will stay the same while using AcceleDent Aura, but you’ll experience more rapid changes to your smile between visits. If you’re using AcceleDent Aura with Invisalign aligners, this means you’ll be able to change your trays more frequently without pain. If you’re using AcceleDent Aura with conventional metal braces, you will visit the orthodontist every four to six weeks.
The treatment time necessary for tooth realignment using AcceleDent Aura is dependent on the patient and the overall treatment plan. The device is to be used for 20-minute intervals daily for a period of time that is prescribed by your orthodontist. Consistency is incredibly important for this process because your teeth need consistent pressure in order to move as they are supposed to. It can be as little as five months but can also take up to a year. After your initial consultation regarding the device, our team can give you a rough estimate of how long you will need to use your AcceleDent Aura device.
Am I a Candidate for AcceleDent?
AcceleDent Aura can be utilized as a complementary therapy to braces or can be used alone. Using AcceleDent Aura can cut down the amount of braces-wearing time with less discomfort.
There are no restrictions on who can use AcceleDent Aura; the device is safe for all ages. It works for a variety of orthodontic treatments but is only available by prescription.
At your next visit to Robison Orthodontics, ask our team if AcceleDent Aura can be implemented into your treatment plan.
How Your Orthodontist Will Utilize the AcceleDent Aura Device
Should we decide to include AcceleDent Aura as part of your treatment plan, your orthodontist will work with you to create a treatment plan using the AcceleDent device tailored to your teeth and desired outcome. AcceleDent Aura is usually prescribed as an additional therapy along with your existing orthodontic appliance (braces or clear aligners) to move the teeth. Typically, you will use AcceleDent for 20 minutes a day each day for as long as our team has prescribed. As treatment continues, adjustments to the overall treatment plan can always change depending on how your teeth respond to the addition of the AcceleDent Aura device.
Using AcceleDent Aura With Metal Braces Versus Clear Aligners
The process for using accelerated orthodontic appliances such as AcceleDent Aura is fairly similar for those who have metal braces and those who have clear aligners. The device works the same way and exerts the same amount of pressure through the vibrations on the teeth. The biggest difference is that if you’re using clear aligners, you will get your new trays more frequently as your teeth move faster with the AcceleDent device. With metal braces, you will see faster treatment time while using the AcceleDent Aura device, but you won’t need to worry about changing trays.
Are There Any Issues With the AcceleDent Aura Device?
There have not been any studies published that show any known mechanical issues with AcceleDent Aura as a medical device. The only possible negative side effect to be reported is slight soreness in the teeth and gums during the first couple of sessions with the device. As your mouth adjusts to the routine, the discomfort is reported to lessen.
AcceleDent Aura Care Instructions
Caring for your AcceleDent Aura device is simple and involves charging and cleaning the device.
Charging The Device
It’s important to make sure the AcceleDent Aura device is charged between sessions. The LED light on the activator will blink orange when it is time to recharge. Plug the activator into the wall with a power adapter or connect it via a USB cord. Once the light is a steady green, it has completed charging and is ready for use.
Cleaning the Device
In order to clean the device, remove the mouthpiece from the activator to rinse and clean it. Rinse it after each session with warm water and gently brush it with soap on a toothbrush when needed. It is recommended to use mild soap to scrub the mouthpiece if it looks dirty; buildup is natural and should all come off with a good scrubbing. To clean the activator, wipe it down with a cloth or towel. Do not put water on the activator, as it is not waterproof.
AcceleDent Aura FAQs
These are some frequent questions we receive from potential AcceleDent Aura users. Similar to most other orthodontic treatments available, however, the precise answer will depend on your unique treatment plan. If you have more specific questions about your potential treatment with AcceleDent Aura, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with an orthodontist.
Yes, the process is the same for both top and bottom sets of teeth. When biting the mouthpiece, the vibrations are delivered to both top and bottom sets of teeth, which move the teeth simultaneously. The upper teeth move faster than the bottom teeth due to the slight difference in bone density.
There have not been any painful side effects reported while using the AcceleDent Aura system. The only side effect that has been reported is a slight soreness when patients first begin using the device, but as they adjust to using the device daily, that soreness subsides.
The AcceleDent Aura system moves teeth by exerting micro pulses of pressure for a 20-minute period daily to speed the bone remodeling process needed to shift teeth into place. This type of pressure is more effective in tooth movement than the constant, static pressure of just braces or clear aligners. Doing this daily helps speed up braces time and gives patients their desired smile faster.
Yes, it is important to use it for the full 20 minutes every day. That amount of time has been clinically proven to move the teeth at the desired pace. The device will pause for up to five minutes during the 20-minute period, but if it is paused for longer than five minutes, it will restart the session. There have been no proven studies that show using AcceleDent Aura for periods of time longer than 20 minutes is more beneficial. The speed of tooth movement remains the same.
Yes, you can travel with the AcceleDent Aura device, including by plane. Like any battery-powered product, it is important to remove the parts from each other and stow the battery properly during flight travel. AcceleDent has been designed to mee the specifications for batteries fit to travel, and you should have no issues.
What Is the Cost of the AcceleDent Aura System?
AcceleDent Aura varies in cost depending on your orthodontic insurance plan and your overall orthodontic treatment plan. The price includes the device (both mouthpiece and activator), the wall charger, and the case. The state where you’re purchasing the device can also impact the cost of the system.
Here at Robison Orthodontics, we value our patients’ experience and aim to provide treatment for every patient. Should you have doubts relating to the price of your treatment, speak with our friendly office staff. We can work with you to get you the treatment you need to straighten your smile at a fair price.
Get Started With AcceleDent Aura Today
At Robison Orthodontics, we care about our patients and know the many questions and concerns that can come along with orthodontic treatment. In particular, we understand that braces treatment can result in what is a seemingly endless treatment plan, which is why we’re proud to offer the AcceleDent Aura device. Your straighter smile is within reach. Call Robison Orthodontics today to speak with our caring staff and get started on the road to straightening your smile with ease!
If you’re ready to take steps to speed up your orthodontic treatment, reach out to the dedicated team at Robison Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation.