Editor’s intro: For increased predictability of outcomes and less complex treatment, this low pulsatile vibration device allows for greater control and the ability to give patients more precise treatment.
Manufactured by OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., AcceleDent® Optima™ is the leading vibratory orthodontic device that delivers better orthodontic experiences for orthodontists and their patients. As an FDA-cleared Class II medical device, AcceleDent Optima increases the predictability of clinical outcomes throughout the treatment process, even with challenging tooth movements.
AcceleDent Optima’s patented SoftPulse Technology® applies precisely calibrated low pulsatile forces that transmit through the roots of teeth, increasing cellular activity to stimulate the surrounding bone. SoftPulse Technology micropulses exert up to 8 times less force than a power toothbrush and 200 times less force than ordinary chewing. Ideal for traditional braces treatment and clear-aligner therapy, AcceleDent Optima is a strategic, technology-driven tool for orthodontists that helps achieve high-quality clinical results.
For clear-aligner therapy cases, many orthodontists have found that AcceleDent Optima’s gentle vibrations improve tracking and tooth movement accuracy so much so that the finished result mirrors the planned programmed movements precisely. Additionally, orthodontists report fewer refinement stages when integrating AcceleDent Optima into treatment.
AcceleDent Optima gives orthodontists greater control and the ability to give patients more precise treatment estimates and expectations. Published studies show that AcceleDent increases the rate of tooth movement by up to 50%1 without compromising case predictability while changing aligners every 5 to 7 days instead of a conventional 14-day protocol.2
In recent years, the number of adult patients with mainly esthetic dental requirements in the “social six” (top front six teeth) has significantly increased. Consequently, the overall required treatment duration is rapidly gaining importance among consumers. The SoftPulse Technology has shown a significant reduction in pain sensitivity in ortho-dontic treatment3 as well as an increase in bone modulation rate in the alveolar bone, which leads to faster, more accurate, and predictable tooth movements.
The science behind AcceleDent is supported by three randomized controlled trials and 14 peer-reviewed studies. The interactive online case gallery demonstrates the varying clinical benefits orthodontists and patients have realized with the device. The gallery includes an equal mix of braces and aligners cases and illustrates unique treatment approaches that show how doctors treat different levels of case complexities with AcceleDent Optima.
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- Pavlin D, Anthony R, Raj V, Gakunga PT.Cyclic loading (vibration) accelerates tooth movement in orthodontic patients: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Semin Orthod. 2015;21(3):187-194.
- Lombardo L, Arreghini A, Ghislanzoni LTH, Siciliani G. Accelerating aligner treatment using low-frequency vibration: a single-centre, randomized controlled clinical trial. Euro J Orthod. 2018;41(4):1-10.
- Lobre WD, Callegari BJ, Gardner G, Marsh CM, Bush AC, Dunn WJ. Pain control in orthodontics using a micropulse vibration device: A randomized clinical trial. Angle Orthod. 2016;86(4):625-630.
This information was provided by OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc.