When orthodontic treatment is recommended, some patients are hesitant. Braces and other orthodontic appliances often need to remain on the teeth for a long time. Depending on the case, braces or aligners may be needed from 18 months to a few years. If you need to have orthodontic treatment, ask Dr. David Li what AcceleDent® in San Diego, California, can do for your smile.
What Is AcceleDent?
AcceleDent is a device that accelerates orthodontic treatment. AcceleDent is easy to use and is proven to speed up orthodontic tooth movement by as much as 50%. AcceleDent can decrease oral health issues by reducing the risk of cavities, gum inflammation, and white spots.
How Does It Work?
The AcceleDent mouthpiece, which is custom fitted to your teeth, is placed in the mouth and held between the teeth. AcceleDent applies micropulses, or vibrations, that go through the roots of your teeth to the surrounding bone. This vibration speeds up the movement of the teeth.
How Long Should I Use AcceleDent Each Day?
Orthodontists recommend that AcceleDent be used for a continuous period of 20 minutes every day.
How Do I Know If I Am Biting the Mouthpiece Correctly?
The pressure with which you bite the mouthpiece should be just tight enough to hold the AcceleDent device in place without needing to use your hands. Try not to bite too hard on the mouthpiece, as this may cause more wear than is normal.
We welcome you to contact San Diego Orthodontic Specialists at 858-487-8900 today for more information and to schedule a visit with our orthodontist.