Accelerate Orthodontic Treatment?

AcceleDent and the Propel VPRO5 are both devices that can be used to reduce the time and potential discomfort of any orthodontic treatment. These small, hands-free tools work be sending micro-vibrations into your teeth to help accelerate the remodeling of the bone surrounding them so that they will shift faster into their new positions. A patient will simply need to use them daily to get the full benefits. Both of these devices are fairly new, so they are still being clinically tested to see how they work for a variety of orthodontic issues. Future high-quality clinical trials are needed before warranting recommendations to clinical application in our office.

It’s Fast: These appliances are lightweight, comfortable, and hands-free that is used between 5-20 minutes per day as a complement to orthodontics. High frequency vibration is used to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as guided by your orthodontics. 

It’s Gentle: The gentle vibration is a safe approach for accelerating tooth movement. In fact, the force applied to teeth during ordinary chewing is at least 200x greater than the force applied with accelerator appliances. 

It’s Safe and Reliable: AcceleDent Aura and Propel VPro5 have been prescirbed to thousands of patients worldwide since their introduciton. Cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Two commonly used devices to stimulate tooth movement are the AcceleDent (OrthoAccel Technologies Inc, Bellaire, Texas) and VPro5 (Propel Orthodontics, Ossining, New York). According to the manufacturers’ specifications, the AcceleDent and VPro5 produce distinct vibration frequencies and accelerations and are used for different treatment durations (20 min/d for the AcceleDent and 5 min/d for the VPro5). The substantially different vibration variables of the AcceleDent and VPro5 may be perceived differently by cells residing in craniofacial bone.

While time is money these days, somethings like a healthy, beautiful smile is worth the wait. While accelerated treatments are not bad, they are not right for every person, every situation so make sure you do your research first. For more information about the pros and cons of accelerated orthodontic treatment, contact Noorani Orthodontics today.


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