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Faster Orthodontics with AcceleDent

AcceleDent is a handheld FDA-approved device you use at home for 20 minutes per day during your orthodontic treatment that has been shown to decrease treatment times by up to 50%.  The biting surface of the device rests between your teeth and gently vibrates, similar to an electric toothbrush, speeding up the rate of bone remodeling and tooth movement.  

 In 2012 AcceleDent was introduced in the United States.  Initially the orthodontists at Chestnut Dental were skeptical, as previous patient-friendly methods for accelerating tooth movement didn't decrease treatment time enough to be useful, but we piloted the device in our practice and were impressed with the results.  Our first patient to use the device finished Invisalign treatment in 5 months.  Since then, many patients have decided to use AcceleDent and we have consistently seen treatment times reduced by 30-50%.  Below are start-to-finish treatment times for the 10 most recent (July 2016) patients to finish orthodontics using AcceleDent at Chestnut Dental: 

12 months
9 months
9 months
9 months
10 months
10 months
9 months
7 months
11 months
7 months

We are careful to only suggest the use of AcceleDent for patients who will see a benefit, for instance if treatment is delayed by a slowly erupting tooth AcceleDent has not been shown to make the tooth erupt faster.  But for many patients who prioritize faster orthodontic treatment AcceleDent can be used to finish treatment in less time.

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