• There are a number of relatively new technologies available that can accelerate orthodontic treatment.
  • These technologies utilize vibrations, light pulses, ultrasonics, or microperforations of the bone surrounding the teeth.
  • All of these therapies claim to speed up the metabolism of bone which allows teeth to move faster and reduce the discomfort usually associated with orthodontic treatment whether with clear aligners or braces.

Acceledent:

  • This is a small medical device designed for faster orthodontic treatment.
  • There is a small vibrating mechanism attached to a bite plate which is held in the mouth between the upper and lower teeth for 20 minutes a day.

Propel VPRO5:

  • This is also a small medical device designed for faster orthodontic treatment.
  • It has a small vibrating mechanism attached to a bite plate which is held in the mouth between the upper and lower teeth for 5 minutes a day. It has a faster vibration cycle than Acceledent.

Propel Micro-osteoerforations (MOPs):

  • This is a system in which small perforations are made in the bone adjacent to the teeth in a way that avoids discomfort.
  • These perforations result in an increased inflammatory response in the bone around the teeth, which has been shown to accelerate the rate of movement of the teeth and reduce the discomfort normally associated with orthodontic tooth movement.

OrthoPulse:

  • This is a small medical device that provides a Light Accelerated Orthodontics technology in which low intensity near infra-red light is used to stimulate bone metabolism which reportedly speeds up the movement of teeth in orthodontic treatment.
  • The light is emitted through the gum tissue to the bone adjacent to the teeth from an appliance held in the mouth for 10 minutes a day. A decrease in the discomfort normally associated with orthodontic treatment is also reported.