Orthodontist Berkeley » Acceledent® FAQs

Learn the answers to your questions about Acceledent.

Is Acceledent® Safe?

Perfectly so. The incorporated technology (SoftPulse Technology®) has even been demonstrated safe and reliable in U.S. clinical trials. The procedure is completely non-invasive. In many cases, Acceledent® can make your time in braces more comfortable.

How much pain is involved?

Virtually none. There may be an acclimation period, but most patients do not report experiencing any pain. Some actually grow to enjoy it.

How is the treatment being accelerated?

SoftPulse Technology® is generating small vibrations, micropulses that enhance the movement of your orthodontics, promoting faster tooth movement.

How do I know I’m doing it right?

You have to bite down on your mouthpiece firmly enough to be able to hold it in your mouth without your hands. You’ll get used to it the more you try. You might even start to look forward to it.

How many times a day should I use Acceledent®?

Once a day for a 20 minute session. That’s it. No other commitments or procedures.

How do I clean this thing?

Simply detach your mouthpiece and rinse it with lukewarm water after each use. You can occasionally use a softer liquid dishwashing detergent if you like, or even toothpaste while gently brushing your mouthpiece. Wipe down your activator with a soft cloth as you see fit. Allow to air dry before storing in your travel case.