HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A solution to lengthy and painful orthodontic treatment has emerged as patients report positive treatment experiences with AcceleDent ®, an FDA-cleared vibratory orthodontic device that works in conjunction with braces or aligners to speed up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent. Available in more than 3,300 orthodontic practice locations in North America, AcceleDent is a small, user-friendly device with a mouthpiece that patients hold between their teeth for 20 minutes daily. The device's clinically proven SoftPulse Technology ® employs gentle vibrations that safely accelerate tooth movement at the cellular level and relieve discomfort associated with treatment.
Having previously had braces, Karen Morris, 53, and Cheryl White, 36, say that AcceleDent's technology appealed to them because they wanted their second experience with orthodontic treatment to be as fast and comfortable as possible. "AcceleDent did just that. I was so motivated to use the device because I didn't want to deal with braces or aligners for too long and I wanted my quality of life back," said White, a professional singer who sought orthodontic treatment after experiencing strain on her speech and severe headaches that she thought was caused by her teeth shifting. ( VIDEO: Cheryl White sings and discusses her orthodontic journey with AcceleDent.) White completed orthodontic treatment with AcceleDent and Invisalign in just six months. Her orthodontist, Dr. David Chen of True Image Orthodontics in Cypress, Texas, said that correction of an open bite can take up to two years. "Cheryl came to my office seeking correction of an open bite that she felt was causing frequent headaches and difficulty talking," said Chen who has been offering AcceleDent to patients since 2015. "She wanted treatment to be effective, comfortable and fast, so I integrated AcceleDent into her Invisalign treatment and we were able to achieve those goals."