The benefits of AcceleDent just keep coming with more orthodontists reporting that they are able to reduce health risks associated with prolonged orthodontics by accelerating patient treatment. Typically doctors have found that lengthy treatment can result in patients having caries, periodontal disease and/or root resorption.
Take for instance Dr. Manal Ibrahim, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and owner of Innovative Orthodontic Centers in Chicago, Naperville and Shorewood, Ill.
She says, “Accelerated orthodontics with AcceleDent is a win-win solution for both patients and orthodontists. Patients are concerned about length of treatment and discomfort and, as their doctor, I’m focused on accelerating treatment as fast as possible to reduce the likelihood of health challenges posed by prolonged orthodontic treatment.”
Patients are reminded that even though AcceleDent will speed up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50%, patients still need to do their part to maintain oral hygiene and prevent bacteria buildup. Brushing after meals, flossing as recommended and refraining from certain foods are just as important as remembering to use your AcceleDent for 20 minutes every day.
We encourage doctors and patients to have a conversation about maintaining dental hygiene during treatment and about how FDA-cleared AcceleDent can help prevent health risks associated with prolonged orthodontics.