Questions and Answers About AcceleDent Aura and AcceleDent

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AcceleDent Aura

  • How does AcceleDent Aura work? By inserting the Mouthpiece – fitted around your existing fixed braces or clear aligners– and turning on the Activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent Aura can speed up tooth movement by using SoftPulse Technology®. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and can even help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.
  • Is AcceleDent Aura safe? Yes. AcceleDent with SoftPulse Technology® has been demonstrated safe and reliable in U.S. clinical trials.
  • How is the orthodontic treatment accelerated? Your orthodontics work on their own by moving your teeth in specific directions. AcceleDent Aura uses SoftPulse Technology® to generate small vibrations, or micropulses, enhancing the movements directed by your orthodontics, allowing for faster tooth movement.
  • How do I know if I am biting into the Mouthpiece correctly and with the right amount of force? Bite pressure on the Mouthpiece should be just firm enough to hold AcceleDent Aura in place without using your hands. Avoid biting forcibly on the Mouthpiece as that may cause excessive wear.
  • Can I try to wear AcceleDent Aura while I am sleeping? No. It is not recommended that AcceleDent Aura be used while sleeping.
  • Can I wear my AcceleDent Aura when it is charging or connected to a computer? No, do not wear your AcceleDent Aura when it is charging or connected to a computer.
  • Do I have to do the full 20 minute treatment at one time? Yes. It is recommended that you use your AcceleDent Aura for a continuous 20 minute period each day.
  • If I absolutely have to interrupt the 20 minute session for a few minutes, when I turn my AcceleDent Aura back on, does it remember how long I used it? Yes. AcceleDent Aura will remember how long you used it as long as the interruption does not exceed five minutes.  After five minutes of being turned off, AcceleDent Aura will work for a full session of 20 minutes at its next use.
  • If I use AcceleDent Aura for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefit? No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes duration is not recommended.
  • How often does AcceleDent Aura need to be recharged? The Activator should be recharged every three days.
  • What is the best way to clean AcceleDent Aura? The Mouthpiece should first be disconnected from the Activator and then rinsed well with lukewarm water after each use. You may occasionally use a soft liquid dishwashing detergent, a mild soap, or toothpaste to gently brush the Mouthpiece. The Activator can be wiped with a soft cloth as necessary. It is recommended that you allow AcceleDent Aura to air dry before being stored in the Travel Case. Do not place the Mouthpiece or the Activator in a dishwasher as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the product.
  • Can I use my AcceleDent Aura in the shower? No. AcceleDent Aura is not water resistant and should not be
    used in the shower.
  • Can I sanitize my AcceleDent Aura and share it with a friend or family member who also has braces? No. AcceleDent Aura is a FDA cleared, single-user prescription device. Sharing the AcceleDent Aura and/or the Mouthpiece is prohibited. Your orthodontist prescribed AcceleDent Aura for your use only, based upon your unique orthodontic treatment plan. Use of AcceleDent Aura without the supervision and direction of an orthodontist may result in adverse unintended consequences.
  • What type of battery does AcceleDent Aura contain? The rechargeable battery in AcceleDent Aura is a medical grade lithium ion battery.
  • What should I do with my AcceleDent Aura once treatment is finished? You should dispose of your AcceleDent Aura as you would with any other device with a rechargeable battery. Reference the “Disposal” section of the Directions for Use manual for further details.
  • Is my AcceleDent Aura under warranty? Yes, the warranty details can be found in the Directions for Use manual, click here.
  • What does it mean if my Activator stops working and the LED Indicator is flashing alternating green and orange? The Activator will deactivate after completing the equivalent of 18 months of 20 minute daily sessions. If you are in the middle of a treatment plan please contact your orthodontist.
  • Why did the date change on my FastTrac Usage Report? If your Activator battery is fully drained and the Activator shuts down (no flashing LED Indicator or vibrations), the date on the Usage Report will reset to January 1, 2012. This only happens if the Activator has not been used. The battery has to be charged when the LED indicates a low battery (shown when the LED Indicator is quickly flashing orange and the Activator is powered on but not charging). For Activators with completed sessions, the time will be reset to the date based on the last session completed. Refer to the FastTrac Usage Report section in the Directions for Use to reset the date, click here.


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  • How does AcceleDent work? By inserting the Mouthpiece – fitted around your existing orthodontics – and turning on the Activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent can speed up tooth movement by up to 50%. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and can even help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.
  • Is AcceleDent safe? Yes. AcceleDent with SoftPulse Technology™ has been demonstrated safe and reliable in U.S. clinical trials. It is a Class II medical device that has been cleared for use by the FDA – the government agency that approves drugs and medical devices.
  • By how much time will AcceleDent reduce my treatment? Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated by up to 50%, potentially shortening conventional orthodontic treatment time by several appointments.
  • What orthodontic treatment does AcceleDent work with? AcceleDent works in conjunction with most orthodontics. Please ask your orthodontist if AcceleDent is a good option for you.
  • How is the orthodontic treatment accelerated? Your orthodontics work on their own by moving your teeth in specific directions. AcceleDent generates small vibrations, or micropulses, enhancing the movements directed by your orthodontics, which may allow for faster overall treatment.
  • How do I know if I am biting into the Mouthpiece correctly and with the right amount of force? Bite pressure on the Mouthpiece should be just firm enough to hold your AcceleDent in place without using your hands. Avoid biting forcibly on the Mouthpiece as that may cause excessive wear.
  • Can I try to wear AcceleDent while I am sleeping? No.  It is not recommended that AcceleDent be used while sleeping.
  • Do I have to do the full 20 minute treatment at one time? Yes. It is recommended that you use your AcceleDent for a continuous 20 minute period each day.
  • If I absolutely have to interrupt the 20 minute session for a few minutes, when I turn my AcceleDent back on, does it remember how long I used it? Yes. AcceleDent will remember how long you used it as long as the interruption does not exceed five minutes. After five minutes of being turned off, AcceleDent will work for a full session of 20 minutes at its next use.
  • Is there some way that AcceleDent can “track” my usage? Yes. Docking the Activator/Travel Shell on the Charging Port also allows the usage history and details to be displayed. The amount of usage can then be observed on the Smart Display.
  • Can AcceleDent remind me to use it on a daily basis? No. AcceleDent is not designed to provide reminders. It is recommended that you make AcceleDent part of your daily routine in order to maximize its benefit to you.
  • How often does AcceleDent need to be recharged? The Activator should be recharged every three days or when no lights are visible on the Battery Gauge.
  • If I use AcceleDent for more than the recommended 20 minute treatment time, does it add incremental benefit? No. Additional daily use greater than the prescribed 20 minutes duration is not recommended.
  • What is the best way to clean AcceleDent? The Mouthpiece should be rinsed well with lukewarm water after each use. You may occasionally use a soft liquid dishwashing detergent, a mild soap, or toothpaste to gently brush the Mouthpiece. The Activator can be wiped with a soft cloth as necessary. The metal contacts of the Activator must be free of any dirt or residue and may be cleaned with a Q-Tip® as needed. It is recommended that you allow AcceleDent to air dry before being stored in the Travel Shell. Do not place the Mouthpiece or the Activator in a dishwasher as this will void the warranty and could cause damage to the product.
  • Can I use my AcceleDent in the shower? No. AcceleDent is not water resistant and should not be used in the shower.
  • Can I sanitize my AcceleDent and share it with a friend or family member who also has braces? No. AcceleDent is a FDA cleared, single-user prescription device. Sharing the AcceleDent and/or Mouthpiece is prohibited. Your orthodontist prescribed AcceleDent for your use only based upon your unique orthodontic treatment plan. Use of AcceleDent without the supervision and direction of an orthodontist may result in adverse unintended consequences.
  • Is my AcceleDent under warranty? Yes, the warranty details can be found in the Directions for Use, click here.
  • What type of battery does AcceleDent contain? The rechargeable battery in AcceleDent is a medical grade lithium ion battery.
  • What should I do with my AcceleDent once treatment is finished? You should dispose of your AcceleDent as you would with any other device with a rechargeable battery. Reference the “Disposal” section of the Directions for Use manual for further details, click here.
  • Is AcceleDent eligible under my HSA (Healthcare Savings Account)? When prescribed by a licensed dental professional, AcceleDent may be eligible under your HSA; however, it is always a good idea to check with your HSA Plan Administrator.
  • How can I get further information regarding AcceleDent? Please contact your orthodontist regarding the proper use of your AcceleDent.