HOUSTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. announced today that Madison Root, a 12-year-old girl from Lake Oswego, Ore., who made national headlines when she was banned from selling mistletoe to raise money for braces, will use AcceleDent® to accelerate her orthodontic treatment. Shortly after getting her braces on in January, Root's orthodontist, Dr. Jeffrey Sessions, offered to prescribe AcceleDent to Root, explaining that the new, FDA-cleared medical device could speed up her braces treatment by as much as 50 percent with only 20 minutes of daily use.
"I'm excited to get the smile I always wanted even faster with AcceleDent," said Root, who now has 9-12 months of treatment remaining because of AcceleDent. Originally her doctor projected that she had 18-24 months of treatment remaining. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to partner with Dr. Sessions and OrthoAccel in using this breakthrough technology."
After learning about Root's story, OrthoAccel executives say that they wanted to recognize her entrepreneurial initiative by accelerating her journey to her goal of a beautiful new smile. They thought AcceleDent was an obvious fit for Root because the technology has been clinically proven to speed up orthodontic treatment.
"As an entrepreneur myself, it was so encouraging and inspiring to follow Madison's story, and we applaud her for having such an entrepreneurial spirit and passion at such a young age," said Michael K. Lowe, OrthoAccel's president and CEO. "We're excited that Madison is using AcceleDent to accelerate her treatment, and we think it's the perfect complement to help her reach her new smile goal."
A prescription-only device, AcceleDent uses SoftPulse Technology® to accelerate tooth movement with gentle vibrations. Sessions Orthodontics is a leading-edge orthodontic practice in the Portland area that offers AcceleDent to its patients.
"We are pleased that we can be part of Madison's journey. Connecting and interacting with our patients is one of the many benefits of our profession because it is so much more than treatment," said Sessions. "We are giving patients like Madison smiles to be confident in as they go forward to accomplish their dreams or goals in life. We offer AcceleDent as an added treatment option because this technology allows us to give patients the opportunity to shorten their treatment time."
For more information about Madison Root, visit MadisonRoot.com
For more information about Sessions Orthodontics, visit SessionsOrtho.com
Patients, orthodontists or staff members interested in learning more about AcceleDent can visit AcceleDent.com.
About OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc.
Based in Houston, Texas, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. OrthoAccel developed and sells AcceleDent® Aura, the first FDA-cleared clinical approach to safely accelerate orthodontic tooth movement by applying gentle micropulses via SoftPulse Technology® as a complement to existing orthodontic treatment. More information can be found at acceledent.com and acceledent.co.uk or requested via firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.