HOUSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The leader in accelerated orthodontics, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. announces that AcceleDent® is now available in nearly 1,500 orthodontic locations, just one year after unveiling AcceleDent® Aura , as many of the nation's leading orthodontists turn to AcceleDent as the fast, safe and gentle way to accelerate treatment for patients. An FDA-cleared, Class II medical device, AcceleDent uses SoftPulse Technology® to accelerate tooth movement by as much as 50 percent with just 20 minutes of daily use.
"Accelerated orthodontics with AcceleDent is a win-win solution for both patients and orthodontists," said Dr. Manal Ibrahim, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and owner of Innovative Orthodontic Centers in Chicago, Naperville and Shorewood, Ill. "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 such as caries, periodontal disease and root resorption."
Heightened awareness and rapid growth has placed a greater emphasis on accelerated orthodontics as the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) opens its annual session this week in New Orleans, with orthodontists expected to gain a greater understanding of the benefits of incorporating AcceleDent into their current treatment modalities.
"We've conducted market research that shows patients are three times more willing to pay for accelerated orthodontic treatment than expected by orthodontists, yet seven out of 10 patients are not offered accelerated treatment," said Michael K. Lowe, OrthoAccel's president and CEO. "As the sole provider of an FDA-cleared device that accelerates orthodontic treatment, we recognize our responsibility to show orthodontists and treatment coordinators how they can grow their practices and improve their economics by offering AcceleDent and achieving a faster treatment completion rate. We have a strong story to tell and that's what we'll be doing during the AAO this year."
(Click here for the AcceleDent AAO Micro-Lecture Schedule and visit OrthoAccel in booth #2405)
The first major orthodontic breakthrough innovation in 15 years, AcceleDent's timely rapid market adoption is optimal as the orthodontic industry is in an overall growth phase with a 20 percent increase in patients since 2010, according to statistics from the AAO. In addition, AAO states that adults are a rapidly growing patient segment.
Orthodontists and staff members interested in learning more about AcceleDent, or how to offer the technology at their practice, can locate an OrthoAccel sales representative at AcceleDent.com/orthodontists or call 866-866-4919.
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® 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 [email protected].
SOURCE OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.