HOUSTON, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading orthodontists who have integrated AcceleDent® as standard of care cite improved practice efficiencies as a key benefit to offering the fast, safe and gentle accelerated orthodontic treatment technology. An FDA-cleared, Class II medical device, AcceleDent speeds up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent and relieves discomfort often associated with treatment.
An AcceleDent provider for nearly four years, Dr. Mart McClellan of McClellan Orthodontics in Kenilworth, Illinois says that he first started offering the device because it resolves patients' two most common concerns about orthodontic treatment –length of treatment and discomfort– and now he sees the practical benefits of offering AcceleDent.
"AcceleDent is standard of care in my practice because it enhances the patient experience, enables me to still achieve high-quality results and positively impacts the bottom line. The longer you keep patients in braces, the less profitable the practice becomes," said McClellan. "Creating beautiful smiles and being efficient are very important to me so I strive to get patients started and finished with orthodontic treatment as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible."
McClellan explains that his practice has improved efficiencies by reducing patient appointments as a result of accelerated treatment and increasing case starts driven in part by patients who choose McClellan Orthodontics because the practice incorporates AcceleDent into treatment plans.
"It's not unusual to see patients getting between two and four opinions from orthodontists in the area, but our retention rate from consultations is about 80 percent and that's a testament to the cutting edge technology we offer, such as AcceleDent, as well as our compassionate patient care mantra," said McClellan who added that the average consultation retention rate nationally is 66 percent, according to data released in the 2015 Orthodontic Practice Study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO).
Drs. Rick and Jim Isaacson of Isaacson Orthodontics add that they have been an AcceleDent provider for three years and that the technology also differentiates their practice from others in the market.
"Being able to offer AcceleDent as a leading-edge, non-invasive accelerated treatment option sets us apart from other orthodontic practices," said Dr. Rick Isaacson. Isaacson Orthodontics has three locations in New Jersey. "Offering AcceleDent allows us to eliminate, on average, six appointments per patient and that is a cost savings to the practice."
Isaacson adds that patients report that AcceleDent makes treatment more comfortable. According to a randomized controlled trial published in Angle Orthodontist, AcceleDent has been clinically proven to significantly reduce pain and discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment.
Now available in over 3,000 orthodontic practice locations in North America, AcceleDent is the most common accelerated orthodontic treatment technique used by orthodontists according to a 2014 JCO survey. AcceleDent's patented SoftPulse Technology® employs gentle vibrations that stimulate bone and tooth movement at the cellular level.
To highlight the practical and clinical benefits of AcceleDent, OrthoAccel®, the manufacturer of AcceleDent, offers several continuing education opportunities, including complimentary quarterly webinars via OrthoAccelLearning.com, regional doctor dinners and one-on-one consultations with doctors who are interested in the leading accelerated orthodontic treatment device.
Orthodontists attending the 2016 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session in Orlando April 30 – May 3 are invited to schedule a private consultation with an OrthoAccel representative to learn more about integrating AcceleDent into their practice as standard of care. To schedule a meeting at the AcceleDent booth (#1141), visit http://www.booknow.so/AcceleDentConsult. A limited number of appointments are available.
About OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc.
OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company engaged in the creation, manufacturing, marketing and sales of innovative solutions that enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. Among the company's innovations is AcceleDent®, an FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that speeds up orthodontic treatment by as much as 50 percent and reduces pain associated with orthodontic treatment. OrthoAccel, the Leader in Accelerated Orthodontics, has received positive feedback from patients and leading orthodontists from around the world who recommend the award-winning AcceleDent as the fast, safe and gentle solution to accelerate orthodontic treatment. To learn more about OrthoAccel's focus on improving the journey to healthy, beautiful smiles, visit AcceleDent.com.
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SOURCE OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.