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We live in a fast-paced world where we want results quicker than ever before. That’s why we offer accelerated orthodontic treatment using OrthoPulse™. This revolutionary treatment uses low levels of light energy to stimulate the bone surrounding your teeth, decreasing treatment time by up to 50%! The lightweight device is used by the patient for 10 minutes per day. OrthoPulse can be used with any type of orthodontic mechanics, including brackets/wires and clear aligners, such as Invisalign.
The device is battery-operated, includes no buttons or wires, and is programmed to communicate with a smartphone app to allow both the patient and the orthodontist to monitor and track device usage, compliance, and orthodontic treatment progress. The OrthoPulse app is available for iPhone and Android devices.
OrthoPulse uses a process called “photobiomodulation”, or light therapy, to reduce orthodontic treatment time. The device uses low levels of near-infrared (nIR) light energy to stimulate the area surrounding the roots of teeth (periodontium and alveolar bone).
The nIR stimulation increases cell metabolism and creates an increase in chemical energy that can be used by the body to heal, regenerate, and reduce inflammation and pain. The increased regeneration and bone turnover results in accelerated tooth movement with less discomfort. In most cases, treatment time for braces or clear aligners is reduced dramatically with OrthoPulse.
Faster treatment may help prevent certain issues associated with braces and orthodontic treatment, such as decalcification of teeth and burnout. Treatment is completely safe, with no side effects. For example, studies have shown that tooth movement accelerated with this device does not lead to increased root resorption. OrthoPulse is ideal for most patients, but may not be suitable for everyone.
To find out if you are a candidate for accelerated orthodontic treatment using the OrthoPulse device, contact our office today. Drs. Bridgham and Barr, along with their exceptional orthodontic staff, will meet with you for a complimentary consultation to discuss your treatment options.
OrthoPulse is the only device cleared by the FDA for use with both fixed appliances (braces) and aligners (Invisalign). OrthoPulse is scientifically proven, non-invasive, drug-free, and safe. The device is made of medical grade silicone.
OrthoPulse is ready to use out of the box — no fitting, adjustments, additional setup, or assembly is required. OrthoPulse comes with a lockable charging case and wireless charging for convenience and ease when traveling.
For more information on OrthoPulse, visit http://www.orthopulse.com or click on one of the links below.
Here is a link to read an Introduction to Light Accelerated Orthodontics
Here is a link to view the User Guide