To accelerate orthodontic tooth movement in orthodontic patients
OrthoAccel Technologies has developed a dental device called AcceleDent System. AcceleDent is a simple, removable dental device, which an orthodontic patient wears in the mouth for 20 minutes daily to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement.
A Phase I clinical trial in 2008 in Houston, Texas demonstrated the safety of the device. The first case in private practice was initiated in October 2009 in the UK, following EU approval.
OrthoAccel is presently controlling availability of AcceleDent in the UK to a select group of orthodontic specialists before a broader release in October 2010.
Brent Tarver, VP of clinical affairs for OrthoAccel, said: “OrthoAccel is committed to its investment in a clinical strategy that is ultimately intended to not only elaborate the scientific basis for AcceleDent, but also discover new ways to improve orthodontic care.”