May 4, 2017 | Editor
The leader in accelerated orthodontics, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc., today announced that its next generation of accelerated orthodontic technology, AcceleDent®Optima™, has been cleared by Health Canada and the company will begin fulfilling orders immediately. With this latest innovation, AcceleDent Optima is the first and only orthodontic device that directly connects patients and practices with monitoring, direct messaging and virtual rewards via the state-of-the-art AcceleDent App, which can be downloaded via iTunes and Google Play.
AcceleDent Optima is the third generation accelerated orthodontic device to be commercially available from OrthoAccel within the past six years. Designed with enhanced patient convenience in mind, Optima is a smaller, more lightweight device that is waterproof and able to connect with smartphones and tablets through Bluetooth® connectivity. The device’s charging case enables patients to wirelessly charge the activator, which has a five-to-seven day battery life.
Like its predecessors, AcceleDent Aura and AcceleDent Classic, Optima is powered by patented SoftPulse® Technology, producing pulsating forces clinically shown to stimulate cellular activity in orthodontic treatment and demonstrated to speed up bone remodeling. Based on feedback received during the American Association of Orthodontists 2017 Annual Session, orthodontists across Canada are excited to begin offering the prescription-only device to patients to speed up treatment with braces or aligners by as much as 50 percent while reducing discomfort when used for 20 minutes daily.
“I’ve treated many complex cases using AcceleDent Aura and have been amazed by the quality clinical results that I’m able to achieve with it, so I’m eager to begin integrating the new AcceleDent Optima into my practice,” said Dr. Sam Daher, owner of Daher Orthostyle, a practice with six locations in Canada. “I’m excited that Optima uses the same clinically proven technology and delivers it in a way that is even more practical and convenient.”
Daher notes that the enhanced practicality is due to several features of the new AcceleDent App that provides benefits to orthodontic practice staff as well as patients. The app enables staff to monitor patient compliance and send messages to non-compliant patients to encourage use, helping orthodontists achieve predictable clinical outcomes. Additionally, real-time data from the app is uploaded to a customizable web portal for each practice, giving them 24/7 access to all of their AcceleDent patient accounts and allowing for more proactive case management.
Since compliance with the 20-minute daily routine is needed to get the desired treatment outcomes, patients can use the AcceleDent App to track their own usage, set reminder notifications and compare their progress to other AcceleDent patients. As an added motivation, patients who stay on track with their usage will earn awards on the app’s Achievements Screen. These awards are similar to those used on popular fitness tracking apps.
OrthoAccel will fulfill reserved AcceleDent Optima orders in Canada immediately. Orthodontists interested in learning more about AcceleDent Optima can visit the OrthoAccel sales representative locator to find a company representative near them or call (866) 866-4919, Option 1.
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 employs patented SoftPulse Technology® that is demonstrated to speed up bone remodeling. These safe and gentle vibrations accelerate tooth movement by as much as 50 percent and reduce discomfort associated with treatment. Leading orthodontists from around the world report increased mechanical efficiency with orthodontic appliances and improved predictability of clinical outcomes with AcceleDent. OrthoAccel, the Leader in Accelerated Orthodontics, is ranked on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. OrthoAccel is based in Houston, Texas and maintains a global presence through its EMEA office in Essen, Germany. To learn more about OrthoAccel’s focus on improving the journey to healthy, beautiful smiles, visit AcceleDent.com.