First the invisible braces were introduced, making older generations sigh resignedly about their own chunky teeth straightening experience, and now it's the AcceleDent System. This system accelerates the teeth straightening process so that children, teenagers and even adults will be able to look forward to them coming off even sooner than anticipated.
Recently approved by the FDA, the AcceleDent System boasts a vibrating apparatus that is attached to the end of mouthguard. When used for 20 minutes a day, the AcceleDent System could potentially halve the amount of time dental braces need to be worn by increasing tooth movement. Any more time than the recommended 20 minutes could possibly hinder the process rather than help it.
The AcceleDent System could be available in the US as early as the end of January.