OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. develops and manufactures an acceleration device for orthodontics. The company offers AcceleDent System that reduces treatment duration for wearing braces by applying pulsing forces in combination with standard orthodontics to move teeth faster through accelerated bone remodeling. OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Based in Houston, TX, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately held, medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative technologies to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment.
The Company’s first product is the AcceleDent™ System. This system is designed to accelerate the rate of tooth movement for patients wearing braces. AcceleDent™ relies on the application of cyclic forces (sometimes described as “pulsing” or “vibratory” forces) in combination with standard orthodontics to move teeth in bone faster via accelerated bone remodeling. The removable device is used just twenty minutes per day and is similar to a mouthpiece positioner, into which the patient bites. Patients usually go about their normal daily tasks during the twenty minute activation period.
OrthoAccel® has been selling the AcceleDent™ System outside the U.S.A. since October 2009. AcceleDent™ received FDA clearance in November 2011 and is now available in the U.S.A