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Innovative Vibration Therapy to Accelerate Orthodontic Results

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Is this for real?! Sounds too good to be true, but that’s technology for ya!

clear-bracesOrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., out of Huston, Tx, has created a vibration device to promote faster natural bone remodeling for patients who wear braces or Invisalign. The gentle vibration actually accelerates the cellular signals to the bone. Similar technology has been used to advance healing in long bones. Patients say that the vibration kind of tickles! Scientists hope to reduce the standard two-year treatment time for orthodontic braces with this new and innovative technology. (See the video here.)

In 2007, OrthoAccel was recognized by BioHouston. After more awards and success, Texas Governor, Rick Perry, announced in 2008 that the company had been granted investment of $750K from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston started testing the vibrating technology, called Celerect, in 2008. The premise is:

“People with braces would use the vibrating mouthpiece for 10-20 minutes per day, once or twice a day. If results from animal studies hold up, the overall treatment time required to realign teeth could be reduced by 40-60 percent.” (Click here for link.)

OrthoAccel received venture capital from S3Ventures in August 2008. Brian R. Smith, the managing director of S3 Ventures stated, “”OrthoAccel’s Celerect devices represent a universally attractive acceleration technology for all orthodontic solutions. S3 sees the science, team and opportunity as an excellent potential investment.”

Visit the quite comprehensive OrthoAccel website to learn more.

Related Links:

UTDB Press Release, August 18, 2008

Brace yourself for the vibrating gumshield that straightens wonky teeth

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