November 10th, 2014
This device is the AcceleDent Aura from OrthoAccel Technologies. It is an FDA cleared medical device available around the world since 2009. The AcceleDent is available by prescription only through your orthodontist.
The AcceleDent uses a SoftPulse Technology (gentle vibrations or micro pulses) which accelerates bone remodeling and allows teeth to move up to 50% faster during orthodontic treatment. Meaning a 24-month treatment plan, could potentially become a 12-month treatment plan! The device has also been shown to reduce discomfort after routine orthodontic adjustments. http://acceledent.com/what-it-is/
The AcceleDent consists of an Activator and a mouthpiece (similar to a mouthguard). It includes a USB interface that is used for charging the device, but which can also be plugged directly into a computer to view usage through the FastTrac patient usage report.
AcceleDent can be used with both traditional braces and Invisalign. All that is required is 20 minutes of uninterrupted daily usage. The device is extremely lightweight and hands-free, which means you can go about your activities at home, or work, while using it!
To find out more about AcceleDent, please feel free to speak with Dr. Forcier or one of our team members! This device may also be eligible to use Health Savings Account (HSA) funds, but it's a good idea to check with your HSA Plan Administrator.
May 5th, 2014
Wondering what to do if you have something loose, broken or poking? If you are having significant discomfort, please call our office as soon as possible, but also check out our website page for tips on how to deal with it until you can get into the office!
April 12th, 2014
We have started a new blog which will follow Dr. Forcier's daughter, Madison, through her orthodontic treatment! We hope it will be informative and show you another side of orthodontics. Think of it as a behind-the-scenes view from a patient perspective! You can read the first post through the link below.
We'd love your feedback!
February 13th, 2014
Children's Dental Health Month is celebrated each February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children to have lifelong healthy teeth and gums. This is important for every child from the first tooth to a full set of adult teeth. The ADA recommends that parents take children to a dentist no later than their first birthday and then at intervals recommended by their dentist, but usually twice a year.
Oral hygiene is especially important during orthodontic treatment! At your first appointment, our dental assistants go over hygiene instructions with you and your parents. Be sure to review the instructions and feel free to ask questions or talk to us about your concerns at your next visit. We know you get a lot of information at that first visit and it can be hard to concentrate on these instructions when you have a mouth full of new hardware! We understand this and will go over instructions with you again at your next appointment if needed.
October 15th, 2013
Do you find it hard to make it to your ortho appointments during the busy work and school week?? Then we invite you to take advantage of our Saturday morning appointments. Our office is open one Saturday a month during the school year, with appointments in the morning. These appointments are reserved for your regular quick adjustments only. As an added bonus, our staff usually has some sort of "theme" each Saturday we work! Just makes it a little more fun to be at the office on a Saturday... Ask Sandy about a Saturday appointment if you think this might make life a little bit easier for you!
August 6th, 2013
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