anyone tried an acceledent?

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modogg
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anyone tried an acceledent?

#1 Post by modogg » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:51 pm

I just went to my initial consult today and one of the options was a device called an Acceledent, that you use for 20min a day, and they claim it reduces treatment time 40-50%. I guess it's fairly new.

But it's a $1400 option, so a little spend.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#2 Post by modogg » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:47 am

Here's a link to it: http://acceledent.com

Almost sounds too good to be true. Just saw a used one on ebay for $700. Not bad if you can get some $ back at the end.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#3 Post by catwanabee » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:13 pm

I just found out about this today, I'm interested in testimonials too =]

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#4 Post by modogg » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:48 pm

The weird thing is I can't find any great testimonials online that look real, and show results. And most of the videos that the company has online are obvious commercials meant to look like real news reports.

If they do actually work, it seems to me the ortho's would want to help pay for them since it would get you out of their office in half the time, and make them look better too.

I would be all over it if they really do work.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#5 Post by arciedee » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:16 am

I don't have any personal experience, but I think there is a user here who is using Acceledent (search over in the braces stories section?). From what I recall of her story it was working out quite well.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#6 Post by fosterp » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:37 pm

I only briefly looked at the clinical trials but one thing that stuck out at me that should make you skeptical:

None of the studies actually evaluated the change in total treatment time from bonding to debonding.

The studies limited their quantitative evaluations to only the "tooth movement" portion which did result in an increased rate of tooth movement. For example, one study only measured the amount of time from bonding to extraction closure in a set of extraction patients.

The speed that your teeth move is only one of many factors in orthodontics. Granted, the measurements they did are the ones that are going to most effectively demonstrate whether or not the appliance does what it purports to do (increase the rate that teeth move), and such a study is sort of necessary in order to limit the effect of other factors in treatment time (patient compliance, doctor competency, etc). But to extrapolate those findings and conclude that a 50% increase in tooth movement rate leads to 50% reduced treatment time - is stretching the truth and they don't have any real hard evidence to back up that claim.

If the device was really proven to decrease treatment time, orthos would be subsidizing the cost to patients because it is also saving them money in the long run.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#7 Post by Lexana » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:03 am

I actually bought a second-hand Acceledent, and have had great results. I have ceramics on the top, metal on the bottom, and have about 2 months left of my treatment. My treatment was originally quotes around 18-24 months, and I will have my braces off by (approx.) April, which will be the 12 month mark. I have been extremely impressed by the results, and am really glad I purchased the Acceledent. I actually stopped using it for the last leg of the treatment because I am so close to finishing and kept forgetting to do it in the morning. I've honestly been really impressed with it, and am stoked to be done so early. At first I was a bit hesitant, so I decided to buy a second-hand one (from someone selling theirs), so the cost was less/less of a risk. Def. worth it, imo. If anyone is interested in mine, let me know!

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#8 Post by mary12345 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:12 am

[quote="Lexana"]I actually bought a second-hand Acceledent, and have had great results. I have ceramics on the top, metal on the bottom, and have about 2 months left of my treatment. My treatment was originally quotes around 18-24 months, and I will have my braces off by (approx.) April, which will be the 12 month mark. I have been extremely impressed by the results, and am really glad I purchased the Acceledent. I actually stopped using it for the last leg of the treatment because I am so close to finishing and kept forgetting to do it in the morning. I've honestly been really impressed with it, and am stoked to be done so early. At first I was a bit hesitant, so I decided to buy a second-hand one (from someone selling theirs), so the cost was less/less of a risk. Def. worth it, imo. If anyone is interested in mine, let me know![/quote]


Do you still have your acceledent? I am interested.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#9 Post by TheKT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:05 pm

Was your ortho comfortable w you using it or did you keep it under wraps?

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#10 Post by benstead » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:35 am

"Lexana" Do you still have your acceledent? I'd be interested in it I think.

Ben

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#11 Post by djspeece » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:41 am

I asked my ortho about this, and he smiled and said that it really wasn't a new idea and that a sales rep had been wanting to discuss it with him. He wasn't very enthusiastic, but did not reject it out of hand. He didn't go into much detail though.
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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#12 Post by Bontzrf » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:48 am

I used Acceledent for the last 3 months (it would have been 6 months without Acceledent) of my treatment and I was extremely pleased with the results. If anyone is interested in purchasing my 3 month old unit, I would be willing to sell it for $600, which is half what I paid for it. Thanks.

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#13 Post by ginita » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:20 am

Bontzrf, I am interested. Need mouthpiece small open bite, do you have?

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#14 Post by Sahara5107 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:28 am

Bontzrf, I WILL BUY your Acceledent!! :-) please eamil me at: sahar5107@gmail.com
Thank you :-)

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Re: anyone used an acceledent?

#15 Post by Sahara5107 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:33 am

sorry for the typo Bontzrf, email is: sahara5107@gmail.com
please email me to coordinate a sale :-) thanks much!!

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