AcceleDent is a noninvasive, Food and Drug Administration-cleared, prescription-only class II medical device that speeds orthodontic treatment by as much as 50%, according to OrthoAccel. AcceleDent patients use the device for 20 minutes a day while the pulsatile force of the hands-free unit accelerates tooth movement.
Since patient compliance is necessary to accelerate treatment, each AcceleDent unit records usage and has a USB connection that enables orthodontists to access the device's FastTrac usage report. Focus Ortho software allows orthodontists to upload and store the report from the patient's device into the practice management system during a patient's appointment to monitor compliance and predict treatment completion, according to the companies.
"Integrating the AcceleDent FastTrac usage report into the Focus Ortho system made perfect sense to us, since our goal is to provide orthodontic practices powerful functionality that allows them to easily manage patient visits and records," said Charlie Dunham, president and CEO of Focus Ortho, in a press release.