Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment Using Light Therapy
The lightweight, self-treatment device is used by the patient for 10 minutes per day. OrthoPulse can be used with any type of orthodontic mechanics, including brackets/wires and clear aligners such as Invisalign®.
The device is battery-operated, includes no buttons or wires, and is programmed to communicate with a smartphone app to allow both the patient and the orthodontist to monitor and track device usage, compliance, and orthodontic treatment progress. An app is available for iPhone and Android devices.
How Does OrthoPulse Work?
The device uses a process called "photobiomodulation," or light therapy, to reduce orthodontic treatment time. The device uses low levels of near-infrared light energy to stimulate the area surrounding the roots of teeth (periodontium and alveolar bone).
The light stimulation increases bone regeneration and turnover. Tooth movement accelerates. In most cases, treatment time for braces or clear aligners is reduced dramatically with OrthoPulse.
Reduced orthodontic treatment time may help prevent certain issues associated with braces and orthodontic treatment, including de-calcification of teeth and gingival (gum) recession. And treatment is safe, with no side effects. For example, studies have shown that tooth movement accelerated with this device does not lead to increased root resorption.
OrthoPulse® has FDA clearance to use with aligners (Invisalign®) and fixed appliances (braces). OrthoPulse is scientifically proven, non-invasive, drug-free, and extremely low risk. The device is made of medical grade silicon.
The device is ready to use out of the box — no fitting, adjustments, additional setup, or assembly is required. OrthoPulse comes with a lockable charging case and wireless charging for convenience and ease when traveling.
To find out if you are a candidate for accelerated orthodontic treatment in Corpus Christi using the OrthoPulse device, contact us today. Dr. Colin Mihalik and his exceptional orthodontic staff will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your treatment options.