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. The OrthoPulse 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.
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 decalcification 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.
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.
Are You a Candidate?
To find out if you are a candidate for accelerated orthodontic treatment in Palo Alto using the OrthoPulse device, contact Wu Orthodontics today. Dr. Eric Wu and his exceptional orthodontic staff will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your treatment options.
For more information on OrthoPulse, visit http://www.orthopulse.com or click on one of the links below.
Here is a link to read a detailed Introduction to Light Accelerated Orthodontics
Here is a link to view the User Guide