PeaNut 186,145 January 2005 Posts: 1,331 Layouts: 0 Loc: far from home
Posted: 2/19/2013 10:52:57 PM
DD 14 has needed braces for a while as she has a huge gap between her two front teeth, but her dentist was waiting until her last baby tooth fell out naturally. We're moving to Tokyo in 5 months, so we went to see an orthodontist today to get the ball rolling.
He said she could use a device called Acceledent first which vibrates in the mouth for 20 minutes a day to slightly loosen the teeth prior to fitting the Invisalign. The Invisalign would then work faster.
The Acceledent costs $900 but would speed up the process so the whole treatment time would be 4-8 months (hopefully). It may be difficult and expensive for us to come back from Japan for dental appointments, so we would probably find a dentist over there who could continue the treatment if needed.
The final cost is around $6500 (insurance will pay $1500).
I have never heard of Acceledent before so I was wondering if anyone has had experience using it, and what were the results? Also, would you recommend Invisalign? I'm not sure a removable appliance would be the best option.