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Citation Information : Australasian Orthodontic Journal. Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 2-8, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/aoj-2020-001
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Published Online: 20-July-2021
Background: Many techniques and appliances claim to reduce orthodontic treatment time, one of which is micro-vibration applied by the AcceleDent Aura appliance.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to report compliance with AcceleDent Aura and to assess any effect on treatment duration, number of visits and bond failures.
Methods: Forty Class II adolescent subjects were randomly assigned to use the AcceleDent Aura appliance or no AcceleDent Aura device during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances involving maxillary premolar extractions. Compliance was recorded by the AcceleDent Aura appliance and reported for the first 13 months. Overall treatment duration, the number of visits and number of bond failures were also recorded.
Results: AcceleDent compliance reduced over time from a mean 77.8% usage at the start to a mean of 39.5% by the thirteenth month. There was no difference in the number of bond failures between groups (p = 0.54) and there was no evidence that the use of the Acceledent Aura appliance influenced treatment duration (p = 0.26) or the number of visits (p = 0.56).
Conclusions: The AcceleDent Aura appliance had no significant effect on treatment duration, number of visits or the number of bond failures. Compliance with the appliance waned significantly over time.
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