Gluck Orthodontics is proud to be Nashville’s leader in accelerated orthodontic treatment. For those patients interested in speeding up their comprehensive care, we utilize a safe, new technology called OrthoPulse that harnesses the power of infrared light. Using this technology for 10 minutes a day, patients can decrease their overall treatment time up to 30%, effectively reducing a 12 month treatment plan to 8-9 months.
OrthoPulse is a battery-operated device is designed to promote accelerated tooth movement using near infrared light. The therapy is delivered through a soft mouthpiece that is made for use with both clear aligners or braces. Each self-administered treatment session is 10 minutes long and can be tracked on an iPhone or Android smartphone using a special app. Dr. Gluck and Dr. Jono can monitor treatment data through the app, and discuss progress at regular appointments to the office.
What are Some Advantages of this System?
The main advantage of using OrthoPulse is the ability to accelerate orthodontic treatment, completing a comprehensive treatment plan in less time. Dr. Gluck and Dr. Jono work directly with each patient to develop a customized plan that uses either clear aligners or braces, along with OrthoPulse. This technology is great for patients who are on a time crunch (eg. Getting married, leaving for college, etc.) or simply want straighter teeth and want it to happen faster!
What is Near Infrared Light and How Can It Promote Tooth Movement?
More than half of the sunlight that reaches earth is Near Infrared (InR) light. In addition to making the days brighter and warmer, InR light can be absorbed by the body’s cells where it transforms into adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP is cellular energy that can be harnessed by bone and tissue cells that surround the teeth to support a comprehensive tooth realignment program.
What Are Some of Its Features?
A one-size-fits-all Silicone Mouthpiece that is made of waterproof and pliable medical grade silicone.
The LED Array provides safe, gentle 850nm of Infrared Wavelength light.
An on-board Accelerometer times each session without wires or other extraneous equipment
A Battery with wireless recharging capabilities makes it easy to maintain power.
The included Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 makes it possible to track treatments
Light Status indicators show time remaining during each treatment and battery life.
Free Treatment Tracking Apps, available for Apple and Android smartphones, monitor progress and allow sharing at orthodontist appointments.
Aside from quicker treatment time, OrthoPulse delivers a safe and proven treatment. The manufacturer’s website, in fact, lists several academic institutions that have researched the device. Another advantage of this therapy is that it requires a relatively modest time commitment; ten minutes per day is easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules. The device itself is also easily transported so treatments can be performed at home, at the office or in hotel rooms while traveling. Avoiding interruptions in therapy promotes consistency and improved results over having to reschedule or skip treatments altogether.
Do You Want to Learn More?
If you’re a bit intrigued and want to know more or would like to see if this therapy is a good fit for you, we’d be glad to help. Gluck Orthodontics helped with testing OrthoPulse when it was first being developed. So whether you prefer to visit us in Green Hills or Hillsboro Village/Vanderbilt, please complete our online appointment request form or give us a call today on(615)-269-5903 and a member of our team will schedule an expert consultation with one of our orthodontic specialists.