A Jerusalem-based firm is working to make clunky orthodontic braces a thing of the past. Dror OrthoDesign has developed a revolutionary new orthodontic process called Aerodentis that uses pulsating action instead of hardware to straighten teeth.
“In nature, everything is pulsating. The heart is a pulsating, not a constant, force,” Michael Nadav, CEO of Dror OrthoDesign, explained. “By mimicking the body’s natural rhythm, our device facilitates better blood circulation in the periodontal tissue between the root and jawbone, and prevents complications involved in constant pressure, such as infections and pain. And we need less time to move the teeth.”
The Aerodentis device works by placing a customized orthodontic mold over the teeth, which is then attached to a device that provides a pulsating pressure to reposition the user’s smile. Fully customizable, the portable device can be programmed for the specific needs of the orthodontic patient.
The product also works faster than traditional braces, reducing the amount of treatment time needed to correct crooked teeth and other orthodontic issues.
The main advantage for many teens and others using the product is that, unlike traditional braces, there is no hardware attached directly to the teeth and the mouth piece only needs to be worn 10 hours a day, offering the benefit of braces without the abrasions, food restrictions and cosmetic issues associated with wire-based orthodontics.
While the Aerodentis cannot solve all orthodontic issues and requires patients to be committed to using the device on a daily basis, Dr. Moshe Davidovitch of Tel Aviv University’s school of dentistry believes the new, braceless orthodontic system holds great potential.
“The advantage of Aerodentis is that it uses very light forces in moving teeth, which is in line with the modern philosophy of orthodontics,” Davidovitch stressed, adding that the new orthodontic innovation, which is already in use in Europe and has filed for FDA approval, “is biologically healthier and nicer for patients because nothing is bonded to the teeth.”