Before Acceledent, there have been a few techniques that have been used to accelerate orthodontics such as Wilckodontics and Propel. The principle of tooth movement is that there is a need for bone remodelling via osteoclasts (removing bone from surfaces of the teeth where they need to move) and osteoblasts (cells that build bone behind the tooth where it has moved from.) Wilckodontics is a periodontial procedure whereby the the gums are retracted and the bone around the teeth is purposefully scored, whereby causing bleeding. Teeth do move faster with this procedure, but the comfort aspect takes a backwards step, since it is quite painful. Propel works on a similar principle.
|1st generation of Acceledent|