OrthoAccel Technologies Inc, Houston, has partnered with AB Orthodontics, Melbourne, Australia, to introduce the AcceleDent System to the Australian market.

The AcceleDent System—an acceleration device that enhances orthodontics—was introduced in the United Kingdom last year. The first clinical trail demonstrated increased rates of tooth movement as a result of the using the AcceleDent System for 20 minutes daily. The device was also well tolerated by patients, according to the study.

Earlier this month, the AcceleDent System was awarded the Bronze Award at the 23rd Annual Excellence in Design competition in the medical, laboratory, and test equipment category. The competition was sponsored by Appliance Design magazine.

The AcceleDent System is neither FDA-cleared nor FDA-approved, and is currently investigational only in the United States. OrthoAccel Technologies is anticipating the conclusion of a US clinical trial at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio later this year.

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