Based in Houston, TX, OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. is a privately held, medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative technologies to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. The Company’s first product is the AcceleDent System. This system is designed to accelerate the rate of tooth movement for patients wearing braces. AcceleDent relies on the application of cyclic forces (sometimes described as pulsing or vibratory forces) in combination with standard orthodontics to move teeth in bone faster via accelerated bone remodeling. The removable device is used just twenty minutes per day and is similar to a mouthpiece positioner, into which the patient bites. Patients usually go about their normal daily tasks during the twenty minute activation period. OrthoAccel has been selling the AcceleDent System outside the U.S.A. since October 2009. AcceleDent received FDA clearance in November 2011 and is now available in the U.S.A.