OrthoPulse® is a clinically proven device that uses low levels of light energy to stimulate the periodontium and alveolar bone surrounding the roots of the teeth and facilitate tooth movement which may reduce treatment time. It has been cleared by the US FDA for use with both fixed appliances or clear aligners.

How it Works?

OrthoPulse® uses low intensity infra-red light technology to gently facilitate orthodontic tooth movement. OrthoPulse® is a self-treatment that does not require extra chair time. It is performed at home 10 minutes per day.

Biolux Research, Vancouver, Canada, designer and developer of Light Accelerated Orthodontics® technology and products, has received 510(k) marketing clearance for its OrthoPulse® from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

OrthoPulse® is a class II prescription medical device regulated by the FDA and is intended for use during orthodontic treatment in conjunction with aligners or brackets and wires. The device’s 510(k) number is K143120.

The company has already received regulatory approvals for OrthoPulse in several countries including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and the European Union. OrthoPulse uses low level light therapy, or photobiomodulation, to stimulate the periodontium and alveolar bone surrounding the roots of the teeth, which, according to the company, leads to accelerated tooth movement and reduced treatment time. The device can be used with either braces or clear aligners.

OrthoPulse is a one-size-fits-all silicone mouth guard that patients can use for self-treatment for 10 minutes a day at home. The device has accompanying native apps for iOS and Android platforms that the doctor and/or patient can use to track usage compliance.