• A typical orthodontic bracket is made of stainless steel. The arch wire is usually made of stainless steel also. The objective of the dental bracket and arch wire is to move the teeth along a given path in order to achieve the desired result. The contacting points create friction that slows the treatment time to an average of 30 months

  • The red area indicates where the forces of friction are at their greatest. The red arrows moving outward indicate the friction of the bracket moving along the arch wire. The result of this is a longer treatment time and in some cases, discomfort for the patient.

  • The blue area is where we apply Orthospeed. We place the solution on the arch wire and bracket in appointments that are usually 2 weeks apart. Orthospeed is injected through a syringe attached to a 0.20 inch cannulas over the brackets and archwire 

  • The blue arrows indicate where the lubrication speeds up the movement of the bracket along the arch wire once we have applied Orthopeed. The reduction in friction that Orthospeed achieves is not just limited to stainless steel. We can achieve similar results in Titanium and other materials.

  • With Orthospeed, you can decrease the treatment time for the alignment of teeth from 30 months to an average of 18 months. This increase in speed is due directly to the way in which Orthospeed reduces friction in the contact between bracket and archwire.

A Brief Overview:

  • Orthospeed is a dental bracket acceleration system that shortens the time needed to wear dental braces from and average of 30 months down to 18 months. Orthospeed also takes away irritation and pain for sensitive patients such as children. It is applied in a gel through a syringe to the contact points of the brackets and archwire. The effect is a lubrication that eliminates unwanted frictional forces in the tooth alignment process. Orthospeed was invented by Professor Juan Alió in Madrid, Spain. Orthospeed is based on ingredients found in nature such as those in the Olive tree or the Aloe Vera plant. Learn more

  • What is the effect? Imagine a train on a track. We can think of the train as the bracket configuration and the track as the archwire. If the track is dry and the steel train wheel contacts the steel track directly, we will create a frictional force that will affect the trains speed. We will arrive at the station at a given time. If we lubricate the same track the following day before the same train passes by, the train will complete the same journey in a faster time. The end result of this lubrication is a shorter journey time. Application

  • We have tested Orthospeed in clinical trials and have observed a 40%-60% decrease in treatment times. By no means do we claim that friction is the only factor when accelerating orthodontic bracket treatment. Removal of unwanted friction is however an important factor and one that will also alleviate uncomfort in the patient. The chart above shows a comparison of frictional forces on archwires using conventional elastic, low friction elastic, and metal archwires with Orthospeed (OS) and without. See full study

Quick guide: How we apply Orthospeed on a patient

Professor Juan Alio:

Orthospeed is the end result of an 11 year investigation carried out with the help of the best dentists and orthodontics specialists in Spain and other countries.

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