Everything You Need To Know About LightForce Braces

Here at Serrano Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves the most efficient, effective, and comfortable treatment possible. That’s why we’re excited to offer our patients LightForce braces! LightForce is the world’s only provider of 3D printed braces, and the best part about them is that they’re 100% customized for your smile. Let’s take a closer look at this innovative new option that’s light years ahead of traditional treatment! 

What is LightForce?

LightForce is an ingenious advancement in bracket systems. In fact, it’s one of the most cutting-edge technologies to hit the orthodontic industry in decades! This sophisticated system allows orthodontists to provide the kind of custom treatment that simply wasn’t available before now, with 3D technology that’s designed to customize every bracket to fit the teeth perfectly. 

Since the braces are designed around each patient’s teeth, you’ll get a perfect fit every time. This makes treatment more efficient and comfortable, resulting in fewer appointments and faster treatment times. Custom brackets can also mean fewer emergencies, since the braces adhere to your mouth more precisely. 

The LightForce system is made up of:

LightPlan Treatment Software

This intuitive digital planning software allows us to easily create and adjust treatment plans.

LightTray Indirect Bonding

These indirect bonding trays are ergonomically designed and 3D printed for each patient, providing exceptional placement accuracy.

Cloud Brackets by LightForce

We configure these powerful 3D printed ceramic brackets to your specific treatment plan.

What makes LightForce so different?

As we noted above, LightForce braces are entirely customizable. This gives us a level of flexibility and control that’s never been possible before in the treatment process! While traditional braces use pre-made clear or metal brackets, LightForce brackets are 3D-printed exclusively for your smile. Because the brackets are specific to every patient, we’re able to map out a pathway to the healthiest smile based on the particular needs of every unique smile. 

Everything You Need To Know About LightForce BracesHow does LightForce work?

The planning process for LightForce braces is entirely digital, so there are no uncomfortable impressions or plaster models to deal with. When you schedule your initial consultation with us, we’ll complete a comprehensive digital scan of your teeth. This scan will then be used to design custom brackets for each individual tooth. 

These made-to-order brackets can be placed wherever they’re needed on the teeth, giving us total control over the movements they make. This makes treatment faster and more efficient than it is with traditional braces. LightForce brackets are also more discreet than metal braces! They’re made from 100% polycrystalline alumina that blends in beautifully with the natural color of your teeth. 

What are the benefits of LightForce braces?

Traditional brackets come with a predetermined prescription, but LightForce brackets are patient-specific thanks to the patented 3D-printed technology. The 3D-printed braces provide the strength and precision necessary to successfully move the teeth but are tailored to the dental anatomy of the patient, giving us the most optimal results in less time. 

As complicated as it sounds, LightForce actually has a simple online interface that has been specially designed for fast and accurate treatment planning. That means orthodontists can spend less time in front of the computer screen since the intuitive interface does most of the planning work for them. Don’t worry, though—our doctors still have control over every aspect of the process! The LightForce system lets us look at the final tooth positioning from the planning stage, and gives our doctors access for any necessary adjustments directly to the 3D model in real-time. 

Need more convincing? Traditional braces are mass-produced and require our doctors to place the brackets on each individual tooth, one at a time. This procedure can be quite meticulous and painstaking for both doctor and patient! LightForce uses indirect bonding, which means the brackets are placed on a model of your teeth in the exact position your doctor has prescribed. We then fit them into trays before sealing and curing them. Once they’re ready, the braces are bonded directly to your teeth. This scaled-back process means our doctors can sometimes place an entire set of upper and lower braces in less than an hour! 

Everything You Need To Know About LightForce Braces

Give your smile the attention it deserves with LightForce braces and Serrano Orthodontics

Your smile deserves more than a “one size fits all” approach. With LightForce, each bracket is printed to perfectly fit the shape of each tooth, allowing for more precise movements and results that will knock your socks off! LightForce planning also takes each patient’s jawline, lips, and facial layout into account, which enhances the final outcome and appearance. 

Serrano Orthodontics believes you deserve the best, and that’s what we’re offering with innovative LightForce braces! If you’d like to learn more about how this exciting system can transform your smile, get in touch today to schedule a FREE consultation with our Phoenix or Chandler office. Your best smile is just one set of custom braces away!