What Is LightForce?

LightForce offers treatment that’s as unique as a fingerprint. We’re proud to offer this cutting-edge solution that unites modern 3D-printing technology with fully digital treatment planning to provide you with a great experience and results.

LightForce combines the best software and 3D printing resulting in the elimination of the variables associated with the placement, prescription, and predictability of traditional braces that have been the standard for decades. LightForce brackets are custom 3D printed to each patient’s teeth with a custom prescription made unique for each patient’s condition.

What Makes LightForce Different?

Ultimately, LightForce braces offer a custom fit for every patient and are one of the most cutting-edge technologies available in orthodontics. The sophisticated 3D technology allows us to provide the kind of custom treatment that isn’t available with traditional brackets. To fit your unique smile, the brackets are entirely customizable and are designed around each patient’s teeth, which means less discomfort, more effective straightening, and shorter treatment times.

LightForce is the next generation of tooth straightening: It’s more efficient, personalized, and convenient than any other option on the market. LightForce planning also takes each patient’s jawline, lips, and facial layout into account, which enhances the final outcome and appearance.

Want to learn more about what LightForce could do for your smile? Contact our team today to request a free consultation.

How It Works

With traditional braces, the brackets tend to be mass-produced and require Dr. Ouellette to place the brackets on each individual tooth, one at a time. This procedure can be quite meticulous and time-consuming for everyone! However, with LightForce, we use the technique of indirect bonding, which means the entire set of brackets is placed on a model of your smile in the exact position Dr. Ouellette prescribes. Once the brackets are fitted, they are bonded directly to your teeth, and with this technique, the brackets can often be placed in less than an hour!

Here’s what the LightForce process looks like:

  1. Starts with a digital scan of your or your child’s smile. Digital scanning allows us to see much more detail in the full dental picture.
  2. Dr. Ouellette creates a digital treatment plan that is fully customized to your needs with every tooth movement preprogrammed from the onset.
  3. The appliances (brackets) are then manufactured utilizing 3D printing for each tooth’s unique shape and intended movement.
  4. Prior to the bonding appointment, LightForce provides a 3D printed tray, custom to your teeth, to place the 3D printed brackets in the exact position to make the treatment as efficient and effective as possible.

LightForce Male Smile

Benefits of LightForce

Braces 3D printed for you – and only you

Teeth are as unique as fingerprints. Unlike traditional brackets which are mass-produced to fit everyone, LightForce brackets are created to perfectly fit your tooth’s unique surface using patented 3D printing technology.

Shorter treatment times & fewer office visits

You’re busy, we get it! Because of the personalization of LightForce braces, ideal outcomes may be achieved in a shorter amount of time. What does this mean for you? Less time missing school or extracurricular activities to visit the orthodontist. With LightForce, we can give you more time back in your day.

More comfortable, efficient treatment

LightForce brackets conform precisely to your teeth, often helping to reduce discomfort and improving the straightening accuracy.

LightForce FAQ

LightForce braces are just as effective, if not more efficient, at treating all levels of orthodontic issues, ranging from mild spacing and misalignments to more severe bite issues.

LightForce braces are just as effective, if not more efficient, at treating all levels of orthodontic issues, ranging from mild spacing and misalignments to more severe bite issues.

LightForce braces are entirely custom! This gives us a level of flexibility and control that’s never been possible before in the treatment process. 

The bonding process is also a unique feature of LightForce. Rather than bonding each bracket one by one, we create an exact replica of your smile as a model for the bracket placement. Then, the entire set of brackets is placed all at once.

In the past, braces had a reputation for being awkward or obvious, but technology has produced versions that are smaller and more comfortable than ever before! With LightForce braces, the improved placement and shape of the brackets help your treatment to be more discreet and help keep irritation in the mouth to a minimum. The strength, durability, and affordability of braces keep them one of the top treatment modalities for orthodontic patients, year after year!

The million-dollar question! However, it’s one we don’t have a concrete answer for. Treatment time varies and can typically last between one and two years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be.

At your initial consultation, our team will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate of how long your full treatment may take.