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New Year Product Launch 2024

Published 14 Jul, 2024

This new year product launch exemplifies our dedication to rapid product innovation, a direct result of collaboration with our community of orthodontists.

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LightForce Hires New Chief Financial Officer, Gene Fetisov

Published 20 Sep, 2023

Tech CFO joins LightForce after the announcement of Series D funding.

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LightForce Orthodontics Secures $80 Million Series D Funding Led By Ally Bridge Group, Opens Second Digital Factory

Published 2 Aug, 2023

LightForce Orthodontics will expand its manufacturing capabilities to advance production and further its custom orthodontic treatments using AI and 3D printing.

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Show me that Smile (Again): The Case for Braces

Published 14 Mar, 2023

When I first thought about getting braces – again, in my 40’s – a lot of people thought I was crazy.

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LF 2.5: Personalized Care, Optimized Results

Published 1 Feb, 2023

As we continue to create the new standard of care, LightForce is excited to announce a suite of new product enhancements as part of the LightForce 2.5 launch.

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LightForce CEO asked to present at prestigious JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Published 10 Jan, 2023

LightForce is proud to announce that Dr. Alfred Griffin, CEO of LightForce, will have the great opportunity of speaking at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 11th, 2023 in San Francisco, CA.

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LightForce Welcomes Roger George to Company Board

Published 26 Jul, 2022

Former Invisalign Exec Joins LightForce to Help Drive the Second-Wave of Orthodontic Digitization

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LightForce Brings on Frank Quinn as Chief Revenue Officer

Published 17 May, 2022

Former Align Executive Joins LightForce as CRO to Accelerate the Orthodontic Industry’s Transition to Fully Digital and Customization

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LightForce Orthodontics Secures $50 Million Series C Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins

Published 2 Nov, 2021

Investment fuels further development of 3D printing technology to create custom orthodontic treatments for every patient.

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Save Time and Increase Efficiency with LightForce’s Custom Rebond IDB Trays

Published 14 Oct, 2021

Picture this: You've just gotten home from a long day at the practice when you get a call that a patient's bracket has broken off. What do you do? With LightForce, a break doesn't have to derail your day. Our custom-built, easy-to-use rebond IDB trays enable orthodontists to delegate rebonding to staff while ensuring that brackets are attached precisely every time.

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Illuminate Podcast: Dr. Alfred Griffin and Dr. Chris Cetta Talk All Things LightForce

Published 27 May, 2021

In a recent episode of the Illuminate Orthodontics podcast, LightForce’s CEO Alfred Griffin sat down with Dr. Chris Cetta. Over a couple of Manhattans, they discuss how Dr. Griffin became interested in orthodontics, the birth of LightForce, and some of the biggest challenges and growth moments the company has experienced over the past year.

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Evolve Your Orthodontic Digital Workflow

Published 5 May, 2021

There is now a way to evolve to a totally orthodontic digital workflow for a smooth and efficient practice. The LightForce system, with a similar digital workflow to clear aligners, can simplify your processes, save time, and even lead to more predictability of treatment.

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InBrace vs. LightForce Orthodontic Solutions

Published 5 May, 2021

Dr. Robert Miller’s orthodontic practice philosophy is to offer patients orthodontic options that fit their needs and lifestyles. InBrace and LightForce are complementary choices for fixed appliances that appeal to the majority of his patients. InBrace’s lingual system and Lightforce’s labial system with fully custom 3D-printed bracket and wire technology both bring accuracy and detail; one from the lingual side and one from the labial. With both methods founded on digital technology, InBrace appeals to patients who absolutely want invisible braces, and LightForce is also a highly esthetic, accurate, and effective choice.

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Ormco Insignia vs. LightForce Orthodontic Solutions

Published 28 Apr, 2021

Ormco Insignia was a pioneer of customization, and LightForce has improved that concept to 100% customization, with each component 3D printed with the other in mind.

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Improving Your Orthodontic Digital Workflow with LightForce

Published 17 Nov, 2020

The digital platform of LightForce and their fully custom bracket system brings a consistent and beneficial orthodontic digital workflow to the practice, and patients who need braces can derive the same time-saving and convenience benefits as aligner patients. Learn how orthodontists are transforming their practices with our digital platform and fully customized 3D-printed orthodontic technology.

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Is your custom-braces system truly customized?

Published 20 Oct, 2020

While there are some types of braces in the market with custom aspects, created by welding or extra composite, LightForce customized braces are created with 3D-printing technology that results in the only true custom braces system — one size fits one — providing true personalization in 3D bracket technology. By offering 3D-printed brackets that can adapt to every change in tooth position, treatment can be carried out with precision and accuracy. LightForce provides cost-effective custom dental braces that differentiate the orthodontist from the competition.

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3D Printing in Orthodontics: Practices that Adopt Win Their Market

Published 7 Oct, 2020

Contemporary, busy patients are seeking shorter treatment times, reduced number of office visits, and customization for their particular needs. These requirements make LightForce’s capability for 3D printing in orthodontics literally a perfect fit and the answer to their search. With seamless integration into already established digital protocols, the LightForce system increases efficiency per case. Because of the customized fit of the 3D-printed brackets, patients need fewer and shorter visits. Because the bracket is placed specific to tooth anatomy, the orthodontist can delegate to the staff member, taking even less “doctor time.

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LightForce and SureSmile for Doctors

Published 14 Jul, 2024

Decisions, decisions. Braces or aligners? SureSmile or LightForce? For orthodontists who want to differentiate themselves as tech savvy and dedicated to patients’ needs and requests, integrating both LightForce and SureSmile digital technologies are the key to totally individualized treatment. These complementary treatment modalities make planning easy and efficient — and even better, offer a gamut of treatment capabilities to satisfy every patient’s needs. Learn how orthodontists are transforming their practices with LightForce’s fully customized 3D printed tooth-moving technology.

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LightForce and Invisalign for Doctors

Published 18 Aug, 2020

When deciding between LightForce or Invisalign for doctors, the decision should be simple — It’s not LightForce or Invisalign, it’s LightForce and Invisalign.

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Top 6 Questions from the Fall Meetings About LightForce

Published 1 Nov, 2019

The LightForce team is just completing its Fall 2019 launch tour. Since officially launching from the NESO podium in late September, we have had great discussions with orthodontists from Boston to Hawaii, and Florida to Newport Beach CA, with stops in Dallas and Branson, MO in between. In this post we answer the top 6 questions we heard from doctors.

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Collaboration Leads to Innovation

Published 1 Sep, 2019

Recently, LightForce Orthodontics had a chance to sit down with, Director of Hardware Engineering at LightForce, Kelsey Fafara. In our world today, it’s no secret that the representation of women in scientific fields is falling short. Kelsey is a great example of how this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.

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Dr. Waldman Unboxes His LightForce Brackets, Part 3

Published 16 Aug, 2019

Dr. Alexander Waldman, President of Waldman Orthodontics, Beverly Hills, appears as LightForce Orthodontics Guest Blogger for a third time. He is now joined by colleague and fellow orthodontist Dr. Oscar Reyna-Blanco.

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Dr. Waldman Unboxes His LightForce Brackets, Part 2

Published 5 Aug, 2019

Dr. Alexander Waldman, President of Waldman Orthodontics, appears for a second time as a Guest Blogger for LightForce Orthodontics.

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Dr. Waldman Unboxes His LightForce Orthodontics Brackets

Published 17 Jul, 2019

Dr. Alexander Waldman, President of Waldman Orthodontics, is appearing as a Guest Blogger for LightForce Orthodontics.

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Digitizing Dental Braces

Published 15 Apr, 2019

Amos Benninga, VP of Engineering at LightForce, shares his reasons for joining LightForce and talks about custom braces and the exciting future of digitizing dental braces and dental treatment in general.

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The Patient Is The Prescription

Published 1 May, 2019

LightForce introduces a revolutionary approach to fixed-appliance treatment. Bringing digital precision to bracket-based treatment, LightForce generates a 100% customized prescription for each patient. This post introduces the LightForce system.

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Welcome to LightForce™ Orthodontics

Published 9 Apr, 2019

LightForce founders Alfred and Lou discuss the impact of customization in orthodontics.

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