LightForce Orthodontics Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Startup Employers 2024

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 19, 2024 LightForce Orthodontics, makers of the world’s first fully personalized 3D printed braces system, is proud to announce its inclusion on Forbes' prestigious list of America's Best Startup Employers 2024. Chosen from a list of over 20,000 startups, this recognition emphasizes LightForce Orthodontics’ focus on fostering a dynamic and supportive work environment while sustaining strong growth and momentum.

The America’s Best Startup Employers 2024 award is presented by Forbes in partnership with market research firm Statista Inc. The ranking examines best-performing startups as employers based on three primary criteria: company reputation, employee satisfaction, and growth. More than 7 million data points were gathered and analyzed, and the 500 startups with the highest scores (less than 3% of all companies analyzed) made the final list. The awards list and methodology can be viewed on the Forbes website.

“I’m thrilled to see LightForce recognized as a top destination for talent,” said LightForce CEO and co-founder Alfred Griffin III, DMD, Ph.D., MMSc. “Our goal is to be the employer of choice at the intersection of technology and orthodontics, and this award underscores our commitment to creating a culture where employees can thrive and innovation flourishes.”

LightForce’s recognition reinforces its vision of becoming the most requested brand in the new era of personalized orthodontics with industry-leading talent. Last summer, the company finalized its Series D funding round at $80 million. Its technology and culture have received numerous accolades, including Built In’s 2024 “Best Places To Work” award.

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About LightForce Orthodontics
LightForce Orthodontics is a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized, 3D printed tooth moving tools. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Alfred Griffin, DMD, PhD, MMSc, along with Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, LightForce is revolutionizing the specialty through advanced manufacturing and technology. After five years of extensive research and development, LightForce launched its first product to the orthodontic market - the world’s first and only fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. Today, LightForce cases are improving the orthodontic experience, proven to finish cases 45% faster with 41% fewer scheduled appointments than conventional bracket cases. Learn more at

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