Technology

Brackets, IDB trays, and web-based software work together to create a level of digital efficiency that helps you work smarter, not harder.

PRODUCT DETAILS

BRACKETS

Our 3D printed ceramic polycrystalline alumina brackets are fully customized to your patient's individual tooth anatomy and bite. They are currently available in 0.018", 0.020", and 0.022" slot sizes, as well as bidimensional configurations. The brackets can also be customized with optional distal hooks on upper lateral incisors, lower cuspids, and lower bicuspids.

LightForce brackets come in two distinctive styles: the Cloud Bracket and the Light Bracket. The white-colored Cloud bracket tends to be most popular with patients looking to be bold and make the band colors “pop,” while the translucent Light Bracket tends to be more popular with patients looking for a highly aesthetic treatment option.

LIGHTTRAY

The LightTray bonding jig is a patient-specific, 3D printed indirect bonding (IDB) tray that is only available for use with LightForce brackets. LightTrays are printed from a highly-engineered material designed to optimize the ease, speed, and accuracy of bonding. This both increases efficiency and allows orthodontists the freedom to delegate initial bondings and rebonds to certified members of their clinical team where permitted by state law.

TURBOTRAYS

LightForce Bite TurboTrays are 3D printed trays designed to help orthodontists deliver precision bite turbos that aid in patients’ bite correction. TurboTrays can be placed on incisors, canines, or molars to help disclude posterior teeth for efficient bite correction with elastics and avoid occlusal interferences. TurboTrays are integrated into each patient’s custom LightPlan as needed, and are also available upon request.

CUSTOM BUCCAL TUBES

LightForce’s fully custom, 3D printed buccal tubes for first and second molars ensure that the straight wire appliance can be achieved for the full arch. Tubes come in two different sizes—short and regular—to best fit each individual case. The key benefits of fully customized buccal tubes include better anchorage and more flexibility in planning and the ability to maximize incisor retraction. Learn more about our custom buccal tubes here.

Introducing LightPlan

The LightPlan software is LightForce’s intuitive, easy-to-use tool for digital treatment planning. Our web-based platform enables you to create, adjust, and approve treatment plans—without having to install software.

When reviewing a treatment plan with the LightPlan software, you have precise control over where the patient’s teeth will go, without having to stage the teeth every step of the way. Plus, you can save time by providing treatment plan feedback to LightForce technicians who will make the adjustments for you.

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Digital Workflow

LightForce technology uses a digital workflow, which means you won’t have to integrate any additional technology that you don’t already have.

  1. CREATE A TREATMENT PLAN FOR YOUR VISIT
  2. SUBMIT YOUR SCANS
  3. RECEIVE A TREATMENT PLAN THAT YOU CAN REVIEW AND APPROVE

LightForce works with any scanner or STL file.

Why Lightforce 3D Printing

The benefits of 3D printing extend far beyond customization. Other advantages of LightForce’s 3D printed offerings include:

MORE PRECISION:

3D-printed slots are more accurate and precise than injection molded slots, preventing divergence.(i)

CONSISTENCY AND SCALE:

3D printing makes it easy to produce the same thing without disruption to structure or form, resulting in consistent product quality.

FASTER RATE OF INNOVATION:

Changes can be made quickly, making it easy to implement customer feedback, iterate fast, and update hardware at the pace of software.

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

    Published 7 Jul, 2022

    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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    CITATIONS

    (i) Silver M, Griffin AC, et al. Novel methods reveal that parallelism contributes to the functional vertical slot dimension in ceramic and metal brackets. The Angle Orthodontist, Vol 88, No 6, 2018. Lefebre, C., Saadaoui, H., Oive, J-M., Renaudin, S., Jordana, F. (2019). Variability of slot size in orthodontic brackets. Clinical and Experimental Dental Research, 5(5), pp. 529-533. 
https://doi.org/10.1002/cre2.219

    Arreghini, A., Lombardo, L., Mollica, F., Siciliani, G. (2014). Torque expression capacity of 0.018 and 0.022 bracket slots by changing archwire material and cross section. Progress in Orthodontics, 15(53). 
https://doi.org/10.1186/s40510-014-0053-x

    Galante, R., Figueiredo-Pina, C.G., Cerro, A. P. (2019). Additive manufacturing of ceramics for dental applications: A review. Dental Materials, 35(6). pp. 825-846. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dental.2019.02.026