Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan is now proud to offer custom 3D printed brackets from Lightforce Orthodontics. These unique orthodontic appliances are ideal for our adult and teen patients seeking a more efficient, more discreet alternative to conventional braces.
What are Lightforce Braces?
Lightforce is a cosmetic, custom braces system that uses 3D printing to create customized appliances that fit your individual smile. These braces are truly one size fits one. A 3D in-office scan of the teeth allows our orthodontists to perform a virtual setup of the tooth position desired at the finish line. Then, our orthodontists design, size and place the braces on the 3D computer model to achieve the desired result.
When the braces are installed in the patient’s mouth, they are placed using indirect bonding trays. These custom trays hold the braces and deliver them to the teeth exactly where they were placed on the computer. This allows for very precise installation and proper execution of the orthodontic plan with fewer steps for the patient.
Some of the major advantages include:
3D Printed Technology— Unlike conventional braces that use more generic brackets that are not unique from one patient to the next, Lightforce features custom, 3D designed, individually-printed brackets that fit your specific tooth shape and smile design. The conventional braces also work very well but the orthodontist has more wire bending to complete to achieve some of the tooth movements.
Aesthetics—Lightforce brackets are printed from high-quality ceramic materials that blend in with the natural color of your smile. This design makes them less noticeable during everyday conversations and personal encounters.
Enhanced Accuracy—Instead of having your brackets bonded by hand one tooth at a time, Lightforce uses a series of digitally fitted placement trays. Each one is loaded with your digitally printed orthodontic bracket for 100% accuracy and efficient installation. Since every bracket is individually fitted to the individual tooth, it allows us to virtually map out your tooth movement ahead of time. You can preview and approve the outcome of your smile’s alignment before the braces are ever installed.
Innovative Ceramic Braces
Lightforce is the first of its kind in 3D printed, cosmetic braces. No other orthodontic system uses digital milling technology to create customized ceramic brackets.
If you’re considering Lightforce braces in Michigan, we will digitally scan your bite and transfer your virtual model into the treatment planning software. From there, we can create and adjust your care plan for you to preview before committing to treatment. You’ll know exactly what to expect, so that you can feel confident in your smile’s investment.
This revolutionary technology arrived in 2020 and we were one of the first offices in the country to complete training and offer it to our patients. It isn’t for all treatment situations but we are happy to see if it is right for you or your child at your next visit with us.
Are 3D Ceramic Braces Right for You?
Enjoy access to comfortable, cosmetic braces designed just for you. Contact Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan to learn more about our Lightforce digital orthodontics and virtual treatment planning. We offer comprehensive treatments for patients of all ages (including adults!) Flexible payment options are available. Reserve a consultation today to get a conversation started. There’s never been a better time to build the smile of your lifetime.
About Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan has specialized in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics since 1968. Our family-friendly and newly renovated office gives patients and families a more comfortable and consistent experience with dentistry from the very beginning. Our pediatric dentists treat children from newborn to 18 years of age while our orthodontists provide care for both children and adults and are proud to be Premier Providers of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen services. We have the ability to treat all patients with compassion and individuality, including those that may have special needs as we have treatment rooms available for children who require additional privacy and customized care options. We pioneered valued hospital affiliations to allow dental services to be performed at DMC Children’s Hospital and St. John Macomb Hospital, when appropriate or necessary, and our specialists are also proud to be on staff at Henry Ford and Beaumont hospitals.