LightForce is a digital orthodontic system that offers an innovative approach to treatment. With this system that uses advanced 3D printing technology, our dentist at Judd Orthodontics in Mesa and Queen Creek can create custom orthodontic brackets and wires tailored to each patient's needs. This approach allows for more precise and efficient treatment and a more comfortable experience for the patient.
The first step of the treatment with LightForce is to scan your teeth using a digital scanner. We use this information to create a 3D model of the patient's teeth and jaw. The brackets are then 3D printed using a special resin material, and the wires are made using a shape-memory alloy that can be activated by body heat. This gradually allows the wires to shift the teeth into their correct positions.
The LightForce Orthodontics Procedure in Mesa and Queen Creek
During the initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Judd to discuss your orthodontic needs and goals. If you are a good candidate for LightForce, we will explain the treatment process in detail. We will also scan your teeth using a digital scanner, creating a 3D model of your teeth and jaw.
Customized Bracket Design
Using the LightForce system, we will design custom brackets precisely shaped to fit your teeth. The custom brackets are 3D printed using a special resin material. We will also use LightForce to design customized wires that fit into the brackets and gradually shift your teeth into the correct positions.
Once the customized brackets and wires are ready, Dr. Judd will place them onto your teeth using a bonding agent. We will ensure the brackets are correctly aligned and the wires are in the correct position.
Bracket Adjustment & Removal
We will periodically adjust the wires to continue shifting the teeth into their correct positions throughout treatment. Once the treatment is complete, we will remove the brackets and wires from the teeth and provide you with a retainer to help maintain your new smile.
The Benefits of LightForce Treatment in Mesa and Queen Creek
Because LightForce brackets are customized, they are more comfortable, precise, and efficient than traditional brackets. This can lead to faster treatment times and fewer appointments.
LightForce brackets are designed to be low profile and smooth, making them more comfortable to wear than traditional brackets.
Because LightForce uses advanced technology to track treatment progress, we can ensure more predictable and consistent results.
We offer LightForce brackets in clear or tooth-colored materials, which can make them less noticeable than traditional metal brackets.
At Judd Orthodontics in Mesa and Queen Creek, we use LightForce technology to provide you with a more efficient and comfortable orthodontic experience while achieving more precise and predictable treatment outcomes. To learn more, visit Judd Orthodontics at 1942 E Southern Ave STE 103, Mesa, AZ 85204, or 20261 E. Ocotillo Rd. STE 130, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. You can also call us at (480) 545-7500 or (480) 284-6630.