Based in Massachusetts, LightForce Orthodontics has developed what is said to be the first first fully customized braces enabled by 3D printing. Using a light-based additive manufacturing system and cloud-based CAD software, each bracket is 3D printed and personalized to its patient for effective teeth-straightening treatments.
A dental resident walked into a bar full of Harvard graduate students. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, but actually the genesis of venture-backed startup LightForce Orthodontics, which officially launched at this year’s American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session.
With the LightForce system, each bracket is dynamically designed in real time based on the patient's specific tooth morphology and the clinician's individual treatment plan.
With LightForce Orthodontics’ debut at the AAO Annual Meeting, Alfred Griffin III, DMD, PhD, introduced the industry to its first fully customized 3D printed bracket system
Ortho practice US introduces the team making the world's first, and only, customized, 3D-printed bracket system