LightForce Orthodontics is a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized, 3D printed tooth-moving tools.
LightForce Orthodontics aimed to tackle the inflexibility of orthodontic prescriptions, that is, inflexible bracket manufacturing and the imprecision of analog treatment planning.
LightForce Orthodontics was founded in 2015 by Dr. Alfred Griffin, along with Dr. Lou Shuman. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
LightForce is revolutionizing the specialty through advanced manufacturing and technology.
LightForce launched their first product to the Orthodontic market - the world’s first, and only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. Orthodontists who treat patients with LightForce technology begin the process by sending LightForce technicians a scan of the patient’s teeth and their treatment plan. The LightForce team then creates the fully-customized brackets and trays and sends it directly to the practice for the orthodontist to efficiently bond to the patient’s teeth via trays.
LightForce technology uses ceramic material virtually identical to familiar injection molded brackets, but is specially formulated for 3D-printing. The technology elevates the standard for precision and efficiency for today’s orthodontic appliances, while also offering patients a new esthetic option.
LightForce Orthodontics is backed by Matrix Partners, Tyche Partners, AM Ventures and others. The company raised $14M in Series B round on Sep 09, 2020. This brings LightForce's total funding to $20.6M to date.