LightForce Braces: Revolutionizing Orthodontics with Personalized 3D Technology

Feb 28, 2024 | Braces

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Orthodontic treatments are evolving at an unprecedented pace, with the introduction of advanced technology that promises to deliver superior results and enhanced patient comfort. Among these advancements is LightForce, a groundbreaking system that employs 3D-printed ceramic braces for a personalized treatment approach. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, read on to learn why LightForce comprehensive braces could be your ticket to a perfect smile.

A New Era in Orthodontics: LightForce  Braces

LightForce braces are not your average braces. This fully integrated system offers a unique blend of personalized digital smile plans designed by your orthodontist and 3D-printed ceramic brackets. Unlike traditional braces that use pre-made clear or metal brackets, LightForce brackets are exclusively designed for your teeth and smile.

Personalized to Perfection: The Secret Behind LightForce Braces

LightForce’s patented design has revolutionized the world of braces. At the heart of LightForce’s innovation lies its commitment to personalization. Every set of braces is 100% customized based on the patient’s tooth anatomy. After a comprehensive digital scan of your teeth, LightForce braces are 3D printed to precisely fit each individual tooth. This high level of customization enhances treatment efficiency and may result in shorter overall treatment times.

The Patient Experience: What to Expect with LightForce Braces

Embracing LightForce braces means entering into a world of precision and comfort.  Unlike traditional braces, LightForce braces use low profile and smooth brackets that are designed to reduce irritation and discomfort. This means that patients can expect a more comfortable experience throughout their treatment journey.

The Process at True North Orthodontics

Preparation. Better preparation leads to better outcomes! We start by taking a digital scan of your teeth. Unlike traditional orthodontics, there is no need for those gag-inducing impressions to be made.

Design. Digital scans are then used to create a virtual representation of your teeth that Dr. Hammer uses to design your perfect smile and bite. This is a forward-thinking, proactive approach to orthodontic treatment because Dr. Hammer is planning each individual tooth movement before any braces are even place on your teeth. Amazing!

Fit. LightForce braces fit every tooth perfectly to maximize comfort, reduce breakage and decrease orthodontic treatment time. This precision placement can streamline the treatment process, making it a more comfortable and efficient experience than traditional braces.

At True North, our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care is reflected in our choice of orthodontic equipment. LightForce takes center stage as the exclusive braces system we utilize for our patients undergoing full orthodontic treatment. We believe so strongly in the benefits that LightForce provides that we’ve made the conscious decision not to offer traditional stock metal or ceramic braces. This singular focus on LightForce ensures that our patients receive the most advanced and personalized orthodontic treatment available today.

The LightForce Advantage: Why Choose LightForce Over Others?

So, what sets LightForce apart from other dental braces in the market? The answer lies in its innovative use of 3D printing and personalized treatment plans. These features not only promise to deliver superior results but also aim to make the treatment process less time-consuming and more comfortable for patients.

Your Dream Smile is a Click Away!

Smiles are one of the most unique features humans have. That is why True North Orthodontics chooses a comprehensive braces system, like LightForce, that is customizable to each of our patients. Using some of the world’s most sophisticated technology, this braces system is a perfect fit.

Now that you’re familiar with the benefits of LightForce braces, it’s time to take the next step towards achieving your dream smile. If you’re in the Duluth Minnesota area, schedule your initial consultation virtually or visit us in office.

Dr. Christine Hammer

Dr. Christine Hammer


A Duluth native, Dr. Hammer is extremely proud to be able to create beautiful smiles in her hometown community.

She attended Holy Rosary and Marshall School here in Duluth, is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and completed both her dental school education and orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Hammer has practiced orthodontics in Duluth since graduating residency in 2015. She completed the rigorous process of board certification through the American Board of Orthodontics, holding herself to the highest standard to be able to provide the best results to her patients.

Dr. Hammer lives in Duluth with her husband, Kyle, and their three children – Ben, Stella and Luke (and their furry Goldendoodle child, Murphy). She enjoys long distance running, days at the cabin and downhill skiing. She can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your best smile at True North Orthodontics!