options to straighten your smile
custom 3D printed braces at foote orthodontics
We offer several options to help achieve your perfect smile: traditional metal (stainless steel) braces, custom 3D printed LightForce braces, or clear aligners.
Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, even headaches and TMJ/TMD pain. Thankfully braces can correct a wide range of alignment problems—including crowding, extra spacing, underbites, and deep bites. In addition to the therapeutic effects of braces, orthodontics at any stage of life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self esteem. Properly aligned teeth are healthier, easier to clean, and therefore more likely to last throughout a patient’s lifetime.
We utilize state-of-the-art custom 3D printed braces from LightForce. Braces from LightForce are digitally designed and 3D printed specifically for your smile. The brackets conform exactly to your teeth to give you better results more quickly, comfortably, and precisely. This optimizes tooth movement, comfort for the patient, and results in reduced treatment time and overall fewer appointments.
stainless steel braces
Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than you might expect! We also have a rainbow of colors you can put on your braces to make them unique to your own personality.
LightForce braces vs. traditional braces
Traditional stainless steel or ceramic braces are pre-fabricated in standard shapes and sizes. The orthodontist can bend wires and position braces to help move your teeth in the right direction at each office visit.
LightForce braces allow Dr. Foote to digitally design your smile in advance based on your specific dental anatomy. Your LightForce braces are then 3D printed to fit the unique shape of each tooth. Precisely fitted braces, along with digital treatment planning allows for more efficient treatment, less discomfort, more effective straightening, and shorter treatment times. LightForce is the next generation of tooth straightening: It’s more efficient, more personalized, and more convenient than any other option.
Want to learn more about what LightForce braces could do for your smile? Book a free consultation with the team at Foote Orthodontics today.