LightForce Braces

LightForce braces are the world’s first and only fully personalized 3D-printed bracket system. Unlike traditional braces, which come in a one-size-fits-all design, LightForce braces are custom-made to fit each patient’s unique smile.

Every set of LightForce braces starts with a detailed digital scan of your teeth. This data is used to create a precise 3D model of your mouth, allowing Dr. Sudit to plan your treatment with unparalleled accuracy. He custom builds your Lightforce braces with precise movements. This ideal customization means that the overall treatment time is faster and requires few office visits.

It may sound high-tech and complicated, but the process of LightForce braces is actually quite simple and exciting:

  • Step 1 — We scan your teeth instead of taking messy, gag-inducing impressions.
  • Step 2 — For faster treatment, we plan and program the treatment upfront so teeth move directly to their final destination instead of fixing unwanted movement as we go.
  • Step 3 — Instead of using the same bracket for every tooth, each bracket is 3D printed to fit the contour of each of YOUR teeth. This greatly reduces brackets breaking off the teeth practically eliminating emergency appointments.
  • Step 4 — Since each bracket is 100% customized for each tooth, patients report a much more comfortable experience than patients who use silver braces.

What Makes LightForce Braces Unique?

The true power of LightForce braces lies in their customization. Each bracket is 3D printed to match the exact contours of your teeth, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort. This means fewer adjustments, less irritation, and a faster path to your perfect smile.

Moreover, LightForce uses indirect bonding, which means the brackets are placed on a model of your teeth in the exact position Dr. Sudit has prescribed. This method allows for greater precision in bracket placement and can lead to more efficient treatment and better results.

If you prefer your braces to blend in, just keep your bands tooth-colored. But if you prefer to show more of your personality with colored bands, then Lightforce brackets really make those bright colors pop!

LightForce braces represent the future of orthodontics, combining cutting-edge technology with personalized care to deliver superior results. If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of LightForce braces, contact us at Mint Orthodontics to request a consultation today.

Braces For Kids

At Mint Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a radiant smile. Guided by Dr. Sudit’s expertise, we provide exceptional orthodontic care for children using LightForce brackets, revolutionizing the way we approach early treatment.

Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase 1 treatment, typically begins around age seven. This is when the first adult molars usually appear, allowing Dr. Sudit to evaluate your child’s emerging bite and jaw structure.

By starting treatment at this stage, we can correct and guide jaw growth, create more space for crowded teeth, and avoid the need for tooth extractions later on. This proactive approach can help ensure a smoother, more efficient treatment process once your child is ready for full braces or other orthodontic appliances.

Dr. Sudit uses LightForce brackets, the world’s first fully customized 3D-printed bracket system. These cutting-edge brackets are designed to perfectly match each patient’s unique dental structure, providing a level of comfort and precision that traditional braces can’t compete with.

With LightForce brackets, we can tailor your child’s braces to their specific needs, resulting in fewer adjustments, less discomfort, and potentially a faster route to their new smile.

When Should Your Child First See an Orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. At this age, Dr. Sudit can identify any potential issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth, even while baby teeth are still present.

Remember, early treatment doesn’t mean a child will get braces right away, but by starting the process early, we can plan ahead and ensure your child’s treatment is as effective as possible.

If you have any questions about braces for kids or would like to request your child’s first orthodontic evaluation, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Braces For Teens

Navigating through the teenage years can be challenging, and if you’re dealing with misaligned teeth or a problematic bite, it can add another layer of complexity. At Mint Orthodontics, we’re here to make this journey smoother and more fun! Led by Dr. Sudit, our team is committed to providing effective and comfortable orthodontic options, using innovative LightForce brackets.

The teenage years are often the best time for orthodontic treatment. By this stage, most of the permanent teeth have erupted, and we can easily detect issues such as overcrowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Identifying and treating these problems early can help prevent further complications and more extensive treatment down the line.

Life With Braces

At first, life with braces may require some adjustments, but with time, you’ll find it becomes a part of your routine. It’s important to remember that braces are a temporary journey and the end results are well worth it!

  • Comfort — With Dr. Sudit’s exclusive use of LightForce brackets, discomfort is minimized. These state-of-the-art brackets are fully customized to fit each patient’s unique dental anatomy, ensuring superior comfort compared to traditional braces. While mild discomfort is normal in the initial days following bracket placement or adjustment, it quickly subsides, allowing you to return to your regular activities.
  • Maintenance — Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is key when wearing braces. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to keep your braces clean and your teeth healthy. It’s also important to avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage your braces. And, of course, keeping up with your scheduled orthodontic appointments will ensure your treatment progresses as planned.
  • Lifestyle — Braces don’t mean you have to press pause on your life or the activities you love. Whether you’re a budding musician, an avid athlete, or a debate club enthusiast, you can continue to participate in all your favorite pursuits. You might need a little time to adapt, but soon you’ll hardly notice your braces are there.

Getting braces is a significant step towards achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. While it might seem daunting at first, our team at Mint Orthodontics is here to guide you every step of the way. We’re committed to making your orthodontic journey as comfortable and rewarding as possible.

Braces For Adults

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for children and teens. In fact, an increasing number of adults are choosing braces to correct misalignments, improve oral health, and enhance their smiles. Whether you’re considering a minor smile touchup or considering a complete smile redesign, we’re here to guide you on your journey to a stunning, confident smile.

As an adult, you might be looking to correct issues that were left untreated as a kid, or perhaps your teeth have shifted over time. Alternatively, you might be seeking a confidence boost before a big event like a wedding or a career change. Whatever your motivation, braces can significantly improve your smile and overall oral health.

At Mint Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer LightForce braces, a cutting-edge orthodontic solution that is becoming increasingly popular among our adult patients. LightForce braces represent the world’s first fully customized 3D printed bracket system, offering a level of comfort and precision unmatched by traditional braces.

Designed to fit your teeth perfectly, LightForce brackets minimize discomfort and reduce the need for frequent adjustments. This means fewer visits to the orthodontist, saving you valuable time. Plus, their superior fit and comfort make them an excellent choice for adults who may be concerned about the impact of braces on their professional or personal lives.

The Perfect Smile At Any Age

Deciding to get braces as an adult can feel like a big step, but it’s important to remember that it’s never too late to improve your smile. With advances in orthodontic technology, particularly the introduction of LightForce brackets, braces are more comfortable and effective than ever before.

At Mint Orthodontics, we’re committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams, at any age. Our team, led by Dr. Sudit, provides personalized care and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and meets your aesthetic goals.

If you’re considering braces or have any questions about orthodontic treatment for adults, don’t hesitate to contact us at Mint Orthodontics. We’re here to help you embrace your journey to a beautiful, confident smile.

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