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LightForce Braces

A healthy and happy smile can affect your life for the positive in more ways than you think. And at ClearSmile Charlotte, we are on a mission to make sure everyone can get the smile they deserve. We use advanced orthodontic solutions to provide every patient with a fast, comfortable, and effective treatment for misaligned teeth. Introducing custom LightForce Braces—a customizable and precise modern orthodontic system that straightens teeth in half the time, with less pain and minimal appointment visits.

LightForce technology holds the record as the first digitally-planned and 3D-printed dental braces treatment. It serves as a practical alternative to the traditional method by using technology to:

  • Accelerate the treatment time
  • Require fewer appointments
  • Minimize pain and discomfort for the patient. 

LightForce 3D Clear Braces offer a precise, unique, and discreet treatment to orthodontic patients. For many of you who have lower pain thresholds, this technology is designed to be comfortable. It is made up of an upgraded bracket system, aerodynamic archwires, and precise mechanism for faster tooth movement. 

At ClearSmile Charlotte, we provide clear, ceramic LightForce brackets for a more subtle and aesthetically-pleasing look. Your treatment will be customized to fit your individual needs, and monitored with our advanced visualization software, allowing us to adjust your treatment accurately and quickly.

While traditional braces feature one-size-fits-all brackets, each LightForce bracket is custom-fit. They are 3D-printed to match the contour of your every tooth. The brackets are also lighter and smaller in size, reducing the amount of force on the gums while improving precision. 

Additionally, LightForce brackets are special because they minimize chafing and friction with the mouth’s soft tissue. The ceramic material we use in these clear brackets is smoother and less likely to irritate your skin and gums. This eliminates one of the most common reasons why a lot of people are afraid to wear braces—canker sores. 

On average, treatment time for LightForce braces is at 9-18 months, depending on severity. This is significantly shorter than traditional braces which may take up to two years to complete. We also see our patients undergoing LightForce treatment every 2-4 months, comparable to 6-week intervals with traditional braces.

To ensure accurate placement of the brackets, LightForce uses custom-designed indirect bonding (IBD) trays. Called LightTrays, these are ergonomically designed trays included in each custom bracket set. While traditional braces take a lot more time to install, LightTrays speed up braces placement and take the guesswork out of the process. 

Another power-packed feature of LightForce are Bite Turbos. They are an optional feature recommended for severe bite corrections. These are bonded to the back of the teeth to deliver maximum force in moving the teeth and jaw into their desired position.

Comfortable treatment with LightForce braces at ClearSmile Charlotte begins with a treatment plan. In this case, we are using a world-class digital planning software to produce your LightPlan. It aims to design a more precise, personalized plan tailored to your smile and expected result. 

We start by taking 3D scans of your teeth to accurately map out your ideal smile. Our orthodontists then create, adjust, and approve the treatment plan for you. With LightPlan, adjustments and updates can be seen in real-time, allowing us to make the required changes and approve your treatment plan faster.

If you want to discover if LightForce braces are the best orthodontic solution for your smile, answer these five questions:

  1. Are you suffering from a mild to severe case of malocclusion?
  2. Do you want to finish your treatment early?
  3. Do you have a busy lifestyle and want to minimize visits to the orthodontist?
  4. Do you want a gentle, comfortable treatment with fewer side effects?
  5. Do you want to attract the littlest attention to your mouth and braces during treatment?

If your answers are mostly YES, then LightForce braces are perfect for you! With its advanced bracket system, digital planning, and powerful mechanism, ClearSmile Charlotte is the premier provider of LightForce braces in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Using FSA and HSA for LightForce Braces

Did you know you can apply your Flexible Spending Account toward Invisalign treatment? You can set up to $2,500 of your pretax dollars aside through your FSA and use those funds to help cover the cost of braces treatment. Then, you can apply for FSA reimbursement.

A HSA qualifying medical expense is an expense that insurance doesn’t pay for OR reimburse you for. Co-pays for orthodontic visits including treatment with Invisalign are a qualifying expense.