Are you looking to straighten your smile? At Shullman Orthodontics in Wellington, FL, we offer the highest quality and most advanced braces technology to give full confidence when it comes to your treatment plan. We serve patients of all ages and fully customize each treatment plan to best fit your lifestyle and orthodontic needs.
One Size Fits One™
LightForce offers treatment that’s as unique as a fingerprint. We’re proud to offer this cutting-edge solution that unites modern 3D-printing technology with fully digital treatment planning to provide you with a great experience and results. LightForce crafts custom-made braces that are built to precisely match the unique shape and orientation of your teeth, meaning that the overall treatment time is expedited resulting in fewer office visits being required.
- Efficient Treatment (thanks to braces that are designed to exactly match your teeth)
- Ideal Results (thanks to digital treatment planning and more effective bracket technology)
- Perfect Fit (thanks to digital scans, perfectly-fitting braces)
What Makes LightForce Different?
With traditional braces, the brackets tend to be mass-produced and require our doctors to place the brackets on each individual tooth, one at a time. This procedure can be quite meticulous and time-consuming for both doctor and patient! However, with LightForce, we use indirect bonding, which means the entire set of brackets is placed on a model of your smile in the exact position Dr. Shullman prescribes. Once the brackets are fitted, they are bonded directly to your teeth, and with this technique, the brackets can often be placed in less than an hour!
Ultimately, LightForce braces offer a custom fit for every patient and are one of the most cutting-edge technologies available in orthodontics. The sophisticated 3D technology allows Dr. Shullman to provide the kind of custom treatment that wasn’t available with traditional braces. As noted above, the brackets are entirely customizable and are designed around each patient’s teeth, which means 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 on the market. LightForce planning also takes each patient’s jawline, lips, and facial layout into account, which enhances the final outcome and appearance.
When you think of orthodontic treatments for your teeth, traditional braces are likely the first thing that comes to mind.
With these types of braces, metal brackets are attached to each of your teeth with a metal archwire threaded through each bracket. These archwires work to gradually move your teeth into the ideal position throughout the course of treatment. Traditional braces require office visits every few weeks to get the wires tightened to ensure that consistent pressure is being applied.
Clear, or ceramic, braces work much the same as traditional metal braces. Brackets are attached to each of your teeth and connected with archwires. However, with clear braces, orthodontists use brackets made of tooth-colored, ceramic material, which makes this treatment option much less visible.
Give Your Smile The Attention It Deserves
Your smile deserves more than a “one size fits all” approach. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your confidence and oral health, and we want to ensure you get the most out of your investment with us. During your initial free consult, Dr. Shullman can answer any questions you may have about how LighForce works compared to the traditional types of braces. We will also review our recommendations for your customized treatment plan and discuss in detail how we will begin the treatment process.