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The Newest Technology In Orthodontic Treatment: LightForce Braces!

The percentage of people who get braces at some point in their lives is relatively high every year. LightForce braces are 3D printed and fully customized to an individual’s needs.  The cutting-edge technology that comes with these braces allows for better accuracy and efficiency with orthodontic treatment. Here are 3 reasons to consider LightForce when it’s time to straighten your teeth and become more confident in your smile.

1. Fewer appointments than traditional braces

Traditional braces come in stock shapes and sizes. There is no customization. Therefore, your orthodontist spends a lot of time during ortho treatment fine-tuning to achieve a good result—sometimes needing to reposition the braces and sometimes by bending wires. This fine-tuning increases the number of appointments needed during your orthodontic treatment and increases the length of time it may take to achieve a beautiful smile. Since LightForce braces are designed to be fully customized these extra appointments for repositioning and wire bending can be avoided.

2. More efficient treatment 

LightForce braces are digitally designed to be unique for you. Because of this customization and digital precision, treatment is more efficient.  This means that you may not need LightForce braces as long as traditional braces in order to achieve that perfect smile!

3. More aesthetic

LightForce braces are made with a ceramic material that blends in with the color of your teeth. Therefore, they are less noticeable than traditional braces. That being said, you can still choose fun colors to go with your LightForce braces if you are feeling festive!

Board Certified Orthodontics in Bedford, NH

Linder Dental located in Bedford, NH is the orthodontics team you can count on for your Orthodontic needs in the Bedford, NH area! We have provided family-focused dental care since 1985 and still love doing what we do to this day! We take pride in offering high-quality dental services to patients of all ages! From infants to senior citizens, we have specialized in providing services to a wide range of different clients through the years. Contact us today to get started!

This Spring, Be Sure To Watch Your Child’s Mouth!

A mouth guard may not seem like much, but they should hold top priority as far as sports equipment goes. With studies showing that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouth guard, it’s a small price to pay to avoid a potentially catastrophic dental emergency.  The options for mouth guards are numerous and range in price. For as little as a few dollars try a boil-and-bite mouth guard. These allow for a comfortable and custom fit, but tend to be a bit bulkier.  The best approach is a visit to your dentist to have a custom mouth guard formed. Though a bit more costly, these guards will be lower in profile, more comfortable, more consistently worn and more effective at preventing injuries. While it’s generally a no brainer to outfit your child with a mouth guard for contact sports like lacrosse, sports like baseball and softball, where a mouth guard isn’t a traditional piece of equipment, can pose an even higher threat to the teeth of an athlete. At the high school level baseballs can move well above 80 mph.  

Play it safe: Make sure your young athletes have a mouth guard for all their athletic endeavors this spring.