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Metal braces have been used for decades to guide teeth into place, correcting cosmetic alignment and bite problems. They are glued onto the surface of your teeth, attached with wires, and tightened slowly every 6-12 weeks to move your teeth into place. Metal braces in Calgary are still a popular option, we offer 100% custom LightForce braces as an alternative. These high-tech braces are 3D printed, white in colour and personalized to your teeth and bite!
Why Choose LightForce Braces?
100% Custom Appliance
LightForce braces are made for your teeth and only your teeth. We take a 3D scan of your teeth and after the orthodontist makes a plan for how and where they need to move, you braces are 3D printed. Gone are the days of everyone getting the same braces - you are unique and your braces should be too!
More Discreet & Fewer Appointments
LightForce braces are white in colour and blend into the colour of your teeth. They can be made fun with coloured elastics if you wish. Due to the custom prescription in the braces, you can often go 8-12 weeks between appointments.
Efficient & Effective Treatment
Customized braces mean that treatment happens as efficiently as is possible. Your tooth movements are planned digitally before your braces go on so we already know what to expect. LightForce braces are glued-on so they are working 24/7 - your job is to keep your teeth clean and follow our instructions!
Invisalign and LightForce braces are both customized orthodontic appliances used to move teeth and improve bites. Invisalign are clear, removable aligners that are removed only for eating and brushing. They are switched every week and slowly move your teeth into position. LightForce braces are glued on to your teeth and wires are used to move your teeth and bite into position. You will need to learn a new way to brush and floss and be seen every 6-12 weeks in the office for adustments.
Each individual provider determines the cost of braces. As such, orthodontics vary in price. Some orthodontists charge the same fees for braces and Invisalign, while some charge more for Invisalign and some charge more for braces. At Impact Orthodontics, we will work with you to determine which appliance is best for you and how to make it work for your budget.
Many people believe that plastic is not strong enough to move or align teeth. However, it requires significantly less pressure than most people think. Invisalign is very effective at guiding teeth into the desired position. The aligners work by pushing on the teeth consistently throughout the day, and as each tray is exchanged for a slightly different set, the small changes work to move the teeth gently into place.
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