LightForce Orthodontics, a fully customised 3D printed brace developer, announced that they have raised $80 million in a Series D investment headed by Ally Bridge Group, Transformation Capital, and CareCapital. The 3D printed brace maker will be utilising the additional capital to expand its manufacturing capabilities with a new 36,000 sq.ft. facility in Massachusetts, to improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes.
The funds will serve several functions including furthering the company’s goal of providing individualised treatment via its 3D printed brace brackets by increasing output and enhancing the usage of AI in comprehensive digital processes, tweaked to provide the optimal solution for each individual patient. The business plans to do this by adding more engineers and scientists to its ranks in order to develop better software and 3D printed hardware.
3D Printed Brace Bracket System
LightForce is a leading provider of comprehensive braces solutions for enhanced patient treatment and results, and a manufacturer of directly 3D-printed functional medical products. The company’s software makes use of advanced AI to create precise 3D models of patients’ anatomies and ideal tooth placements for maximum efficiency and beauty in the dental chair.
LightForce claims their individualised method of making 3D printed brace will shorten treatment durations and improve outcomes compared to conventional braces.
“This incredible syndicate of investors brings diverse expertise from the medical device, health IT, AI, and advanced manufacturing sectors to provide critical resources and expert guidance that will support our overall growth and continued innovation.”– Alfred Gryphon III, CEO and Co-founder, LightForce Orthodontics
For decades, “non-custom braces have been limiting for teen patients because to their inaccuracy and inefficiency. LightForce was established to offer orthodontists fully individualised treatment plans for their patients in an effort to enhance treatment results and satisfaction.
About LightForce Orthodontics: LightForce Orthodontics is a digital platform that provides fully customised, 3D printed tooth-moving tools to orthodontists. Dr. Alfred Gryphon, DMD, PhD, MMSc, and Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS founded LightForce in 2015 to revolutionise the specialty through advanced manufacturing and technology.
LightForce launched its first orthodontic product, the world’s first and only fully customised 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software, after five years of extensive research and development. Today, LightForce cases have been shown to finish cases 45% faster and with 41% fewer scheduled appointments than conventional bracket cases.
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