LightForce Orthodontics Raises $80 Million Series D Funding

The company plans to expand its team of engineers and scientists to further enhance their software and hardware, aiming for continuous improvement in patient experiences and clinical outcomes.

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LightForce Orthodontics is a company that has developed the world’s first fully personalized 3D printed braces system. They recently announced raising an $80 million Series D funding round led by Ally Bridge Group, along with participation from Transformation Capital, CareCapital, Omega Venture Partners, Matter Venture Partners, and the American Association of Orthodontics. Existing investors like Kleiner Perkins, Tyche Partners, and Matrix Partners also participated in this round.

With this new funding, LightForce aims to further its mission of empowering orthodontists to provide personalized care using custom 3D printed brackets. They plan to scale production by establishing a new facility, integrate more AI into their workflows, and invest in education for orthodontists.

LightForce offers orthodontists a comprehensive braces solution that enhances treatment efficiency and patient outcomes. The company’s 3D printed hardware is custom-made based on personalized digital treatment plans. The software used by LightForce incorporates powerful AI to generate accurate digital representations of patient anatomy and optimal teeth positions, thereby improving clinical efficiency and aesthetics.

By leveraging 3D printing and AI, LightForce seeks to revolutionize the orthodontic industry, moving away from the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to braces. Their goal is to offer a fully personalized treatment option to each patient, leading to shorter treatment times, fewer appointments, and better results.

The company plans to expand its team of engineers and scientists to further enhance their software and hardware, aiming for continuous improvement in patient experiences and clinical outcomes. Additionally, they are building a new manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Massachusetts, to boost production capabilities.

Since launching commercial operations in 2020, LightForce has been at the forefront of introducing personalized medicine and efficiency into orthodontic treatment. They aim to address the need for education in the industry and help orthodontists transition to fully digital practices through investments in clinical education resources.

The CEO and co-founder of LightForce, Alfred Griffin III, DMD, Ph.D., MMSc, expressed excitement about the diverse group of investors that will provide valuable expertise and resources to support their growth and innovation.

Kevin Reilly, Managing Director at Ally Bridge Group, praised LightForce for its innovative approach in applying advanced technologies like 3D printing to personalize orthodontic treatment and improve patient care.

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