LightForce Orthodontics, maker of fully personalized 3D-printed braces systems, announced an $80 million Series D funding round led by Ally Bridge Group. Transformation Capital and CareCapital.
The funds will be used to advance LightForce’s mission to provide customized treatments with 3D-printed braces. This will include expanding production capacity, improving AI integration and investing in training.
“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,” said LightForce CEO and co-founder Alfred Griffin III, DMD, Ph.D., MMSc. “Teen patients have been limited by the inaccuracy and inefficiency of non-custom braces for decades. LightForce was founded to provide fully personalized treatment options to orthodontists for each of their patients to improve their outcomes and experience while in treatment. With this funding, LightForce will continue to attract key talent, innovate through our incredible community of orthodontists, and scale operations as we seek to elevate the standard of care for teen orthodontic treatment.”
“LightForce is taking the orthodontic industry to the next level,” said Kevin Reilly, Managing Director at Ally Bridge Group. “Their solution applies highly innovative technologies to enable the personalization of orthodontic treatment via 3D printing, helping patients achieve their best smiles. We are excited to be part of a diverse group of top-tier healthcare and tech investors that believe in the benefits of personalized medicine in the orthodontic industry. The future of orthodontics is customization and digital workflow and we are excited to see the continued enhancement in patient care through this funding.”
LightForce’s personalized approach dramatically reduces adjustments, resulting in shorter treatment times, fewer appointments and better outcomes. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics showed that LightForce treatments were completed 45% faster and required 41% fewer appointments than traditional brackets.