LightForce Technology in Wakefield and Westerly, RI

A New Way to Straighten Your Teeth

Discover a new era in orthodontics at DeQuattro Orthodontics, led by Dr. Frank DeQuattro, serving Wakefield and Westerly, RI. LightForce, our revolutionary orthodontic system, offers a personalized touch by customizing 3D-printed brackets for each tooth, ensuring a unique solution tailored to your smile’s specific needs. 

Dr. DeQuattro, the first qualified orthodontist in Rhode Island to introduce this cutting-edge technology, utilizes a sophisticated suite of digital modeling and planning utilities for efficient and predicted adjustments. If you’re ready to redefine your smile, contact our Wakefield office at (401) 783-9890 or our Westerly office at (401) 596-2264 and explore the transformative possibilities LightForce could bring to your journey.

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What Is LightForce Orthodontics?

LightForce Orthodontics brings an innovative custom bracket system that surpasses traditional methods. Their 3D-printed brackets are made to fit each patient perfectly, allowing for precise adjustments and great results. The digital tools in the LightForce suite help plan alignment carefully, making even complex cases predictable with clear results and timelines.

Unlike traditional methods, LightForce uses 3D printing and digital technology to create personalized orthodontic appliances. The process begins with a detailed digital checkup, including 3D scans for a careful analysis of each patient’s unique needs.

The use of advanced software algorithms for treatment planning and 3D printing for custom brackets and wires is crucial. This high level of customization ensures a perfect fit, efficiently guiding patients step by step toward the beautiful smile they deserve. With LightForce, there’s no guesswork or backtracking, every step of your orthodontic care efficiently brings you closer to the perfect smile you deserve.

Benefits of LightForce

Several qualities of the LightForce system place it head and shoulders above traditional orthodontic treatment methods. Some of these benefits and advantages include:

  • Quicker, more efficient treatments
  • Fewer appointments and check-ups
  • Enhanced certainty of outcomes
  • Fewer unnecessary tooth movements
  • Superior comfort
  • Optimal results for beautiful smiles

The LightForce Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

When you decide to pursue orthodontic treatment with LightForce, detailed digital scans will be taken of your teeth. These images allow for a 3D digital representation of your smile to be rendered in the LightForce virtual platform. Here, Dr. Dequattro can plan the specific adjustments to each tooth necessary for creating your perfect smile. 

Treatment Planning and Customization

Advanced software algorithms meticulously analyze the digital data, formulating a customized treatment plan. Dr. DeQuattro will fine-tune the approach based on your individual needs, ensuring a targeted and effective orthodontic intervention with personalized treatment plans. 


To achieve the ideal fit, a ceramic bracket is 3D printed for each tooth, providing enhanced comfort with a personalized form factor. LightForce brackets are individually customized to gently place appropriate pressure on each tooth. Force can be exerted along any plane or axis, meaning that the system can accommodate unique cases with equally unique treatments. With LightForce, Dr. DeQuattro can address crowded, rotated, and misaligned teeth and bites with maximum efficiency.

Application and Monitoring

Applying customized appliances marks the initiation of the treatment process. Regular monitoring, often aided by digital tools, allows for real-time adjustments and assessments. The iterative nature of LightForce Treatment ensures a dynamic and responsive approach to your evolving dental needs. 

Follow-up visits, though necessary, are fewer and shorter due to the advanced planning and modeling technology that drives LightForce. The customized fit of LightForce brackets reduces the likelihood of detachment, helping to avoid emergency visits and delays in your progress. Dr. Dequattro can efficiently address crowded, rotated, and misaligned teeth and bites with maximum precision.

Care and Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance play a crucial role in maximizing the effectiveness of LightForce orthodontic treatment:

  • Oral Hygiene: Maintain rigorous oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing. Specialized orthodontic brushes can help clean around brackets and wires.
  • Dietary Considerations: Avoid hard, sticky, or excessively sugary foods that may damage brackets or contribute to oral health issues. Follow any dietary recommendations provided by Dr. DeQuattro.
  • Regular Check-ups: Adhere to scheduled follow-up visits to allow our dental team to monitor progress, make necessary adjustments, and address any concerns promptly.
  • Emergency Situations: In case of a loose or damaged bracket, contact your Rhode Island orthodontic provider for guidance. Keep any emergency contact information readily accessible.
  • Personal Comfort: If you experience any discomfort, such as irritation from brackets or wires, consult with Dr. DeQuattro for possible solutions or adjustments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are LightForce braces worth it?
Is LightForce treatment painful?
How long is the LightForce treatment?
Is LightForce orthodontic treatment suitable for all age groups?
Are LightForce braces worth it?

LightForce braces are entirely customized to complement your dental needs. This makes the treatment experience faster and more efficient compared to traditional braces. LightForces ceramic brackets are more discreet than metal brackets, making them invisible to the eyes. Unlike traditional braces, your orthodontist can adjust your treatment plan to ensure you’re on the right track and that there’s no delay.

Is LightForce treatment painful?

No, LightForce treatment isn’t painful. Since LightForce is 100 percent customized to the structure of your mouth, your treatment results in less discomfort and pain. You won’t have to worry about your braces irritating your gums and teeth during your treatment experience.

How long is the LightForce treatment?

With LightForce and digital scans, your orthodontist can plan your treatment and see the results. On average, traditional braces can last up to two years or more. With LightForce, your treatment can take half the time or less than traditional metal braces.

Is LightForce orthodontic treatment suitable for all age groups?

Yes, LightForce orthodontic treatment is suitable for various age groups. Your orthodontist can tailor the treatment plan to meet the specific needs and preferences of each patient, making it a versatile option for individuals of all ages.

See What LightForce Could Mean For Your Smile

LightForce is an enormous leap forward for orthodontic technology. If you’re concerned by the shortcomings of traditional braces, you’ll be amazed how simply and easily the process with LightForce lets you achieve the results you’ve been looking for. 

Dr. Frank DeQuattro and his team are proud to be the first to make this cutting-edge solution available to Rhode Island patients. Schedule a consultation and see why LightForce is the best choice for achieving your dream smile quickly, comfortably, and without complications. Reach out to our Wakefield office at (401) 783-9890 or our Westerly office at (401) 596-2264, or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment online.

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