State-of-the-art Braces in Fort Walton Beach

We Specialize in Damon braces for faster results and a more comfortable treatment experience.

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Braces options that meet your needs

Our practice also offers a full line of different braces options. At your consultation we'll take the time to understand your clinical needs and personal preferences and match you with the perfect treatment solution. Below are a few of the additional types of braces we offer:

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Lightforce Braces

Sandy Smiles Orthodontics is proud to be one of the only providers of LightForce braces in the Emerald Coast. LightForce braces are customized, 3D-printed braces that blend cutting-edge technology with digital treatment planning. LightForce braces are made using 100% polycrystalline alumina and state-of-the-art 3D printers, optimizing accuracy in bracket design. This means that LightForce braces can be uniquely designed for each individual patient! Your LightForce braces can fit your teeth perfectly and will be programmed with precise movements to realign your smile.

LightForce Benefits

Faster and more efficient

With fewer patient visits, efficient treatments, and a fully digital workflow, LightForce enables Dr. Zwickel to reach new levels of efficiency without sacrificing quality or comfort.

Customized for you

Proprietary treatment planning software is combined with advanced 3D printing technology to create custom treatments for every patient. Ditch ill-fitting brackets, manual bonding, and unnecessarily lengthy treatments.

More comfortable

LightForce brackets conform precisely to your teeth, reducing discomfort and improving the straightening accuracy.

Fully Digital Planning

LightForce brings the planning simplicity, efficiency and ease of use seen today in aligners into the world of fixed dental appliances. Enjoy the benefits of digital planning for your treatment, aligners or fixed.


LightForce features a slim ceramic profile that is more discreet than other bracket systems.

Our office is also pleased to offer Damon Smile Braces—a whole different approach to treating patients. Thanks to these innovative braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible! Damon braces use a specialized slide mechanism instead of elastics to hold the archwire to the brackets. These slides reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the teeth, so teeth are able to move freely and quickly. As a result, treatment with Damon Smile is often faster and requires fewer adjustments than traditional braces.

See The Difference with Damon

Damon Smile’s passive, self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal ties and don’t require tightening. Very light, shape-memory titanium archwires gently guide your teeth to their ideal position. 

Treatment time with Damon Smile is typically much faster than with conventional braces because the shape-memory wires don’t plateau and then require tightening. Plus, there are no elastics to cause friction and slow progress.


The Damon braces’ gentle, low-friction force facilitates healthy tooth movement that minimizes discomfort. Low-profile brackets reduce mouth irritation. 

Far fewer appointments are required during treatment, making your Damon experience convenient and hassle-free.


Without elastic ties, which collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy. Easier to clean means less tooth decay.  Additionally, the gentle force of the Damon Smile system promotes efficient tooth movement and supports oral health by preserving the roots of your teeth. This also minimizes gum recession and unnecessary tooth loss.




Sleek brackets without distracting elastics offer a streamlined look. Plus, Damon Smile is available in clear brackets for patients who want a great smile with discreet treatment.


Traditional Braces at San

Traditional Braces

The most common type of braces, traditional metal braces are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. This tried-and-true treatment is an efficient and cost-effective solution for many of our patients

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Ceramic (Clear) Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials that blend in with your teeth. Older teenagers and adults who prefer a more discreet aesthetic appreciate this option. Ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, so they require more attention for thorough oral hygiene and are best suited for upper front teeth.

Get in Touch!

(850) 244-3880

Fort Walton Beach, FL
824 Eglin Parkway NE

(850) 244-3880

DeFuniak Springs, FL
746 Baldwin Ave.

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