Diode Laser Treatment
We are pleased to offer the virtually painless technology of a soft tissue diode laser to treat minor gum problems such as low frenums and the removal of excess gum tissue. Your gum tissue serves as a "frame" for your teeth; orthodontic lasers are used to sculpt the gums around the teeth in a way that helps improve the overall appearance of your smile. We are able to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth's surface for better aesthetics and function
Most patients experience minimal bleeding and pain and are able to resume normal eating and activity immediately after the procedures.
Ideal Bracket Placement
If your gums haven't receded properly, or if a tooth is erupting slower than expected, a laser can be used to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket.
Impactions refer to teeth that haven't erupted properly through the gums. By using laser treatment, we can assist a tooth's eruption without the need to wait months for the tooth to erupt on its own, or to refer an expensive surgical procedure.
Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring
Following the removal of your braces, we may recommend recontouring your gum line to maximize the aesthetics of your smile. Aesthetic gingival recontouring is a procedure to reshape the gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile by exposing more of your teeth. We will use a laser to remove excess gum tissue around the upper teeth to make them look longer. If the gum line is uneven, aesthetic gingival recontouring can also sculpt the gum line to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.