The diode laser serves to safely and effectively sculpt your gums by removing excess tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface for better aesthetics and function. This procedure is important since your gum tissue serves as a “frame” for your teeth. The best part of laser treatment is that in most cases there is no need for needles. The doctor simply applies a topical anesthetic to the gum tissue and the only thing you will feel is the slight movement of the laser tip.
Ideal Bracket Placement
If a tooth is erupting slower than expected the diode laser can also be used to remove excess gum tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket or TAD.
Impactions refer to teeth that haven’t erupted properly through the gums. Laser treatment can assist a tooth’s eruption without the need to wait months for the tooth to erupt on its own or without having to resort to an expensive surgical procedure.
Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring
Following the removal of your braces, your orthodontist may recommend recontouring your gum line to maximize the aesthetics of your After removing your braces, your orthodontist may recommend recontouring your gum line to maximize the potential of your smile. Aesthetic gingival recontouring is a procedure that reshapes the gum line to improve the overall look of your smile by exposing more teeth. This is achieved by using a laser to remove excessive gum tissue around the upper teeth and therefore make the teeth look longer. This procedure can also be used to make the gum line more symmetrical in patients whose gum line is uneven or unbalanced.