Diode laser treatment can provide several benefits for patients receiving orthodontic care. By using the iLase diode laser, we are able to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth's surface for better esthetics and function. The best part of laser treatment? There is no need for needles! We simply apply a topical anesthetic to the gum tissue being treated so all you feel is the slight movement of the laser tip.
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. This can assist tooth alignment and speed up treatment time.
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 for the tooth to erupt on its own, or to refer for a surgical procedure.
Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring
In some patients, the gum tissue may become inflamed or grow unevenly during treatment. The iLase laser procedure is a pain-free way to re-shape the edges of the gum tissue and enhance the visibility of your teeth. The result is a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Before iLase Laser Treatment
Immediately after iLase Laser Treatment
Two weeks after iLase Laser Treatment