Laser in orthodontics? They are one of the newest and neatest, of the technologies that are now in the orthodontic profession. So what can lasers do? They can actually do a lot! From exposing slow erupting teeth to helping create the best orthodontic result, the are many current uses. Here is a list of some of the more common uses:
- Exposing slow erupting teeth
- Gingival esthetic recontouring
- Frenectomy-Stop bleeding of gums
- Removal of tissue tags
- Helping reduce pain / severity of aphthous ulcers
I have included some before and after photos of actual patients who recently underwent procedures with our laser.
This patient did not like the square and bulbous tissue around her teeth after her braces came off.
This is the result after 2 weeks. No bleeding, minimal soreness, and no shots during the procedure. The patient was very excited.
The patient had an extra little tissue tag that really bugged him. You can see it between two of his bottom front teeth. Of all the options to remove it, the laser was definitely the easiest, with no shots, no bleeding, and no pain.
This picture was taken immediately after the laser removal. It took just minutes!
This patient has had a history of thick, fibrous gum tissue, even before orthodontic treatment. She did not like the aesthetic look of her smile.
As you can see, there was a huge difference from the laser treatment! The patient is very happy with her smile now. The procedure was done with only some topical numbing solution (no shots!), and there was no bleeding afterward.
Lasers can have a tremendous effect on our orthodontic results. It can turn a good result into a great result, as you can see from these actual cases from our office!