What is Diode Laser Treatment?

What is Diode Laser Treatment?
Posted on 07/16/2019
What is Diode Laser Treatment?

Orthodontic technology has come a long way. In addition to the many first-rate orthodontic treatments that can straighten your teeth, there are other ways you can enhance your smile. With the use of innovative diode laser treatment, for example, you can easily remove excess gum tissue to improve the state of your smile.

What is Diode Laser Treatment?

Diode laser treatment is a specific process of removing excess gum tissue safely and effectively in order to expose more of the tooth’s surface for better aesthetics and function. In this procedure, an orthodontist will use a specialized diode laser to sculpt the gums around the teeth to maximize these results and enhance your smile.

Who Uses Diode Laser Treatment?

Diode laser treatment may be an option for a variety of patients. The following are the three main reasons for utilizing diode laser treatment:

  • Bracket Placement
    • If your gums haven’t receded properly, or a tooth is emerging more slowly than expected, a diode laser can be used to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a braces bracket for your orthodontics treatment.
  • Impacted Teeth
    • Impactions refer to teeth that haven’t erupted properly through the gums. By using diode laser treatment, an orthodontist can help the tooth in question emerge without waiting months for it to erupt on its own, or undergoing an expensive surgical procedure.
  • Aesthetic Recontouring
    • Aesthetic gingival recontouring is a procedure to reshape the gum line to improve the appearance of your smile by exposing more of your teeth. After getting your braces removed, you may discuss recontouring your gum line with your orthodontist. If your orthodontist agrees this is a good option for you, the process involves using the orthodontic diode laser to remove excess gum tissue around the upper teeth to make them look longer. If the gum line is uneven, it can be sculpted to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.

Visit Choice Orthodontics Today!

Choice Orthodontics is always happy to talk with you about the best ways to enhance your smile. If you have orthodontics questions, please contact us today at one of our four offices, conveniently located in St. Joseph, Gallatin, Atchison, and Hiawatha. We look forward to finding the best orthodontics solution for you!