The laser can be used to shorten muscle attachments between the lips and gums that may disturb the position of the teeth, also known as a frenectomy. The laser is detailed and accurate so surrounding gum tissue is affected at all.
Gum reshaping advances the esthetic appearance of the front teeth. From time to time the level of the gums look as if they are uneven after alignment. The laser can level out the gum height for a nice-looking, more attractive display, which is known as gingival contouring.
Every so often teeth are partially covered with gum tissue. In order to move the teeth, the excess gum tissue can be removed with the laser in order for your orthodontist to place a bracket. This is known as a soft tissue exposure.
Extra gum tissue can develop as a result of poor oral hygiene and suitable cleaning can be challenging when your child has braces. The extra gum tissue can grow over the tooth surface and make upcoming cleanings more problematic. A laser can remove inflamed gums to allow better access to the enamel.
Laser treatment is one of the most advanced options in orthodontics. It’s speedy and stress-free. The laser sanitizes as it treats, which means there are fewer side effects, no bleeding and little to no swelling. If there is any discomfort, it is similar to a pizza burn and only lasts about a day.