Orthodontic technology has come a long way. In addition to the many first-rate orthodontic treatments we offer, we also have extra services to aid you orally. With the use of innovative diode laser treatment, for example, we 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. Your 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 bracket for your braces treatment.
- Impacted Teeth
- Impactions refer to teeth that haven’t erupted properly through the gums. By using diode laser treatment, your 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, he or she will use the orthodontic diode laser to remove excess gum tissue around the upper teeth to make them look longer. If the gum line is uneven, your orthodontist can also sculpt it to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.
What to Expect
Diode laser treatment is quick and typically painless! Our expert orthodontic team will apply a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure. The actual process generally only lasts a few minutes. During the procedure, your orthodontist will safely and effectively shape the “frame” of your teeth to improve their function and appearance.
Visit Your Chicago or Vernon Hills Orthodontist!
Don’t let those gums keep you from showing off your smile; contact Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics at our Chicago or Vernon Hills office today! We would be happy to answer any questions you have about diode laser treatment, braces, or any of our orthodontic treatment options. Whether you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile or need an orthodontic consultation, our staff is ready to answer your call!