Diode Laser Treatment

Important: NO SHOTS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS PROCEDURE!

What is Diode Laser Treatment?

Diode laser treatment provides several benefits for patients receiving orthodontic care. By using a specialized diode laser, our doctors are able to safely, and effectively remove excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth’s surface for better aesthetics and function. Your gum tissue serves as a “frame” for your teeth; orthodontic lasers are used to sculpt the gums around the teeth in a way that helps improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Uncovering the erupting canine has significantly decreased treatment time.

Uncovering the erupting canine has significantly decreased treatment time.

How Does the Diode Laser Work?

The diode laser emits a ray of concentrated energy that delivers a narrow pulse, which removes very small areas of gum tissue. Patients treated with the laser are surprised to find that there is no discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Womack uses a topical anesthetic before beginning the procedure, and the actual treatment takes only a few minutes.

Removes swollen and uneven gums.

Removes swollen and uneven gums.

Is Laser Treatment Safe?

If needed, laser orthodontic treatment is extremely safe, and effective. Of course, our doctors are able to determine if laser treatment is indicated by providing you with a complimentary orthodontic exam and consultation. Our doctors received certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry examiners.

Why You Should Ask  About Orthodontic Laser Treatment For Your Smile:

  • Faster and more efficient orthodontic treatment
  • Increased comfort and faster recovery
  • Safe
  • Less invasive – no bleeding
  • Preserves the health of teeth of gums

Examples of Treatment:

Impacted cuspids before laser exposure:

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Cuspids exposed with laser ready for bonding bracket:

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Brackets placed on exposed cuspids:

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Archwire placed to bring cuspids down:

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6 weeks after archwire placed – cuspids are down in correct position:

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If you are considering orthodontic treatment, or would like to learn more about orthodontic diode laser treatment, please contact Affiliated Orthodontics at (623) 572-8855 to schedule your complimentary consultation!