Biolase Laser treatment helps us be extremely precise with our orthodontic work. The laser helps mold the gums around the teeth to improve your smile even more.
Biolase laser treatment provides several benefits for patients receiving orthodontic care. By using a specialized laser, we are able to remove excess gum tissue safely and effectively 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. The best part of laser treatment? In most cases, there is no need for needles! We simply apply a topical anesthetic to the gum tissue being treated so all you feel is the slight movement of the laser tip.
If your gums haven’t receded properly, or if a tooth is erupting more slowly than expected, a laser can be used to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket. This can also be used to place TADs as an alternative to headgear.
Impactions refer to teeth that haven’t erupted properly through the gums. By using laser treatment, we can assist a tooth’s eruption without the need to wait for months for the tooth to erupt on its own or refer for an expensive surgical procedure.
Following the removal of your braces, Dr. Walker may recommend recontouring your gum line to maximize the aesthetics of your smile. Aesthetic gingival recontouring is a procedure to reshape the gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile by exposing more of your teeth.
Dr. Walker will use a laser to remove excess gum tissue around the upper teeth to make them look longer. If the gum line is uneven, aesthetic gingival recontouring can also sculpt the gum line to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.
A frenum is a band of tissue that connects a movable tissue from a less movable tissue such as the band that connects the upper lip to the gums.
Sometimes the frenum is excessively bulky or it attaches too far down between the upper front teeth contributing to space problems (diastema). A low bulky frenum is also unaesthetic. A frenectomy is a procedure that reduces an excessive frenum and moves the attachment higher for a more aesthetic outcome.