Achieve Your Best Smile
Diode laser treatment with Farrow & Dewbre Orthodontics provides several benefits for patients receiving orthodontic care.
By using a specialized diode laser, Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre can safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth's surface for better aesthetics and function.
How Diode Laser Treatment Works
Your gum tissue serves as a "frame" for your teeth and Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre can use orthodontic lasers are used to sculpt the gums around your 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.
When Is Diode Treatment Useful?
Ideal Bracket Placement
If your gums haven't receded properly, or if a tooth is erupting slower than expected, Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre can use a laser to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket.
Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre can also use this to place TADs as an alternative to headgear.
Impactions refer to teeth that haven't erupted properly through the gums.
By using laser treatment, Dr. Farrow and Dr. Dewbre can assist a tooth's eruption without the need to wait months for the tooth to erupt on its own, or to refer you for an expensive surgical procedure.
Aesthetic Gingival Reconstruction
Following the removal of your braces, Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre may recommend re-contouring your gum line to maximize the aesthetics of your smile. Aesthetic gingival re-contouring is a procedure to reshape the gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile by exposing more of your teeth.
Dr. Farrow or Dr. Dewbre 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 re-contouring can also sculpt the gum line to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.