A Painless Finishing Touch for Smiles
Having a “gummy” smile can make you feel self-conscious and a lot of people believe there isn’t anything you can do about it. Enter, diode laser treatment. At Houston Orthodontic Specialists, we use the diode laser to remove excess gum tissue with precision, crafting the perfect frame for your teeth. We usually perform the procedure after you’re finished with braces or Invisalign® to give you the picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. The best part? It’s painless and we don’t need to use needles. The laser is gentle and we apply a topical anesthetic, so the only thing you feel is the slight movement of the laser tip.
We also use the diode laser for non-aesthetic reasons. When you have excessive gum tissue, it can get in the way of placing brackets for braces, TADs, and other appliances and the laser can help. Additionally, if teeth aren’t coming in as they should, we can use it to speed up the tooth eruption process.
Whatever the reason your smile requires diode laser treatment, our team has you covered.
Enhances Your Smile
The treatment reduces the amount of gum visible when you smile and when performed after braces or Invisalign, you’ll get a gorgeous outcome. It can also be used to aid in tooth eruption and to remove excess gum tissue to place appliances.
Diode laser treatment is gentle enough that it doesn’t require the use of needles to deliver anesthetic. Instead, we apply a topical anesthetic for a pain-free experience. The only thing you’ll feel is the movement of the laser.
Lasers are much more precise than other treatment options. We have better control and can achieve optimal results without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Safe for All Ages
Diode laser treatment has been proven safe and effective for people of all ages. Since there’s no pain involved, it’s a great option even for younger patients.