Diode laser treatment is a versatile technique that can be used to improve your smile and accelerate your braces treatment. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics offer diode laser treatments to residents of Kendall, Miami Springs, Hialeah, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is Diode Laser Treatment?
Diode laser treatment is a treatment designed to safely remove excess gum tissue. Laser treatments are ideal because they don’t require the use of needles or other invasive techniques. The laser energy can be carefully controlled to precisely and safely treat the desired areas, ensuring the comfort and safety of the patient. By eliminating excess gum tissue, we can improve the appearance of the smile and gain better access to the teeth for orthodontic treatments.
What Can Diode Laser Treatment Be Used for?
One common use of diode laser treatment is for the aesthetic improvement of the smile. This treatment can be used to reshape the gum line, eliminating excess gum tissue to reveal more of the teeth. This is a popular treatment among patients who have an uneven gum line or a gummy smile. The treatment can also be used to accelerate orthodontic treatment by helping teeth erupt from the gums. By eliminating gum tissue, we are able to reveal more of the teeth in order to place brackets for braces. This allows us to proceed with the braces treatment if teeth are erupting slower than expected. For this reason, diode laser treatment can be a suitable alternative to TADs or headgear.
Is Diode Laser Treatment Painful?
The diode laser treatment is performed after applying a topical anesthetic to the gums. This numbs the gums to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment experience for the patient. In most cases, all you feel is the movement of the laser tip along the gum line.
How Will I Feel After Diode Laser Treatment?
After your diode laser treatment, you may experience minor swelling in the gums for a few days. However, this should fade on its own, and will not interfere with your ability to eat, drink, or talk. Patients may want to stick to a soft diet after their treatment if they are experiencing any pain or sensitivity. These symptoms can typically be managed with Tylenol or similar pain relievers.
Diode laser treatment can help you sculpt a perfect smile and even reduce the length of your braces treatment. The Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics offer diode laser treatments to patients in Kendall, Miami Springs, and the surrounding areas of Florida. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.