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Laser Gum Contouring

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Laser Gum Contouring is the 1st of our 3 Smile Enhancement Services that don’t require Braces or Invisalign. 

Anyone wanting to boost their self confidence and address a “Gummy Smile”, uneven gum line, or puffy and thick gum tissue can be seen at Mack and Hansen Orthodontics for Laser Gum Contouring.

More Teeth, Less Gums

Laser Gum Contouring, also known as diode laser treatment, provides several benefits for patients. By using a specialized diode laser, we are able to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue in order to expose more of the tooth's surface to enhance and create a more symmetrical, balanced smile. It's the perfect solution for the following conditions:

  • One tooth appearing shorter than it's counterpart or neighbor tooth
  • Showing an excessive amount of gum tissue when smiling
  • A thick bunch or band of tissue between two teeth
  • Uneven gum lines
  • Exposing a tooth that is no longer erupting or is partially impacted
  • Removing gum tissue to allow ideal placement of a bracket

The best part of laser treatment? In most cases, there is no need for needles! We simply apply a topical numbing gel to the gum tissue being treated so all you feel is the slight movement of the laser tip.

Ideal Bracket Placement or Exposure of a Tooth

If your gums haven't receded properly, or if a tooth is erupting slower than expected, a laser can also be used to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket. This allows us to bring the tooth into the mouth more quickly and efficiently.

Impacted Teeth

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 months for the tooth to erupt on its own, or having to refer to the Oral Surgeon for an expensive surgical procedure.

What patients are saying

“My daughter was very insecure about her teeth. She went from insecure to non-stop smiling in just a few months! For me that was just amazing! We love Mack & Hansen’s welcoming environment and their staff...always smiling, very helpful, energetic, and the most friendly in/out of the office. We Thank You All! I am FOREVER grateful for 'HER' smile!” ~ Sophia H. of Longview “My child actually looks forward to her orthodontist appointments!! The staff is always so friendly and it’s a positive, uplifting environment.” ~ Kara H. of Hallsville “I love the efficiency of Mack & Hansen Orthodontics. They have thought of everything when it comes to making a great customer impact. Not only are they skilled at making beautiful smiles, but they care about their patients. They are welcoming, up-to-date on technology, and really have hit the nail on great customer service! I would recommend them to anyone!” ~ Anita N. of Henderson “They have the absolute sweetest people working here! Every team member interacts with each patient. They show so much care for everyone and make you feel like family! I am so glad my braces experience has been with Mack & Hansen Orthodontics!” ~ Bonnie C. of Mount Pleasant “I love Mack & Hansen! Getting braces as an adult can be nerve racking, but this office has made my experience very comfortable! They offer great payment plans too. If you need anything they are very prompt with getting you seen or answering questions. Also, the new office is incredible and has an amazing mural painted outside.” ~ Alex M. of Kilgore “Absolutely the BEST orthodontists and office staff in town!  Always making sure we are taken care of and helping us on our smile journey!  Not to mention FUN!  Their ability to have fun makes it so much more enjoyable for their patients!” ~ Melissa H. of Marshall