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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.
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.