Laser Dentistry is an important part of orthodontic treatment in order to yield the best final result.
Common soft tissue procedures include:
Treating a "gummy smile"
Lasers are used to reshape gum tissue associated with “gummy smile,” in which the gums’ length covers much of the tooth.
Treating tongue frenulum attachment
Those with a thick or tight frenulum (the fold of skin under the front part of tongue that anchors to the mouth floor) may benefit from a laser frenectomy. This treatment helps children whose restricted frenulum causes them to be tongue-tied, have difficulty breastfeeding, or have a speech impediment.
Removing extra soft tissue
Lasers can remove extra soft tissue that forms around the braces and teeth during and after orthodontic treatment.