Aesthetic Laser Treatment

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Child with bracesLasers are used for many different things in the field of dentistry. Lasers can specifically provide a variety of benefits for those receiving orthodontic care. With the help of lasers, we are able to remove excess gum tissue to expose more of your tooth’s surface. This is not only great for the aesthetics of your smile, but also for its function.

The best part about laser treatment is that there’s no need to numb your gum tissue with needles! We can simply apply a topical anesthetic to the gums to ensure that you’ll only feel the movement of the laser tip and no pain!

Reasons for Aesthetic Laser Treatment 

Below are a few of the most common applications for laser treatment here at Kuhni Orthodontics:

  • Impacted teeth – Impacted teeth are teeth that have not erupted properly through the gum tissue. We can use laser treatment to assist the tooth’s eruption instead of needing to wait weeks or months for the tooth to come through on its own.
  • Better bracket placement – If your gum tissue has not properly receded or if you have a tooth that is erupting more slowly than expected, a laser can be used to remove this excess tissue. This will reveal enough of the tooth’s surface to place a bracket for traditional braces.
  • Aesthetic gingival recontouring – Once your braces have been removed, Dr. Kuhni may recommend gum recontouring to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Gingival recontouring is a procedure used to reshape the gum line or expose more of the teeth, making them look longer. Gingival recontouring can also be used if the gum line is uneven, helping to create a more symmetrical smile.

Here at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio, we’re proud to be able to offer laser treatments to our orthodontic patients. Using this specialized laser will allow us to effectively and safely remove extra gum tissue, which may need to be done in order to enhance the aesthetics of your smile or to make sure there’s enough room on the teeth for the brackets.

For more information about the technology we use here at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio, please contact our Spanish Fork, Utah orthodontics office. We’re excited to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! We sever the surrounding region of Spanish Fork including Mapleton, Palmyra, Lake Shore, Benjamin, Springville, and Salem. Find a local orthodontist near me today!

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