Diode Laser Treatment

Diode laser treatment provides several benefits for patients who receive orthodontic care. By using a specialized diode laser, we are able to remove excess gum tissue safely and effectively in order to expose more of the tooth’s surface for better aesthetics and function.

Your gum tissue serves as a “frame” for your teeth; orthodontic lasers are used to sculpt the gums around the teeth in a way that helps improve the overall appearance of your smile.

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

Ideal Bracket Placement

If your gums haven’t receded properly, or a tooth is erupting more slowly than expected, a laser can be used to remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket. This can also be used to place TADs as an alternative to headgear.

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 to refer an expensive surgical procedure.

Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring

Following the removal of your braces, Dr. Sanborn may recommend recontouring your gum line to maximize the aesthetics of your smile. Aesthetic gingival recontouring is a procedure to reshape the gum line to improve the aesthetics of your smile by exposing more of your teeth.

We will use a laser to remove excess gum tissue around the upper teeth to make them look longer. If the gum line is uneven, aesthetic gingival recontouring can also sculpt the gum line to produce a more symmetrical, balanced smile.

"Dr. Sanborn is amazing with kids, and the Damon® Smile system he uses has the results I was looking for! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for orthodontics on the Crystal Coast: high quality, professional, knowledgeable, and parent-kid friendly! Thanks for helping my daughter smile!"~ Page Y.
"Sanborn Orthodontics is always having fun events so you can earn San Dollars, and they can be traded in for some great prizes. The staff are very friendly and are willing to help out in any way possible. They act like they have known you for a lifetime. I would recommend Sanborn Orthodontics to everyone!"~ Andrea G.
"We could not have found a nicer, more professional orthodontic practice than Sanborn. The entire staff is so welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The office is state of the art, and has a wonderful waiting area and overall inviting atmosphere. Our daughter actually looks forward to her appointments!"~ Lori E.
"I love Sanborn Orthodontics, it is the best place to go! I was worried about braces because I have to get them soon and I had heard bad stories. They told me all about the steps and how they do the treatment. Now I am worry-free and ready to get my braces!"~ Riley G.
"I am so excited to share my experience about the staff at Sanborn Orthodontics. I had my braces on for 23 months and am so glad I did. The staff was always friendly and I always left happy, even when I had an adjustment."~ Cheryl S.
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