How Laser Therapy Can Speed Up Your Treatment

At Rhoads Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to doing everything in our power to help you smile like you mean it, and a big part of that pledge is offering the latest in orthodontic innovation! Soft tissue laser treatment is an important new development in the field, and we’ve harnessed its power to offer you amazing benefits like better outcomes and shorter treatment times. Read on to learn more about how laser therapy can speed up your treatment and so much more right here!

How Can Soft Tissue Laser Treatment Help? 

Soft tissue laser treatment harnesses the power of laser technology to address a range of soft tissue concerns, offering unparalleled precision, comfort, and efficiency. Here are some key applications of soft tissue laser treatment:

Gingival Recontouring

The alignment of your teeth isn’t the only factor influencing your smile’s overall appearance. The gums that frame your teeth play an equally crucial role in achieving a harmonious and balanced smile. In certain cases, gums may extend too far down on the upper front teeth, making them appear disproportionately small. Our soft tissue laser treatment can effectively recontour and reshape redundant gum tissue, achieving a proper gum height and contour. This process makes your teeth appear larger and gives you a more balanced and symmetrical smile. Additionally, patients experiencing gum puffiness due to braces can benefit from gum tissue recontouring, restoring both comfort and looks.

Exposing Impacted Teeth

When a tooth fails to emerge through the gum tissue and into the mouth, we call it impacted in the field. Timely intervention is important to prevent unwanted effects like improper eruption of nearby teeth, cyst formation, infection, pain, and disruptions within the jaw. Impacted teeth can also cause significant delays in orthodontic treatment. Our soft tissue laser exposure technique offers a simple and painless solution to encourage the proper growth of impacted teeth into the mouth. By expediting tooth eruption, this procedure minimizes delays in orthodontic treatment, so you get a smoother and more efficient journey.

Enhancing Bracket Placement

If you have braces, proper bracket placement is a big part of the success of your orthodontic treatment. In cases where gum recession isn’t ideal, or a tooth erupts slower than expected, soft tissue laser treatment can help by removing excess gum tissue. By creating an ideal environment for bracket placement, we ensure that your orthodontic treatment progresses effectively and your braces work to their fullest potential.

The Benefits of Soft Tissue Laser Treatment

Soft tissue laser treatment comes with a whole lot of awesome advantages. You can expect a more comfortable, efficient, and effective process when you trust us to supplement your care with this powerful tool. Here’s how soft tissue laser treatment can enhance your orthodontic journey:

Comfort and Convenience

One of the most significant advantages of soft tissue laser treatment is the enhanced comfort it provides. Unlike traditional methods that might involve needles for numbing, our laser treatment involves the application of a numbing gel to the gum tissue, ensuring a painless experience. Most patients describe the sensation as similar to having accidentally burnt their gum on hot food. Additionally, the precision of the laser minimizes bleeding during the procedure and significantly reduces post-treatment inflammation, discomfort, and healing time. With minimal downtime and quick recovery, you can continue your daily activities without interruption.

Our team at Rhoads Orthodontics wants to share how laser therapy can speed up your treatment, giving you the smile you deserve sooner!

Reduced Treatment Time

Soft tissue laser treatment not only prioritizes your comfort but also accelerates your treatment timeline. For instance, in cases of impacted teeth, laser exposure expedites the eruption process, eliminating the need to wait for months or undergo extensive surgery. This means that orthodontic treatment can progress without unnecessary delays, getting you closer to your desired smile faster.

Traditionally, the process of gum contouring involved incisions and sutures, leading to longer recovery times. With soft tissue laser treatment, the procedure becomes much simpler and quicker. Dr. Rhoads can precisely remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line with minimal discomfort and bleeding. This not only enhances the appearance of your smile but also reduces the time needed for healing and recovery.

Sometimes, slow tooth eruption or improper gum recession can hinder the precise placement of brackets. Soft tissue laser treatment provides a solution. By gently removing excess gum tissue, Dr. Rhoads can create an ideal environment for accurate bracket placement. This precise positioning ensures that your braces can work efficiently and effectively, ultimately shortening the treatment timeline.

Enhanced Precision and Hygiene

The precision of soft tissue laser treatment is unmatched, allowing our orthodontists to target specific areas with exceptional accuracy. This minimizes the risk of damage to nearby tissues and results in better outcomes. Moreover, the laser’s ability to seal nerve endings and stop bleeding streamlines the procedure, creating a hygienic environment that reduces the risk of infection.

How it Works 

Soft tissue laser treatment may sound complex, but the process is remarkably simple, quick, and virtually painless. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect during your soft tissue laser treatment:

  • Numbing Gel Application: We begin by applying a numbing gel to the gum tissue surrounding the treatment area. This ensures that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. 
  • Precision Laser Treatment: Once the area is numb, Dr. Rhoads will use a specialized soft tissue laser to precisely target the treatment area. This precise laser allows us to remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line with ease.
  • Slight Sensation: You may feel a slight movement as the laser tip interacts with the gum tissue. However, any discomfort is minimal and well-tolerated by most patients.
  • Quick Healing: Once you’re finished, you can expect to heal quickly. The treated area will return to normal in just a few days, and any post-procedure discomfort is generally mild.  
  • Precise Results: The soft tissue laser’s precision means that there’s little bleeding during the procedure, and nerve endings are sealed, reducing inflammation and discomfort after treatment. This approach guarantees that your orthodontic journey remains as comfortable and efficient as possible.

Our team at Rhoads Orthodontics wants to share how laser therapy can speed up your treatment, giving you the smile you deserve sooner!

Call Today to Learn More! 

And there you have it! Whether you want to level up your quality of care with a soft tissue laser treatment, you need to find a reliable orthodontist for the kids or anything in between, Rhoads Orthodontics has you covered! We’re Cranberry Township’s one-stop-smile shop, and consultation is always free! Call us today or fill out this online form to get started!