Another perk our patients receive when they choose our orthodontist near Lombard, IL, for treatment is after-braces laser gum therapy. Laser gum therapy is used by orthodontists for various reasons, including to increase the aesthetic appearance of your smile after orthodontic treatment.
Because optimal oral hygiene is more difficult while wearing braces, especially for children, you may experience an unevenness in the level of your gums once the braces are removed. Through a process commonly referred to as gingival contouring, this issue can be treated with laser gum therapy, leaving you with your happiest, healthiest smile. Other times, poor oral hygiene can cause extra gum tissue to develop and grow over the surface of your teeth. This can increase the difficulty of thorough cleaning, ultimately leading to more serious oral health issues down the road. Laser gum therapy can be used to remove the extra tissue, and make it easier to maintain a clean and healthy mouth.
Laser gum therapy is an effective option for those not only for aesthetic reasons but also for those with receding gums and periodontal disease. It’s a quick and easy way to correct gum issues, plus a topical anesthetic is typically used to numb the treatment area, so no shots are involved. A safe treatment, the laser disinfects as it’s working, so there is little risk of infection. Treatment is fast and provides long-lasting results.
When you are ready to learn more about Downers Grove Orthodontics, give us a call at 630.515.2727 or click here to request your complimentary, no-obligation Downers Grove Orthodontics Smile Assessment. During your free new patient appointment, your orthodontist will make sure all your questions are thoroughly answered about our office, our orthodontic treatments, our flexible payment options, and anything else that you would like to know about us!