Congratulations! You have successfully completed your orthodontic treatment and achieved a beautifully aligned and straight smile. Orthodontics can work wonders in enhancing the appearance and functionality of your teeth. However, some common concerns such as white spots or excess gingival tissue may persist even after the braces are removed. Fortunately, we have some effective solutions to restore harmony to your smile. In this blog, your general and cosmetic dentists in Celina, TX, explore two such techniques – Icon and dental lasers.
Remove White Spots with Icon
During orthodontic treatment, some patients may develop white spots on their teeth. These spots are caused by mineral loss in the enamel and can be a big distraction. Although you may try your hardest to prevent these spots with excellent hygiene, they sometimes still develop in hard-to-clean areas around the brackets.
One excellent method for removing these demineralized areas and restoring the natural beauty of your teeth is using a treatment called Icon. Icon is a non-invasive technique that utilizes resin infiltration to treat early cavities and these unsightly spots. It can seamlessly blend the color of the white spots with the surrounding tooth structure, making them virtually disappear! The treatment is painless, efficient, and can usually be completed within a single dental visit.
Dental Lasers to Remove Excess Gingival Tissue
Some individuals may also experience excess gingival tissue, commonly known as a “gummy smile,” after orthodontic treatment. This condition can affect the symmetry of your smile making the teeth look stubbier. Sometimes the gums will naturally tighten and smooth out again but many times the tissues have overgrown and must be removed. The good news is that dental lasers can reshape and contour your gum tissue, helping bring proportion and health back to your gums.
How Do Lasers Work?
Dental lasers are advanced tools that emit a concentrated beam of light, which can efficiently remove excess tissue without the need for traditional surgical methods. This technology allows the dentist to precisely reshape your gum line, with minimal bleeding, discomfort, or damage to surrounding tissues. The healing time is swift so you can enjoy your newly contoured smile sooner.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
At your consultation, we will carefully assess your gum tissue and enamel to design a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Remember, achieving a beautiful smile isn’t limited to orthodontic treatment alone. Give us a call at Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. We look forward to restoring the natural beauty of your smile.