The diode laser is one of the greatest dental innovations today. The laser can do a multitude of procedures that are beneficial to your orthodontic treatment. Perhaps you have a large space (Diastoma) between your front teeth which requires a frenectomy at the end of your orthodontic treatment. Or maybe you require laser gum contouring such as a gingivectomy, due to an overgrowth of the gingiva while undergoing orthodontic treatment? In the hands of Dr. Rajasekaran, our Diode laser can perform these laser gum treatments as well as some receding gum treatments and other in office procedures mentioned below.
Dr. Raj offers this technology right in the comfort of our own office. That means no need to refer you out to a gum specialist, instead, your treatment can be done in-house, saving you time and money. Durham Orthodontic Centre is proud to be one of the few orthodontic offices offering this treatment.
Procedures done with the laser:
- Exposure of impacted teeth
- Gingivectomy (gum levelling)
- Frenectomy (removal of thick muscle between two front teeth)
- Treatment of Canker Sores, Herpetic & Aphthous Ulcers of the Oral Mucosa
- Gum whitening
- Tooth Whitening
Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)
With technology changing every day, we are please to offer a newer treatment often referred to as a TAD (Temporary Anchorage Device) or mini implant. These small titanium anchors may be used in select orthodontic cases with braces as an alternative to headgear. The orthodontic TAD’s aid in quicker tooth movement and are generally comfortable and very efficient. These Orthodontic anchorage devices are commonly known as mini-implants as well. The most common clinical scenarios and uses for these anchorage devices in orthodontics are; incisor retraction, molar distalisation, transverse and asymmetry corrections. These mini-implants are also commonly used during orthognathic surgery.
How are TADs placed?
The TAD orthodontic treatment is done in office using local anaesthetic which is administered to numb the gum tissue in the surrounding area where the TAD will be inserted. TADS orthodontics are gently placed through the gum tissue and firmly into the bone of the jaw. It is common to feel slight pressure, but this normally subsides within a day or two. One end of an elastic or powerchain will be attached to the TAD device and the other to the bracket on the desired tooth for orthodontic treatment to continue. Once the desirable tooth movement has been achieved, the TAD will be removed. The removal is also done in office and takes just a few moments.
If you have any questions, such as ‘How much do TADS orthodontics cost’ or any other related questions, please consult our office or book a free consultation today.