Radiowave treatment which is used in many fields of medical and dental medicine provides several benefits for patients receiving orthodontic care. By using specialized radio waves, we are able to safely and effectively remove excess gum tissue 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; radiowave treatment is used to sculpt the gums around the teeth in a way that helps improve the overall appearance of your smile. The best part of this treatment? In most cases, there is no need for needles! We simply apply a strong topical anesthetic to the gum tissue being treated.
Ideal Bracket Placement
If your gums haven't receded properly, or if a tooth is erupting slower than expected, Dr. Nirenblatt can remove excess tissue and reveal enough tooth surface to place a bracket.
Impactions refer to teeth that haven't erupted properly through the gums. By using radiowave treatment, we can assist a tooth's eruption without the need to wait months for the tooth to erupt on its own, or without the need to refer you out for an expensive surgical procedure.
Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring
Following the removal of your braces, Dr. Nirenblatt 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. Dr. Nirenblatt will 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.
Before and After Gum Contouring
Here is a child that I treated in my office. Look how much more of his upper front teeth are now visible. He no longer has "short teeth".