Learn about the many advantages of using LightScalpel lasers in orthodontics in the following publications:
CO2 Lasers in Orthodontics Publications
LightScalpel CO2 Lasers and Orthodontics
There are many uses for a soft tissue CO2 laser in orthodontics, such as exposure of impacted teeth, gingivectomies, frenectomies, and others. The excellent accuracy and precision of CO2 laser treatment is due to increased visibility of the surgical field in absence of bleeding. The CO2 laser ablation depth is controlled to a fraction of a millimeter, which makes this wavelength a gentle soft tissue removal tool, while the sub-100 micrometer coagulation depth (better than diodes and electrosurgery) allows for enhanced, scar-free healing of highly vascular oral tissues (often by secondary intention). In comparison with other dental lasers, the 10.6 micrometer CO2 laser wavelength exhibits the least absorption rate by the stainless steel orthodontia hardware, and also the closest match between coagulation depth and gingival blood capillary diameters.