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Title: Benefits of the use of the CO2 laser in orthodontics
Authors: Gama, Sabrina Kívia Correia
Araújo, Telma Martins de
Pinheiro, Antonio Luiz Barbosa
Keywords: Laser surgery;Esthetics;Orthodontics
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: Esthetics is an important factor for patients seeking orthodontic treatment, and not always is the orthodontist able to make adjustments on the gingival contour, and this aspect is neglected. Many orthodontists are familiar with the name laser. However, there is a lack of information regarding their application on the orthodontic practice. There are several options for the use of CO2 lasers on surgical procedures of interest to orthodontists, especially on soft tissues. There is no evidence that the use of the CO2 laser has any side effect or contraindication on surgical procedures. This paper reports a series of surgical procedures carried out on orthodontic patients. It is concluded that the carbon dioxide laser not only allows surgeons to enhance current surgical options for treatment but also have contributed to the evolution of a variety of new procedures that are now commonplace in oral surgery, and its use shows several benefits for the orthodontic patient.
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URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/6034
ISSN: 0268-8921
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