Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2011, vol. 17, book 2
Subject Collection:Oral and Dental Medicine
Page: 129 - 131
Online date: September 15, 2011
J of IMAB 2011; 17(2):129-131
Er:YAG LASER APPLICATION IN ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE. A case report
Svetlana Yordanova1, Miroslava Yordanova1, G. Tomov2, Hristina Lalabonova3
1) Department of Orthodontics, 2) Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics,3) Department of Maxillofacial Surgery,
Faculty of Dental Medicine, MedicalUniversity - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Introduction: Er:YAG lasers generate wave length of 2940 nm which coincides with the absorptions spectrum of water. For these reasons it is possible to work with Er:YAG lasers both on soft and hard tissues with minimal thermal effects. Lasers due to their wide-spectrum of biological action and high therapeutic effectiveness are used long ago in certain specialties like oral surgery and cariesology. In orthodontic lasers are poorly known and are not routine tool despite their beneficial application abilities.
Aim: The presented case report discusses alternative surgical approach for laser-assisted uncovering of ectopically impacted canines for orthodontic reasons.
Conclusions: Er:YAG laser is a revolutionary technology providing alternatives for orthodontists in solving different problems in their everyday practice. It is effective and comfortable tool to reduce treatment time and to promote excellent clinical results.To patients is offered method of choice with comfort guarantee, less pain sensations and accelerated healing process.
Key words: Orthodontic treatment, Er:YAG laser LiteTouch.
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Please cite this article as: Yordanova S, Yordanova M, Tomov G, Lalabonova Hr. Er:YAG LASER APPLICATION IN ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE. A case report. J of IMAB 2011; 17(2):129-131. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2011172.129
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