Lasers- A contemporary tool in orthodontics

Phadnis, Prachi S.; Kamath, Prashanth; Prasad, Renu; Vishwanath
April 2011
Journal of International Oral Health;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
Lasers have got extensive application not only in the field of medicine but also have broaden its horizon in dentistry. Orthodontics dating back to the time of Egyptian mummies to the recent advances had travelled hrough many appliances, mechanics and innovations to reach the greater heights in dentistry. We rthodontists are familiar with the term LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) however its application in the field is yet to be explored. Recently the laser has gained attention as an effective tool to manage orthodontic treatment and enhance our esthetic out comes with greater results.


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