Aesthetic Gingival Recontouring

Gingival aesthetics play a large role in the visual assessment of a finished orthodontic case. Excessive gingival display, uneven gingival contours, and disproportionate crown heights and widths as a result of less than ideal gingival anatomy significantly diminish the aesthetic value of even the most perfectly aligned teeth. With the advent of diode laser many clinicians are choosing to include optimization of gingival aesthetics as part of comprehensive orthodontic treatment. As a rule, aesthetic gingival recontouring is most beneficial in the upper arch from cuspid to cuspid. Ideally, the gingival margins of the upper anterior teeth are positioned at or very near the inferior border of th

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