One of the best things about being in the orthodontics field is getting to utilize all of the latest and best technological advances!
Surgery is a daunting prospect, and it is gratifying to be able to offer my patients the opportunity to address certain orthodontic issues without the use of invasive surgical techniques. Fear of surgery prevents many people from receiving the care they need to ensure their oral and overall health. By offering non-invasive Fotona laser treatments, we can avoid surgery and improve the quality of our patient’s lives.
Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes the sufferer to struggle with breathing during sleep. It can unknowingly wake you up several hundred times per night! And most notably it causes snoring. This can be disruptive to the snorer and their partners.
There are treatment options available for sleep apnea. The CPAP machine is the most well-known treatment. It is an apparatus that connects a breathing machine, through tubes, into the airway of the patient. It forces air into the lungs, which diminishes the sleep disruptions.
The machines can be loud and cumbersome though, and people often have trouble falling asleep while being hooked up to it.
Other options include custom made mouth guards, or surgery. The mouth guards can also hinder sleep, and people try to avoid invasive surgery, which can involve bleeding and scarring.
It is very exciting to offer the Fotana NightLase to my patients. It is a non-invasive option that can last for up to a year. The procedure is simple and effective, but still very gentle on the patient’s mouth.
The Fotona laser works by applying lasers to the soft tissues of the palate. This contracts the collagen, making for a firmer palate and therefore less obstruction in the airway.
The procedure is done 3 times over the course of six weeks. The affects last for up to a year, and the treatment can be repeated. It is safe, gentle, and highly effective. Best of all, it involves no invasive surgery, chemicals, or annoying breathing apparatus!
Another exciting aspect of the Fotona laser is its ability to aid in tooth whitening procedures. It is the quickest, gentlest, and least invasive of teeth whitening options currently available.
It uses a unique wavelength (Er:YAG) that has a high absorption rate in water. This means the gel used for whitening your teeth does not heat up enough to cause damage to your tooth or the pulp.
The Fotona laser is extremely effective, minimally invasive, and causes no damage to your teeth, or the pulp of your teeth in the process of teeth whitening.
We pride ourselves for being able to offer our patients non-invasive and painless treatment options for their orthodontic needs. We know that any surgery can be scary and painful, and many people avoid it altogether.
You deserve to have a healthy and functional mouth and smile! If you’re suffering with sleep apnea and snoring, and are hesitant to purchase a CPAP machine, or simply want a brighter whiter smile without any damage to your teeth, make an appointment with our office today!
We offer free consultations to our first time patients. I am Board Certified and have over 25 years of experience. My number one priority is providing successful treatments, with the maximum level of comfort possible to all of my patients.
Greenberg Orthodontics & TMJ not only offers specialized care, but you can also first see if it’s the right choice for you by booking your FREE consultation. We offer these free consultations to get to know you and help ease your or your child’s fears about what it means to have ongoing dental treatments and how that can improve your overall quality of life.