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Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years, with advancements in technology and techniques allowing for more efficient and comfortable treatment options. Ember light therapy is one such advancement, offering a non-invasive and painless alternative to traditional braces and aligners.
At Jacklyn Kurth Orthodontics, our Foster City and Belmont, CA, orthodontists use ember light therapy to aid your treatment and create a healthier, more beautiful smile. Read more about the benefits of ember light therapy by exploring our guide below.
What is Ember Light Therapy?
Ember light therapy is an advanced dental technology that uses low-level light therapy to stimulate the cells in the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. This stimulation helps accelerate tooth movement, making the teeth straightening process faster and more comfortable.
How Does Ember Light Therapy Work?
Ember light therapy involves applying a specialized light-emitting device to the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. This device emits low-level light energy to penetrate deep into the tissue and stimulate the cells. The light energy triggers a series of biological reactions in the tissue, including increased blood flow and cellular activity.
Ember light therapy is safe and painless, with no known side effects. The treatment is typically performed in short sessions over several weeks, depending on the severity of the orthodontic case and the treatment method.
The Benefits of Ember Light Therapy for Orthodontics
Ember light therapy offers a range of benefits for orthodontic patients, including:
- Faster Treatment Times: Ember light therapy can accelerate tooth movement by up to 50 percent, reducing the overall treatment time and allowing patients to achieve their desired results faster.
- Comfortable Treatment: Ember light therapy is painless and non-invasive, making it a comfortable addition to your orthodontic procedure.
- Reduced Risk of Root Resorption: Traditional orthodontic treatment can cause root resorption, a condition in which the roots of the teeth start to dissolve. Ember light therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of root resorption, resulting in safer treatment.
- Improved Gum Health: Ember light therapy stimulates the cells in the gums, promoting healthy tissue growth and reducing the risk of gum disease.
- Reduced Pain Levels: Increasing the blood flow and cellular activity around your treatment can reduce discomfort caused by orthodontic pressure.
- Combined Treatments: Our Belmont and Foster City orthodontists can use this device to whiten your smile as you’re receiving orthodontic care.
Who Is a Candidate for Ember Light Therapy?
Ember light therapy can be a beneficial treatment option for individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment, including the following:
- Braces: Ember Light Therapy can promote faster and more comfortable tooth movement during orthodontic treatment. The light energy helps to stimulate cellular activity, which can lead to faster healing and reduced discomfort.
- Clear Aligners: Ember Light Therapy can help to reduce the discomfort associated with aligner treatment and promote faster tooth movement. The light energy helps increase blood flow to the affected areas, often speeding up the healing process.
- Orthodontic Relapse: Ember Light Therapy can help to promote tooth movement and alignment following a relapse of orthodontic treatment. The light energy helps stimulate cellular activity, leading to faster tooth movement and a quicker return to proper alignment.
Frequently Asked Questions
▼Is ember light therapy painful?
No, ember light therapy is a painless and non-invasive treatment option. It can even help reduce pain during orthodontic treatments due to increased blood flow in the area.
▼How long does ember light therapy treatment take?
Treatment times vary depending on the severity of the orthodontic case and the type of orthodontic treatment used. Your orthodontist may use this over several months to assist with orthodontic treatments.
▼Is ember light therapy safe?
Yes, ember light therapy is safe and has no known side effects. It has been scientifically proven to help patients accelerate their orthodontic treatments.
▼Is ember light therapy covered by insurance?
Whether or not your ember light therapy is covered by your insurance may vary depending on the insurance provider. It's best to check with your provider beforehand to see if this treatment is covered under your plan.
Explore Your Treatment Options: Call Us About Ember Light Therapy Today!
Ember light therapy is a breakthrough technology changing how orthodontists approach treatment. With this non-invasive and painless approach, ember light therapy at Jacklyn Kurth Orthodontics provides a range of benefits during your treatment, including faster treatment times and improved comfort. If you're considering orthodontics, be sure to ask your Belmont and Foster City orthodontists about ember light therapy.
Contact our Belmont and Foster City, CA, orthodontic offices today by calling (650) 525-9440 or filling out our online contact form.