Dr. Tamara Shamlian uses a soft tissue diode laser in her orthodontic practice to facilitate excellence in gingival (gum tissue) contours and smile esthetics. Lasers apply concentrated and controlled energy to the tissues, which absorb the energy. In the process, the blood vessels are sealed at the tissue site, the tissues are sterilized.  Using this method, there is a lesser chance of postoperative inflammation and discomfort. Dr. Shamlian began using a laser to improve treatment efficiency and to deliver the most esthetic results to her patients.