Laser-Assisted Ceramic Debonding
Top quality aesthetics solutions for the smile you always wanted
- Significantly less force needed for debonding
- Reduced treatment time
- Increased safety with reduced risk of fractures
- Little to no thermal effect on the remaining tooth structures
What is laser-assisted debonding?
Laser-assisted debonding is the easiest and safest method for removing orthodontic brackets or veneers, using the unique properties of the Er:YAG wavelength and its optimized interaction with bonding material.
How does debonding work?
The properties of LightWalker’s Er:YAG wavelength allow for the transmittance of laser energy through veneer or orthodontic bracelets. Laser energy is in turn absorbed in the bonding material, which causes modification of its bonding strength, thus allowing for quick and painless removal with a significantly reduced risk of enamel fracture.
Why is the Er:YAG wavelength superior?
In the past debonding was performed with several different laser sources and wavelengths, including CO2, Nd:YAG, diode and now Er:YAG. Among this versatile group of wavelengths, Er:YAG has the highest absorption in water, which results in a minimal thermal effect and decreased heat conduction.
As bonding materials are high in water content, this results in optimized absorption of energy in this type of material, resulting in reduced adhesion by thermal softening and selective ablation, with a decreased thermal load on the surrounding tissue.
Getting started with debonding
The LightWalker and SkyPulse training program is organized in cooperation with the Laser and Health Academy. During an intensive two-day workshop, participants cover basic laser physics and gain an in-depth understanding of laser-tissue interaction. Hands-on sessions under the guidance of laser dentistry experts help participants gain insight into the effects of Er:YAG, Nd:YAG and diodes on different tissues. Presentations and discussions are led by Laser and Health Academy lecturers and cover multiple dental therapies.
Fotona’s Laser-assisted ceramic debonding can be performed with the following laser system:
LightWalker – a uniquely capable system offering the power of the industry's highest performance Er:YAG dental lasers. The top-of-the-line LightWalker AT model features the ultimate in convenience and ergonomic comfort, and is the only dental laser system on the market that includes built-in scanner-ready technology.
Alakuş Sabuncuoğlu, Fidan, et al. (2016). Debonding of
Ceramic Brackets by Er:YAG Laser. J Istanb Univ Fac of
Fotona’s new line of LightWalker dental lasers are designed for high-speed cavity preparations (usually without anesthetic), virtually all soft-tissue surgical procedures, as well as minimally invasive endodontic and periodontal treatments.
With ultra-fast drilling speeds (outperforming even mechanical burrs) and a broad range of applications from gentle and effective laser tooth whitening to safe and effective laser endodontic and periodontal procedures (that can easily be performed at any dental practice), the new LightWalker lasers have changed many perceptions about laser dentistry. With LightWalker, dental professionals can not only impress their patients with the latest technology, but also dramatically expand their treatment range and income potential.
Handpieces & Accessories
Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. LightWalker handpieces are made from advanced titanium technology, maximizing their durability and minimizing their weight. More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the product pages (see above links).