The Spectralase is an invaluable tool that enables us to speed up the completion of cases. Instead of waiting six months or more for cuspids to erupt, the orthodontist can, within minutes, expose, bond and place immediate traction on soft tissue impacted cuspids. It also has helped to improve the esthetic outcome of numerous cases. These procedures can be done without any bleeding and little or no patient discomfort. The procedures are done under topical anesthetic. The laser itself is easy to manipulate and has adequate wattage for easy removal of heavily keratinized or hyperplastic tissue.