This minor procedure is used when rotated teeth have been straightened by orthodontic treatment. The rotation of these teeth creates tension in the fibers attaching the gums to the teeth so that the teeth attempt to rotate back to their original orientation. A small incision is made between the gums and the teeth to release the fibers and allows the fibers to reattach to the tooth in the correct orientation. No sutures are needed and minimal bleeding or discomfort occurs. This procedure decreases the chance of the tooth rotating back to the orientation it had prior to the orthodontic treatment.