White Spot Lesions – Treatments for Enamel Decalcification
Poor oral hygiene during orthodontic care can lead to enamel decalcification, or “white spot lesions” on teeth. These are very unsightly, and can ruin an orthodontic finish and an otherwise beautiful smile. If you notice with white spot lesions, the area under the brace is protected, but plaque can build around the brace leaving “windows” of decalcified enamel in the tooth.
At one point in time, you had to just “live” with these enamel scars. Acuity Orthodontics now offers a treatment to rid the teeth of these unsightly marks. Best of all, insurance covers most of this! It also strengthens the tooth enamel, and prevents further decay. Ask us if you’d like to have us treat your decalcification spots, even if you had braces somewhere else.