Treatment Of White Spot Lesions Post Fixed Orthodontic Therapy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 1824-1829
AbstractWhite spot lesions are one of the most common iatrogenic consequences of fixed orthodontic therapy, which undermines the ultimate aesthetic outcome of the treatment. bonded or banded fixtures aid in plaque retention thereby enhancing white spot lesions/demineralisation of the tooth surface. accurate and reliable detection of white spot lesions in its earliest stages of enamel demineralisation is very important. the recent developments in the diagnostic aids, would enable the orthodontist to detect and diagnose these lesions and use appropriate preventive measures to promote remineralization and conservation of the tooth structure. Several suggestions have been made in the literature to prevent or minimize the risk of this condition but, to date, no definitive conclusion regarding its management protocol has been made.Therefore, this article reviews the current techniques available to manage white spot lesions after orthodontic therapy.
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