How Do You Treat White Spots After Braces?

Are white spots on teeth reversible?

Last week we discussed how prolonged contact with acidic bacterial plaque can lead to decalcification, or demineralization, of teeth.

Decalcification is one of the reasons for white spots (lesions) on teeth.

Fortunately, decalcification can be reversed..

Are white spots from braces permanent?

While the risk of getting white spots is greater during braces, white spots can occur without orthodontic treatment in the absence of proper brushing and dental care. Once the spots appear, it is likely they will remain there, as they do not easily disappear and are not completely reversible.

How common are white spots after braces?

The most common location for white spots tends to be either along the gumline or around the edges of the brackets. Not every patient who has braces will get white spots. In fact, the majority of orthodontic patients will not have any after treatment. It is a relatively uncommon effect of wearing braces.

Can braces stains be removed?

Can braces stains be removed? Yes, stains after braces can be removed. You can begin by cleaning your teeth three times a day using a teeth whitening mouthwash or toothpaste. Post that, you can visit your orthodontist for re-mineralization.

Do orthodontist whiten teeth after braces?

As your teeth shift during your orthodontic treatment, this will create an uneven shade spectrum across your smile. Orthodontists often recommend that their patients wait about six months after their braces are removed to whiten their teeth. There are two reasons why this is recommended; tooth sensitivity and saliva.

How do you get rid of white spots on braces?

The first step is to repair the weakened spots. This may mean using a fluoride and nanohydroxyapatite remineralizing product to remineralize the white spots. Tooth whitening, particularly professional tooth whitening done by a dentist, can help even out any color variations for a beautiful cosmetic result.

Why do I have white spots on my teeth after braces?

The white, and sometimes even yellow, spots can occur from enamel disruptions due to nutrition abnormalities, medication effects, virus and illness aftereffects, over fluoridation, or even the result of decalcification of the enamel that surrounded orthodontic braces.

How do you know if you’ll have white spots after braces?

If plaque isn’t thoroughly brushed away, it can result in decalcification. This is when the acid starts to dissolve the surface of your tooth, leaving these white marks. These white spots are most noticeable after your braces are removed. You’ll see them surrounding the spaces where your brackets once were.

How do you get rid of white spots?

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