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NO more white spots after braces

Methods

For comprehensive orthodontic treatment, metal wires are inserted into orthodontic brackets (braces), which can be made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into the desired positions. Invisalign or other aligner trays consist of clear plastic trays that move teeth. Functional appliances are often used to redirect jaw growth.

Common dental problems with orthodontic treatments:

Demineralization

It occurs when food left on teeth comes in contact with bacteria, creating acid. This acid robs teeth of calcium and phosphate, causing decalcification or "white scars." White scars look like chalky little white squares that outline the area where braces once were. It's important to note that braces themselves do not cause staining - anyone who doesn't care for their teeth well can have white scars. However, people with braces are more prone to decalcification because braces act as an excellent trap for food. Unfortunately, these demineralization stains are usually permanent and can lead to cavities.

Gingivitis

It occurs when the tissues around the teeth become inflamed and it's the initial form of gum disease. Anyone can develop gingivitis, but the challenge of cleaning around the gum line with braces means that braces wearers should be especially vigilant.

Sensitivity

Can occur when the underlying layer of your teeth becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue. It is normal for teeth to be temporarily sensitive after an adjustment of, but let your orthodontist know if you have chronically sensitive teeth. Anyone can suffer from sensitivity, but braces wearers can be especially susceptible to it. This is because braces are more difficult to clean around, and poor oral care can lead to an irritated or receding gum line.

Plaque

Plaque is a colorless, sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms in the mouth. It is produced from the combination of saliva and food particles. Everyone suffers from plaque, but as with other dental problems, the challenges of cleaning around braces mean that braces wearers must be especially careful about fighting it.

Tartar

Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is formed when plaque is left on the tooth surface and hardens. It's a crusty deposit that can trap stains on teeth and cause discoloration. It can form along the gum line, just under the gums, and around braces and other orthodontic appliances.

What can I do to avoid these common problems?

To help prevent dental problems, brush thoroughly after every meal and floss at least once a day and change to a healthy nutrition.

Dentcoat OP

Coats tooth and brackets, bands and wires and keeps teeth clean under brackets. Prevents decalcification, staining and discoloration under brackets and prevents the plaque accumulation at wires.