J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 20, Number 3, 2017
|Number of page(s)||20|
|Published online||29 January 2019|
Orthodontics and enamel spots. Benefits of a minimally invasive approach, guidelines for the orthodontist
Former University Hospital Lecturer, Paris Descartes, Private practice, Paris
2 Former University Hospital Lecturer, Paris Descartes, Private practice, Paris
3 DDS MCU-Ph.D., Paris Descartes, Private Practice, Paris
4 DDS MCU-Ph.D. Director of the Biomaterials Laboratory Urb2i, Unit, EA4462, Private practice, Paris
Address for correspondence: Anthony Atlan – 37 rue des Acacias – 75017 Paris. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 28 February 2017
Enamel spots are frequently reported as an aesthetic complaint. In the case of orthodontic treatment, these spots can be a cause for concern, on one hand, for the orthodontist: what is the origin of these spots? Is it possible to bond directly on these areas without any risk? How and when should they be treated? On the other hand, from the patient’s point of view, the appearance or persistence of these spots can decrease the esthetic benefits of treatment.
The aim of this article is to describe the diagnosis, treatments, and management guidelines (protocols and chronology); present the benefits of the minimally invasive approach; and propose systematic guidelines for orthodontists.
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