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How Icon® Can Correct White Spots on Your Teeth
Icon® is a dental treatment that might be needed after orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics can result in the demineralization of the teeth, which can lead to white spots. The white spots are lesion areas where minerals are unable to reach the appropriate portions of the enamel, which are often deeper. When light hits the lesions in a certain way, they appear white, resulting in an uneven appearance. An uneven appearance leads to a need for professional attention, with Icon® being a popular option.
Correcting white spots with Icon®
Below is an overview of Icon® and how it can be used to correct white spots on the surface of teeth. This information can be helpful to review when looking into treatment options.
What is Icon® dental treatment?
Icon® is a dental treatment that is used to correct white spots on the surface of teeth. It is non-invasive and there is no drill required. Instead, etching is done so the Icon® resin properly soaks in and sticks. Once the enamel soaks in the resin, any excess will be removed to ensure a smooth surface. To finish the treatment, a UV light is used to cure the resin material. The entire Icon® application process usually does not take longer than an hour.
Icon® dental treatment has many benefits, which is why many orthodontists recommend it.
- Treatment is painless and non-invasive
- Much of the natural tooth is saved, as there is no drilling or shaving down
- It is affordable compared to other similar options, such as dental veneers
- The results are long-lasting and only require reapplication every five to 10 years
- Patients of all ages can undergo Icon® treatment, including children
- It is a quick procedure
Aside from the ones listed above, there may be patient-specific benefits, which can be identified during a consultation appointment.
Other things to note
While orthodontic aftercare is the main reason for Icon® treatment, there are other scenarios in which it can be beneficial. Those who practice poor oral hygiene may experience white spots over time, which is where Icon® can be helpful. Additionally, fluorosis and demineralization can cause white spots and pose a risk to the entire oral cavity. Icon® can address the appearance of the teeth, while also helping to remineralize and strengthen them. Follow-up treatment may be required in order to salvage the patient's oral health.
Find out more about Icon®
When looking to learn more about Icon® and how it can be used to correct white spots, it may be helpful to directly consult an orthodontist. Orthodontists specialize in correcting problems that result from braces, aligners or retainers, which is why they are a great resource to utilize.
Reach out today to learn more about the treatment or to get scheduled for a consultation appointment. Any outstanding questions and concerns can be addressed appropriately.
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