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dc.contributor.authorRaley, N
dc.contributor.authorClayton, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorFortson, WM
dc.contributor.authorDeleon, E
dc.contributor.authorRueggeberg, FA
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-12T18:39:25Z
dc.date.available2020-02-12T18:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623009
dc.description.abstractAlthough one of the primary aims for many orthodontic patients is to achieve improvement in their dental esthetic condition, a high percentage of these patients develop unesthetic, white spot lesions (WSL) during the course of treatment. These lesions develop due to enamel decalcification resulting from bacterial plaque accumulation around difficult to clean brackets and overlying wires and ligation devices. Acids produced locally in this retained plaque will decalcify enamel along the peripheral border of the bonded bracket. Quite often, despite repeated admonishment by the clinician to the patient to take extra care in cleansing these susceptible locations, patients return with large plaque deposits around the brackets, and evidence of the early stages of enamel decalcification: the so-called “white spot lesion” (WSL). The problem becomes obvious at the time of bracket removal, when, although the teeth may now be arranged in near-to-perfect alignment and occlusion, large, white areas of enamel decalcification are prominently displayed, denoting the exact location of where the bonded bracket used to be.en_US
dc.publisherAugusta Universityen_US
dc.titleCase Selection Criteria for use with Resin-Infiltrative Treatment of Enamel Decalcificationen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciencesen_US
dc.description.fundingProduct donation for this research by DMG-America
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-12T18:39:26Z


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