White Spot Treatment After Braces: What to Expect

Feb 13, 2024
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White spots putting a blemish on your should-be brilliant smile? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn more about our comprehensive services to erase pesky white spots after your braces come off.

The day finally arrived: You’re getting your braces off. But what are those white spots on your teeth? 

Unfortunately, white spots are common for braces wearers, but don’t panic. You will have that bright, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of. 

Our team at Mamkin Dentistry Aesthetic & Restorative Center in Ridgewood, New York, have years of experience dealing with every stage of orthodontics, and we can help you cross the finish line once your braces come off. 

Why white spots

If you have braces, chances are you’ve worn them for more than a few months. That’s plenty of time for bacteria, sugar, and acid to attack your teeth and cause mineral loss underneath your enamel. 

Those brackets and bands create the perfect hiding places for these harmful substances to accumulate and wreak havoc. And sometimes, even with the most diligent oral hygiene routine, you don’t manage to brush it all away. 

As a result, white spots (as well as cavities and other oral health problems) develop practically without you ever realizing it — that is until the braces come off. 

It’s not easy to endure months of waiting only to have the smile of your dreams postponed, but our team has what you need to erase the white spots quickly. In fact, white spot treatment can be as simple as getting a professional teeth whitening.

Depending on the severity of your white spots, you may benefit from one or more of the following.

Teeth whitening

Our in-office teeth whitening treatments are perfect for minor white spots. With our advanced chemical solutions, we can reduce the appearance of white spots and whiten your entire smile.

Enamel microabrasion

For tougher white spots, we may need to perform enamel microabrasion. This involves removing some enamel from the affected teeth to “buff out” the appearance of white spots.

We apply a strengthening agent to fortify your teeth, and sometimes, we whiten your teeth after microabrasion to give you a cohesive smile.

Cosmetic dentistry

Dental veneers and composite resin are cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to cover and correct smile problems like white spots. Both are tooth-colored shells we customize to fit snugly over the affected teeth to improve the look of your smile instantly.

The only way to avoid white spots is to see us for regular cleanings during your entire orthodontic treatment. But if the worst happens and your smile still isn’t what you want it to be after your braces come off, we step in with our lineup of advanced treatments.

Don’t settle for a smile you’re not proud of. Let us help you cross the finish line and get the smile you’ve always wanted. To get rid of your bothersome white spots, call our friendly staff at 718-736-2785 or use our online booking tool to request a consultation today.