After orthodontic treatment, some patients may find small white spots on their teeth. These spots are lesions where the minerals needed to ensure white teeth were unable to reach the appropriate area of the enamel. When the light hits your teeth in just the right way, these lesions can appear whiter than the rest of your teeth, resulting in an uneven appearance.
What is Icon?
Icon is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment used to correct these white lesions on the teeth using a resin material to ensure a uniform color for all your teeth.
How does Icon work?
Your teeth will be etched to allow for the proper surface for the Icon resin to soak in. Once the enamel soaks up the resin material, any excess is removed to ensure a smooth surface. Then, a UV light will be used to cure the material in place.
What are the benefits of Icon?
Icon offers many benefits to other treatments that could also be used to correct white spots after orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists love Icon because it:
- Is less invasive
- Is quick and painless
- Allows for more of the natural tooth to be preserved because there is no drilling or shaving
- Is affordable when compared to other options such as veneers
- Has long-lasting results
- Is appropriate for patients of all ages, even children
Can Icon be used on patients who have white spots caused by issues other than orthodontics?
Yes, Icon is an excellent treatment option for patients who have white spots on their teeth caused by issues such as poor oral hygiene, dental fluorosis, or demineralization. Icon can not only improve the look of the teeth, it can also improve the integrity of the teeth by remineralizing and strengthening them.
Until now, dental professionals had only two choices when treating cavities – using fluoride treatments to hopefully remineralize the enamel, or taking a wait and see approach until it became time to fill the cavity. Now, Icon offers a revolutionary way to treat demineralized enamel without the need for drilling.
If you have demineralization or white spots on your teeth, no matter the cause, Icon may be right for you. Call us today at 425.392.2499 to schedule your consultation.