Tooth bleaching is often the sequel to orthodontics to complete the esthetic smile. Young patients often inquire about how soon they may have the treatment. There are also indications for bleaching during orthodontics over the brackets which may result not only in whiter teeth, but also reduce potential for white spot lesions and provide additional comfort. During this presentation, Dr. Haywood will provide updated information in those areas.
Youngest age at which bleaching is appropriate
Appropriate bleaching products and tray designs for traditional tray bleaching
Tray fabrication directly in the mouth over the orthodontic brackets for caries control
Decalcification: Prevention and Elimination
Demineralization or white spot lesions (WSL) of enamel adjacent to orthodontic appliances are a common sequela of orthodontic treatment. This presentation will highlight the importance of plaque control and address the available evidence on the adjunctive aids including fluoride and antibacterial agents in prevention of decalcification during orthodontic treatment
Recognize the importance of a plaque control program during orthodontic treatment
Understand the role of fluoride and antibacterial agents as preventive adjuncts to home care