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Microinvasive, Esthetic Management of White Spot Lesion Following Orthodontic Treatment Using Resin Infiltration: A Case Report

Ullal A Nayak, Tasnem Kailani, Rahaf Althagafy

Keywords : Microinvasive, Resin infiltration, White spot lesion

Citation Information : Nayak UA, Kailani T, Althagafy R. Microinvasive, Esthetic Management of White Spot Lesion Following Orthodontic Treatment Using Resin Infiltration: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2023; 16 (2):396-399.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2529

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Aim: White opacities have always been a major esthetic concern in young patients reporting for dental treatment. We aimed to achieve an esthetic noninvasive immediate correction of these lesions. Background: These discolorations of enamel have a multifactorial etiology and are mainly caused by dental fluorosis, early enamel caries, developmental defects, etc. Conventionally available treatment options for these white opacities include noninvasive and invasive approaches. Recently, a novel “microinvasive” technique has been introduced as an alternative therapeutic technique to manage these opacities esthetically and in a painless way, in a single sitting with no complications. Case description: This paper illustrates the use of resin infiltration to esthetically treat white spot lesions (WSLs) on the anterior maxillary teeth in a 24-year-old female caused due to orthodontic treatment. Conclusion: Resin infiltration can be an effective treatment option for the correction of WSLs on the labial surface of anterior teeth seen after orthodontic treatment. Clinical significance: The resin infiltration technique can be a preferred option for treating superficial WSLs and has a high patient acceptance rate with minimal risk of postoperative sensitivity.

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