95% of patients develop at least one white spot lesion or enamel surface decalcification following orthodontic treatment. Oral hygiene discussions before treatment helped reduce the incidence of these lesions.
Source: Sevels I, Clinical Abstracts: White Spot Lesions After Orthodontic Treatment, Oral Health, June 2012, Vol 89, No 5, pg 16-17.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)