When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Are you happy with your smile, or is something bothering you? It’s very common for people to have aesthetic flaws, which can affect their confidence. One problem we come across on a relatively frequent basis is white spots. If you have white spots on your teeth, we have good news! We have a couple of treatment options available that could enhance the look of your smile and help you feel more confident.
White spots are commonly found on the teeth following orthodontic treatment, but they can also be caused by decay and cavities and over-exposure to fluoride. Childhood illnesses that affect the strength of the enamel can also have an impact. White spots don’t harm your health, but they can affect the look of the smile, and this can impact self-esteem.
There are various options for white spots. Often, when you have fixed braces, it’s common to follow treatment with whitening treatment to try and brighten up the smile. In cases where white spots are caused by decay or fluorosis, it may be possible to address the issue with veneers or with a treatment known as Icon. Veneers will only mask the issue, while Icon will alter the colour of the natural tooth surface. We offer a host of different veneer treatments, including MACveneers, Lumineers and Da Vinci veneers.
Icon is an infiltration technique, which penetrates the porous enamel coating of the teeth to even out discolouration. It is painless, there is no drilling involved, and treatment takes less than an hour.
If you’re conscious of showing off your smile as a result of white spots, why not call and book a consultation? We can discuss possible treatment options with you and answer your questions.