One of the most significant challenges faced by patients when wearing braces is keeping their teeth clean. Braces can make proper oral hygiene habits difficult and more time-consuming, which puts patients at greater risk of dental decay and decalcification of enamel.
Because Dr. Davis is concerned about your overall dental health, we proudly offer ProSeal in our office. ProSeal is a fluoride-containing sealant which helps prevent decalcification of tooth enamel, like “a suit of armor for your teeth.” While ProSeal is not designed in any way as a replacement for brushing and flossing or even regular fluoride treatments, when combined with these methods, it can significantly decrease your chance of damaging your tooth enamel while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Reference: Hu W, Featherstone JDB, Prevention of Enamel Demineralization: An In-Vitro Study Using Light-Cured Filled Sealant. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2005; 128 (5): 592-600.