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International journal of odontostomatology

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SANDOVAL, Paulo; VOGEL, Roberto; HENRIQUEZ, Daniela  and  KNOSEL, Michael. Management of post-orthodontic White-Spot-Lesions: Clinical Handling of the Resin Infiltration Technique (Icon®, DMG). Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.1, pp.29-33. ISSN 0718-381X.

To treat initial caries lesions using the technique of resin infiltration for a restoration of natural enamel appearance. Case report of a 19 year old female who presented with moderate post-orthodontic white-spot lesions (WSLs) at the upper central and lateral incisors following two years of active treatment with a fixed orthodontic appliance, and requested an aesthetic improvement of decalcified enamel surfaces. The technique of resin infiltration (Icon®, DMG, Hamburg, Germany) is presented as a means for not only inhibiting lesion progression, but also for an adequate rehabilitation of dentofacial esthetics. Practical tips and cues for clinical handling of the infiltration technique are provided. Resin infiltration augments the therapeutic spectrum for orthodontist as well as pediatric or general dentists in that enamel areas affected by post-orthodontic WSLs can be restored to their original appearance.

Keywords : white spot lesion; resin infiltration; Icon; camouflage effect.

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