Document Type : Review Article(s)


1 Professor, “Dr. Keisaburo Miyata” Advanced Studies and Research Center in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Mexico State, Toluca, Mexico

2 MSc Student, “Dr. Keisaburo Miyata” Advanced Studies and Research Center in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Mexico State, Toluca, Mexico

3 PhD Student, “Dr. Keisaburo Miyata” Advanced Studies and Research Center in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Autonomous University of Mexico State, Toluca, Mexico

4 Professor, Academic Area of Dentistry, Institute of Health Sciences, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Hidalgo, Pachuca City, Mexico


BACKGROUND AND AIM: In this manuscript, fluoride releasing dental materials controlling demineralization in fixed orthodontic patients, and the current strategies to prevent white spots were evaluated.METHODS: General literature review was carried out in SciVerse ScienceDirect databases. The search strategy included the terms from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) created by National Library of Medicine.RESULTS: 44 relevant studies were included and the respective data were extracted. Many studies showed new alternatives for the treatment of white spot lesions by the use of orthodontic appliances.CONCLUSION: Patients receiving fixed orthodontic treatment should be instructed in a proper brushing technique using a fluoride containing toothpaste, and high risk patients should be bonded with fluoride releasing agent. Additionally, it is recommended to apply fluoride varnish periodically during orthodontic treatment.


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