Fluoride releasing dental materials used in orthodontics: Literature review

Edith Lara-Carrillo, Xóchitl Angélica Millán-Hernández, Elías Nahúm Salmerón-Valdéz, Rogelio José Scougall-Vilchis, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Víctor Hugo Toral-Rizo


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.


Orthodontics; Dental Materials; Fluorides; Tooth Demineralization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22122/johoe.v0i0.334


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