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How Do People Get White Circles Around Their Braces?

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White spots and circles on teeth are known as decalcification or demineralization. Unfortunately, white circles on teeth can be a common concern for individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment.

At William R. Kincer – Orthodontist, we specialize in providing comprehensive orthodontic care, and we understand the importance of maintaining optimal oral health throughout your treatment. Let’s explore how people can develop white circles around their braces and how you can prevent them.

The white circles that appear around braces are caused by demineralization. Demineralization occurs when plaque builds up on the teeth and interacts with sugars and carbohydrates from your food, producing acids that erode the tooth enamel. Braces create areas that are more challenging to clean, providing a haven for plaque to accumulate around the brackets. If you’re not cleaning around your braces very well, these areas can be prone to demineralization, resulting in white spots or circles on the teeth.

Preventing white circles around braces starts with excellent oral hygiene practices and fluoride. Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Pay extra attention to cleaning around the brackets and wires, using gentle, circular motions to remove plaque effectively. Additionally, flossing with specialized tools like floss threaders or interdental brushes is essential to clean between the teeth and around the brackets. Using fluoride on a routine basis can help remineralize early areas of demineralization, but it won’t reverse white spots once they’ve already formed.

Regular dental visits are crucial for monitoring the health of your teeth during orthodontic treatment. During your evaluations, we’ll help you take steps to protect your teeth from demineralization and the development of white circles around your braces.

Our experienced orthodontic team is here to help you succeed when it comes to creating a beautiful and healthy smile throughout your braces journey. Call the office of Dr. William R. Kincer today to reserve your first visit with us!

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

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8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Our Patient Reviews

William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.


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