I feel nauseous....son's teeth have decalcified around braces!
OMG, you guys I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. Son had an ortho appt today, and they stripped down all of his wires, only to reveal that has has those white decalcification marks around the brackets! These are permanent; they tell me there is nothing that can be done, as bleaching only makes them stand out more.
I'm both shocked and sad, and slightly unnerved to know that I'm paying almost 6k to straighten teeth that will not look "good" when the braces are off.
The thing that gets me is that over the 18mos he's had them on, they've only had to tell him once to brush better. The last time we came in, they told us he was doing a much better job, and that his teeth looked good.
I called our dentist, and he said that you really can't do anything about decalcification marks, other than veneers or crowns. Can I just *tell* you how I feel about the thought of spending an additional 3-5k to do that? Not to mention, they won't even consider doing veneers or crowns until he's about 17, as the teeth are still growing.
Please tell me if you've been through this before.... I need to know that DS's teeth won't look like those "Bubba" teeth you can buy around Halloween....