Remember my son's decalcified teeth (braces)? Update
If anyone remembers, last year I was quite upset b/c DS went in for an adjustment, and when the ortho took all of the wires off, they pointed out several areas of potential decalcification. They sped up his treatment, sent us home with fluouride gels, and told us not to worry too much. Well, he got his braces off today. I'm sad to report he does indeed have several areas of decalcification. They're perfect white shadow-outlines around where the brackets used to be, and they're on VERY visible front teeth. Lovely.
All I've read online tells me they are permanent.
We're going to try a very rigid treatment plan of fluoride, and then when the teeth are built up a bit, we may try bleaching to lessen the look. A lot of sites say that bleaching only makes the white parts look worse, but I've heard others say that it helps.
Or we can sell our kidneys to pay for veneers or something.
Snookums, I know you were concerned about your son. Let my tale be a cautionary one for your son!!