Risk factors for incidence and severity of white spot lesions during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances.

@article{Chapman2010RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for incidence and severity of white spot lesions during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances.},
  author={Joshua A Chapman and Wilbur Eugene Roberts and George J. Eckert and Katherine S Kula and Carlos Gonz{\'a}lez-Cabezas},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2010},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={188-94}
}
INTRODUCTION The development of incipient caries, or white spot lesions (WSLs), is a significant clinical problem in orthodontics. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively determine the incidence and severity of WSLs by examining pretreatment and posttreatment digital photographs. METHODS A total of 332 consecutive finished patients from a university graduate orthodontic clinic were evaluated. Initial and final digital images were compared to assess WSLs. The facial surfaces of the… CONTINUE READING