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White Spots After Braces? Marietta, GA

White Spots After Braces?

The excitement and anticipation of getting your metal braces off can be quickly crushed at the sight of ugly stains and spots on your new smile. This is extremely common for teenagers who undergo months or years in metal brackets and bands. Post-ortho spots and discoloration are caused from plague and staining foods, and it is a problem that is difficult to avoid. While most dentists only offer invasive cosmetic treatments such as drilling the unsightly areas out of the tooth and replacing them with tooth-colored fillings, Dr. Gilreath offers a more advanced and conservative solution. The ICON system can gently infiltrate resin into the areas of orthodontic spotting and will significantly reduce or eliminate the white spots that your braces left behind.

What is ICON?
Infiltration Concept (ICON) is a revolutionary product and technique that has simplified the way dentists treat port-orthodontic white spot lesions as well as early caries. It was introduced in the United States in 2009 by DMG America. ICON is primarily distinguished by its ability to remove unsightly white spots without the need for drilling or anesthesia.
How does it work?
Your ICON treatment is a very simple procedure. It fills and strengthens the pores of the lesions with a light-cured and low-viscosity resin material. The infiltrating resin is pulled deep into each tooth lesion (or stain) through capillary action. There is no shade matching necessary with ICON because this material blends with your existing tooth color consistently.

While the ICON may not be effective for everyone, it has shown proven success for teenagers and adults who want a non-invasive and simple method to remove intrinsic staining caused by traditional braces. You may choose to combine the ICON procedure with professional teeth whitening to remove extrinsic staining and brighten your smile. If you are disappointed in the color of your teeth after braces, turn to Gilreath Family Dentistry for advanced cosmetic dental techniques to unveil your best finished smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Marietta, GA 30060

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