At North Bridge Orthodontics we are committed to creating the most beautiful smiles. We protect your teeth from scarring by applying a layer of Opal Seal to all teeth getting braces.
Opal Seal is used on all our patients free of charge & We are the only office in Sonoma & Marin county to use Opal Seal !
What is Opal Seal?
We believe in the highest quality patient care and use only the best quality products for long term health of our patients. Thats why we use Opal Seal which is a protective sealant that functions in a similar way to a sealant dentists use. The purpose is to prepare the teeth before the braces are put on and to keep teeth healthy during the treatment. We apply it over the the majority of every tooth to create a physical barrier. Many products can prepare the teeth for braces but only Opal Seal has the ability to deliver a constant safe low dose of Fluoride to the enamel throughout orthodontic treatment. Fluoride is an essential mineral to preserve health enamel which is why many water sources and almost all toothpastes contain small doses of Fluoride. Opal Seal is invisible but you may be able to feel it on your tooth. Your dentist may notice Opal seal on your enamel however your teeth can still be cleaned as usual. One application of Opal Seal lasts for month and we will periodically shine a black light on your teeth to make sure it is still in place. Opal Seal can be easily repaired if necessary.
Why do we use Opal Seal?
Opal Seal created a barrier between Plaque and enamel while delivery Fluoride to the the tooth surface. The combination of good oral hygiene and Opal Seal will safeguard your smile and prevent White declassification/ enamel scars from developing. Decalcification causes slightly white stains where the enamel has been irreversibly damaged due to poor oral hygiene. When acid and plaque sits on the teeth long enough it starts leaching Calcium from the enamel. Over time the enamel becomes soft due to Calcium loss and the outer layer of the tooth is permanently weakened.