Why Opal Seal?

At Reed Orthodontics, we focus on more than just making your smile look great. We want to help you keep them as clean and bright as possible as well. Your Aurora Orthodontist will be using a special product to protect the enamel, called “Opal Seal”. People with braces have more bacteria on their teeth than people without braces. Even with regular brushing and flossing, braces make it difficult to keep your teeth clean. That’s where Opal Seal comes in. A revolutionary new orthodontic primer, it does the double duty of keeping your brackets securely in place and improving your enamel health.

How does it work?

Before putting a bracket on, Dr. Reed will apply a thin layer of Opal Seal to the entire surface of your tooth. It will keep the bracket in place and contribute to your enamel health in two important ways . . .
  • Just as its name implies, Opal Seal acts as a “seal” or barrier between your enamel and plaque by completely covering the tooth surface.
  • Opal Seal provides fluoride to your teeth. Fluoride is an essential mineral for preserving healthy emamel, which is why its in many water sources and almost all toothpastes.

What is Decalcification?

When acid from plaque and bacteria sits on the teeth long enough, it begins leeching calcium from the enamel. The result is decalcification, or ugly white spots on your teeth.
reed1 An example of healthy enamel after orthodontic treatment with Opal Seal.
reed2 An example of decalcification resulting from improper oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.
The health of your teeth and awesome smile is one of our highest priorities. At Reed Orthodontics, we are creating, Smiles For A Lifetime!”