Open Access Mini Review

Esthetic Treatment for Children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization: A Change in Quality of Life

Mónica Rodríguez Rodríguez*

Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry Department, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, South America

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 22, 2021;  Published Date: August 04, 2021


Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH) is defined as a qualitative enamel defect, characterized by an alteration in dental structure in one to four of the first permanent molars, with or without involvement of permanent incisors. Demarcated opacities, posteruptive breakdowns, atypical dental caries and atypical restoration are considered diagnose criteria [1-3]. The global prevalence of MIH has been estimated between 11.24% and 14.2%; despite the wide variability in global epidemiological data [4, 5]. Prenatal, perinatal and early life illnesses or events have been studied as causative or contributing factors; the clinical presentation suggests a multifactorial origin related to disruption in the amelogenesis process [2, 3].

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