Everyone knows the importance of a smile. Yet too often, our teeth deny us the benefits of a beautiful smile. They can ruin our looks through discoloration, overlapping, crowding, gaps and chips. Fortunately, through cosmetic dentistry and/or orthodontics, all of these problems can be fixed.
Teeth whitening is a popular procedure used to whiten and brighten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, it is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients.
Our office offers two methods of whitening: in-office whitening and tray whitening.
- In-office whitening is ideal for anyone wanting immediate results because it takes about an hour, making it the perfect choice for busy individuals. In this process, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. Then a special light-activated gel is applied to your teeth and a light or laser is used to enhance the action of the agent – making your teeth whiter and brighter. As a final step, we take impressions of your teeth to create custom trays for at home touch-ups, as well as give you instructions for maintaining your smile bright. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last for years.
- Tray whitening is a less expensive and you can use it at the comfort of your own home. First we take an impression of your mouth to create customized clear whitening trays for you to wear. Within a few days your trays will be ready for pick-up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling.
* Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.