How Does Teeth Whitening Work in a Dental Office?

Do you want whiter teeth? A bright white smile can improve your appearance and increase your confidence. Teeth gradually develop a yellow tint over time due to a variety of reasons from the foods and beverages you consume to the natural aging process. Orthodontic treatment can cause teeth to develop stains and uneven coloring. 

What’s the best way to whiten your teeth? How does teeth whitening work in a dental office? Here’s what you need to know. 

What is Professional Teeth Whitening? 

Professional teeth whitening refers to whitening treatments provided by your dentist, orthodontist, or other dental specialist. These are essentially prescription strength whitening treatments because they contain stronger ingredients than the whitening products you can buy in the store. 

The Teeth Whitening Process

In-office teeth whitening treatment is applied in one appointment. A rubber shield or a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect them from irritation from the whitening agent. The whitening treatment is applied to the teeth and activated using a special light that accelerates the whitening process. Once your teeth have reached the desired shade, your treatment is complete. 

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment 

Professional teeth whitening treatment provided by a dental office offers many benefits over store bought products: 

Why Do You Need Whitening After Orthodontic Treatment?

Sometimes orthodontic treatment, such as braces that remain on your teeth for up to 3 years, can cause discoloration and uneven staining of the teeth. The foods and beverages you consume may stain your teeth so that when your braces are removed, there is a noticeable difference in the shade of your teeth in the location of the brackets. 

Another reason teeth may need to be whitened after orthodontic treatment is that it is common for plaque to build up on the teeth around braces. It is more difficult to brush and floss with braces, which often means that teeth become stained. 

Once your braces are removed you’ll have a new and improved smile. Whitening treatment can make it look even better so that you’re proud to show off your dazzling smile. 

Embrace Orthodontics Provides Teeth Whitening Treatment

If your teeth are looking dull or stained after orthodontic treatment, Embrace Orthodontics provides teeth whitening treatment that can remove stains and brighten your smile. Our goal is to give you a better looking smile in every way possible, and whiter teeth are a positive addition to your straightened smile. 

Call 518-439-9339 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.