Teeth Whitening Can Boost Your Smile After Treatment
- January 25, 2016
Some things just go together.
Peanut butter and jelly. Hamburgers and fries. And now, orthodontic treatment and teeth whitening.
That last one doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but it’s still a great example of a dynamic duo that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
If you’ve received an orthodontic procedure, such as braces, but you’ve failed to enhance your new smile with simple teeth whitening therapy, then you are limiting the shine and overall quality of your smile.
A good analogy would be like restoring an old, classic car to excellent condition, but neglecting to give it a fresh coat of paint. It can make it difficult for others to appreciate the work you’ve done, and can limit your confidence and your pride.
The problem with doing one and not the other is that it can have a negative effect on your self-esteem. At first, you’ll be confused as to why people aren’t treating your new smile with the respect that it now deserves.
You’ve corrected your smile, so what gives?
After a while, you can start to feel the same way that you did when your still had crooked or misaligned teeth: Embarrassed and ashamed of your smile.
I’m here to let you know that all of your hard work in improving the shape of your smile doesn’t have to be for nothing, because my practice can offer you a number of different teeth whitening procedures that will make the world finally stand up and notice your straighter smile.
Whitening Your Teeth Anytime, Anywhere
First, let’s get one thing out of the way: Don’t waste your time with over-the-counter whitening products. They’re less effective than what my practice can offer you, and that means you’ll be buying more of them to achieve less brightness in your smile.
That’s because virtually all over-the-counter whitening products address stains that are known as “extrinsic,” which are stains that form on the exterior of tooth enamel. They are the most superficial type of stain, and therefore are the easiest to remove.
Unfortunately, that’s not good enough to get your smile the whitest it could be, and the effects are shorter lived.
With take-home teeth whitening solutions, you’ll be able to get professional teeth whitening treatment – and the radiant smile that comes with it – all in the comfort of your home.
These solutions deal with what’s known as “intrinsic” stains, which are stains that penetrate tiny, microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel. They’re harder to eliminate than extrinsic stains, and most over-the-counter whitening products simply can’t cut it.
To help you achieve this, we offer three intrinsic-focused take-home teeth whitening options that will create a level of brightness in your smile that you never thought possible!
- Crest® Whitestrips – While they do have an over-the-counter version, my practice uses a form of Crest® Whitestrip that you can’t purchase at the drugstore, and contains a higher concentration of the whitening agent hydrogen peroxide. Just place the strips over your teeth for 30 minutes at a time, and after a few weeks, you’ll have a luminescent smile!
- Opalescence® Whitening Trays – A higher-strength solution to whitening your teeth than strips, Opalescence® mouth trays are pre-loaded with whitening gel that will deliver an even brighter smile, and in a fraction of the time. You’ll simply wear the trays for a length of time depending on the strength of the whitening gel, and in 5-10, your smile will be shine-ready!
- Customized Whitening Trays – A little more expensive than the pre-made trays, but with a more effective treatment that means a longer-lasting smile that’s as bright as it can be. by designing the mouth trays to fit the unique shape of your teeth, we can increase the coverage of the whitening gel, reducing the time you need to wear them.
As you can tell, any of these options can improve the whiteness of your dull smile in under a month’s time.
You need to take advantage of these solutions in order to maximize the impact of any orthodontic procedure you get, otherwise, your smile can never be all that it can be.
So give me a call at 561-235-3100 to explore your options for boosting the sheen and quality of your smile. You can also request an appointment online by clicking this link.
Orthodontic health and brighter smiles go hand-in-hand, so call us today to find out what you’ve been missing!
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