Professional teeth whitening treatments can help you achieve a perfect smile by eliminating food and drink stains which aren’t removed with ordinary brushing.
Teeth whitening can be a highly effective, simple and low-cost way of improving your teeth and is often used by our orthodontics’ patients at the end of their treatment to add the final touches to their new look.
Teeth that do not have any visible fillings, or porcelain work, can usually be successfully whitened.
Our dentists have years of experience in this treatment and will honestly inform you of the results you can expect.
Teeth Whitening Treatment
- In-Surgery Teeth Whitening– Our In-Surgery teeth whitening treatment provides immediate results and requires about an hour or two.
At the conclusion of this treatment, which is pain-free, fast and effective, your teeth will be eight shades whiter, or more.
- Take-Home Teeth Whitening– The take-home method is designed for individuals who want to whiten their teeth from the comfort of their own home, on their own time. Whereas the in-surgery treatment can produce noticeable results in just one hour, typically at least one week is required for results to manifest themselves in at-home treatment. Moulds of your teeth are taken in the surgery from which a protective sleeve will be custom-made to protect your gums during treatment.
Full instructions for tooth whitening at home will be provided by your specialist including how much gel to use and how often.
Teeth Whitening FAQ’s
Is tooth whitening harmful for enamel? Is it safe?
There is no permanent damage caused to the enamel or any other tooth structures by tooth whitening. Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using fluoride to increase surface hardness.
Am I suitable?
Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact us for a free consultation so we can assess your dental health and advice.
How long does tooth whitening last?
Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
Does tooth whitening affect existing fillings, crowns and veneers?
Bleaching has little or no effect on most restorative materials. It may reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations (tooth coloured fillings), at least for a short time. Bleaching has no effect on porcelain or crowns. Ultimately, let your dental professional decide if you are a good candidate for whitening.
Is the bleaching agent toxic?
Products developed from carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don’t follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.
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- Combination– (Enlighten system) this combines the home whitening system with a follow up in surgery power whitening to seal the results. This gives a guaranteed whitening effect.
Teeth whitening can do far more than revitalise your smile – it can revitalise your self-image, your mannerisms and the impression that you make on others.