Get Up to 10 Shades Whiter in One Visit
Your teeth are more complicated than you might think. That means keeping them looking their best is also complicated.
No over-the-counter product can completely eliminate stains and discoloration. If you want a whiter smile, you need a professional teeth whitening treatment.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Not all stains are the same. Some stains are only on the surface of your tooth enamel, while other stains find their way between tiny cracks in the enamel. These stains can penetrate the dentin, which is much deeper than any over-the-counter teeth whitening product can reach.
Whitening agents or whitening toothpastes reduce discoloration by eliminating a portion of the stain on the surface.
Professional whitening options can eliminate the stains on the inside and the outside of the enamel. At Hidden Smiles Orthodontics, we use several different techniques to eliminate tough stains inside the enamel.
Contrary to popular belief, bleach penetrates the tooth and eliminates stains on the dentin. We restore the color on the outside of the tooth using a combination of whitening agents and mechanical tools.
That’s why we’ll use the Zoom or Kör Whitening Systems after determining which would be just right for you.
What About Laser Whitening?
Lasers have become common tools in most modern dental and orthodontic offices. Laser whitening works just like light accelerated bleaching but is much faster and more precise.
A standard tooth whitening procedure may require several appointments to get the results you want, while laser aided whitening can deliver in the same results in only a single visit.
The process is simple. First, a protective gel is applied to your gums to prevent the whitening solution from reaching them.
After the gel hardens, the whitening solution is applied to the front of your teeth with a syringe. A highly accurate laser is then used to accelerate the solution. As it starts to foam, it will lift away stains.
This process can be repeated up to three times in a single session.
Laser whitening can also be used to whiten a single tooth rather than your entire mouth. This means you can target a problem area.
Contact us today to learn more about our professional teeth whitening services.