If your stained or discolored teeth are making you feel self-conscious, getting your teeth whitened may be the right choice for you. Modern Orthodontics is here to provide you with safe and effective teeth whitening. Getting your teeth cleaned can remove some stains but not ones that are embedded in your enamel. Our simple whitening procedure can remove these stains and make you feel more confident about your smile. This simple cosmetic dentistry process can make a world of difference if your confidence.
The Different Whitening Methods
We offer both in-office whitening and at-home whitening. Our in-office whitening methods are a time-efficient way to remove stains, leaving you with a brighter smile. We use superior products to give our patients a long-lasting whitening solution. One of the main benefits of our in-office method is that it works quickly. In just one visit, you can get whiter teeth for an upcoming party or event. We can whiten your teeth when you have your regular cleaning done, or you can schedule a separate appointment.
At-home whitening takes longer than in-office whitening but can be done in the comfort of your own home. We’ll take impressions of your teeth and give you custom-made trays to wear. You’ll then wear these trays for a few hours a day until your teeth are whitened to the desired shade.
When you make an appointment at our office, we can explain the benefits each method provides. We want you to be well-informed about how the whitening process works, so you’re completely comfortable the method you choose.
The Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Your teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. It’s normal for your the color of your teeth to become dull as you age, but diet can also play a part in tooth discoloration. Drinking coffee, tea, colas, and wine can leave stains on your teeth. Smoking cigarettes can also leave stains.
What to Consider Beforehand
Most adults are good candidates for teeth whitening. We can examine your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy enough for whitening. We can also determine the current shade of your teeth and talk about how many shades lighter you’d like your teeth to be. Teeth whitening is not recommended for women who are pregnant or lactating.
If you need to a crown, bridge, veneer, or implant fitted, we recommend that you have your teeth whitened first. When these materials are made, they are intended to match the color of the patient’s surrounding teeth. If you need an implant, for example, but your teeth are stained, the implant will be a similar color so it blends in with your other teeth. By getting your teeth whitened in advance, you can get an implant that’s a brighter shade. Crowns, bridges, veneers, and implants are generally resistant to stains, so you won’t have to worry about them becoming discolored in the future.
What To Expect Afterward
Some patients experience an increase in sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures for after getting their teeth whitened. This sensitivity should disappear within a few days.
We intend to give our patients lasting results. Before you leave the office, we’ll give you instruction on how to maintain the whiteness of your teeth. We’ll discuss which types of food or drink to avoid to help prevent stains from coming back.
Why Choose Modern Orthodontics?
Our top priority is to make sure our patients are satisfied with the care they receive. When you visit our office, your goals will be important, and we’ll make sure you feel at ease with your choice in treatment. We want to help you feel better about your smile, so call today to set up a consultation.