Timonium, MD Izadi Orthodontics offers professional teeth whitening options as a part of our comprehensive orthodontic services. After braces, many patients experience tooth discoloration and desire a whiter, brighter smile.
Now that your teeth are straight, illuminate your beautiful smile with a teeth whitening treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is designed to straighten your teeth and improve the aesthetics and health of your smile. Poor oral hygiene while wearing braces can cause staining of the tooth enamel. Many patients have a yellow tint to their teeth after wearing braces. Professional teeth whitening options can refine and enhance your newly straight smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-counter Options
Choosing professional teeth whitening versus over-the-counter options is better for many reasons. Even though the price of in-store whitening kits is extremely inexpensive, they will not deliver the same results. The results may be undesirable and will take a lot longer to achieve.
Professional teeth whitening will deliver better results under the care of Dr. Izadi. He will use custom-fit trays for at-home treatments to ensure a proper fit for a more even distribution of the whitening gel. In-office teeth whitening can deliver noticeable results much faster. Professional whitening products will also minimize side effects like tooth sensitivity.
Tooth Whitening Treatments
Teeth whitening is a safe, quick, and comfortable cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of your smile. Professional-grade teeth whitening gels reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity and provide superior results to over-the-counter options.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Take-home teeth whitening kits allow patients to whiten their teeth gradually at home, a convenience some patients prefer. Our take-home kits will come with custom treatment trays and special bleaching gel.
Dr. Izadi will take impressions of your teeth to fabricate the custom whitening trays that patients inject with whitening gel and wear nightly. The whitening trays will fit snugly against the teeth and gums, providing precise results. These custom trays will also protect the gums and reduce sensitivity.
We will give you specific directions on how to use your bleaching trays. The length of time you need to wear the trays will depend on the results each patient is seeking. Patients will enjoy natural whitening results over the course of several weeks.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office teeth whitening treatments can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in about just one hour. In-office whitening treatments are ideal for patients looking for immediate results. Dr. Izadi will use high-quality bleaching agents for reduced sensitivity that will effectively eliminate the yellow stains caused by braces. He will oversee the entire procedure to ensure your safety. This whitening method ensures that the dentist delivers the whitening agent consistently for the best results.
After your orthodontist removes your braces, we will clean your teeth to ensure the best whitening results. Next, Dr. Izadi will apply the professional bleaching gel to the surface of your teeth, and you can relax as it gently penetrates the enamel layer for a result that addresses the stains left from wearing your braces.
Tooth Whitening FAQs
Can I get teeth whitening with braces?
No. You can not get teeth whitening while also wearing braces. We recommend that you wait until your treatment with braces is complete before getting teeth whitening. Your orthodontist will ensure they remove all braces material before teeth whitening.
Can teeth whitening fix gray teeth?
Not necessarily. Gray teeth are a sign of aging. Although, if you have a single gray tooth, and are relatively young, then your issue is different. Gray teeth can not be whitened using traditional teeth whitening. You will need to get veneers or tooth bonding in order to fix this cosmetic issue.
Can children get teeth whitening?
We do not recommend children under the age of 18 get teeth whitening. Teeth need time to erupt fully, and baby teeth should have all fallen out. We also advise waiting until all orthodontics treatments are complete before getting a teeth whitening treatment.
How long do teeth stay white after whitening?
The average teeth whitening results can last anywhere from six months to three years. The concentration of whitening gel and the type of bleaching agents your dentist uses will affect the longevity of the results. Long-lasting results also depend on how well you take care of your teeth at home.
Does whitening damage teeth?
No. Whitening does not damage teeth. However, it can damage gums. If you already have sensitive teeth, your gums are at an increased risk of sensitivity to teeth whitening chemicals. The sensitivity only lasts a couple of days following treatment, and it poses no permanent threat to your oral health.
Does whitening remove stains?
Yes, professional teeth whitening removes surface stains. Teeth whitening can also remove tooth discoloration. To ensure a safe and effective procedure with long-lasting effects, we recommend professional teeth whitening in a dental office setting. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
How do I prepare my teeth for whitening?
As you won’t be able to eat right before and right after your whitening treatment. We advise that you eat about 1 hour before your scheduled appointment time. However, since eating softens enamel, you should try to eat at least 30 minutes before your appointment begins and brush and floss your teeth very thoroughly before coming in.
What foods can you eat after teeth whitening?
After teeth whitening, we recommend staying away from foods that are likely to stain your teeth. Foods such as saltine crackers, white cheese, pretzels, and fruits (that are light in color ie; apples, bananas, pears, etc.) are all safe to eat after the whitening treatment.