There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to us about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, we will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Custom-Fitted Tray Whitening
Tray whitening is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through a dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Prefilled Tray Whitening
Are you looking for ready-to-go convenience with a comfortable whitening experience? Opalescence Go® offers a unique solution for patients who are seeking an economical method to brighten their smile. The unique UltraFit™ tray material offers a remarkably comfortable fit and easily conforms to any patient's smile. The molar-to-molar coverage ensures the whitening gel comes in contact with your back teeth. These convenient prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package and are a great alternative to over-the-counter whitening products.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.