There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile. 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 Dr. Amanda or Dr. Pat about the differences between professional whitening and over-the-counter whitening.
Professional Teeth Whitening
- Custom Tray Whitening
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel available only 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
Prefilled tray whitening system is recommended for patients looking for professional whitening to go or as an alternative to over-the-counter whitening products. With no impressions, models, or lab time required, Prefilled trays offer a remarkably comfortable fit and easily conforms to any patient's smile.
Convenient prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package with wear times of 15-20 minutes for 5-10 days. Optimal gel quantity allows easy cleanup after whitening.