Teeth Whitening after Orthodontics in Kent

by | Orthodontics |

If you are intending to have orthodontic treatment then you’re probably looking forward to showing off your newly straightened smile, and what better way to do this than by whitening your teeth at the end of treatment? Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre can provide you with custom made whitening trays to use once you have finished having orthodontics in Kent. This method is simple, fast and effective, and can be carried out in the privacy of your own home.

The process is easy, as once you have finished wearing a brace you can visit our Kent surgery to have impressions taken of your lovely straight smile. These impressions are then sent to our dental laboratory so they can construct bleaching trays for your personal use. The final step is to return to our surgery so we can show you how to use them. We’ll give you instructions on how to fill up the trays, and how long to leave them in your mouth. This is generally overnight, but if you’d like to whiten your teeth a little more slowly you can just leave them in for a couple of hours or so each day. We’ll also provide you with the correct strength of bleaching gel so you get the results you want.

Realistic Expectations

We will already have discussed the kind of results you can realistically expect from home teeth whitening, and our aim is for you to have a whiter, brighter smile that still looks natural. Expert cosmetic dentists usually recommend that you aim for a colour that is no lighter than the whites of your eyes, as this has been proven to give the best effects. It is also important to follow our instructions on how often to use the bleaching trays and to not be tempted to overuse them.

Teeth whitening isn’t permanent but you can repeat the whitening process for a night or two every few months. There are a few other ways that you can help keep your smile whiter for longer, for example having your teeth professionally cleaned every time you have a check-up will lift some of the superficial stains and will leave your smile a little brighter. It can also pay to cut down on eating highly coloured foods, especially while you are bleaching as the whitening process leaves teeth a little more susceptible towards staining, and it can take a while for the teeth to settle down afterwards.

Are you looking for a orthodontist in Kent? Teeth whitening is a great treatment for anyone in good dental health, so if you’d like to know more why not book a consultation or see our dentist in Kent to find out more? You can phone us on 01474 537191.

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.