When you finish your orthodontic treatment, don’t be surprised if you have a renewed sense of appreciation for your teeth. You may even want to take steps to get rid of any stains or discolorations that are getting in the way of your perfect smile.
Teeth whitening treatments are available to give you the pearly whites you have been dreaming about.
The problem is that since you finally see the results of your orthodontic treatment, the last thing you want to do is wait longer for that perfect and bright smile. So, how do you whiten teeth quickly? Let’s talk about it.
What Causes Staining on Teeth?
There are so many things that you encounter throughout life that can cause teeth to become stained or discolored. Many times you may not even realize the things that are leading to the changes in color. A few examples include:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Consuming certain beverages, such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
- Eating certain foods, including some fruits/veggies, dyes, curries, and tomato-based sauces
- Health issues
- Use of tobacco (smoking and chewing)
- Aging and genetics
As you can tell, some of these things can be addressed on your own, but others will put you at risk for staining regardless of what you do. Thankfully, there are ways you can whiten your teeth quickly.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Options
Many people invest in teeth whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter teeth whitening kits from their local drugstore only to find that the results are rarely visible – and sometimes it takes weeks before you can really notice. Not to mention that, for many, by the time results are visible, spots and unevenly-bleached areas are also visible.
If you are looking for fast and highly-effective teeth whitening treatments, then you need to make an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
To achieve quick and dramatic teeth whitening results, then you need to turn your attention to in-office professional teeth whitening. This is the best way to get the most effective treatment – in just one visit.
Whereas other teeth whitening treatments can take days or weeks to give you what you are seeking, in-office procedures work in about an hour.
How do they do it so quickly?
Because they are being performed by dental professionals, in-office whitening treatments can use the most effective form of bleaching. They are careful to protect your lips and gums as they apply this carbide peroxide bleaching agent directly to your teeth. A specialized light then activates its ability to whiten.
As a result, you walk out of your dental office with a smile that is many shades lighter.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Another option you have is at-home teeth whitening. It may not give you the quickest results, but it is much more effective than over-the-counter treatment options.
Your orthodontist will provide you with a customized tray created from a dental impression. This will hold the bleaching agent. Depending on your needs, you will be given instructions on how to properly use it to get the best results.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, this can be done in a matter of days – or even weeks. And, when you reach your results, they will be even and dramatically whiter.
Desert Orthodontics provides professional teeth whitening treatments. They have both fast in-office treatments and professional at-home treatments.