Teeth Whitening

There are many options to help people whiten their smiles, both in-office and at-home. At Doswell Orthodontics, we offer Opalescence®: an at-home whitening gel that you can use while you are straightening your teeth during Invisalign® treatment or while you are in retainers. Opalescence is the global leader in professional teeth whitening, which is why we offer it at our office — it works and is easy, convenient, and safe!

We offer a concentration that provides great results while reducing the likelihood of experiencing tooth or gum sensitivity.


  • Is whitening for everyone? Most individuals can whiten their teeth safely and comfortably. Pregnant women and individuals with gum disease, worn enamel, cavities and exposed roots should not whiten their teeth.
  • Whiten before any planned dental work – You should whiten your teeth BEFORE any dental work (such as build-ups, crowns, bridges, fillings or veneers) is completed. Whitening products will whiten your teeth, but they cannot whiten crowns, bridges, fillings or veneers.
  • Can you whiten with Invisalign attachments in place? Yes, the active ingredient penetrates your enamel, and oxygen molecules from the whitening agent spread underneath the surface (below the attachment), so you whiten the entire tooth.
  • How quickly do you notice results? Typically, one can expect to observe results within ten to 14 days when using at-home professional tray whitening. However, it’s possible to begin noticing changes in as little as three to five days.

Give us a call at 804-256-2808 to discuss your teeth whitening options and how we can help you achieve a whiter smile! Schedule your appointment with our orthodontist at Doswell Orthodontics. Let Dr. Katie Doswell whiten your smile with Opalescence teeth whitening in Richmond, Virginia.