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. 

There are in-office whitening options and at-home whitening options. At our office, we offer Opalescence®, which is 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!

Tray Whitening with Opalescence®

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. The active ingredient in Opalescence® is carbamide peroxide, which reacts with the internal aspect of your tooth to break down the discolored areas. We offer a 15% concentration that provides great results while reducing the likelihood of experiencing tooth or gum sensitivity.

What do you need to know?

  • 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? At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our office to schedule an appointment!