Teeth Whitening After Braces
Can I whiten my teeth while wearing braces?
You can whiten your teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment, although it depends on the type of braces that you have. Not all whitening products will work with traditional braces.
The most common whitening options include whitening gel, whitening strips, or whitening toothpaste. The problem with these treatments is that they won’t be able to reach under the brackets, leaving you with darker spots when you do get your braces off.
In some cases, it may be okay to try whitening with lingual braces, depending on the system you use because the brackets are attached behind the tooth. Talk to your ortho about cost. And if you are using clear removable aligners, you’re in luck!
They can be taken out for short periods of time, so you can use strips, gels, and whitening kits. In fact, many at-home aligner brands come with whitening treatments.
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Best ways to keep teeth white while wearing braces
Make sure that you have a good toothbrush: Toothbrush heads should be replaced every three months. You may want to consider an electric one, as many people find that they are more efficient in removing plaque from brackets and wires. Traditional toothbrushes work just fine as well — the most important thing is to brush at least twice daily with the proper technique.
Floss daily: When you are done brushing your teeth, you should take the time to floss. It can be frustrating with braces, but it will reduce the amount of plaque in your mouth, which can help keep your teeth white and healthy. The ADA recommends flossing once daily. If you aren’t comfortable flossing with braces, you can try a water pick. This tool is effective at dislodging food from your braces.
Use a fluoride mouthwash: People with braces are more likely to get cavities because the brackets can hold onto food particles. Using a fluoride mouthwash can help keep your enamel healthy and clean while reducing your risk of getting a cavity. It’s best not to use mouthwash right after brushing your teeth because this can actually rinse away the beneficial ingredients from your toothpaste.
How can I whiten my yellow teeth with braces?
If you are using lingual braces or aligners, you can use several at-home whitening options. There are whitening gels, toothpaste, and at-home kits with LED lights. You could even have your teeth professionally whitened through in-office bleaching.
If you have traditional wires and brackets, it’s essential to take good care of your oral hygiene. Doing so will help reduce the amount of staining you have to deal with when they come off.
Use a non-whitening toothpaste with fluoride and brush two times per day. Then, make sure that you floss your smile before bed. There are different tools you can use to facilitate the process, such as a threader or water pick.
Why are my teeth turning yellow with braces?
Your teeth are more susceptible to staining when you have traditional braces because it can be harder to clean around the brackets and floss underneath the wires. By avoiding certain food and drinks, like chocolate, coffee, and wine, you can help keep your smile free from yellow stains.
Which whitening options are safe to use while wearing braces?
It will depend on the type of orthodontic treatment you are using. With lingual braces or removable aligners, you can use just about any method that you prefer. But, with traditional metal braces, you can’t use whitening strips or trays without uneven bleaching.
Can I schedule an in-office dental whitening treatment with braces?
You can if you have removable or lingual braces. However, your dentist will likely advise that you wait until you have traditional braces taken off so they don’t become discolored underneath.
As long as you brush and floss properly while you have braces, you shouldn’t deal with a significant increase in enamel staining.
Whitening products aren’t recommended during treatment with traditional braces, as they can result in non-uniform coloring because they won’t reach under the brackets.
It is better to wait until you get your braces off if you want to pursue teeth whitening treatments and focus on keeping your enamel healthy in the meantime.
If you have removable aligners or lingual braces, you can still whiten your teeth during treatment with braces.
Our Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Gel is professional strength which you will only find at your dentist. Lower strength teeth whitening gels will not deliver results as quickly or completely as our Carbamide Peroxide teeth whitening product.
Carbamide peroxide, also called urea peroxide, is an oxidising agent, consisting of hydrogen peroxide compounded with urea. The molecular formula is CH6N2O3, or CH4N2O.H2O2. It is white crystalline material that releases oxygen in contact with water.
This chemical is commonly encountered in cosmetic dentistry, where it is used to “bleach” teeth. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, which acts to oxidise interprismatic extrinsic staining within tooth enamel. There are several methods of applying the peroxide gel to the tooth ranging from night-guard application at home or in-surgery application. The bleaching obtained is proportional to the length of time the peroxide is applied to the tooth, and the concentration used.
A 6.5% concentration solution is used to loosen and remove ear wax. A 10% solution in glycerol is used to treat ulcers and other leisions in the mouth, and is sold under the trade-name Gly-Oxide.
Why do teeth get dark?
There are many causes. The most common include genetics, aging, consumption of staining substances (smoking, coffee, tea, colas), tetracycline (antibiotic) staining, excessive fluoride, and old fillings. Teeth whitener toothpaste can remove stain that is on the outside of the teeth. Dentists call this extrinsic staining. However, whitening toothpaste and professional dental cleanings will not change the color or intrinsic staining of the teeth. That is why tooth whitening (sometimes called tooth bleaching) is so popular. Our teeth whitener gel is a must for those who bleach their teeth and would love to do their teeth whitening at home.
How is our Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit different from other tooth whitener kits?
The Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit uses fast-acting 44% carbamide peroxide in a stabilized pH balanced formula. Other lower strength teeth whitener gels may not deliver results as quickly or completely as Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit. Also, there are no harmful acids or abrasives to damage your teeth or gums. Teeth whitener products sold over-the-counter in drugstores are under 6% hydrogen peroxide and they will NOT effectively bleach your teeth.
How quickly will I notice results using this teeth whitener?
The Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit 44% carbamide peroxide often produces noticeable results after the first tray wear. Teeth lighten substantially after 4-5 applications.
These compounds make teeth less sensitive to hot, cold, air pressure and touch and increase the resistance of teeth to dental caries (decay).
Teeth become sensitive when tooth enamel erodes or the gum line recedes, exposing tiny microscopic holes, or tubules, that lead directly to nerves inside the tooth. These nerves are the source of sensitive teeth pain. The remineralization method involves calcium phosphate compounds, the primary mineral in teeth and bone.
The process disperses into the tooth structure to “fill” the microscopic hole and repair
early cavities, actually making teeth stronger. The new calcium phosphate process overcomes these problems and remineralizes teeth rapidly.
This teeth whitener product is a must for those who bleach their teeth
How long will my teeth stay white using this tooth whitener?
Many stains bleach out permanently and last for months to years. However it may become stained again due to smoking, red wine, tea, cola etc. But one or two sessions with The Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit bleaching gel will give you back your beautiful white smile.
Is teeth whitening safe?
YES! Several studies, during the past five years, have proven bleaching to be safe and effective. A small percentage of people may experience some tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, which disappears once you stop using the product or by decreasing the amount of time you bleach your teeth. If sensitivity occurs we recommend that you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste this will eliminate any sensitivity. (Academy of General Dentistry: AGD Impact, April 1998, p.23)
Can teeth whitening hurt my gums?
Overfilling of your tray may cause temporary irritation. With proper use, The Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit gel will have no impact on your gums. In fact, tooth whitening often improves gum health.
Speed up your teeth whitening treatments with our Teeth Whitening Accelerator Light. This powerful LED light can be used to speed up any teeth whitening treatment, whitening treatment, whether using gels, teeth whitening toothpaste, teeth whitening pens, or teeth whitening strips. More LEDs than the competition, the more LEDs the more coverage and the better the acceleration. The LED light keeps the light from heating up and becoming uncomfortable. The matched mouth trays attach to the light, freeing up both hands for a more comfortable and easier treatment. The special band of blue light helps to catalyze the oxidation process, vastly speeding up the teeth whitening treatment. The one button operation is super easy to use and fits in the palm of your hand easily.
Teeth whitening after braces is very important, and our 44% carbamide peroxide is perfect to get 4-6 shades lighter teeth!
Will this tooth whitener product affect my crowns or fillings?
The Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening Kit gel will not affect fillings, crowns or other tooth colored restorations. Occasionally amalgam fillings may leave a grey residue in your tray. This is only surface stains from the filling.
Our complete kit includes:
3cc’s of 44% carbamide peroxide gel
Mouth Tray with built in LED accelerator light
Complete easy instructions
Teeth whitening before and after photos. Lighten teeth up to 4-6 shades!
How Does Our Tooth Whitening System Compare to Crest Whitestrips?
Crest White Strips are a new plastic strip that is coated with Hydrogen Peroxide and placed across the front teeth. The teeth whitening strips do work…sort of. Tests by Crest show that teeth are lightened an average of only 1 to 2 shades (compared with our 4-6 shades) In short you will see very limited results with this product. Their kit is only 6% carbamide peroxide while ours is 44%.
Common questions about teeth whitening
What is Carbamide Peroxide?
Why do teeth get dark?
Is teeth whitening safe?
Can teeth whitening hurt my gums?
Will teeth whitening results last forever?
Is sensitivity normal after teeth whitening?
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At what age can teeth whitening take place?
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