Once you’re finally able to remove your braces and your teeth have been straightened, you may expect that you’ll finally have a nearly perfect smile. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and your teeth may be slightly discolored when the brackets and wires come off. Luckily, there are ways to fix these issues. Dr. Robert Sanford at Sanford Center for Total Health Dentistry in Allentown, PA, can explain how teeth whitening can help rejuvenate your smile once your braces come off.
Whitening Your Smile After Braces
It may feel discouraging once your braces come off and you don’t instantly have a sparkling, dazzling smile. An easy way to get the smile that you want is with teeth whitening from your dentist in Allentown, PA. You can whiten your teeth with an in-office treatment or with a take-home kit from your dentist.
In-office whitening is the best way to get the most intense results. Your dentist will take a special whitening gel that can only be handled by dental professionals and apply it to your teeth for one hour. Once the hour is up, you’ll rinse your mouth, and you should start noticing results almost instantly. Your teeth will continue to improve over the next few days, and you can whiten your teeth a few shades.
If you choose to do the take-home kit, your dentist will make a mold of your teeth to create a tray to place the whitening gel in. You’ll apply the gel to the trays and put them on your teeth for an hour. You’ll then rinse your mouth, and you should start seeing results after a few hours. With home treatment, you may have to do more than one session to get the results that you’re looking for.
Contact Your Dentist Today!
Now that you have the straight smile you’ve always wanted, give yourself a dazzling smile with teeth whitening. Contact Dr. Robert Sanford at Sanford Center for Total Health Dentistry in Allentown, PA, to learn more about teeth whitening after braces. Call for more information at (610) 820-6000.