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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Tips on Effectively Whitening Teeth with Braces

When you wear braces, your teeth become more prone to stains and discolorations. That’s because teeth are that much harder to get to, thanks to metal braces that get in the way of brushing and flossing. For this same reason, many people with traditional braces feel restricted when it comes to their options in cosmetic dentistry.

Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment plans that are aimed at correcting teeth alignment often express doubt as to whether they can still get their teeth whitened. Using the proper whitening methods however, a dentist can help you get a brighter smile while you’re still working on better alignment and bite.

Bleaching is the most recommended type of teeth whitening for patients with braces, particularly one done in the dental office by your dentist. The strength of in-office bleaching is highly effective that it produces a two-tone effect you may notice after your braces have been removed. It doesn’t interfere with the purpose of your braces and can easily be performed by your dentist. The effects would even be better if you are wearing invisible braces, as your dentist can easily just take it off for the procedure and have you put it back on afterwards.

While in-office bleaching produces great results, it is still ideal to ask a cosmetic dentist for the best option for you. You might have teeth sensitivity or gum issues that would require a different type of whitening.


July 20, 2015 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Sedation Dentistry, Tooth Sensitivity | , ,

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