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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Ask a Cosmetic Dentist: Can Teeth with Braces be Effectively Whitened?

Many people who are wearing traditional and even invisible 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. If you ask a cosmetic dentist from practices serving the Wilkes Barre area, the short answer will be “yes”. Using the proper whitening methods, a dentist can help you get a brighter smile while you’re still working on better alignment and bite.

Bleaching Options

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.


September 3, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Invisalign vs. Braces: The Moving Tooth Battle

BackMountainDentalMisaligned teeth are a hassle; for one, they can become an impediment to eating and speech. They also have a detrimental effect on a person’s confidence. People with an imperfect set of teeth are not likely to smile often due to the fact that his or her teeth do not look perfect.

Fortunately, dental technology has come up with two breakthroughs to help patients with a problematic set of ivories. Braces have been helping countless patients with moving their teeth to look aesthetically pleasing for quite some time. Invisalign, a series of invisible, removable aligners, is a relatively new innovation that also offers the same results. Continue reading

December 7, 2013 Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | , , , , | Leave a comment