Teeth Whitening After Braces
Upon getting your braces off, your orthodontist will remove all the glue and bonding and clean up your teeth. It is expected that you see your dentist for a cleaning soon thereafter. In many cases since wearing the braces for several years, you will lose shades of whiteness in your teeth. After getting your first cleaning post braces, you can determine if it is worth the cost to have your teeth professionally whitened.
Most dentists off tray whitening and some even offer laser whitening. The tray whitening is professional grade and usually accounts for several shades of whiter teeth. The laser is more expensive as is most laser treatment and may need several treatments before your teeth are as white as you had liked.
In any case you may want to try over the counter whitening tool such as crest white strips. We have found them to be effective, but some say that the results are temporary and need to be maintained with more product.
It is recommended by most dentists now that you get an electric toothbrush that is soft and gentle on the teeth such as the Rota Dent. The sonicare toothbrush is too tough on the teeth and gums in our experience and this is why we prefer not to recommend it.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth you can know that the cost of whitening teeth is not that expensive when done professionally. When using the latest technologies such as laser, you can expect to dish out more. If tooth sensitivity is an issue for you, we strongly recommend you consult with your dentist before doing any whitening procedures, as you would want to address that issue first.