I’m sure you’ve often wondered how you could get a whiter smile and which whitening products really work. Let’s explore the options available to you.
There are several different whitening systems on the market and many are inexpensive, averaging $40 up, and in most cases take approximately 14-21 days to achieve desired results. Over the counter whitening kits really do work but they have some pretty strict limitations; in order for these products to be safe for consumers there is a very small percentage of the active ingredient so you can expect one to two shade of whitening in most cases. If all you need is a slight ‘lift’ in shade, this may be a great option for you.
A second option is use custom made whitening trays, commonly called ‘bleaching’ trays that can be professionally fabricated for you to use at home with a much higher concentrated gel. The tray system usually costs under $400 (including a few starter tubes of gel) and can help you achieve nice results in about 2 weeks. This is a great option if you your teeth are more grey that yellow as this requires much more diligence to lighten.
If you’re looking for quick more dramatic results, Brite Smile is an in-office whitening system that will give you whiter, brighter teeth in just one visit. The procedure itself takes about 2 hours in office and lasts up to a year without a touch depending on your daily routine and habits and doesn’t cost much more than professional custom trays. To find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure and for current, accurate pricing call us for a free consultation!