Teeth whitening and Invisalign can work together to give you a great smile. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners. Each aligner tray moves your teeth a little bit more until each tooth is in its proper position. Teeth whitening systems use peroxide to lighten the color of teeth and erase stains. Professional teeth whitening products are available for either at-home or in-office use, and both offer dramatic results.
Although you can use teeth whitening products before Invisalign treatment, many patients wait until their orthodontic treatment is complete. This ensures that they are able to reach the surfaces of their teeth properly and achieve the even whitening results they want. In-office whitening can lighten teeth in about an hour, and patients can complete their whitening as soon as they are done with their Invisalign treatment.
Whitening combined with Invisalign can act as a mini smile makeover and give you a bright, rejuvenated look in about twelve months. Some patients might even have their results in less time if they are candidates for Invisalign Express, which can work in as few as six months. Maintain your results by using your Invisalign retainers and touch-up whitening treatments as recommended. Contact our office today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our Los Angeles tooth whitening doctor.