Invisalign is a great solution to achieve a straight smile without brackets and wires. After finishing your series of aligners, you might be surprised to see your teeth are slightly discolored. It’s not uncommon for your teeth to have blemishes, especially if your oral hygiene habits weren’t up to par during your treatment. Don’t worry, you don’t need to live with the discoloration. Your cosmetic dentist can reveal a brighter smile with teeth whitening after Invisalign in Windermere.
Whitening Teeth after Invisalign
It’s not unusual for your teeth to feel a bit sensitive or weak after completing orthodontic treatment. As a result, you may not want to whiten your teeth right away. Instead, it’s often recommended you wait about 6 months to allow your teeth to regain their strength. During this time, you may also see your discoloration improve; however, if you don’t have the results you want, it might be time to consider a whitening treatment.
How to Whiten Your Teeth
Once you’re finished with Invisalign, you want to smile without any worry. You don’t need to let stains dull your confidence. You have a few options to brighten your teeth to make the most of your investment, such as:
1. Over-the-Counter Whitening Products
There are a variety of over-the-counter whitening products that can be used to resolve minor stains and discoloration, like strips, toothpastes, and pens. Although they are convenient and widely available, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results you’ll achieve. They don’t contain a high concentration of whitening agents, so any change you achieve will be minimal and can take a long time to occur.
2. In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you don’t attain the results you want with a DIY method, it might be time to visit your cosmetic dentist in Windermere for a professional treatment. Your teeth can become as much as 8 shades brighter in about 1 hour. A highly concentrated whitening agent is applied to your teeth, and a special light is used to activate the gel to resolve stubborn stains. After just one visit, your teeth will be noticeably whiter with results that can last with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
3. At-Home Whitening Kits
Many dental offices offer at-home whitening kits, which allow you to enjoy professional results without leaving the couch. After an initial consultation, your dentist can give you everything you need to treat discoloration at home. You’ll use the kit daily for about 2 weeks. As each day passes, you’ll notice your teeth gradually becoming whiter.
Invest in a Beautiful Smile
Invisalign is an excellent option to boost your oral health and confidence. Make the most of your investment by treating tooth discoloration for a beautiful smile you’ll want to show off.
About Dr. Matthew McKissock
Dr. McKissock earned his dental degree from the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry. He has completed advanced training in many specialties, like cosmetic dentistry. As an award-winning dentist, you can feel at ease knowing your smile is in good hands. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for teeth whitening.