How to Whiten or Bleach Teeth While Wearing Braces

Article submitted By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Dental bleaching and tooth whitening and are basic procedures that may now be performed at home. First and foremost, let’s clarify what these are. Bleaching is a procedure that lightens the color of your teeth beyond their natural shade. Whitening is a simple procedure for cleaning your teeth. It removes yellow stains. Although you can do these at home, the best results will be obtained at your dentist’s office.

There are a variety of teeth whitening procedures accessible, as well as numerous ways to bleach teeth. Bleaching gels or pens can be used. Bleaching strips are a common choice. Some toothpastes advertise that they contain a whitening agent, but they’re only marginally effective. All these products are available at your local pharmacy.

It’s best to see your orthodontist for whitening or bleaching if you have braces. You may accidentally damage the metal wires and/or fittings. You must consult your orthodontist if a wire is bent or a metal bracket is dislodged.

If you’re wearing Invisalign, removing the aligner and whitening your teeth is simple. It’s critical to brush your teeth afterward to ensure that no traces of the whitener remain. A plastic aligner can be discolored by bleach or whiteners.

While wearing braces, brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis. Food particles can easily become lodged and produce offensive breath. If you have any other concerns, speak with your dentist or orthodontist.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  Dr. Mark Rashidi at Remarkable Smiles is a highly experienced Orthodontist in Mission Viejo, also offering Invisalign in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Laguna Niguel areas. Types of braces offered include traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. Call to get more info.