Do Dentists Whiten Teeth After Braces

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Orthodontic Braces & Invisalign In London

Orthodontic Braces in London Waterloo

Orthodontic braces treatment can completely transform your smile – both for teenagers and adults in London. The treatment can last anywhere between 6-8 months to over a year. On completion, not only will your teeth look different when you smile, you will likely also notice that your teeth and your bite isn’t the same as what it was before, changing the way you chew food. As your treatment commences and your teeth start to gradually move towards their straightened positions, your mouth and bite will adapt to chewing and biting in a more natural manner. At Whites Dental in London Waterloo, our orthodontic dentists offer a range of adult braces treatments including Damon braces, lingual braces and Invisalign braces.

Sometimes, throughout orthodontic treatment you can experience slight discoloration around the braces where you perhaps haven’t been able to manoeuvre your toothbrush around every angle – we understand that it’s a bit of a tricky job. Naturally, with newly straightened teeth it seems only fitting to want your teeth to be just as white as they are straight, for that glistening ‘Hollywood’ smile. You’ve gone through all the hard work of wearing braces, so what’s the best way to get whiter teeth to finish the job? You’ve reached the finish line and you have bid your braces a (somewhat fond) farewell, to unveil the beautifully straight smile beneath. If you’ve had your braces removed, you’ll know that nothing quite beats the feeling of being able to show off your new smile, feeling the smooth surface of your brace-free teeth, and enjoying that first bite of a nice crisp apple (without it being shredded by brackets!).

There are several different methods on offer to you when considering cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening, but as wearing braces can cause a temporary weakness in the teeth, you have to be a little more careful with how you choose to whiten your teeth post-treatment. As your teeth shift during your orthodontic treatment, this will create an uneven shade spectrum across your smile. Orthodontists often recommend that their patients wait about six months after their braces are removed to whiten their teeth. There are two reasons why this is recommended; tooth sensitivity and saliva

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Stained teeth can make adolescent and adult patients feel insecure about their smile, even after completing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. After all, you’ve gone through the work of wearing braces, how can you get whiter teeth to create an all-around beautiful smile? This is where professional teeth whitening comes in to help restore stained teeth to a bright, white smile. It is always recommended to whiten teeth after braces, instead of before. Teeth whitening before braces can result in uneven shades across the surface of teeth from where brackets and wires sit, and from shifting teeth. One of the common reasons patients seek out braces is to fix crooked teeth. Crooked teeth often overlap, which means if you whiten your teeth before braces, the whitening agent is unable to reach some areas of the teeth. As your teeth shift during your orthodontic treatment, this will create an uneven shade spectrum across your smile.

Orthodontists often recommend that their patients wait about six months after their braces are removed to whiten their teeth. There are two reasons why this is recommended; tooth sensitivity and saliva.

Wearing braces can cause teeth to feel weak for a short period of time, so giving yourself time to adjust will make teeth whitening as effective and comfortable as possible. In many cases, a patient’s saliva will be enough to reduce the intensity of discolorations and differences in shades after their braces are removed. However, if six months pass and your teeth are still looking discolored, teeth whitening after braces may be necessary to create a whiter, healthier-looking smile.

For optimal cosmetic improvement and oral health, teeth whitening should always be supervised or performed by a dental health professional. Not only is professional teeth whitening more effective than at-home treatments, but it is also safer. Dental professionals can spot areas of demineralized enamel, signs of gum disease, or tooth decay that may have been hidden by braces. Teeth whitening can give a fantastic result when performed in a dental clinic, or with a take-home kit issued by your orthodontist – the best advice is to head over to your nearest practice and get their expertise on whitening your smile, to avoid any unnecessary discomfort, risk or disappointment!

For further information on how to complete that perfect smile, get in touch our friendly reception staff, who can point you in the right direction. Our orthodontics team are always happy to help and discuss the best braces treatment for your needs, and to provide impartial, honest advice on how best to take care of your teeth.

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Teeth whitening can give a fantastic result when performed in a dental sugery, or with a take-home kit issued by your orthodontist – the best advice is to head over to your nearest practice and get their expertise on whitening your smile, to avoid any unnecessary discomfort, risk or disappointment!

For further information on how to complete that perfect smile, get in touch our friendly reception staff, who can point you in the right direction. Our orthodontics team are always happy to help and discuss the best braces treatment for your needs, and to provide impartial, honest advice on how best to take care of your teeth.

If you are considering using fixed orthodontic braces to straighten your teeth, why not call us to book a free consults with one of our dentists.

You will be able to discuss your needs with them and identify the braces option best suited to you. For more information on orthodontic braces, visit our orthodontics homepage – https://www.whitesdental.co.uk/orthodontist-teeth-straightening-london-waterloo/

At Whites Dental, we have some of London’s leading proving orthodontic braces (including fixed braces, Invisalign, Damon braces, Fastbraces, Six Month SmilesLingual braces and metal braces) to patients around us in Central London. We are based in London Waterloo, right next to Southwark tube station. We are also a short 10 minutes’ walk from Borough, London Bridge and Elephant and Castle