What is Opalescence teeth whitening?
Staining and discoloration will naturally occur on your teeth over time, no matter your dental hygiene practices. Luckily, you can get your smile back with help from our team in the Greater St. Louis area. Applied right in our office, Opalescence Boost is a teeth-whitening gel that provides a brighter smile fast, safely, and effectively! The gel is chemically activated, meaning no hot or uncomfortable LED teeth-whitening lights are necessary.
Gain a brighter smile with only two or three 20-minute treatments in a row! With Opalescence, you’ll have noticeable whitening results in about an hour as the gel begins to work as soon as it is on your teeth.
How to whiten teeth
Beyond practicing regular dental hygiene, there are many methods to go about whitening teeth. Although, these are not the most effective or safe teeth whitening methods. These may include:
- Natural teeth whitening methods
- DIY teeth whitening
- Teeth whitening kits
- Teeth whitening strips
However, the best teeth whitening method is to visit a dental professional who knows what they are doing, like the team at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, for a whitening treatment.
What to expect from teeth whitening
Before visiting our office for a whitening treatment in Glen Carbon or O’Fallon, Illinois, or Clayton, Missouri, we recommend visiting your primary dentist for a checkup. Your dentist will discuss your teeth and gum health to determine whether a whitening treatment is best for you. This routine checkup will also eliminate plaque and surface stains, creating a smooth surface that will make your treatment more effective.
Once you’ve visited your dentist, you can come in for your appointment with us. At one of our Greater St. Louis orthodontics offices, you will share some medical history, like existing health conditions or tooth implants. Then, we can begin your treatment.
Our orthodontists will determine your beginning tooth shade, place a lip and cheek retractor to keep your tongue and lips clear of the whitening gel, and then place a protective barrier around your gumline to prevent the gel from irritating your gums.
Once your gums, lips, and tongue are protected, we will use a gentle, brushed tip to apply the whitening gel to your teeth. The gel will remain on your teeth for 20 minutes before being suctioned off.
Once suctioned off, we will evaluate your shade change and determine if you need another application. We can apply the Opalescence gel up to three times within one treatment session.
Following the final gel application, the protective barrier and retractor come off easily, and you will notice a brighter smile!