Teeth Whitening

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My Orthodontist

Orthodontists located in Lawrenceville, Bayonne, Cherry Hill, Deptford Township, East Orange, Medford, Paterson, and West New York, NJ & Langhorne, PA

As you get older, it’s common for your teeth to appear dull and yellow, which can rob you of your self-esteem. At My Orthodontist in Deptford Township, Lawrenceville, Medford, Bayonne, West New York, West Orange, Cherry Hill, Paterson, New Jersey, and Langhorne, Pennsylvania, the team can lighten the shade of your teeth and give you a noticeably brighter smile in a few professional teeth-whitening sessions. For whiter, brighter teeth, call the nearest office or use the online booking tool to book your appointment right away.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does teeth whitening work?

At My Orthodontist, the team uses professional-grade peroxide-based bleaching agents to penetrate the stained enamel of your teeth. The oxygen molecules in the bleaching agent break down the bonds of discolored enamel, exposing fresh enamel that leaves your teeth looking whiter. 

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening compared to over-the-counter whitening products?

While there are numerous over-the-counter teeth-whitening products available, these treatments don’t provide results that are as effective as professional teeth whitening. Along with the use of stronger, professional-grade products, teeth-whitening treatments at My Orthodontist have significant advantages over drugstore whitening products, such as:

  • Removal of the most difficult stains
  • More dramatic results after one session
  • Stronger resistance to future stains
  • Longer-lasting results

Teeth whitening is best done by a professional at My Orthodontist who can ensure you use the bleaching products correctly and don’t mistakenly burn or temporarily bleach your gums.

What is involved with at-home whitening treatments?

The practice offers the use of take-home trays that you can use with your retainer or braces. Your orthodontist at My Orthodontist fits you with a tray that looks like a mouthguard, which is filled with peroxide-based whitening product. You can place this tray over your teeth for several hours a day for up to four weeks after which your specialist reassesses the shade of your teeth and recommends stopping or continuing your treatment. 

How long do teeth-whitening results last?

The results of teeth whitening can last up to three years, but you can prolong the results if you take care of your teeth after the treatment. Make sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after consuming foods that are prone to cause stains, or if you can avoid these foods altogether. Certain acidic and tannin-rich foods and beverages that can stain your teeth are:

  • Tea and coffee
  • Red wine
  • Dark carbonated beverages, such as colas
  • Deep-colored foods, such as beets and berries
  • Sauces, such as tomato and soy

Whether you come into the clinic for your treatment or use an at-home treatment, be sure to schedule regular professional cleanings at My Orthodontist to maintain your results.

Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment for your professional teeth-whitening treatment today.