Tooth discoloration and surface stains can negatively impact the overall appearance of the smile and leave the teeth looking unhealthy. Many people turn to over-the-counter teeth whitening products to restore a brighter, whiter smile. Unfortunately, few get the results they desire from these products. While professional teeth whitening is an option, some are reluctant to put that much time or money into an in-office, teeth-whitening solution. Dr. Bruce Treiber offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance the appearance of the smile by improving tooth color, including Opalescence Treswhite® teeth whitening. This system offers our Canton, OH, patients an affordable at-home solution for discolored teeth. This treatment combines the convenience and affordability of over-the-counter whitening products with the effectiveness of professional, in-office teeth whitening treatment.
What is Treatment Like?
Opalescence Treswhite® is a teeth whitening system that is used in the patient’s own home, on their schedules. Most professional at-home teeth whitening treatments require that the patient schedule a dental visit so that molds can be taken of the teeth that will be used as a model for custom whitening trays. Opalescence Treswhite® makes the teeth whitening process even easier because the patient purchases pre-made trays. This significantly cuts back on the amount of time that the patient needs to spend in the dental office, which makes this an ideal solution for even those with the busiest schedules.
Once the patient has their whitening trays, they will wear them once a day for an extended period of time. Depending on the degree of whitening the patient is looking to achieve, the whitening trays may be used for as little as one week or up to four weeks. Similarly, the amount of time the trays are worn each day will vary for each patient, depending on their unique cosmetic needs. Typically, the trays are worn for 30-60 minutes at a time. Each Opalescence Treswhite® tray comes pre-filled with a whitening gel that contains 10% hydrogen peroxide. The tray is simply placed over the teeth and worn for the determined amount of time. After removing the trays, patients should brush their teeth to remove any excess gel.
Opalescence Treswhite® teeth whitening offers our patients many benefits. Some of the greatest advantages of this teeth-whitening system include the following:
- Opalescence Treswhite® teeth whitening is more effective than over-the-counter whitening products. By the end of treatment, patients can improve the color of their teeth by six to eight shades.
- Opalescence Treswhite® treatment can be performed at any time of the day, and even at different times each day, so it accommodates any schedule.
- Although more costly than over-the-counter rinses or toothpaste, Opalescence Treswhite® is far more affordable than other professional teeth whitening options.
- Opalescence Treswhite® is a safe procedure that is virtually free of side effects. Some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity for a few days after treatment, but the sensation should be minor.
If you would like to learn more about how you can get professional teeth whitening results in the comfort of your own home, contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss Opalescence Treswhite® teeth whitening. Dr. Bruce Treiber will be happy to answer any questions you may have about professional teeth whitening treatment.