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February 22, 2018

Can I Whiten My Teeth While Wearing Fastbraces?

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woman bracesThere are many changes that people would make to their smile. Maybe you want to close the gaps in between your teeth or even straighten overlapping ones. Either way, fastbraces can help you accomplish those goals. But what happens when you want to whiten your teeth during your orthodontic treatment?

Learn more about how you can “kill two birds with one stone” with your local cosmetic dentist by straightening and whitening your teeth all at the same time.

Don’t Use Over the Counter Products

Many patients still want their smile to gleam and shine brightly—even when they have braces on their teeth. The brackets and wires pose a challenge that many patients aren’t prepared to face with over the counter products.

Drugstore whitening treatments just don’t cater to those who have an orthodontic treatment. Whitening strips will not fit around the orthodontic structure and other products such as toothpaste or whitening mouthwashes just won’t help you achieve the dramatically white smile you’re looking for.

It’s Best to Trust a Professional with Teeth Whitening

Many dentists offer professional teeth whitening treatments that can provide high-quality results. This is the best way to go, especially if your local office offers Kor teeth whitening. Why this specific product? Kor is made to whiten patient’s teeth who have sensitivity issues, so it produces a more gradual whitening effect that’s not as harsh on the teeth.

It’s recommended that patients who want to undergo a whitening treatment use a professional grade product like this so that they don’t end up with two-toned teeth. When many patients receive strong whitening treatments with orthodontic systems attached to the fronts of their teeth, the areas that the brackets occupy usually leave the teeth dull behind them. You won’t realize your teeth are two shades until your braces are removed!

It’s best to ask your dentist what the best way is to help your teeth get brighter if you have braces. Kor whitening treatments in office or at home may be an option for you, although your cosmetic dentist will highly recommend waiting until your orthodontic treatment is complete.

Your Dentist Will Give You the Best Advice

Whenever you want to make changes to your smile, it’s best to ask a cosmetic dentist about the potential treatments and procedures you might undergo. They will work with you to recommend the best fitting treatments and help you achieve results that you really desire.


About Our Office

Here at Cornerstone Dental Arts, we foremost want your smile to be healthy—then beautiful. If you have a current orthodontic issue, we will work with you to first address it, then continue with cosmetic treatments in the future.

We’re sure to work one on one with patients to develop a customized treatment plan during dental visits so that their dental health journey is mapped out months in advance—including straightening treatments, whitening treatments, or any other services that you wish. Contact us today to schedule your next visit with us!

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