Can I Use My Invisalign Trays to Whiten My Teeth?

November 22, 2023
Can I Use My Invisalign Trays to Whiten My Teeth

In the quest for a brighter, more confident smile, many patients wonder if they can double up their dental efforts. A common question we hear at Revive Dental is, "Can I use my Invisalign trays to whiten my teeth?" Let's explore this topic in depth.

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that has transformed the way we straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners custom-made for your teeth. These aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into their correct positions. However, their clear, tray-like design has led many patients to wonder if they can also be used for teeth whitening. 

Invisalign Trays And Teeth Whitening

While it might seem like a convenient solution to use your Invisalign trays for teeth whitening, it's not recommended. Invisalign aligners are designed specifically for teeth straightening, not for holding teeth whitening gel. The trays are not designed to cover the gum area, which means using them for whitening could lead to gel leakage and potential gum irritation. 

The Right Way To Whiten Your Teeth

If you're looking to brighten your smile while straightening your teeth, don't worry, it's possible! However, it's crucial to do it the right way. You should consider getting whitening treatments after your Invisalign treatment is complete. Professional teeth whitening under the supervision of a dentist is the safest, most effective method. 

Our Whitening Options

At Revive Dental, we offer a range of whitening treatments that can be tailored to your specific needs and can safely be used after your Edmond Invisalign treatment.

In-Office Whitening 

In-office whitening is performed by Dr. Durham, and provides quick, professional results in a single visit. In-office whitening is ideal if you’re looking to dramatically whiten your teeth for a special occasion, like a wedding, or some other event. During the procedure, Dr. Durham will apply a powerful whitening agent to your teeth, while being careful not to let it come into contact with your gums or cheeks. She will then activate the whitener with a UV light before rinsing it away. The whole process may be repeated to achieve your desired level of whiteness.

Take-Home Whitening

Take-home whitening allows you to address your stained or discolored smile with a set of reusable custom-fitted trays and professional whitening products, all in the comfort of your own home. Take-home whitening is great for patients who are looking to brighten their smile at their own convenience. This whitening option is also a more gradual and gentle process, which makes it a fantastic option for patients with sensitive teeth, or those who want a more subtle, less obvious change in their smile.

The Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening offers a multitude of benefits. Not only can it lighten your teeth by several shades in a single session, but it's also safer and more reliable than over-the-counter options. Plus, when performed by a skilled professional like Dr. Durham, you can be assured that your oral health is being monitored.

Achieve Your Dream Smile In Edmond

Ready to achieve the bright, beautiful smile you've always wanted? At Revive Dental, we're committed to helping you reach your smile goals. Whether you're interested in Invisalign, professional teeth whitening, or both, Dr. Durham and our team are here to guide you every step of the way. Don't wait to start your journey towards a more confident smile. Call us at (405) 492-7862 or visit our practice in Edmond, OK to schedule your appointment today.

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