What is professional teeth whitening?
Staining and discoloration naturally occur on your teeth over time, even if your dental hygiene practices are near perfect. So, if you’re ready to get your smile back, our Charlottesville area orthodontics team can help with Opalescence Boost teeth whitening gel. This professional-grade gel quickly, safely, and effectively provides a brighter smile! Expertly applied in our office, the gel is chemically activated, meaning no hot or uncomfortable LED teeth-whitening lights are necessary.
Opalescence Boost helps you gain a brighter smile with two to three 20-minute applications in a single sitting. The gel begins to work as soon as it is on your teeth, providing noticeable whitening results in about an hour.
How to whiten teeth
There are many common methods people choose to go about whitening teeth. These options are not the most effective or safe teeth whitening methods, but may include:
- DIY teeth whitening
- Natural teeth whitening methods
- Teeth whitening kits
- Teeth whitening strips
The best teeth whitening method visit an experienced professional, like the ones at Charlottesville Orthodontics, for professional treatment. The professional-grade Opalescence whitening gel more effective teeth whitening experience.
What to expect from Opalescence teeth whitening
We recommend visiting your primary dentist for a checkup before visiting our office for a whitening treatment. During this routine checkup, your dentist will determine whether a whitening treatment is best after reviewing your teeth and gum health with you. This checkup will also make your whitening treatment more effective, as it will eliminate surface stains and plaque from your teeth.
You will visit one of our convenient office locations for your appointment once you’ve visited your dentist. During your visit, you will share some medical history, like existing health conditions or tooth implants. Then, we can begin your whitening treatment.
We will determine the beginning shade of your teeth and then place a lip and cheek retractor to keep your tongue and lips clear of the whitening gel and a protective barrier around your gumline to prevent the gel from irritating your gums.
We will gently apply the gel to your teeth using a brushed tip. The gel will remain on your teeth for 20 minutes before being suctioned off to evaluate the shade change of your teeth and determine if you need another application based on your goals. We can apply the gel up to three times in one treatment session.
Following the final gel application and removal, we can easily remove the protective barrier and retractor, and you will notice a brighter smile!
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The average cost of professional teeth whitening is around $600 on average. At Charlottesville Orthodontics, we proudly offer this treatment for $500. This cost reflects the treatment process and aftercare supplies provided for you. Typically, insurance doesn’t cover this procedure. Our office doesn’t want finances to stand in the way of a great smile, so we offer flexible payment arrangements to ensure treatment is accessible to all patients.
Gain a brighter smile
Schedule your appointment with us online today and gain the confidence to show off your smile daily! If you still have questions about Opalescence Boost professional teeth whitening treatment, please contact our team. We’re always happy to answer them for you.