If you’re wondering how you can whiten your teeth with braces, the answer depends on two factors. One of them has to do with the type of braces you have, and the other depends on whether or not you can wait until the braces come off to get a teeth whitening treatment.
Most professionals recommend that if you have metal braces on the front of your teeth, you would benefit more from teeth whitening after your braces are removed. This is because most treatments won’t whiten any part of the teeth covered with brackets. This will likely leave your teeth in two different shades when the braces come off. Once your braces are removed, teeth whitening treatments will be more effective at giving the teeth a uniform shade.
However, there are products available that will provide uniform teeth whitening with braces on the front of the teeth. We can help you decide on a safe teeth whitening product that may be used with braces, depending on the situation.
There are some important considerations that go into teeth whitening with braces. First and foremost is that the solution must be compatible with the material of which the braces are made. The last thing you want to do is damage the braces or compromise their effectiveness. Second, the product must be designed to soak into the enamel in a way that allows it to reach the sections of the teeth that are covered by the braces.
If your braces are on the back of your teeth, you don’t have to worry about ending up with two-toned teeth. You do, however, want to make sure you are not using something that will damage the braces.
Those who use Invisalign® don’t have to take these precautions if they would like to whiten their teeth. All they need to do is remove the aligners, just as they would for brushing, flossing or eating.
If you are interested in teeth whitening with braces, the experts at Runnels Orthodontics can help you. We can recommend and supply the right products for the best results. You may not have to wait until your braces are removed to brighten your smile.
Runnels Orthodontics has offices in Destin and Panama City Beach and gladly serves clients in the following areas: Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach and Panama City. Contact us today to schedule an orthodontic appointment.