There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a
brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the
method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to
schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office
professional whitening and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening:
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This
procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental
professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office
visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.
At-Home Teeth Whitening and Tray Whitening:
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and
whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in
custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel
breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process
whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum
comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although
you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Inlays and onlays
An inlay or onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold,
or tooth- colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays and onlays are popular because they look
like your natural tooth. An inlay or onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial
They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay on the tooth. This is
done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape and prevent further damage. Inlays and
onlays are made by a professional dental laboratory and are permanently cemented onto
the tooth by your dentist.
Inlays and Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large
defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.
You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth.
With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth's imperfections to help you have a more
confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are natural in appearance and are a perfect option
for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as
porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth. To prepare for veneers, your
doctor will create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to a dental
technician who creates your veneers. Before placing your new veneer, your doctor may
need to conservatively prepare your tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
When your veneers are placed, you'll be pleased to see that they look like your natural
teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid
coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.
Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the
level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with
Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you're at in life, you'll appreciate
how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but
has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.
Invisalign can help cure many dental problems.
Grinding: Invisalign can correct the bite and decrease the interference in your bite,
thus aids in treating grinding of teeth
Deep pockets and gingival recession may be a result of bacterial infection or due to
grinding of teeth. This can be treated by correcting the bite.
Crowding of teeth causes tarter buildup which means collection of bacteria around the
gums which eventually causes gum recession and bone loss. Invisalign can straighten the
teeth and thus can prevent tartar buildup.
TMJ pain can be due to improper bite which can cause clenching or grinding of teeth. This
can be corrected with Invisalign.
Improper occlusion: no overjet or overbite can cause grinding of teeth. Invisalign can
correct the occlusion.
Cosmetic: if you're not happy with your crooked teeth or uneven smile, Invisalign is the
answer to your problems.