Should I Get My Teeth Whitened Before or After Invisalign?

Invisalign is known as one of the most comfortable and discreet ways to straighten your teeth. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is also more convenient and usually leads to faster results. You can remove your Invisalign aligners for eating and drinking as well as brushing and flossing.

As long as you keep your aligners in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day, you can expect your teeth to slowly but surely move into their optimal positions. You’ll be left with straight teeth and a beautiful smile in about a year.

If you’re interested in getting Invisalign but also want to whiten your teeth, you may be wondering when you should undergo a whitening treatment. Here at Gladwell Orthodontics, Dr. Gladwell recommends waiting until after your teeth have been straightened by Invsialign to pursue teeth whitening.

“While straightening your teeth, it’s ideal to wait until after you’ve completed treatment entirely before attempting tooth whitening,” says Dr. Gladwell.

Once you’re done with Invisalign, we encourage you to learn more about GLO, our revolutionary whitening system. GLO is unique in that it uses light technology with a warming heat to speed up the whitening process. It can give you teeth that are up to five shades whiter with absolutely no sensitivity or discomfort.

GLO also comes with an in home solution so you can maintain your pearly whites. All you’ll have to do is charge the GLO device, attach the mouthpiece and apply the whitening gel. Your smile will whiten in only eight minutes. With GLO, you can keep your teeth white and bright for up to three years.

Schedule an Appointment at Gladwell Orthodontics

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or the GLO teeth whitening treatment, we encourage you to contact our office today at 919-453-6325. We look forward to helping you achieve your whitest smile yet!