Should I Get My Teeth Whitened After Invisalign?

Invisalign may be the ultimate solution to malocclusions such as crooked teeth, underbites, overbites, and more. It can allow you to achieve the attractive, healthy smile you’ve been longing for. While traditional metal braces are also an option, you may prefer Invisalign due to the countless benefits it offers.

First and foremost, Invisalign aligners are made of clear, plastic aligners that are comfortable and virtually invisible to the naked eye. Most people won’t know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. This is great news if you have an active personal and professional life.

Since Invisalign aligners can be removed, you won’t have to worry about cleaning, eating, or drinking. You’ll be able to continue to eat your favorite foods and brush and floss with ease. Your teeth will gradually move into their proper positions, as long as you keep your aligners in your mouth for at least 22 hours per day.

Wait Until After Treatment to Whiten Your Teeth

While Invisalign can straighten your teeth, it won’t whiten your teeth. Even though aligners are shaped similarly to tooth whitening trays, you shouldn’t use them as teeth whitening tools. Since the aligners are designed to fit snugly around the teeth, they will push whitening gel to their insides. Unfortunately, this can irritate your mouth and stomach. Raleigh Family Dentists have options when it comes to teeth whitening, we always suggest GLO.

It’s best to use your aligners to straighten your teeth and special whitening trays to whiten them. If you’d like a brighter, whiter smile, you may be wondering if you can get your teeth whitened after you’ve completed Invisalign treatment. The answer is “absolutely!” In fact, the best time to go get a teeth whitening treatment is after you’re done with Invisalign.

In the event you receive it during Invisalign, you may notice new discoloration that appears on teeth that were not treated by whitening agents. This is because teeth move constantly while your aligners are in your mouth.

Try GLO Teeth Whitening

If you’ve used DIY whitening solutions like whitening strips and trays with little to no success, you may want to consider a professional option. Here at Gladwell Orthodontics, we offer GLO professional teeth whitening. Our Richmond, VA dentist friend Dr. Brent Rusnak is a strong proponent of GLO teeth whitening.

It uses the Guided Light Optics (GLO) system, which pairs heat plus light in a closed mouthpiece. This allows the professional strength whitening gel to work its magic and leave you with a gorgeous wife smile. Since it doesn’t make its way to the gums, it can prevent sensitivity.

After you receive the professional in office treatment, we’ll send you home with a kit that can allow you to maintain your pearly whites. It will come with a GLO mouthpiece, charger, USB cable and of course, easy to follow directions.

GLO Teeth whitening paired with a straight smile made possible by Invisalign can restore your confidence. It may be just what you need to succeed personally and professionally. With college graduates seeking new jobs through the interview process, it never hurts to have straight, white teeth when interviewing for that first full time job.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics Today

If you’re interested in learning more about GLO teeth whitening treatment and how it can improve your smile and confidence, don’t hesitate to contact our Raleigh or Wake Forest office today! We can be reached at 919-453-6325.