Brite Smile Treatment
If you have always wanted whiter teeth this is definitely the best treatment for you. Completely safe and very effective Brite Smile can achieve a change of up to 9 shades whiter in just one treatment. The results truly are amazing.
- The BriteSmile light-activated process uses state-of-the-art technology and a gentle whitening gel.
- The treatment is extremely effective.
- The entire service is performed by licensed dentists and trained dental professionals.
- The process lasts just over an hour; the rewards last for years.
How white will my teeth get?
In clinical studies, BriteSmile has been able to achieve an average 9 shades whiter. Your results of course will vary depending on the darkness of your teeth and your circumstances. Ultimately, the goal will be to achieve your optimum, natural whiteness. During the consultation, the dentist will go over what you personally can expect for your individual situation.
How long does it last?
Your teeth are as individual and unique as you are and, therefore, your actual results may vary. However, in general, BriteSmile whitening results can last up to 2 years assuming good hygiene and reasonable exposure to staining foods and beverages.
How does it work?
The BriteSmile Center dentist will first examine your teeth and gums for good oral health. Next as you relax in the chair, our proprietary whitening gel is applied to your teeth and the revolutionary, proprietary BriteSmile light will be positioned over your teeth to activate the gel. As you watch TV, listen to music or nap, your teeth will lighten to their optimum, natural whiteness in about an hour.
Yes. The BriteSmile procedure will not soften enamel or existing fillings. The primary ingredient in the BriteSmile’s gel is hydrogen peroxide, which has been safely used in teeth whitening for over 100 years and is recognized as an effective whitening ingredient by the dental community. The percentage of hydrogen peroxide used in BriteSmile’s proprietary gel is only 15%, much lower than other whitening gels that often contain 35%-50% hydrogen peroxide. The majority of our clients experience no pain or sensitivity after the BriteSmile Professional Teeth Whitening treatment. A very small percentage of customers may experience a minor dull “ache” following the procedure. Taking some sort of analgesic almost always resolves the feeling. It is best to avoid very hot or very cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth sensitivity.
Will my dental insurance cover this procedure?
No. As with most cosmetic dental procedures, insurance will not cover the treatment cost.
Is this procedure for everyone?
Virtually everyone wanting to lighten his or her teeth can benefit from using BriteSmile – including people with severe food, coffee, tobacco or tetracycline stains.
Currently, the minimum age is 21 years old. However, we are researching a product for teens which should be available later this year.
Will the procedure whiten my existing crowns/veneers/bonds, etc.?
The BriteSmile Professional Teeth Whitening treatment has been successful at removing stains from caps, veneers or bonded teeth. However, a whitening treatment in general cannot change the color of the caps, veneers or bonds. We recommend that you discuss your situation with a BriteSmile dentist to determine what you can expect.