Can I Whiten My Teeth With Invisalign?
Invisalign patients sometimes ask – can you whiten your teeth while straightening them with clear aligners?
The answer is yes, and Diamond Braces actually includes a complimentary whitening kit along with every Invisalign program. In this video, Diamond Braces dental hygienist Kimberly explains how to use the whitening gel. It is safe for use with Invisalign, and very convenient and easy to use throughout your treatment.
How to Use Your Complimentary Whitening Kit with Invisalign
The complimentary whitening kit from Diamond Braces comes with a set of 3 syringes with specialized tips for inserting whitening gel into the aligners.
Open the syringe by removing the cap, and apply a thin layer of gel inside the aligner where your teeth will go; only apply gel to the front area of the aligner - it's not necessary to whiten the back teeth since they are not visible.
Once the gel is applied, insert the aligner over your teeth normally, and leave in for about 45 minutes (not any longer). Remove the aligner, and rinse thoroughly to remove any gel, and brush it to clean. Do the same for your teeth.
You should see results within the week! This kit will help you smile throughout your treatment - but make sure to keep brushing and flossing as well for lifelong health and beautiful teeth.
Proper Brushing and Flossing Will Keep Your Teeth White, Fresh, and Healthy
Although whitening kits can help give your teeth some added shine, the most important part of healthy teeth is regular oral hygiene.
Make sure to keep your teeth fresh and healthy by brushing them 2-3 times a day, for 2 minutes each time.
Floss every night before going to bed, and use a fluoride-fortified mouthwash regularly. You should also visit your general dentist throughout your invisible braces treatment, so they can do a thorough cleaning and check your teeth for cavities.
Wash your aligners regularly – there are several effective methods for cleaning your Invisalign aligners. Whichever you choose, make sure to do it every day to keep the aligners fresh, clean, and effective! Store them properly during meals.
Proper oral hygiene will keep your teeth fresh, healthy, and smiling, and your complimentary whitening kit will help keep them white for a great smile every day!