Opalescence Teeth Whitening For Your Most
Fabulous Smile

Opalescence Teeth Whitening For Your Most Fabulous Smile

As an orthodontist in Plano, we understand that the esthetics of your smile is just as important to you as how it works. We also know and love that the end of orthodontics treatment is a pretty fantastic day. That’s why we’re pleased to offer Opalescence™ Teeth Whitening solutions to make that reveal even more satisfying!

What is Opalescence teeth whitening?

More than 30 years ago, the creator of Opalescence (a dentist) was prompted by his persistent teenaged daughter to find a better way to whiten teeth. He found that by using a sticky, viscous gel, the solution would stay in place. This provided a sustained release of peroxide, allowing the oxygen molecules from the whitening agent to spread thoroughly over the teeth to react with discolored molecules … and whiten teeth!

How white can I expect my teeth to look?

Whiteness depends on the degree of discoloration as well as many other factors as well how your teeth respond to whitening. In general, your teeth can be whitened up to eight shades, but it takes a change of just two to three shades to make a noticeable difference.

Your own long-term results will be influenced on your eating and drinking habits (dark berries, coffee, tea, red wine, etc.). If you find it hard to completely eliminate these and other stain-causing choices from your diet, touch-up treatments at regular intervals will definitely be necessary. We’ll help you decide which treatment is the best one for your smile, and Opalescence also offers a whitening toothpaste to help keep your teeth their whitest and brightest longer.

Is there a such thing as being too young or too old to get teeth whitening done?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, teeth whitening has become the most-demanded cosmetic procedure for patients under twenty – an ideal smile booster to complement completing orthodontics and prom or graduation prep, however it is not recommended for children while their teeth are still developing. After childhood, age is not a consideration and most people, from teens to seniors, can benefit from teeth whitening.