Professional Custom Tray Whitening
Congratulations on your decision to brighten your smile! Bleaching is an excellent method to remove old stains from tobacco, tea, and coffee or simply to make dull-looking teeth even brighter. The smile is the focal point of attention so it makes since to make it look it’s best! We only use the best bleaching material on the market and custom-fabricated trays are the best value in bleaching with the most predictable results.
First, make sure your tray is comfortable with no sharp or rough edges. If so, simply trim with sharp scissors where you find the problem. No matter how well I inspect the tray; there is an occasional rough spot that may be undetectable until you try them in.
You are only concerned with bleaching the outer surface of your teeth (this is called the Facial surface or “cheek/lip side”). Load gel into the inside of the tray by starting at the depth of the tooth and squirting a line up the facial surface. Use the tip of the syringe to smear the bleach around only on the facial surface. There is no need to go back beyond the 1 st Molar. One syringe of Whitening Gel should be enough to fill a single tray 3-4 times.
Application Instructions :
Begin by brushing your teeth. Next, insert the tray and seat firmly by pressing all around. Remove the excess gel that extrudes by wiping a clean finger around your gums above the tray. You may rinse twice with small amounts of water but the less you do this the better because it will dilute the bleach. Wear the tray for as long as you are comfortable between 1-8 hours. Stop if significant sensitivity occurs and consult our office. The majority of the bleaching gel’s power is seen in the first 1-2 hours but it will continue to work with decreasing effectiveness for the next 4-6 hours. Therefore, bleach as long as you like, but 1-2 hours is all that is really necessary for a successful treatment. Results should be seen in as few as 2-3 treatments depending on severity of stain/discoloration prior to bleaching. Mild sensitivity (especially to hot and cold) is expected during, and for up to 1 week, following your last treatment.
Cleaning, Care, and Storage :
Clean trays with a soft toothbrush and luke-warm water following each use and leave out to dry. Trays may be stored in our protective case.
Follow-up treatments :
Depending on the individual, their diet, and their susceptibility to staining, follow-up treatments may be necessary from time to time.