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How to Whiten Your Teeth with Braces or Invisalign

Smiling woman holds two clear aligners up to frame her white smile in a heart shape.

How Do Braces and Invisalign Stain Your Teeth?

When you have overcrowded, gapped, or crooked teeth, or a bite misalignment, orthodontic treatment can help restore functionality and beauty to your smile, as well as improve your oral health. Invisalign clear aligners and traditional metal braces are popular methods that produce trusted results. However, while Invisalign and braces are both greatly beneficial to your dental health, they can come with some minor inconveniences, including stained teeth.

Braces can cause tooth staining because plaque can gather around the brackets and wires. Invisalign trays can also trap food and drink particles against teeth, leading to the same problem. Fortunately, there are ways to whiten your teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How to Whiten Teeth with Invisalign

When you are undergoing Invisalign treatment, it’s safe to use a number of methods to brighten your smile, including whitening trays, whitening gel, whitening strips, mouthwash, and whitening toothpaste. There is also a specialized Invisalign teeth whitening system for patients to use while wearing Invisalign aligners.

Additionally, you can always safely undergo professional teeth whitening with Invisalign when you visit our dental office in Park Ridge.

How to Whiten Teeth with Braces

Unfortunately, teeth whitening with braces is a little trickier than doing so with removable aligners.

If you have traditional braces, the best ways to keep your teeth clean and stain-free is to brush regularly with a whitening toothpaste, floss every day, use mouthwash, and opt for an electric toothbrush that will get to hard to reach places better than a manual toothbrush.

Brightening Your Smile in Park Ridge, IL

If you are looking for safe and effective teeth whitening in Park Ridge to help brighten your smile, reach out to Beyond Smiles and schedule an appointment. We offer professional teeth whitening, as well as oral hygiene counseling, and Invisalign in Park Ridge, IL.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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