Can I bleach my teeth with Invisalign?

Yes! You can use the Invisalign trays as custom whitening trays. You would need to follow your dentist's or orthodontist's recommendations on the concentration of tooth bleach you should buy - it usually ranges from 10%-35% carbamide peroxide. The bleach actually helps your Invisalign trays look brighter. As with any tooth bleaching product, you will experience some sensitivity. Sensitivity can be to cold (like when you drink something cold or take in a breath of cold air) or shooting pains in your teeth. The higher the concentration of bleach, the higher your risk of experiencing more sensitivity. If you experience any sensitivity, then stop bleaching for a few days. Depending on the kind o

What are the risks of getting braces?

The risks depend on the kind of treatment and how long a patient has braces or an appliance in. If you have any concerns, please talk to your orthodontist. Here are a few common things that can happen: Cavities - it is harder to keep teeth clean with braces on and cavities can form around the brackets. White spots, which are the start of cavities, can also form. Invisalign or other removable trays are a good option if a patient is worried that they will not be able to keep things clean. Gum overgrowth - Gums can become puffy and red if the teeth are not kept clean. Usually, gums will go back to being healthy after braces are removed but sometimes a gingivectomy procedure is required. Mouth s

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