Can I get my teeth whitened with Invisalign®

Yes, you can whiten your teeth while wearing Invisalign! This is actually one of the major benefits of this modern treatment.

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so you can temporarily take them out to undergo a whitening treatment, then place them back in and continue transforming your smile.

Dr. Senties can offer his recommendations on a professional whitening (bleaching) treatment for patients during their Invisalign transformation or patients who have completed their braces treatment.

You have options when it comes to whitening your teeth with Invisalign at Senties Family Orthodontics!


Can you put whitening (bleaching) gel in Invisalign?

This is not usually recommended. Placing whitening gel in your Invisalign aligners can damage or discolor your aligners. If you choose to whiten your teeth, you’ll receive your own custom-made whitening trays! Whitening trays have a very similar appearance to Invisalign, but they’re made to endure the whitening treatment.


Where can I get my teeth whitened?

With Senties Family Orthodontics in San Antonio! Dr. Senties can recommend a professional teeth whitening kit for at-home treatment.

Here’s how it works:
Professional teeth whitening products use a specially-designed hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel and come with unique-fit whitening trays to give you maximum coverage.

Depending on the option Dr. Senties recommends for you, you may be required to wear the trays from 15 minutes up to 30 minutes once a day for 10 days.

At-home teeth whitening with Invisalign
With the at-home whitening kit, you’ll use a syringe from the kit and apply a drop of bleaching solution in your custom-made trays — your whitening trays, not your Invisalign trays!

Place your trays in your mouth and be sure to wipe away any gel from your gum line. You can use a Q-tip to trace your gum line and remove any overflowing gel.

Once your treatment is complete, remove your whitening trays and thoroughly rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Brush your teeth as you normally would, rinse your trays out, take a look in the mirror, and try not to blind yourself with your sparkling teeth!


Still have questions about teeth whitening and Invisalign?

We’re here to guide you through the process! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. When you tell Dr. Senties you’re interested in whitening your teeth during your Invisalign treatment, he’ll tell you everything you need to know.

We want you to love your smile, during and after your Invisalign treatment. Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation and let us know you’re interested in teeth whitening!

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