Teeth Whitening in Woodridge, IL
Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic difference in a short amount of time.
Whitening is the procedure of making teeth whiter and therefore more attractive. Our office offers several methods of whitening: In-office whitening (also known as ZOOM!®) and take-home whitening system (also known as passive tray whitening).
ZOOM!® in-office whitening system is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. Safe and effective, your teeth will be dramatically whiter in just over an hour. The convenience and simplicity of in-office whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individuals. Treatment begins with a short preparation to protect your lips and gums. The clinician will then apply a whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light that typically whitens the teeth by several shades with only one treatment. Your whitening treatment is followed by a fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth. In most cases, teeth will continue to whiten during the days following the treatment. To maximize and maintain each patient’s amazing results, we recommend take-home whitening treatments for our patients.
Our Take Home Whitening System (commonly known as the tray method) involves creating digital impressions of a patient’s teeth which are then used by our dental lab to create customized vinyl trays. Patients will use these personalized trays by placing a carbamide peroxide gel in these trays and then wearing the trays for about 3 to 30 minutes (depending on the gel strength utilized). The entire at home whitening process takes 10 to 14 days of daily use. We recommend the tray method for badly stained teeth, and patients should understand that it may take several months before significant color improvement will be apparent.
To maintain results, at-home whitening trays should be used every several months. There are advantages to both styles of whitening treatments, but the end result from either in-office or at-home whitening is the same. While in-office whitening is faster and easier to use, at-home whitening costs about half of ZOOM!® in-office whitening. Each patient can select the treatment that best fits their needs and budget.
Ask about enrolling in our “Lifetime Whitening Club” based on the take-home whitening system.