A brighter, whiter smile - teeth whitening at Pallant Orthodontics

There are plenty of reasons your teeth may have lost their natural brightness, though it’s a simple issue to correct with Pallant Orthodontics. We offer a teeth whitening service for our existing patients who belong to our Chichester practice.

If you’re new to Pallant Orthodontics and would like to benefit from this service, we’d be delighted to welcome you to our Bognor Regis practice where we welcome walk-ins and patients of all ages.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening involves the removal of stains or discolouration from your teeth. This is also referred to as ‘teeth bleaching’.

At Pallant Orthodontics, we offer professional teeth whitening using the brand White Dental Beauty by Optident. This system offers long lasting results, with speedy and convenient application that won’t damage your enamel in the process. We’re confident that you’ll achieve a brighter, whiter smile safely using this line of products.

To learn more about the science behind your new whiter smile, watch the video below:

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Do I need to whiten my teeth?

It’s common for the whiteness of your teeth to fade or become tarnished over time. However, there are some lifestyle habits that may be causing your teeth to appear more discoloured than normal.

  • Smoking
  • Consuming lots of tea or coffee
  • Regularly drinking red wine
  • Certain medication
  • Foods that are heavily coloured

If you do decide to whiten your teeth, it’s important to try and avoid these habits, so your new smile stays brighter for longer.

When should I whiten my teeth?

If you’re planning on undergoing orthodontic treatment, and also want to whiten your teeth, the timing is very important. We’d always recommend that you whiten your teeth after you’ve finished your orthodontic treatment, i.e. after you’ve had your braces removed and your teeth are in their ideal position.

Once you’ve had your braces removed, you should wait for about 6 months before going ahead with teeth whitening. We recommend this for two important reasons:

  • The saliva in your mouth naturally contains ingredients that will gradually reduce discolouration. After a few months, you may notice your teeth aren’t as discoloured as they were before
  • As soon as your braces are removed, it’s common for your teeth to feel weak. Waiting a few months will give them time to get back to normal

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Teeth whitening after braces

When you have your braces removed, you may notice your teeth have become discoloured, compared to how they looked before your treatment. It’s important to note that this isn’t caused by the braces themselves. In fact, this is a result of staining to the teeth which can be caused by a variety of factors including your diet.

This is very common and happens when patients don’t manage to brush their teeth as thoroughly as is optimal, but, we can help you achieve the white smile you’ve always wanted with our professional treatments.

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