Why Custom Trays?
Custom trays can be more beneficial for whitening your teeth than over the counter products. This is because custom trays are specifically designed to fit your teeth. This ensures that every angle of the tooth receives coverage of the bleaching agent on the tooth and that the gel stays where it belongs, on the enamel and not on the gums or root surfaces.
Another benefit of custom trays is that they can be tailored to every unique situation. Before cosmetic procedures, it is important to consider whitening teeth to match the restorations to a whiter, brighter color. After cosmetic procedures, whitening can help maintain the color of the natural teeth, to the color of the crown or veneer. With custom bleach trays, whitening products can be delivered to specific teeth to enhance and brighten the color of the teeth as needed.
At Leavitt Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a regular whitening solution to use in the custom trays, as well as a sensitive formula that can be used for those with more sensitive teeth. In addition to this, there are other products that can be placed right into your custom trays to help prevent sensitivity. We also recommend prescription toothpaste or even fluoride varnish treatments to stay ahead of sensitivity.
At Leavitt Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we instruct our patients to use their trays every day for an hour for up to two weeks, to get their desired shade of white. After this time, touch-ups can be done at their convenience.
Do you have a wedding or family pictures coming up? It’s a perfect time to touch up the brightness of your teeth to get that perfect shade of white. Give us a call at 208-233-6900 to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to discuss whitening
options with you to make sure you are a good candidate for custom whitening trays.