My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Can You Whiten Your Teeth While Undergoing Orthodontic Treatment?

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Traditional braces need brackets and wires to move teeth. Because of that, whitening your teeth while wearing traditional braces is not possible. The brackets prevent in-office whitening or at-home whitening from effectively whitening the entire tooth structure. But, that doesn't mean you can't whiten your teeth while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

You whiten your teeth if you choose to straighten your teeth with the following orthodontic techniques.

You Can Whiten Your Teeth With Lingual Braces

Lingual braces attach to the back of your teeth. If you plan to whiten your teeth during your orthodontic treatment then, lingual braces are a good choice. Because the fronts of your teeth are uncovered, you can whiten your teeth at home using whitening trays. However, because over-the-counter whitening trays are all the same size, you might struggle to wear them comfortably, especially with a lingual brace on the back of your teeth.

The best way to whiten your teeth with lingual braces is to arrange for your dentist to do it for you. With in-office whitening, the dentist takes an impression of your teeth up to the gum line, also accounting for the space taken up by the lingual braces, and then creates a whitening tray designed to fit your teeth.

You Can Whiten Your Teeth With Removable Aligners

If you plan to undergo orthodontic treatment with removable aligners, then you can whiten your teeth comfortably at home or in-office. This is because you can remove your aligners completely. With your teeth completely free, you can whiten your teeth for the necessary amount of time before replacing your aligners. This is the best option for you if you have an upcoming wedding to attend, for instance. You can whiten your teeth for the wedding photos and continue your orthodontic treatment discreetly.

Whiten Your Teeth After Traditional Braces

You can't whiten your teeth while wearing traditional braces. Instead, the best thing to do if you are undergoing a course of traditional braces is to wait until after your orthodontic treatment to whiten your teeth. Whitening your teeth after a course of traditional braces is usually a good idea anyway, as the brackets of traditional braces can sometimes leave a mark on teeth when removed. Shortly before you are due to have your braces removed, book a teeth whitening treatment session. That way, you can have your teeth whitened right after your orthodontic treatment so you can enjoy a straight, bright smile.


3 December 2020