The cosmetic dentist will create a custom fit mouth guard from an impression of the patient's teeth. The trays will then fit securely around each tooth. The whitening gel is applied in the trays and the trays are inserted into the mouth. The whitening gel is offered in either a day or night solution. The patient will have a whiter and brighter smile in about two weeks. Whitening trays are available at all Redwood Dental MI locations.
The Zoom! whitening system is a great alternative to the tray whitening system. Zoom! whitening is a bleaching process that lightens discolored teeth. Zoom! is performed in the dental office by a dentist or a dental professional. The procedure only takes about two hours and the patient will leave the clinic with a brighter and whiter smile. The procedure is simple. The cosmetic dentist will cover the lips and gums - exposing only the teeth. Next the whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This gel is specially designed to work with the Zoom! light. The light and gel work together to break up stains and discolorations. The gel is applied in three, 20 minutes sessions. After about two hours the patient's smile will be about eight shades whiter.
Whitening Tray vs. Zoom!
Strides in cosmetic dentistry have given patients more options than ever, making it hard to choose which options is the best. Many people want to know the difference between whitening trays and Zoom!. The whitening trays are done at home, while Zoom! is done in the clinic. The results with the Zoom! whitening are immediate, where as trays can take up to two weeks to show the same results. Zoom! is applied by a dental professional and whitening trays are applied by the patient. Please talk to your cosmetic dentist to see which is right for you.