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Teeth whitening after braces

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Medically reviewed by: Dr Shan Lam BDS (Bris)

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With newly straightened teeth, it seems only fitting to want your teeth to be just as white as they are straight, for that ‘Hollywood’ smile.

Teeth Whitening After Braces

You’ve reached the finish line and you have bid your braces farewell, to reveal the beautifully aligned smile beneath. If you’ve had fixed braces removed, you’ll know that nothing quite beats the feeling of being able to show off your new smile, feeling the smooth surface of your brace-free teeth, and enjoying that first bite of a nice crisp apple (without it being shredded by brackets and the aftermath of picking the bits out with an interdental toothbrush!).

Sometimes, throughout orthodontic treatment, you may develop some slight discolouration around the bracket squares –  where you perhaps haven’t been able to manoeuvre your toothbrush around every angle. Naturally, with newly straightened teeth it seems only fitting to want your teeth to be just as white as they are straight, for that ‘Hollywood’ smile. You’ve gone through all the hard work of wearing braces, so what’s the best way to get whiter teeth to finish the job?

There are several different methods on offer to you when considering cosmetic dental treatments; like teeth whitening after braces …

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How do I get white teeth after braces?

Whilst there are many teeth whitening treatments available in high street shops, pharmacies and salons, (and many tips online for ‘DIY teeth whitening’, recommending everything from strawberries to charcoal!), it’s important to bear in mind that these whitening treatments can actually weaken your teeth over time.

The General Dental Council clearly advises that whitening is an ‘act of dentistry’, and therefore needs to be carried out in the right setting – preferably in a dental practice, by a qualified dentist.

It’s really important that a dental professional checks your teeth before you have any whitening treatment performed, to ensure there are no underlying problems that could be exacerbated by whitening; especially if you are considering whitening your teeth at home.


What’s the best way to whiten my teeth?

Teeth whitening can give a fantastic result when performed in-house, or with a take-home kit – the best advice is to book a free whitening consultation with one of our general dental team and they’ll be able to advise you of the best whitening treatment for you. If you haven’t started your orthodontic treatment yet, you could have a whitening consultation, to begin with too and incorporate your whitening treatment fees into your orthodontic finance plan!



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For further information on how to complete that perfect smile, get in touch with Tania, our treatment coordinator,  who can point you in the right direction. Our team are always happy to discuss the best treatment for your needs, and to provide honest, impartial advice on how best to care for your teeth.

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