As a dentist with more than 25 years of experience, we’ve found that one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile is a professional whitening treatment. In fact, one of our most popular cosmetic procedures is Zoom! at-home teeth whitening in Orlando, FL because it provides outstanding results, when and where it’s most convenient for you. If you want to take the first step to having the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Zoom! at-home whitening offers you the best of both worlds: It’s not only safe and gentle for your enamel but also strong enough to give you dramatic results. You can get started in just a couple of visits. And after your treatment, you can expect a smile that’s up to 6 shades brighter. Here’s how it works:
Here are just some of the benefits of an at-home Zoom! whitening treatment:
As a dentist in Orlando, we’ve found that Zoom! works beautifully for most people with the following types of stains:
However, if you have severe staining from developmental enamel defects, overexposure to fluoride, or tetracycline use as a child, Dr. Russo may recommend an alternative to give you the best results. Also, keep in mind that there are no whitening products that will change the color of existing dental work like crowns.
Regardless of the type of whitening used, most people need to touch up their results about once a year, depending on their habits. In that regard, it’s helpful to minimize foods and beverages that stain your teeth. You can also get into the habit of swishing with plain water in between sips of coffee, tea or red wine. In addition, using a whitening toothpaste and scheduling regular cleanings with us will help you enjoy your bright new smile as long as possible.
As eager as you might be to start the teeth whitening process, it’s important to take a moment to make sure that you understand how much you can expect to pay for the treatment. Since every smile is unique, each patient has their own needs to consider, and as such the cost will vary from case to case. We encourage you to speak to one of our team members if you’d like more information about what the final price for teeth whitening will look like.
When you first visit our office to ask about teeth whitening, we’ll take a look at your smile to see how severe the discoloration is. Some dental stains are tougher than others and might require more than one treatment to remove, which can increase the cost.
We might find signs of tooth decay or gum disease while we’re examining your grin. Trying to whiten your teeth while such dental issues are present can lead to complications, so you might have to pay for any restorative treatments that are deemed necessary.
Finally, we encourage you to tell us if you’ve had any previous dental work done. Veneers and crowns can’t be whitened the way your natural teeth can, so if you want your entire smile to be the same color, you may have to fit the cost of new restorations into your budget.
A professional take-home whitening kit with customized trays normally costs around a few hundred dollars. In comparison, the whitening trays that you might find at the store are typically less than $100. There are also low-cost methods such as whitening strips and gels that can be bought over the counter; with whitening strips, the price per box is usually in the range of $20 to $40.
While a professional whitening kit may cost more than other options, it’s often worth the investment for a number of reasons.
First of all, your dentist will be overseeing the entire process, and they can make sure that your smile stays safe from the beginning to the end of your treatment. Additionally, the gel used for professional whitening is more effective at getting rid of intrinsic stains – as in, stains underneath your enamel. Finally, professional whitening can often be completed in just two weeks; meanwhile, patients who use store-bought whitening might have to wait months to achieve their smile goals.
Dental insurance typically won’t help pay for elective services like teeth whitening. That said, at our Orlando practice, you can break up the cost of cosmetic dentistry via a third-party financing plan. If you speak to one of our team members, we can help you apply for financing from CareCredit or Proceed Finance.