Custom-Fit Whitening Trays

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Have you been battling to keep your teeth white?  Are you looking for a more comfortable and discreet way to bleach your teeth?  Custom-fit tray bleaching is a popular, effective, and affordable way to get those pearly whites you have always wanted. 

What Are Custom-Fit Whitening Trays and How do they Work?

Similar to a mouth guard, these trays are placed over your teeth.  They have a whitening gel that enters the pores of your teeth and pushes out the old stains, making them whiter. 

As a starting off point, you will need to visit your dentist.  During your appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth for your custom-fit tray. 

How do they Work?

Fitted teeth bleaching trays are an effective way to create a whiter smile.  The whole process is easy to use and seamless.  Your trays will have a whitening gel lining them, and once placed against your teeth, they will remove the stains. 

Depending on your teeth ‘ state, they need to be worn for up to 4 hours a day, and you will need to wear them for 1-2 weeks.  There will be a significant change in color during that time frame.  

How Often do You need to Bleach Your Teeth?

The answer to how often you should bleach your teeth will vary depending on a few factors, like what process you are using. 

Each whitening product has a unique timetable regarding its continuous use and should be followed correctly.  Another factor is the severity of your stains.  People with badly stained teeth will need more treatments. 

The general guidelines are:

  • For in-office whitening, the typical rule is twice a year.
  • For at-home-whitening kits (which include trays) can be used continually for two weeks. These can be used to maintain your professional whitening treatment.
  • If you have sensitive teeth, you shouldn’t be whitening your teeth regularly.

What are the Dangers of Overuse?

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Excessive use can cause the following symptoms:

  • Sensitive teeth

This goes for all forms of tooth whitening treatments.  Most teeth bleaching products contain hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient, which causes sensitivity. 

  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums.

This occurs when the whitening gel seeps into the gum tissue and is not rinsed out immediately; also, some people can experience allergic reactions to the gel.

  • Blue coloring in your teeth.

Excessive use of whitening products can result in your teeth giving off a blue hue.  This is a result of your enamel being worn down.  It also makes your enamel week and prone to damage.

Do they Damage Your Teeth?

No!  They do not damage your teeth or harm your enamel if used correctly.  Enamel is the hardest tissue found in the human body.  It consists of tiny pores that can only be seen under high magnification. 

Although the enamel is the outer layer of tissue, the tissue under the enamel absorbs most stains. Therefore, for effective whitening, the bleach has to flow through the pores and lighten the underlying tissue. 

However, excessive use of whitening products can harm your teeth, so it is essential to follow the instructions to the tee. 

See a Dentist for your Whitening Needs

While over-the-counter whitening products are a more cost-effective solution, having custom-fit bleaching trays done by a professional is a more effective method. 

Many inexpensive whiteners contain harsh ingredients that can cause damage.  By going to a dentist, you know they use the best products and advise how often to use them. 

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What are the Benefits of Custom-Fit Whitening Trays?

These dental trays provide you with several benefits that are explained in detail here:

  • Desired results

The reason why people use whitening products is that they want a brighter smile.  By getting these custom trays, you will have what you desire, a whiter and more vibrant smile. 

The gel that your dentist provides is stronger than anything you will find at the store, which means achievable results in a shorter amount of time. 

  • Convenient

You can use these trays at your discretion in your own time.  You don’t have to find a gap in your busy day to go to the dentist whenever you need your teeth bleached, and the chemicals are the same strength as you would get from a professional appointment.

They are designed to be invisible and fit perfectly so you can wear them anytime, which helps you carry on with your day-to-day duties while whitening your teeth.  

  • Cost-effective

Although they are still more expensive than anything you could buy in the store, it is still cheaper than having them whitened professionally.  The whitening agent supplied is of top quality, and you can get a refill from your dentist that won’t cost too much. 

Why are they preferred?

There are a few reasons why custom trays are preferred.  The first reason is that they provide a better fit and are more comfortable than over-the-counter products. 

Over-the-counter products tend not to fit; they are usually too big, making them move around in your mouth, which can cause them to be less effective. 

The second reason is they cause less gum irritation compared to store-bought products.  Due to these trays not fitting correctly, the gel can leak out, causing gum irritation, resulting in unnecessary pain and discomfort. 

How Much do Dental trays Cost?

The cost will differ depending on the dental healthcare services and your location.  Generally, you can pay between $300-$600 for custom trays. 

How to Avoid sensitivity when using Bleaching Gel

Most bleaching agents feature hydrogen peroxide.  This can cause sensitive teeth, which can worsen when consuming anything too hot or cold.   This is a common side effect that should wear off after 24-36 hours.

There are some steps you can take to try and avoid sensitivity:

  • Extreme temperatures

Avoid any food or beverages that are too hot or cold; they will cause pain and discomfort. Instead, stick to room temperature food and beverages until your teeth have returned to normal.  

  • Speak to your dentist about using products with lower peroxide levels and short application times.

This is especially important for people who already have sensitive teeth; peroxide levels should only be 5-7%, and application time of only be 5 minutes. 

Are there Alternatives to Bleaching Trays?

If you find that custom trays are too expensive for you, there are other alternatives you can try. However, keep in mind that these options might not be as effective.

Whitening strips are the most common method of achieving your white smile.  There are various brands to choose from, and they are easily accessible.  You can find them at your local pharmacy or grocery store as well as online.  The results can last up to 12 months. 

This option is not as effective as the others.  You will only achieve subtle whitening with these kinds of toothpaste, but they can assist in preventing stain build-up, so they are great to use after you have whitened your teeth. 

  • Good oral hygiene

Practicing good oral hygiene can prevent your teeth from staining in the first place.  By brushing and flossing twice a day and visiting your dentist regularly, you can avoid paying for whitening products.

 Also, stay away from coffee, tea, wine, soda, and tobacco to ensure you aren’t staining your teeth.

teeth tray Aftercare

Once you have your beautiful white smile, it is essential to look after it.  There are a few ways of maintaining your pearly whites to ensure a long-lasting white smile. 

  • Use whitening toothpaste and brush twice a day
  • Floss your teeth daily
  • Dark-colored food and beverages will stain your teeth. Stay away from food/beverages like coffee, tea, wine, dark berries, and dark sodas like coke.
  • Visit your dentist for regular follow-up appointments and cleanings.
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco can severely stain your teeth, and it would be best to avoid it.

Final Thoughts

It is always best to have your teeth professionally whitened. This is because the chemicals used are more efficient in removing the stains from your teeth.  However, if you cannot afford it, you still have other effective options.

Sensitivity is a nasty side effect that comes with bleaching your teeth.  This can be managed and will go away after a few hours. However, should it not get any better, it would be best to talk to your dentist about the next steps you should take.

Always practice good oral hygiene, not only to keep your teeth as white as possible but to aid in avoiding damage to your teeth or cause decay, cavities, or gum disease. 

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FAQs

Similar to a mouth guard, these trays are placed over your teeth.  They have a whitening gel that enters the pores of your teeth and pushes out the old stains, making them whiter. 

Contact your local dentist and find out if they make custom-fit whitening trays.  If not, they will be able to recommend a practice that does.

The cost will differ depending on the dental healthcare services and your location.  Generally, you can pay between $300-$600 for custom trays. 

Some people experience tooth sensitivity for up to 36 hours after whitening their teeth.  This can be painful and cause discomfort if you consume anything too hot, cold, or hard. 

  • They are permanent.
  • If they chip or crack, they can not be mended, and they will need to be replaced.
  • They are expensive

Each whitening product has a unique timetable regarding its continuous use and should be followed correctly.  Another factor is the severity of your stains.  People with badly stained teeth will need more treatments. Generally, You should use them for two weeks for the best results.

The most known side effect is sensitive teeth.  This should only last for up to 36 hours.  If it persists, contact your dentist.  There is also a possibility you will have inflamed and bleeding gums if the whitening gel enters your gum tissue.

If you follow the instructions correctly, no damage will occur.

Most teeth bleaching products contain hydrogen peroxide as an active ingredient, which causes sensitivity. 

Yes!  The Whitening gel enters the pores of your teeth and pushes out the stains.

Yes!  Custom-fitted whitening trays are very effective at whitening your teeth.

Custom fitted teeth bleaching trays are an effective way to create a whiter smile.  The whole process is easy to use and seamless.  Your trays will have a whitening gel lining them, and once placed against your teeth, remove the stains. 

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