When it comes to whitening, most people turn towards custom-fit trays. Those trays can do an outstanding job, but there are more than a few reasons why you might want to have laser whitening conducted instead.
Here are just four.
- Quick Treatment
When you use custom-fit trays, bleaching gel is applied and then placed in contact with the teeth over extended periods. You’ll generally wear your trays for a significant amount of time over a two-week period, which isn’t ideal if you need immediate results. With laser whitening, treatment is much faster. You’ll only need to visit your dentist for a quick appointment, and you’ll see results right away instead of waiting for weeks.
- Minimal Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity can be a problem regardless of how you have them whitened. However, it isn’t such a problem with laser whitening since the procedure can be carried out so quickly. Instead of experiencing sensitivity over a few weeks, you should only notice it for an hour or two after treatment. If you already suffer from oral sensitivity, it’s a very good idea to talk to your dentist about laser whitening.
- Dramatic Results
Most of the time, the fastest results aren’t the most dramatic, but that isn’t the case when it comes to laser whitening. You can still receive an outstanding new smile, and results tend to last longer than those achieved through other whitening treatments. Your teeth will stay whiter longer, and you won’t need to worry about booking another session in six months’ time.
- No Hassle
Finally, laser whitening is simply more convenient than using trays. We’ve already mentioned that results are attained without having to wear trays for weeks at a time, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Most people wear their trays as they sleep, which can make getting to sleep each night a little harder. It can also be tough to use the right amount of whitening gel; if you use too little, results won’t be as strong as you might hope, but using too much could lead to irritated gums.