1. Why my teeth are discolored?
The Teeth discoloration is caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Some of the reasons are caused by medications, coffee, tea and cigarettes, genetic and some diseases.
2. Which are the different methods used for whitening?
There are two options for the procedure. It can be done in a cosmetic dentist office or at home.

If the patient decides to do the home teeth whitening, the cosmetic dentist will prepare a custom mouth tray for the patient. The tray ensures that the correct amount of whitening solution is used and that the patient's teeth are properly exposed to the whitening solution. It is important that the tray is customized to give patient safety as well. The cosmetic dentist provides the materials and instructions to the patient who will follow the treatment for two to three weeks.

The in office procedures are: Britesmile Teeth Whitening and Laser bleaching: These procedures use a special light or laser with a whitening gel. When the gel is applied to the teeth, the special light is activated so the crystals can absorb the energy from the light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth. This treatment is usually followed with a home treatment.
3. Are the whitening methods safe for my teeth?
Yes. Also, It is recommended to visit the dentist to learn about the pros and the different treatments available.
4. How effective is this method and how long does it last?
The teeth whitening procedure is not permanent. Although the treatment is very effective it can last for one or more years. It also depends on each patient habit on how they take care of their teeth.
5. How much the treatment cost?
It is about $500 or more in most cases for in-office treatment and $300-$400 for in-house treatment with the supervision of the dentist. Also, this price may vary depending on type of whitening treatment, consultation fees and office visits.

Dental insurance don't usually cover this treatment.
6. What is the cost of the Invisalign treatment?
It depends on each patient and after the doctor evaluates each case in particular. I could cost in between $ 4,000-$6,000.
7. Does Invisalign really work?
The treatment has being given great results to the patients treated over the past years.
8. What are the benefits and how they look like?
The primary benefit is that you can straighten your teeth in a very comfortable manner without anyone knowing since the aligners are made of clear strong medical grade plastic
9. Do I need a treatment before I start the Invisalign procedure?
When you go for a consultation with the doctor, there is an initial evaluation of your mouth to check up if you need extractions, fillings or restorations. If this is the case, you need to see your general dentist to have all the procedures done before you start the Invisalign treatment.
10. How long do I have to wear the Invisalign?
It depends on the condition of your teeth and each particular case. The average is more and less 3 years. You just need to follow the orthodontics instructions and make sure you change the trays as specified on the instructions for the optimize results.
11. Can I eat wearing the aligners?
Even though you have to wear the aligners all day, you cannot eat and drink sodas or juices with the aligners on. It is fine to drink water.
12. Does the treatment require maintenance after I am done?
After you are done with the treatment you may need to use retainers for couple of month but you don't have to use the tray anymore.

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