Can I Whiten My Teeth While My Braces Are On?

Can I Whiten My Teeth While My Braces Are On?

A frequent question we’re asked by patients and parents of Northern Westchester is if they can get their teeth whitened while their braces are still on. I mean who doesn’t want a nice white smile, right? The answer is you can in fact have them whitened, but its not suggested. The reason being, when you get your braces off you would have yellow squares on your teeth where the brackets are. The best thing you can do is use a whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and floss! Don’t forget you should brush them after every meal or AT LEAST swish water in your mouth.

 

As soon as those braces are off we will clean them and whiten them for you! And if your son or daughter is still not content then you can buy over the counter whitening strips or even go to your local dentist and have them whiten them for you!!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call Glaser Orthodontics in Cortlandt Manor at 914-739-6400!