Can I Whiten while wearing Braces?

Can I whiten my teeth while I have braces on?  According to Glaser Orthodontics, the answer is yes. You can in fact whiten your teeth while wearing braces, but it is not recommended. Dr. Glaser says, when you get your braces off after whitening, you may have yellow squares on your teeth where the brackets were attached. The best thing you can do instead is to use a whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and floss! Don’t forget you should keep up with good oral hygiene by brush your braces after every meal.

Who doesn’t want a nice white smile to go along with those perfectly straight teeth? As soon as those braces are off, Glaser Orthodontics recommends that you schedule a cleaning with your dentist.  After a good cleaning, if your son or daughter is not content with the color of their teeth, you can buy over the counter whitening strips. Or you can go to your local dentist near Somers, NY and have them whiten them for you!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please visit our office near Somers! Glaser Orthodontics is always excited to assist you so feel free to call 914-739-6400.