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The new Invisalign Professional Whitening System powered by Opalescence.

A general guide for using 10% Opalescence whitening gel syringes at home.

Prepare Your Teeth:
Before applying the whitening gel, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly to remove any plaque and debris. This ensures better contact between the gel and your teeth. Custom Trays: Keep your custom trays provided, clean, and dry before proceeding. These trays ensure the gel stays in contact with your teeth and minimizes contact with your gums. Syringe Application: Typically, a small drop (about the size of a grain of rice) is applied to each visible tooth impression in your tray along the lower half of the cheek or lip side of each tray. Use 1⁄4 to 1⁄3 of the syringe per arch.
Tray Placement:
When placing the trays over your teeth, ensure they fit snugly but comfortably. Use a toothbrush to gently remove any excess gel that may touch your gums to prevent potential irritation. Wear Time: You can wear the trays for 4-6 hours each day, or overnight, if preferred. Although Opalescence 10% whitening gel is typically safe for overnight use for optimal results, it may heighten the risk of tooth sensitivity and gum irritation for certain individuals, depending on your sensitivity level. For your initial attempt, consider wearing it for 6 hours and assess your comfort level. If it feels fine, you can gradually increase the duration if desired.
Avoid Contact:
Avoid eating, drinking (except water), and smoking while wearing the trays. Also, try to minimize swallowing the excess gel.
After the recommended wear time, remove the trays and rinse your mouth thoroughly with water to remove any remaining gel. Clean the trays with a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the trays. Store them in their case until your next use.
For best results, follow the whitening regimen consistently. Results may vary depending on individual factors such as tooth sensitivity and starting shade.
Monitor Sensitivity:
If you experience any significant tooth sensitivity or irritation to your gums, discontinue use and consult your dentist. They may recommend adjustments to your whitening regimen. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
Post-Treatment Care:
After completing the whitening treatment, maintain good oral hygiene practices to prolong the results. Avoid consuming staining foods and beverages and continue regular brushing and flossing. Experience professional-grade whitening from the comfort of your home with our Opalescence treatment. Custom trays, crafted by Invisalign, ensure a perfect fit for maximum results. The process is simple: visit us twice, first for a quick teeth scan, and then to pick up your personalized whitening package. Say goodbye to stains and hello to a brighter smile!