Looking to get a whiter smile before your graduation pictures? We can help.
It’s wonderful to see so many of our patients get a beautiful and more even smile with help from braces. We are fortunate to be able to have helped countless children and teens fix everything from gaps between teeth to crooked teeth. Of course, some of our patients don’t realize that our New York, NY orthodontist Dr. Frank Andolino can also whiten older teen and adult smiles before those important graduation photos.
Age, tobacco, darkly colored foods and drinks all contribute to extrinsic tooth stains, discoloration from organic matter invading tooth enamel. Yes, enamel is very hard, but also, it is porous, absorbing and retaining foods and drinks that we consume. Even the best of oral hygiene habits cannot stop the gradual darkening and dulling of the outer surface of your teeth.
No matter whether you are graduating from high school or college, we know that most people will choose to get professional photos to commemorate this special occasion; however, if you are a little self-conscious about your smile because of stains or you just wish it were a little whiter, then it’s time to talk to our New York orthodontic specialist about professional teeth whitening.
When it comes to getting a whiter smile, you have two professional treatment options: In-office and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If your photo shoot is coming up quickly and you want to get a visibly whiter smile quickly then the best approach will be to turn to us for in-office whitening treatment. In as little as one hour we can get your smile several shades whiter. If you are on a time crunch, in-office whitening will give you the smile you want before the big day.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you are someone who plans in advance then perhaps you have some time before your graduation photos. In this case, you may choose to try at-home whitening. Professional at-home whitening offers benefits over commercial whitening kits that you can get at the drugstore.
The one main difference is that we will create custom whitening trays that will fit perfectly over your teeth for more even whitening. It can take one or two weeks to see the results you want with at-home whitening and can be a great option for someone who is dealing with minor yellowing and discolorations.
You should be proud of your accomplishments and your smile, and we want that to come through in your graduation pictures. If you want to get teeth whitening call Dr. Frank Andolino at Andolino Orthodontics PC in New York, NY today.