Our expert dental surgeons and orthodontists begin the in surgery whitening treatment by performing an oral examination and using a colour chart to capture the current shade of your teeth. Your gums are then covered in either a cotton material or a protective gel and you’re given a pair of goggles to wear to protect your eyes during the treatment.
A whitening gel is then applied to your teeth and this is stimulated into taking effect by either a laser or a small handheld light. Whilst this helps to speed up the process, it still takes around one hour. Once this time is up, the whitening gel is washed off and the final result reviewed.
Whilst in surgery whitening is more expensive than home whitening, it is much quicker and the results can be seen straight away. Some individuals opt to do home whitening along with in surgery whitening.
The main difference between the two treatments is the strength of the bleaching agent that is used. The whitening gel applied during in surgery whitening contains a much higher level of peroxide than the home whitening treatment.