What to Expect During a Home Whitening Treatment: A Step-by-Step Guide

Achieving a brighter, whiter smile is a goal many of us share, and with home whitening treatments now available, you can enhance your smile conveniently and affordably. While there are numerous teeth whitening options available today, Polanight has emerged as a popular choice among individuals seeking a safe and effective solution. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of Polanight teeth whitening including how it works, getting started with treatment, the benefits and, of course, the sparkly end result!


Understanding Polanight Teeth Whitening

Polanight is a trusted brand in the field of professional teeth whitening. It offers a range of at-home whitening kits prescribed and recommended by dentists and orthodontists.

Here at Orthodontics For You, we use Polanight as our convenient home whitening treatment for patients of our Solihull and Bromsgrove practices once their teeth straightening treatment is complete. That said, even if we haven’t fitted you with a brace, we can still offer Polanight teeth whitening treatment.

Polanight products contain a potent whitening agent called carbamide peroxide, which helps remove stubborn stains and discoloration from the teeth. Teeth can develop two types of stains, extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of the teeth (the enamel) and are caused by external factors like food and drink. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, occur within the tooth structure and are often caused by factors such as ageing, dental trauma, and even some medications.
Both extrinsic and intrinsic stains are responsible for teeth discolouration and the reason why so many people are now turning to professional teeth whitening treatment to enhance their smile. You can learn more about the science behind teeth whitening here.


The Polanight Teeth Whitening Process

If you’re seeking teeth whitening treatment with Orthodontics For You, the first thing you’ll need to do is register for a consultation. This will give us an opportunity to assess your teeth, confirm if you’re eligible for treatment (most people we treat are suitable) and create your custom-made trays to your bespoke dental requirements.

Once we have designed and created your custom-made trays and issued you with the Polanight whitening gel, the treatment can start at home. The trays are designed to fit (‘‘hug’’) each tooth and are essential for even distribution of the whitening gel. You should wear the trays at night whilst you sleep (your orthodontist will confirm the exact duration for your smile). You’ll need to fill the trays with the prescribed Polanight gel and put them in your mouth, keeping them in position throughout the night. Imagine adding toothpaste to a sports mouthguard and wearing it whilst you sleep – it’s a very similar process!

You can expect to see results within 5 to 14 days of starting treatment. You’ll have a pearly white smile in no time!


Maintaining Your Newly Whitened Smile

To ensure long-lasting results, maintaining good oral hygiene and following the instructions set out by your orthodontist are essential. This will include:

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly to remove food debris, surface stains and maintain oral hygiene.
  • Avoid eating or drinking foods with strong and acidic flavours or colours as these can stain your teeth. Coffee, tea, fruit juices, tobacco, red wine, tomatoes (including ketchup) and some curries should all be avoided. Sugary foods, such as cakes, cookies and ice-cream, should also be avoided after treatment as they can trigger decay-causing bacteria, resulting in tooth irritation and possible staining.
  • Consider top-up treatments to maintain the long-lasting whiteness of your teeth. Polanight teeth whitening with Orthodontics For You is available from £250.00, and our top-up teeth whitening treatment is priced at £100.00.

A full list of our treatments, including teeth straightening and whitening services, can be found here on our website.


The Benefits of Polanight Teeth Whitening

The are a number of reasons patients have for seeking teeth whitening treatment, but most (if not all) are for aesthetic reasons. A bright white smile can boost our self-esteem and make us feel more confident in how we feel about ourselves, particularly in our appearance.

Here are the key benefits of Polanight home teeth whitening treatment:

  1. Convenience: Once issued with your custom-made trays and bleaching gels, you can complete the treatment from the comfort of your own home, saving you time and effort.
  2. Customisable: Our orthodontists prescribe Polanight kits with varying concentrations of carbamide peroxide, tailored to meet individual needs. This customisation ensures a safe and effective treatment.
  3. Effective results: Polanight’s professional-grade formula delivers impressive results, lightening teeth shades to reveal a brighter and more vibrant smile in just days.
  4. Reduced sensitivity: Polanight contains desensitising agents that help minimise tooth sensitivity during the whitening process, ensuring a comfortable treatment experience.
  5. Long-lasting effects: With appropriate oral hygiene and maintenance, Polanight teeth whitening can provide lasting results, meaning, you can enjoy a brighter smile for longer.

Polanight teeth whitening offers a convenient and effective solution for achieving a stunning bright white smile. With its customisable treatment plans, reduced sensitivity, and long-lasting results, it’s no wonder Polanight has become such a popular choice among patients looking for a professional-grade teeth whitening treatment.

Before embarking on your journey to a whiter smile, please remember to consult your dentist/orthodontist before commencing treatment. It’s important your oral structure and hygiene is strong before the powerful whitening gel is applied.

To get a whiter smile with Orthodontics For You, click here to fill out our consultation form. We just need a few details from you to understand what you’re looking for (teeth straightening and/or whitening). Then, we’ll be in touch to book you in for an initial assessment. We hope to see you soon!


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