Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

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jamierm
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Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#1 Post by jamierm » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:03 pm

For those of you who have your braces on...
Is it ok to whiten your teeth with crest white strips BEFORE getting your braces? Or is there no point? Opinions?

Thanks

assertives
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#2 Post by assertives » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:01 pm

I did that. I didn't think it made much difference. After about 20 months into treatment, my teeth does look kinda yellow, and it's making me worried about finding white squares upon debracing. :lol:

Teslathecat
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#3 Post by Teslathecat » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:20 pm

I didn't. I figured once the braces are off I'll just whiten them then. I've had brackets reposition during the treatment and didn't see any white square underneath.

EllieMilo
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#4 Post by EllieMilo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 am

I asked my hygienist and she said to wait until they were off to get the whitening done. She said that it would be a waste of money to do it before since you’ll want to do it again after they are off. I do drink a ton of coffee, tea, and wine though so maybe that’s why! 😂

lildropofsunshine
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#5 Post by lildropofsunshine » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:04 am

I've heard both do it and don't do it. Since I personally already use whitening toothpaste on a regular basis, my teeth are quite white, so I'm not planning on whitening them beyond that until after I get done with braces, and switch to a regular (not whitening) toothpaste for the duration of my treatment.

Linline
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#6 Post by Linline » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:12 am

I wouldn't bother. Wait until after the treatment's over.

tlynn
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#7 Post by tlynn » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:51 pm

I’ve had the same question and have been told by plenty to wait!

kplatt2010
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#8 Post by kplatt2010 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:56 pm

Just out of curiosity with the folks who had the whitening professionally done; is it worth it if you love and I mean really love coffee?? I brush my teeth or rinse after coffee but I drink it in the morning and then as a pick-me-up at ~3p to 4pm.
Karla

md1512
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#9 Post by md1512 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:13 am

I'm getting whitening trays but have also wondered this, I drink red wine so wondered how quickly they could stain?

Jami1
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Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

#10 Post by Jami1 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:03 pm

I am (correction.... WAS) a big red wine/ coffee drinker. Despite this, I Frequently had people tell me how white my teeth were. I occasionally used whitening trays and had a pro whitening done once. Fast forward to ceramic braces....... yuck, my teeth look very yellow to me. (Ligatures stain). I now drink my coffee with a straw and save the red wine till a few days prior to adjustment.... I refuse to drink wine through a straw🤪. Same goes for red sauces, mustard and curry. I did not whiten just prior to braces placed, but I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that as soon as the braces are off, I will be having a professional whitening done. As a consolation, no one besides me seems to notice the yellow teeth but then again, we tend to be our own worst critics! Good luck.

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