Can you whiten your teeth whilst wearing braces?

While it is usually recommended to wait until after your braces have been removed to whiten your teeth, it is possible to undergo the two processes simultaneously. You should discuss with your dentist which is the right option for you: whitening your teeth while wearing braces, or waiting until your braces are removed. 

If you choose to undergo teeth whitening while wearing your braces, there is a variety of whitening options that you can choose, depending on the type of braces that you have. If you have removable aligners, you may find that there are more options available to you than if you have traditional metal braces. For example, Boutique Day and Night Whitening treatments consist of custom-fitted trays that are filled with a gel solution. These would not be suitable for you if you have traditional metal braces, but could work if you have removable aligners. 

Depending on the type of braces that you have, it may be more suitable to try everyday oral care products for the time being, such as whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, and an electric toothbrush, which can all contribute to a brighter smile. 

Finally, it is important to note that if you choose to whiten your teeth while wearing braces, the results may be uneven. This is because the braces can make it difficult for the whitening agent to reach all areas of your teeth. 

Are you ready for a whiter, brighter smile?