You brush and floss your teeth regularly, but do they still miss the spark?
Don’t worry. You aren’t alone. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 90% of the patients wish for whiter teeth.
And thanks to technology, many teeth whitening options are available to brighten your smile.
But how much does it cost to whiten your teeth?
Well, it depends on the method you intend to use.
Let’s look at some options and their price.
Teeth Whitening Options
The most popular options include (they also use hydrogen peroxide as the whitening agent):
Professionally Dispensed Take-Home Kits
These kits may help you with the best result in the long run. Take-home kits have a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide that remains on the teeth and are easy to use.
The lower the concentration of peroxide, the lesser the damage to your teeth.
The kit comes with custom-made bleaching trays that allow you to apply the gel to your teeth.
Cost is between $100 to $400.
These products are the cheapest and most convenient teeth whitening options.
Over-the-counter products have a lesser concentration of peroxide than take-home kits.
These products come with one-size-fits-all trays or strips for gel application on the teeth. So, they might only whiten the few front teeth, unlike custom trays that whiten all your teeth.
Cost ranges from $20 to $100.
The major benefit of this option is the short duration of the process.
A trained professional will carefully control the use of a relatively high-concentration peroxide gel. They will apply the gel once the gums are protected with a paint-on rubber dam.
The gel will sit on your teeth for several minute intervals that add up to an hour.
The cost is about $650 per visit.
If you need more information on teeth whitening or its cost, turn to our experienced Rockville dentist and the team at Rochelle E. Hackley DDS Dental Spa today. We are passionate about helping our patients achieve and maintain a healthy, happy smile.