There are several teeth whitening options, and the cost varies greatly depending on which one you choose. In-office services, such as Phillips Zoom!, typically start around $500 and increase in price depending on the number of treatments required and the severity of your teeth stains. This option is quick and effective, but it can be extremely expensive to maintain because continued results often necessitate a number of visits per year.
Dentists’ take-home options are less expensive and just as effective. These customized application trays mold to your teeth, ensuring consistent whitening while reducing the risk of tooth sensitivity and tissue irritation. Typically, the cost of a set ranges between $200 and $600. This one-time fee provides you with trays that can be used as often as necessary with professional-strength whitening gel provided by our office.
Kits sold in stores range in price from $30 to $200 and include application trays and bleaching gel. Whitening strips can be as cheap as $10, but they are more commonly in the $20 range. The least expensive option, whitening toothpaste, can range from $5 to $15 or more, depending on the formulation.
These low prices for teeth whitening may appear appealing, but they are frequently a waste of time and money, and may even result in increased teeth sensitivity, soft tissue irritation, and inconsistent results.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Kits
Our personalized tray-whitening kits provide the following two major advantages:
- Customized application trays help ensure consistent whitening of all of your teeth while reducing the risk of solution seepage. The gums, tongue, and cheeks are protected from irritation by keeping the whitening solution in place.
- The professional strength whitening solution we provide is not available over the counter. Our solution’s active ingredient is free elemental oxygen, which oxidizes stains to remove them permanently, safely, and comfortably – and because you keep the customized application trays, results can be maintained as you see fit, in the privacy of your own home, on your preferred schedule.
It is important to remember that while any toothpaste can claim to be “whitening,” even the most expensive can only remove stains from the surface of the teeth. Whitening strips cover the front teeth, but a full smile will reveal highly visible color differences, and over-the-counter tray whiteners – even those with “boil and bite” applicators – frequently produce inconsistencies while increasing teeth sensitivity and tissue irritation. Professional teeth whitening from a reputable cosmetic dentist is the safest, quickest, and most dependable method of brightening your smile.