Take Home Trays

Easy and cost-effective, take home trays are a bleaching procedure that uses custom-made take-home whitening trays to put a healthier look back into your smile without the expense of a costly, generic cosmetic treatment.

Although there are so many over-the-counter products available for whitening teeth without dentist supervision, the most effective and safest whitening treatment is the use of custom-fitted mouth trays made by your dentist and used exactly as directed by the dentist.

The take home tray whitening process is comfortable and requires a short visit to your dentist.
Before starting the whitening process, your dentist will clean your teeth and treat any existing dental problems like decay or gum disease. Using teeth whitening gels on teeth still suffering from dental decay will fasten the rate of the disease! Your dentist will ensure that your teeth and gums are sufficiently healthy to be able to withstand teeth whitening without damage. The next step is making your custom take home whitening trays, sometimes called stents. After taking an impression of your teeth, your dentist will use the molds to make the trays. Durable, lightweight and clear, the trays usually take a couple of days to be made.

Once made, these trays can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. For at-home use, your dentist will instruct you to place a small amount of the bleaching solution into the clear trays and wear the trays for up to four hours a day for one to two weeks.

After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a cotton bud or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application. These whitening trays can be used several times to obtain the desired results. It is important to note that although take home trays are a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. Sensitivity can be a side-effect of the bleaching gel used for whitening. One of the best ways of eliminating sensitivity post-whitening is to load your whitening trays with ToothMousse and wear them for approximately 2-3 hours after each whitening session. Of course, you will need to properly clean the bleaching gel off your trays first. You can purchase ToothMousse in a variety of flavors at Darwin Smiles, in some Woolworths stores and at many other dental clinics.

Overall, patients are amazed at how much whitening takes place in the initial stages, and an occasional treatment now and then is all you need to keep your teeth looking their best. If you are looking to achieve a beautiful smile, turn to Darwin Smiles for take home trays and other teeth whitening services. For more information call us at 08 8981 9993.