Cosmetic Dental Services

Teeth Whitening

Want to brighten and whiten your smile?

Teeth whitening is a popular and affordable option to brighten your smile. A healthy mouth and radiant teeth will help you to put confidence into your everyday life.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening or tooth bleaching is the process of enhancing the appearance and colour of your teeth. Before starting a whitening treatment, it is important for a dentist to examine your mouth to advise whether the whitening process is right for you.

There are two options of whitening available at our Maven practices;

  • Custom-made take-home teeth whitening kits
  • In-chair teeth whitening treatments.

Your dentist or hygienist will be able to recommend the best option to suit you.

Results may vary depending upon the original shade and condition of your teeth, but most people notice visible improvements shortly after treatment.

Take-home

Take-home whitening treatments allow you to brighten the shade of your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Before you get started, book a teeth whitening consultation with your Maven dentist to discuss your suitability and how the treatment can help you reach your smile goals. In your consultation a dentist will take impressions of your teeth for custom-made trays and book you in for a follow up appointment to pick up your custom whitening kit.

Your take home whitening kit will include two new custom-made trays (1 complete set with upper and lower teeth), syringes of dental grade whitening gel and easy-to-follow instructions.

Your Maven dentist will advise you how often to repeat your at-home whitening sessions with the snug fit design of your custom-made tray and dentist quality whitening gel to achieve the level of whitening you desire.

In-chair

In-chair whitening is a professional whitening procedure that is the fastest and most effective way to brighten your teeth and is carried out in the dental practice. In-chair whitening is the best option if you’re after almost 'instant' results and usually takes around 1-2 hours to complete.

If you’re ready for a brighter, whiter smile simply book a pre-whitening consultation with your Maven dentist to check your suitability for a whitening treatment and to prescribe the most suitable method for you and the level of ‘whiteness’ you desire. During the consultation, we will examine your mouth and identify any treatment that may need to be done prior to proceeding with whitening treatment.

The treatment involves the application of dental grade whitening gel to the teeth before it is activated by a special LED light.

Need to know

Appointments

  • Usually requires 1-2 appointments (including the initial consultation)
  • At the consultation, we will check if teeth whitening is suitable for you
  • If you’re receiving a take-home whitening kit, the consultation is where impressions will be taken for custom-made whitening tray.

How long it takes?

  • The consultation will usually take around 10 to 15 minutes
  • Treatment will usually only take around 1 to 2 hours.

You may be asked about

Your dental and medical history.

Before your appointment

No special preparation needed.

After your appointment

Avoid certain food and drinks in the first few hours, as directed by your dentist.

Quick tip

We offer several teeth whitening options. Talk with your Maven dentist to discuss what is better suited to you, and the results you are after.

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FAQs

The cost of a teeth whitening treatment will depend on whether you get in-chair or a take home whitening kit. Treatments vary across the dentists and some practices may offer special offers on teeth whitening packages. Contact your local Maven Dental Practice for the current prices.

There are many factors that come into play when it comes to whitening teeth or tooth bleaching. Your dentist will examine your suitability and oral health to identify any pre-existing dental areas of focus. We work with you to make sure you are comfortable and pain-free through the duration of the treatment. Please discuss any concerns you may have with your Maven dentist.

Whitening at home is safe, as long as you first consult your dentist. Many of our Maven Dental practices offer teeth whitening systems that are professional take-home whitening treatments. With these treatments, the dentist will initially examine your suitability for whitening treatment before they fit you with a snug fit custom-made tray. If you are wanting to whiten at home, book an appointment with your nearest Maven Dental practice or purchase your take-home whitening kit online to get started. Shop Online at shop.mavendental.com.au

The length of time that teeth whitening last depends on many contributing factors including your lifestyle and habits that originally caused teeth to stain. Most people find that it is a few years before the stains reappear to the level before treatment. Our practices also have home touch-up kits available to top up to help further enhance the whitening.

Teeth whitening is safe when done correctly or as advised by your Maven dentist. It is important to visit the dentist for a consultation before undergoing any whitening treatment. At Maven Dental, we assess the overall oral health and teeth condition allowing us to check if your teeth are suitable for whitening treatments. We advise against ordering DIY teeth whitening kits online that aren’t dental grade, as you don’t know if it is safe to use or if your teeth are suitable.