There is a common problem associated with having braces. Many times, patients realize that when braces are removed, there are stains remaining on their teeth. This can leave most patients a little frustrated because they now have straight teeth but stains on the teeth that makes their smile look unsightly.

There are several solutions in getting teeth back to a pearly white condition. In some instances, all the teeth need is a good cleaning after the braces or removed. Many times, this will do the job and the teeth will be much whiter. However, in some cases, it takes more than just a good cleaning to get the teeth bright and white again.

Teeth Whitening

Often, teeth whitening might be a good solution. With proper treatment, teeth that are dingy or stained can be made 6 to 8 shades whiter with an in-office whitening solution. This treatment can then be followed up with whitening trays at home and used until the patient achieves the desired shade. By doing this and following up with regular cleanings and exams can help you maintain a bright smile.

We are often asked if teeth whitening damages a person’s teeth in any way. The simple answer to this question is no when it is done by a reputable dentist who then oversees any follow-up whitening at home. Teeth whitening is a very safe option for getting your teeth much whiter.

Porcelain Veneers

 Sometimes after braces are removed, patients may still want a more aesthetic look to their teeth. A great option for giving you the very best looking smile is to use porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain material that are placed over the front of the tooth, then shaped to give you a beautiful smile.

Porcelain is a very hard material that is very translucent and can give your teeth a very natural look. They also help strengthen your teeth. Using porcelain veneers is really giving you a smile by design.

Porcelain veneers can be color matched in order to give you the very best look you desire. Sometimes, other materials can be used for veneers, but porcelain seems to yield a better result.


If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth after you’ve had braces, then give us a call for a consultation. Our dentists will be glad to sit down with you and discuss your options for getting a whiter smile. The goal in our office is to help you achieve a result with your smile that really matters to you.

In the meantime, please look around our website to learn more about the solutions that we offer in our office for teeth whitening and smile enhancement.

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