My sister and I are both getting smile makeovers of sorts. We’re doing Invisalign to straighten our teeth and teeth whitening to give them some pop! We live in different cities, so we go to different dentists, but are doing the same procedures. Her dentist is using her Invisalign aligners as teeth whitening trays. I got excited when I heard what she was doing and asked my dentist if we could. He said it’s not possible to use the aligners for whitening. Is he lying or is my sister’s dentist doing something dangerous?
Corinne – Baltimore
Invisalign aligners can double as teeth whitening trays. Plus, it saves you both time and money. So, if your dentist is saying they can’t he’s either confused or dishonest.
However, it may be that he’s saying you’re not a good candidate for the whitening at the moment. You may have fillings that need dealing with or some other issues.
Before assuming he’s being dishonest, ask him what specific reason he had for not wanting to move forward with the whitening.
It’s also possible it’s just a policy he has to do the treatments separately. If that’s the case, he should just come right out and say that instead of pretending they can’t be combined.
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