Teeth Whitening Specialist

Embassy Row Orthodontics

Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, MS

Orthodontics located in Washington, DC

Straightening your teeth with braces or Invisalign® can greatly improve your smile’s appearance. And as a final touch, brighten your newly aligned smile with teeth whitening. At Embassy Row Orthodontics in DuPont Circle in Washington DC, Wayne Hickory, DMD, MDS, MS, offers Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed teeth whitening services to brighten the color of your teeth by up to eight shades. Call Embassy Row Orthodontics or book online to learn more about in-office teeth whitening today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple treatment to alleviate stains and discoloration from your tooth enamel. Pigmented particles from substances like juices, red wine, tobacco, and coffee can get stuck in the enamel, creating stains. Fortunately, these are easy to remove with teeth whitening treatments.

Teeth whitening treatments at Embassy Row Orthodontics can remove intrinsic stains, too. Intrinsic stains are deeper in the enamel than surface stains. They’re harder to remove and won’t respond to over-the-counter whitening products or toothpastes. 

In addition to staining due to foods and beverages, your teeth get yellower over time because of the natural aging process. The dentin, which is the layer beneath the enamel, becomes increasingly discolored as the enamel gets thinner. This causes the yellowing dentin to show through the enamel. 

While the results of teeth whitening procedures aren’t permanent, regular professional teeth whitening treatments can keep your smile bright. 

What should I expect during teeth whitening?

Dr. Hickory offers Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed teeth whitening to give you a more glamorous smile. Zoom WhiteSpeed treatments can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter. 

During your treatment, Dr. Hickory completes three 15-minute bleaching sessions using WhiteSpeed’s specially formulated hydrogen peroxide gel. You can request an optional fourth session for even more dramatic results depending on your goals.

As the whitening gel sits on your teeth, Dr. Hickory shines a powerful LED light on it to activate and accelerate the bleaching process. Upon the completion of your treatment, he gives you custom trays, take-home whitening gel, and Relief® ACP Oral Care gel to reduce any resulting sensitivity. 

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Undergoing teeth whitening treatments at Embassy Row Orthodontics can enhance your appreciation for your smile after you complete an orthodontic treatment like traditional braces, clear braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign®. Benefits of teeth whitening include:

  • A boost in confidence
  • Better first impressions 
  • Results guaranteed every time
  • Affordability

Teeth whitening can also boost your oral health by removing substances from your tooth enamel, which can compromise the health and strength of your teeth. 

After you undergo an orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening is the perfect final touch for a more beautiful smile. To schedule a teeth whitening consultation, call Embassy Row Orthodontics or book online today.