Can I Use Whitestrips if I Have Braces or a Retainer?

Can I Use Whitestrips if I Have Braces or a Retainer?

Can I Use Whitestrips if I Have Braces?

Crest 3D White Whitestrips should not be applied to teeth with braces because Crest 3D White Whitestrips will whiten only the portion of the teeth with which the whitening gel comes in contact.

Because braces cover some areas of the tooth surface only parts of the tooth will whiten, leaving unevenly colored teeth when the braces are removed. In addition, metal in the braces could oxidize and change color.

Can I Use Whitestrips if I Wear a Retainer?

We recommend you check with your orthodontist prior to using Crest 3D White Whitestrips if you have a retainer.

What is a Retainer?

A retainer is a piece of plastic and metal that is custom-made for each individual who needs one. It fits the top of the teeth and mouth. No two retainers are alike, even though many look similar. Retainers are really common. In fact, most people (kids and adults) who have braces have to wear a retainer for at least a little while after getting their braces taken off. Other people wear them to close gaps in their teeth, to help with speech problems, or to solve certain medical problems.

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