At Orchard Maple Family Dental, we offer two teeth whitening programs. KoR® In-Office Whitening as well as Whitening 4 Life at home whitening. KoR® In-Office Whitening is considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed. So, if you're too embarrassed to smile, have dark-stained teeth, or just simply want a whiter smile, the superiority of KoR Whitening is just what you need. Please call us at 248-851-2876 for more details about our whitening options.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KoR® IN-OFFICE WHITENING
•How does the KoR® Whitening system work?
Molds of your teeth will be made to fabricate your own unique, ultra-comfortable KoR-Seal™ whitening trays. You and your dentist will select which level of KoR Whitening is the proper fit for you. Most patients wear their KoR-Seal Whitening Trays at home for two weeks while they sleep. You will then have one or two simple whitening visits in the dental office.
•Why does KoR® Whitening work so well?
The KoR Whitening System works by restoring your teeth's youthful ability to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from its whitening gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving and removing stain molecules.
•How long does KoR® Whitening last?
Unlike other whitening methods, with easy periodic home maintenance, KoR Whitening is entirely permanent.
•Is it safe?
Whitening products have been clinically studied for more than three decades, and safely used on millions of patients without harm to teeth or gums. KoR® Whitening is considered entirely safe.
•Is there pain or discomfort with KoR® Whitening?
Many have experienced pain during teeth whitening. Maybe you've experienced it yourself. After years of research, development and clinical testing, Dr. Rod Kurthy, the inventor of KoR Whitening, introduced a whitening gel that, in most cases, produces little to no sensitivity. As a result, most patients have no discomfort from whitening when using this system. We have found KoR Whitening to be the gentlest whitening system available.• Does it matter how old I am?
Teeth are safely whitened at any age, however the ideal age to whiten teeth is about 14 because the permanent teeth are usually all in the mouth by that age. The younger teeth are, the more brilliantly they whiten. However, KoR® Whitening rejuvenates even older teeth back to their youthful ability to whiten incredibly well, even if you're 90 years old.
• How white will my teeth get?
KoR® Whitening whitens teeth dramatically, often lightening them 16 shades or more. Although everyone is different, with the proper KoR Whitening System, all teeth will have stunning results. KoR even whitens tetracycline-stained teeth significantly, which was previously thought to be impossible!
• Will my teeth look too white and unnatural?
No. Real teeth can't look unnatural, they just look beautifully white. If you have seen people with ultra-white, fake-looking teeth, these were probably false teeth, teeth with porcelain crowns, or porcelain veneers that may have been made too white and too opaque. With KoR® Whitening you'll get the ideal shade that's right for you.
• Will my crowns, veneers or fillings whiten too?
No. If you have any of these on your front teeth, you may need to replace some of them after whitening.
• How will coffee, tea, smoking and red wine affect my teeth after whitening?With your easy home maintenance, these staining foods will have no effect on the long-term brilliant color of your teeth.
•Will the whitening trays be uncomfortable, difficult to sleep with, or will the whitening gel leak out of the trays?
No. KoR-Seal™ whitening trays are very different. They're comfortable - because they're thin and form-fitting, you'll probably forget they're even in your mouth. They're convenient - by wearing these only while you sleep, it doesn't interfere with your busy day. Also, unlike regular whitening trays, KoR-Seal whitening trays seal the whitening gel inside the tray, preventing the gel from quickly leaking into your mouth.
Upon completion of a comprehensive exam, necessary x-rays and your prescribed cleaning, you may enroll in our Whitening For Life! Program. A one-time fee of $99 gets you customized whitening trays and at-home whitening gel. Then at your regularly scheduled checkup and cleaning appointment (every 6 months), you will receive FREE touch-up whitening gel for your customized whitening trays.