Teeth whitening or bleaching has become more popular in recent years. Whitening your teeth is a great way to help restore self-esteem. When your teeth literally shine, it can help you feel more confident and look younger.
There are a few different options for whitening your teeth including in-practice whitening, performed by a dentist or hygienist, and take-home whitening kits. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to recommend the best option to suit your needs.
With Afterpay, you can get the your teeth whitened now and pay for it in 4 equal fortnightly payments.
For take-home whitening treatment we offer the Pola or Zoom Teeth Whitening* System. You will need to book a teeth whitening appointment with your Lumino practice first.
In-practice teeth whitening is a professional whitening procedure that's done in the dental chair. It's the fastest and most effective way to whiten teeth and usually takes around one-and-a-half to two hours to complete. In-practice whitening is the best option if you want almost 'instant' results.
*You will need to see a dentist or hygienist for a pre-whitening consultation to check your suitability for the whitening treatment.
The price of teeth whitening will depend on whether you get in-practice whitening or a take-home whitening kit. The whitening services vary across practices. Some practices offer promotions or deals on whitening when you get other services done.
Whitening at home is safe if it is done correctly. Many of our practices offer Pola or Zoom teeth whitening systems, which are professional take-home whitening treatments. With these whitening treatments you’ll need to visit your dentist first to check your eligibility for the whitening treatment and to fit you properly for a custom-made tray. If you are whitening at home you book an appointment at your nearest Lumino practice to get started.
The length of time that teeth whitening will last depends on many factors, including the lifestyle and habits that resulted in the stained teeth in the first place. Generally, it should be several years before the stains reappear to the level they were before treatment. Some whitening systems also have home touch-up kits available to top up the whiteness. This helps to enhance the whitening further and maintains your investment for longer.
Teeth whitening is safe when it's done correctly. It’s important to visit your dentist for a consultation before getting any whitening treatment so they can check if your teeth are suitable for whitening treatment. We don’t recommend ordering teeth whitening kits online and doing it yourself as you don’t know if it's safe to use, or if your teeth are suitable.