Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental treatments we are asked about. There are many methods to achieve a bright smile, and in our opinion, the best, most effective way is also the least expensive.
The Hollywood in-office teeth whitening that was so popular ten years ago has lost favor in our office. We found that patients experienced temporary intense sensitivity and that the bleaching effect did not last requiring that the patient use custom bleach trays to maintain the whiteness.
Our preferred method with the best long-term results is to create custom bleach trays and use a bleaching agent that causes virtually no sensitivity if used properly. Wear the trays for 20-30 minutes a day for a couple weeks and then use them periodically for touch-up. The trays can last for years. It’s that easy. The cost is under $140 and the refill bleaching gel is sold at cost to our patients of record.
This treatment can reverse the effects of common stains derived from aging, food, drink, and other activities. Using our whitening gel has proven non-invasive and completely safe. You can whiten your teeth to your desired shade in the comfort of your home. Sky-rocket your confidence with a beautifully bright smile!
Do you wish you could align your smile without the use of metal brackets and unsightly wires? ClearCorrect® is an almost invisible alternative to traditional braces that straightens your smile – completely metal-free.
These aligners are custom-made to comfortably fit your teeth and gradually move them into the ideal position. What’s more is the aligners are removable, so you can carry on eating your favorite foods and maintain your regular hygiene routine.
Dr. Branen uses modern computer technology to show you your treatment plan and identify how the process will work. You have all the information you need ahead of time and can achieve the whole-health benefits an aligned smile offers.
Here are some advantages of ClearCorrect® vs. traditional braces:
- Almost invisible (no embarrassing metal braces)
- Removable – easy brushing and flossing, just as before!
- No broken brackets or wires
- No food restrictions
In order to decide if you are a candidate for ClearCorrect®, our cosmetic dentist in Lake Oswego, OR will first evaluate your smile and then assess your options.
I always feel like I am welcomed back by all the staff. It's like being with family. My dental family! The reception room is comfortable with great art and magazines! The dental hygienists are warm and friendly and very efficient. Dr. Branen is the best! They are a wonderful team. I always look forward to going back.
K.K. (5-Star Patient Review)
Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you get embarrassed when smiling for photos or laughing out loud? Perhaps you have cracked, broken, or worn down teeth. At Lake Grove Dental, we have a wonderful cosmetic solution just for you!
Porcelain veneers are quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic and functional solutions for those with an unsatisfactory smile. A porcelain veneer is a tooth-colored shell permanently placed on your tooth to create a gorgeous, natural-looking smile. The thin shells blend into your facial features and can actually make you look younger.
Veneers can help correct the following imperfections:
- Misaligned teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps or uneven spacing
Our team can customize the color, shape, and size of your new teeth and help you achieve fantastic results. You’ll feel more confident and happy whenever you need to show off your smile.
Cosmetic bonding allows Dr. Charles L. Branen to mold your smile into the ideal shape for your mouth. This conservative and affordable treatment fixes many imperfections including:
- Fractured teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps in your smile
To achieve your new beautiful smile, our artistic dentist carefully uses composite, tooth-colored material. He layers this natural-looking material onto your tooth and molds it to your exact specifications. Once you are 100% happy with the new teeth, he’ll polish them and leave you with an aesthetically appealing smile!
Beyond the cosmetic benefits, bonding can also protect your tooth root if it has been exposed to gum recession. This provides whole-health benefits and can eliminate any pain.
Find out if cosmetic bonding is the right solution for you by visiting us at Lake Grove Dental.