Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental treatments we are asked about.
Whitening can reverse the effects of common stains derived from aging, food, drink and other activities. Using our whitening systems has proven noninvasive and completely safe. You can whiten your teeth to your desired shade in the comfort of your home or choose an in-office visit for instant gratification.
Skyrocket your confidence with a beautifully bright smile!
There are many methods to achieve a bright smile. We offer two different at-home programs and an in-office treatment:
- Custom bleach trays
These are made in our lab. Two short appointments at least a day apart are required. Wear the trays for 20-30 minutes a day for a couple of weeks and then use them periodically for touch-ups. The trays can last for years, assuming there are no major changes to the dentition. It’s that easy.
The nice thing about using custom trays is you can control which teeth you are bleaching (in the event you have dental work that bleaching will not affect), and the trays are super thin and easy to use.
The cost is under $330 initially and comes with enough bleaching gel for 15-20 applications (three syringes). The refill bleaching gel is sold at cost to our patients of record for $10 per syringe.
- Colgate Optic White Professional
Another at-home whitening method is the new Colgate Optic White Professional. It uses ionic technology for whiter teeth without light or heat and a special gel in a device that fits in any mouth.
Initially, we recommend using it for 10 minutes for 10 days. As reported by Colgate, the device can be used repeatedly for 1000 minutes or 100 ten minute use sessions.
The special gel refills are available. It is priced under $250 and requires no impressions. The great thing about this program is that there are no worries about changes in your dentition or the device no longer fitting; it will work on any mouth!
- In-office whitening.
The Hollywood in-office teeth whitening that was so popular ten years ago had lost favor in our office due to the extreme sensitivity patients experienced. We are pleased to report that Colgate has come up with a product and delivery system that has greatly reduced sensitivity while still providing results that would please a movie star.
You will come into our office and we will place a gel barrier on your gum tissue so that the bleaching agent doesn’t touch your gums. You will then receive three 10-minute sessions using the same device as described above, but with a much stronger agent. We will be right there with you through the process.
After these sessions, you could see change as much as seven shades lighter (depending on your starting shade). You will receive the device used and a refill package of the at-home gel for touch-ups, all for under $400.
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.