Patient having teeth whitening treatment


Teeth Whitening


Teeth can easily become stained and discoloured, which can make you feel uneasy about showing off your smile.

If your teeth are not as white as you’d like them to be, then you may want to consider professional teeth whitening. At The Orthodontic Suite we use the Enlighten system to whiten teeth to a brighter shade and help restore confidence in your smile.

Why do teeth need whitening?

Over time, teeth can become discoloured or stained due to various factors, such as consumption of certain foods and beverages, tobacco use, and the natural aging process. This discolouration can lead to a dull or yellowed smile, which may negatively affect your overall appearance and self-confidence.

Teeth whitening procedures effectively remove these stains and restore the teeth to their original whiteness, thus providing you with a rejuvenated, radiant smile that can improve your appearance and self-confidence.

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How does Enlighten whitening work?

Enlighten offers a fast and effective way to whiten the teeth, with most treatment courses lasting just 3 weeks and ensuring a B1 shade for 98% of patients. After an initial consultation at our practice you will receive a customised treatment package to use at home over the course of three weeks.

The initial two weeks involve applying the gel every night consistently. You simply fill the trays with the gel, insert them into your mouth, and sleep. In the morning, rinse the trays with cold water and set them upside down in a dry location to let any remaining water drain. After completing the two-week nightly regimen you can proceed to the final week's gel. Use the 6% gel for one hour daily for seven days; upon completion of this week, your Enlighten teeth whitening journey is complete.

Benefits of Enlighten teeth whitening

If you are uncertain about having your teeth whitened, or want to know whether Enlighten is the right system for you, take a look at some of the main benefits below:

● It is a completely safe procedure that will be carried out under the guidance of our dental team.
● The treatment is not painful, but you may experience some sensitivity, which will go away once you stop treatment. We can also provide Enlighten Serum to be used at the same time as your whitening gel to help reduce sensitivity.
● The results can last indefinitely, as long as you follow the simple top-up regime as advised by our dental team.
● You won’t need to modify your diet before, during or after treatment. This means tea and coffee, red wine and curries can stay on the menu even whilst you are undergoing treatment.

Whilst professional teeth whitening treatments are suitable for most people, we do advise that if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you wait until you are past the nursing stage before considering treatment.

To learn more about whether Enlighten teeth whitening treatment is suitable for you, please contact our team on 0203 973 9334 to arrange an initial consultation. Our practice is located in Dulwich in South London and we’re easy to access by road or public transport.