Professional teeth whitening

Whether you’ve just gotten your braces off, finished Invisalign® treatment, or are happy with your teeth’s positioning but not their color, Hess Orthodontics offers Opalescence Boost professional teeth whitening near you in Greater Tampa at our Riverview, Lithia, Apollo Beach, Parrish and Sarasota, Florida, orthodontist offices.


What is professional teeth whitening?

Opalescence Boost is a teeth-whitening gel available at our orthodontist offices in the Tampa area, designed to enhance your smile quickly, safely and efficiently! This chemically activated gel doesn’t require uncomfortable or hot LED whitening lights. The whitening process starts immediately upon application, allowing for a noticeably brighter smile in just two or three consecutive 20-minute sessions, achieving significant whitening results in roughly an hour!

Benefits of professional teeth whitening

No matter your dental hygiene practices, staining and discoloration naturally occur over time, making your smile appear dimmer and often lowering self-confidence. With professional teeth whitening, you can smile with pride again.

Here are a few advantages to whitening teeth:

  • Speed: A whitening toothpaste or another treatment method might achieve results eventually, but with Opalescence, you get quick teeth whitening in just one hour.
  • Professionalism: You get experienced teeth whitening service from a knowledgeable orthodontic team that is all about teeth.
  • Comfort: Even those with sensitive teeth can get this procedure, as the gel is specifically formulated not to hurt teeth and gums.

Get your smile back with help from our team at Hess Orthodontics. You can contact us with questions or concerns or schedule your appointment online today.

How to whiten teeth

A variety of teeth whitening options exist beyond the basics of daily dental care, such as:

  • DIY teeth whitening
  • Teeth whitening kits
  • Natural teeth whitening methods
  • Teeth whitening strips

However, at-home and DIY methods aren’t the most effective or safe teeth whitening methods. The best teeth whitening method is to work with dental experts who have the necessary expertise, such as the professionals at Hess Orthodontics.

What to expect from Opalescence teeth whitening

We advise scheduling a checkup with your primary dentist before seeking whitening treatments at Hess Orthodontics. During this visit, your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums to decide if a teeth whitening treatment is suitable for you. This routine checkup will also eliminate plaque and surface stains, creating a smooth surface and enhancing the effectiveness of your teeth whitening treatment.

Once your dentist has given the green light, you can book an appointment with us! At our office, you’ll provide details about your medical history, including any current health issues or dental implants. Then, we can begin treatment.

The teeth whitening treatment process

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    First, we will assess your initial tooth shade and position a lip and cheek retractor to ensure your tongue and lips do not come into contact with the whitening gel. Then, a protective barrier is applied around your gums to prevent the gel from irritating your gums.

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    With your gums, lips, and tongue secured, we use a gentle, brush-tipped applicator to apply the whitening gel to your teeth. The gel remains on your teeth for 20 minutes before we carefully suction it away.

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    After removing the gel, we assess the change in your tooth shade to decide if further applications are necessary. Depending on your needs, the gel can be reapplied up to three times in a single session to achieve the desired whitening effect.

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    Following the final application of the gel, we will remove the protective barrier and retractor from your mouth. You will immediately notice a more radiant smile after the treatment.

Why choose Hess Orthodontics?

At Hess Orthodontics, we continuously improve our treatment options to provide the best experience for our patients. We invested in Opalescence Boost teeth whitening because it is an effective and professional teeth whitening treatment. Beyond investing in the best teeth whitening technology, our Riverview, Apollo Beach, Lithia, Parrish and Sarasota family orthodontists have the expertise to address your needs with over 14 years of experience.

We also provide caring service. We’re willing to answer questions and concerns before scheduling an appointment or starting treatment so you feel comfortable with the procedure. During appointments, we strive to make patients feel safe. We also shape each appointment to individual patient goals.

How much does professional teeth whitening cost?

On average, professional teeth whitening costs about $600. This cost includes the treatment process and the aftercare supplies we provide. While insurance doesn’t typically cover this procedure, we offer several flexible payment plans that make the treatment more accessible to many patients.

Get in touch with Hess Orthodontics

Opalescence Boost professional teeth whitening treatment can give you the confidence to show off your smile daily. Feel free to contact our office with questions or concerns or schedule your appointment with us online today.