MY PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING EXPERIENCE*

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'Oh you're never fully dressed without a smile' *sings out of tune* Your smile is one of your best accessories, that's why when it comes to my pearly whites I've always tried to keep them as white as possible but as an avid coffee drinker, it's a never-ending mission to keep them that way! In the pursuit of white teeth, I've tried it all; whitening strips, toothpaste, UV lights and the list goes on, but nothing actually worked or gave me long-term results. 

So when I was contacted by Dr. Francis Scriven, I was thrilled to be invited to have my teeth professionally whitened. Professional teeth whitening is something that I have looked into a number of times and just never actually got round to doing. I now kinda wish I'd had them done before my wedding! Like many, It's probably something that you've considered at one time or another too! So, thought I would share the process with you all and let you know all the details... you're welcome.

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*Disclaimer: This treatment was gifted. All opinions are my own. 

I'm usually a nervous wreck before seeing any type of medical professional, I've seen toddlers handle a routine check better than me. However the whole team at Anglia Orthodontics we're literally the friendliest group, and Dr. Francis made me feel completely at ease the whole time. 

My first appointment with Dr. Francis was an initial consultation, he took a look at my teeth and chat ted through the treatment. For me they gave them a good old clean and fixed up an old permanent retainer that had started to be a bit pokey. Ouch! Then they measured me for the trays that will be used to whiten my teeth.


Now, if you've had braces before 2000, you'll probably remember biting into that horrible putty stuff they use to make molds of your teeth. I still shudder from the memory of it. Well, my friend,  that is a thing of the past. The team at Anglia Orthodontics use this nifty 3D camera to take 100s of photos of your teeth and generate a digital image of your teeth. How neat is that? You can see them generating the image of my teeth in the image below.


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A week later, I returned to get my molded trays, which if you've ever seen Invisalign braces, you'll know the type. The trays are completely clear and fit perfectly onto your teeth. At first, they feel a little strange, but like most things, you quickly get used to it and I hardly noticed them after a while.

Now on to the whitening process. The whole process is pretty simple and mostly done at home too which is super convenient, for those with a busy schedule.

Here's how it works:
  1. Using the whitening gel in these handy syringes pictures below, apply a peppercorn-sized dab of whitening gel to the trays. You want to make sure the gel is on the side of the tray that will be in contact with the front of your teeth. 
  2. Once you've done that, you pop in the tray and leave them for an hour. If the gel gets your gums just take a piece of tissue and dab it off.
  3. Once the hour up, remove the trays and clean off the trays with a soft toothbrush and rinse with water. Then brush your teeth too. 

I repeated this twice a day, once in the morning and then again in the evening for 4 days. You can also do the treatment once a day for 7 days if that's more convenient for you. 

I'm impatient and just want to see the results, so I did the 4-day option. Ha! 
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The results:

I started seeing results after the first two treatments! My teeth that were at first pretty discolored and patchy in areas began to lift and lighten. I was actually really impressed with how quickly I saw results. After the 4 days of treatment, I was SO happy. My teeth have never looked so white and shining, I honestly don't know why I didn't do this sooner! 

Take a look at the before and after, to see for yourself! Apologies they are pretty cringe! ha. Neither of these have any editing or filters. As you can see my teeth before are dull and patchy in places, where are after the treatment the colour looks much more even and they're overall much brighter! 

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Answering your questions: 

I asked on Instagram if anyone had any questions about teeth whitening (If you're not following me, what are you doing with your life? Follow here).  

Most people wanted to know if the treatment was safe and did it hurt/cause sensitivity, and this was something I was concerned about too. Dr. Francis explained that the process doesn't damage the teeth at all, but that during the treatment you can experience some sensitivity which disappears once the treatment is over. 

During the treatment, my teeth did feel a little more sensitive than usual, but this quickly went away after I'd completed the four days. So don't worry!

Overall: 

Overall I loved this experience with Dr. Francis and the team at Anglia Orthodontics. They were all super friendly and kind, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome of the treatment. If you're in the market for having your teeth whitened, or any sort of orthodontic treatment, I highly recommend going to see Dr. Francis.  

* Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All options are my own. 

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