If your pearly whites are tainted with dental stains and you’re ready to kiss them goodbye, you may be considering a whitening treatment and are wondering about teeth bleaching costs.
Serving patients in Lafayette, LA and Delcambre, LA, Dr. Michael J. Young and the team of licensed dental professionals at 23 Smiles can answer any questions you have about teeth bleaching costs and serve all of your cosmetic dentistry needs.
Schedule an appointment today at our conveniently located practice to begin your journey to a brighter, whiter smile.
Choosing a Treatment Method
The first step to evaluating teeth bleaching costs is to decide which treatment method is right for you. Teeth bleaching can be done in a variety of ways, ranging from over-the-counter remedies to specially designed patient plans.
Depending on your overall budget and what result you are trying to achieve, consider the different options available to you and the associated teeth bleaching costs.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Treatments
Your most affordable options will be found at your local general merchandise store, like Target or Walmart. Whitening toothpaste, mouthwashes, pens, and gels fill the oral hygiene aisle. While these options are relatively affordable (as little as $15), you won’t experience quick or dramatic results. These options are also less safe than professional whitening treatments becuase they aren’t overseen by a dental professional.
At-Home Professional Teeth Bleaching
For a cost-effective treatment method that can be done on your own schedule and from the comfort of your home, at-home teeth bleaching may be the best option. This treatment involves a dentist providing you with a set of whitening trays and a professional-grade, peroxide-based solution as well as instructions for care to gradually break down stains overtime.
This bleaching treatment yields noticable results, but it usually takes a period of 14 days for patients to see the differences. Teeth bleaching costs associated with at-home treatment generally fall between $50-$250.
In-Office Teeth Bleaching
For dramatic results that can be seen immediately, consider in-office teeth whitening. The procedure involves a dentist applying a strong peroxide gel to your teeth, then shining a specially designed light to activate the gel, sparking the teeth whitening process.
While this bleaching treatment yields the best outcomes and is the safest option, it also comes with the highest cost. Teeth bleaching costs associated with in-office treatment generally fall between $500-$1,000.
Patient Payment Options
Teeth bleaching costs can be high, and many patients who wish for whiter, brighter teeth are held back for financial reasons. If you are looking to undergo a teeth bleaching treatment but are worried about the costs, check to see if your dentist offers patient payment options like CareCredit or special offers on in-house whitening procedures.
At 23 Smiles, we understand the financial burdens faced by many patients and accommodate as best we can by accepting all forms of payment, including checks, cash, money orders, and most major credit cards, as well as most dental insurance plans and CreditCare financing.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Are you ready to begin your teeth bleaching treatment and make your dental stains a thing of the past? Dr. Michael J. Young and our 23 Smiles family are standing by to assist you with top-notch care, cutting-edge equipment, and beautiful facilities.
Call our Lafayette, LA (near Delcambre, LA) office at (337) 237-6453 to schedule your appointment today.