Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:40 PM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:52 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:32 AM
Both the zoom and the trays give the same result, just in different time periods and with different prices. Its all based on lifestyle really. If you have the time to do the trays and you dont mind dealing with the "goop" as my patients call it, then do the trays. However if you are like most people, and dont have the time or just dont want to wait two weeks for results, then the zoom might be a better option for you. Both options have a "regressing phase" where you will regress a up to a 1/2 shade, so a touch up about 2 weeks down the road is not a bad idea with the trays the dental office provides you. Just remember that if you have any fillings or crown/bridge work, the zoom and take home tray systems will not change the colour of your restorations. So you will need to have those restorations replaced to match the newly bleached teeth. On the bright side, you now have a great guide for when you might need to touch your teeth up, bc once your brand new restoration is whiter then your teeth, you'll know its time to do a touch up. Unlike some of us, who dont have restorations on our front teeth and we probably should touch up but we dont see the need for it bc its not staring us blankly in the face everyday.( totally me - I should really get my trays back in...lol)
If you are thinking of having this done, the best bet is too get a consult with your Dentist / hygienist (usually they are free - atleast here they are) to see if you are a candidate for the ZOOM or the take home system.
Good luck to the ladies that are getting the treatment done.....and happy whitening!!!
Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:11 PM
| Originally Posted by ~Angela~ |
Sometimes Zoom can also bring out "imperfections" that you might not have known you had. The girl who did mine had these 2 huge, white blotches on her one front tooth that she said were never there before the Zoom. She hated them, but there was no way to go back after it.
The procedure was mildly uncomfortable and I got a couple of quick sharp sensitivity bursts through my teeth, but they went away right away.
Overall, I'm happy with the results, but if you have fairly white teeth already, don't expect to be blown away with the results.
Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:23 PM
Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:23 PM
All that being said, we got really good results that made a big difference in pictures - I would do it again for my wedding, but nothing else! And I would go to my regular dentist who I trust and had britesmile rather than save a little money with zoom and an unknown dentist, even though I had read good reviews of his office. Be forewarned, I did not realize that tooth sensitivity meant sharp stabbing pains - if you get this side effect, it is really painful, but did not last beyond about 5 hours after and then only an occassional twinge for the next 12. Like Jess, I thought I was dying for those 5 hours though (and I swear I am not a wimp). I'm glad someone started this thread so people know what to expect and what to ask for.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:32 AM
I will admit, my teeth do look whiter. I'm going back Tuesday for her to do some cosmetic straightening of the bottoms of my upper teeth so they're all even and to replace the bonding on my front tooth. Hopefully my smile will be set for picture time!
Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:57 AM
I hear it hurts...does it hurt to the point that if you had to do it again you wouldn't?
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