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A 31-year-old member asked:

is it safe to get braces a month after having laser teeth whitening?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. ILAN ABRAMOWITZ
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: It is safe. Talk to you dentist, and orthodontist, about maintaining your tooth shade while in orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 43 years experience
Yes: The laser teeth whitening should not affect how the braces are attached to your teeth. After a month, new mineral has deposited on your teeth, bringing them back to the state before your whitening. This should allow the proper conditioning of the teeth when the braces are placed. The bond strength should be sufficient to allow the braces to stay on your teeth.
Dr. Peter Flaherty
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Braces should not be a problem one month after whitening. Consider invisalign which may not require any bonding to your teeth. Ask your dentist/orthodontist which is best for you.

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