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Is ti safe to put carbamide peroxide gel in my invisalign tray?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Black
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Won't work as well

Whitening trays are normally custom made by your dentist with a small reservoir area on the front side of the tooth that holds the gel.
..The invisalign trays do not have that so they will not work as well.

In brief: Won't work as well

Whitening trays are normally custom made by your dentist with a small reservoir area on the front side of the tooth that holds the gel.
..The invisalign trays do not have that so they will not work as well.
Dr. Richard Black
Dr. Richard Black
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

I have told several patients to do this but, remember you will not get any whitening in those areas where you have 'attachments' bonded to your teeth.
I hope this helps!

In brief: Yes!

I have told several patients to do this but, remember you will not get any whitening in those areas where you have 'attachments' bonded to your teeth.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dr. Fernando Juliao
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Dr. Andrew Sonis
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but would wait

You can you aligners as bleaching trays.
However, presumably you teeth are malaligned and by bleaching prior to their alignment you risk an irregular bleaching result. So the best thing would be to defer bleaching until your invisalign treatment is completed.

In brief: Yes, but would wait

You can you aligners as bleaching trays.
However, presumably you teeth are malaligned and by bleaching prior to their alignment you risk an irregular bleaching result. So the best thing would be to defer bleaching until your invisalign treatment is completed.
Dr. Andrew Sonis
Dr. Andrew Sonis
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Dr. Robert Rosenberg
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but don't.

The carbamide peroxide gel may weaken the invisalign tray, resulting in a less efficient and less effective appliance and force delivery system. Also, if you have attachments on your front teeth, the enamel under/behind the attachments will not bleach and will look darker than the rest of the teeth.

In brief: Yes, but don't.

The carbamide peroxide gel may weaken the invisalign tray, resulting in a less efficient and less effective appliance and force delivery system. Also, if you have attachments on your front teeth, the enamel under/behind the attachments will not bleach and will look darker than the rest of the teeth.
Dr. Robert Rosenberg
Dr. Robert Rosenberg
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Wait

For all the reasons stated by the other practitioners who have answered this question, best to wait until after aligner tray treatment is completed and you are in retainers.
Also note whitening agents will not brighten veneers or caps. So finish your straightening, then do the bleaching.

In brief: Wait

For all the reasons stated by the other practitioners who have answered this question, best to wait until after aligner tray treatment is completed and you are in retainers.
Also note whitening agents will not brighten veneers or caps. So finish your straightening, then do the bleaching.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dentistry

In brief: Almost anything

The tray fits too closely. Talk to your provider.

In brief: Almost anything

The tray fits too closely. Talk to your provider.
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Whiten with caution

Although many patients do put whitening gel in their trays, patients often overload the tray, resulting in the excess gel being forced up into their gingiva(gums), resulting in irritation.
The invisalign trays are designed to fit teeth like a glove, which maximizes their 'gripping'power and their ability to move teeth. This leaves little room for the gel. Whitening trays are more efficient.

In brief: Whiten with caution

Although many patients do put whitening gel in their trays, patients often overload the tray, resulting in the excess gel being forced up into their gingiva(gums), resulting in irritation.
The invisalign trays are designed to fit teeth like a glove, which maximizes their 'gripping'power and their ability to move teeth. This leaves little room for the gel. Whitening trays are more efficient.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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