Get teeth whitening in Colombia for a third the price
You can get teeth whitening done in Colombia for 70% off the US and Canadian cost. On average, laser teeth whitening sessions cost $100 USD and laser teeth whitening take home kits are priced at $150 USD. The next time you’re in Colombia, you should really consider getting some teeth whitening done. It’s a fantastic opportunity to easily and quickly improve your smile while saving a couple hundred dollars, maybe more depending on how many sessions you get.
Below we will outline the two different types of teeth whitening done in a dentist’s office with reasons why it’s cheaper and how to select the best dentist for you.
The two types of teeth whitening you’d get at a dental office in Colombia
There are a lot of teeth whitening treatment options, some you can do at home while some that are to be done in a dental clinic. In Colombia, it’s really no different. If you want fast, professional, and noticeable changes in your teeth whiteness then you should see a dentist.
In Colombia there are really two types of professional teeth whitening, laser teeth whitening and teeth whitening with the take home kit. Both will achieve great results. Below we will discuss in a little more detail how each process works. This should make deciding on which teeth whitening in Colombia you will get easier.
1. Laser teeth whitening ($100 USD per session)
The first and most popular solution is laser teeth whitening. Before any teeth whitening begins, the Colombian dentist will perform a typical dental cleaning. This will make sure that any food, tartar, or bacteria will not get in the way of the bleaching agent used for whitening, as it will cause adverse effects.
After the cleaning, the Colombian dentist will apply the whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. There is a good deal of precision and care needed during this step. The dentist will have to cover only the surfaces of your teeth and not your gums. It’s important that the whitening solution does not touch your gums. If it does, it will cause irritation on the soft tissue. Colombian dentists will often use a protective barrier over your gums to prevent any issues with the whitening gel.
After the gel has been placed, the Colombian dentist will use a special LED light to activate/heat up the whitening agent. In a simplified explanation, the more time your teeth/enamel are exposed to the whitening solution, the more noticeable the results will be. Most patients will require multiple sessions in order to see significant change.
Treatments are performed in multiple intervals. Typically, the Colombian dentist will apply the gel three to four times, with five to ten minutes between each application. The gel will remain on your teeth for about fifteen minutes before it is removed and a new layer is applied.
Depending on how white you want your teeth and how much of a gap that is from your current shade, your dentist in Colombia may recommend multiple appointments in order to achieve your desired cosmetic result. Most patients require at least two in-office whitening treatments in order to reach their whitening goals. Due to gum sensitivity, consecutive treatments are spread out every other day as your gums need time to heal.
Please also know that the whiteness of your smile naturally fades with time. You may want to undergo treatment every few months or years to maintain the results you want. This is especially true if you’re a smoker or big coffee or red wine drinker.
Each laser teeth whitening session is priced at $100 USD.
2. Teeth whitening take home kit ($150 USD)
A teeth whitening take home kit is another excellent way to increase the whiteness of your smile. This method is dentist supervised and employs custom-made trays to deliver the whitening gel to your teeth. It is a great option is you’d like to save money on whitening but cannot stay in Colombia for multiple appointments.
First your Colombian dentist will create impressions of your teeth which the lab technicians will use to create the custom made whitening trays that will fit in your mouth. Once these trays are made, you and your dentist will sit down and they will educate you in how the treatment works.
Using a syringe, you will place the whitening gel in the trays which will then be placed over your teeth, covering the surfaces of your enamel. Once the gel evenly covers your teeth, oxygen molecules will start to penetrate your enamel and the whitening process will begin.
The duration of your treatment will depend on the strength of the whitening gel and your desired results. Generally, you should wear your tray daily anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes. There is also the option of an overnight treatment by using a weaker concentration gel as well. If this interests you, please let your Colombian dentist know. A full whitening treatment regimen should last about 2 weeks.
Your dentist in Colombia may recommend you to perform teeth whitening treatments every few months, or whenever stains begin to reappear. You should only perform touch-up treatments with the guidance of your Colombian dentist. Over-whitening can cause permanent enamel erosion. You should also stop whitening your teeth if you are pregnant. The whitening agent contains chemicals that can harm your baby if swallowed.
Each teeth whitening take home kit costs $150 USD.
Why does teeth whitening in Colombia cost so little?
For the most part, the reason why teeth whitening (and dentistry in general) is so much cheaper in Colombia than in the US or Canada is that the cost of labor is so inexpensive. You’re really saving on cost of labor since most dentists in Colombia will use the exact same dental manufacturers and materials as dentists back home.
Make sure your Colombian dentist is experienced in teeth whitening
Like with any dental work in Colombia, you want to make sure that the Colombian dentist has experience with the laser teeth whitening procedure and with the take home kits. Though most Colombian dentists will have the experience, you should quickly make sure by checking out their reviews online, checking out their website and social media, and by speaking with them directly.