Teeth Whitening in Las Cruces


Close up of teeth before and after whitening

Desert Orthodontics provides teeth whitening in Las Cruces, NM. Call 575-521-0900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

After years of wearing braces, your teeth might need a refresh once your orthodontic treatment is complete. To help you feel confident sharing your new smile with the world, we offer teeth whitening treatments at our practice. When it comes to brightening your smile, we have two different options available:


In-Office Teeth Whitening


Choose in-office bleaching for the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time. Your smile will be noticeably whiter after a single treatment! We’ll protect your lips and gums to guard against irritation, then apply a carbide peroxide bleaching agent directly to your teeth and use a specialized light to activate its whitening power.


At-Home Teeth Whitening


If you have minor stains on your teeth and prefer to whiten them at home, a take-home bleaching kit is an excellent choice. We take digital impressions of your teeth, then make a set of custom whitening trays to hold a carbide peroxide bleaching agent. We’ll give you instructions on how to use your at-home whitening kit, including how long you should use it each day and how many days or weeks you’ll likely need to achieve your desired results.


Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening


What is the best whitener for your teeth?


The best teeth whitener depends upon the condition of your teeth and your personal preferences. If you have deep discoloration on your teeth, in-office whitening is the way to go. For less serious stains or to maintain the results of in-office teeth whitening, at-home teeth whitening is perfect.


Is teeth whitening harmful?


You don’t have to worry about harming your gums or teeth with professional teeth whitening from a dentist or orthodontist because we take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your treatment. Even over-the-counter teeth whitening products can be harmful if they’re not used as directed, but you can feel confident knowing you’re getting the best possible care when you choose professional treatments.


How can I get white teeth in one day?


In-office teeth whitening is the only way to get whiter teeth in a single day.


Can yellow teeth be whitened?


Teeth that are yellow can always be whitened, but there are some times when they can’t be whitened with standard teeth whitening treatments. In these cases, you may need intrinsic
whitening (a treatment that addresses stains inside a tooth), cosmetic bonding, or veneers. We can provide you with a referral to a cosmetic dentist if needed.


Can I get my teeth whitened if I have sensitive teeth?


If you have sensitive teeth and want to whiten them, you should see a dentist or orthodontist so we can adjust your treatment as needed and take precautions to keep you comfortable.

Call 575-521-0900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.