For people who have limited time and want instant results, In-Office whitening is the better choice. Most patients do the In-Office whitening in combination with custom home trays in order to continue the whitening process, or to help lock the shade that was achieved. With the Zoom whitening system, the treatment time is shorter and more comfortable because the system allows us to vary the intensity setting accordingly, to accommodate patients with more sensitive teeth. The entire chair-side whitening process, including preparation, can take up to 2 hours.
While At-Home whitening includes custom trays delivered to the patient along with the whitening material and proper instructions for use, this method lasts about 7-14 days, and may vary according to the result that the patient wants. This method provides a steady result for about 2 years. Patients can keep the product in the fridge and use it later on for a touch-up before a special event or to just maintain the result.