How much does whitening cost? Is it true that whitening can be done during orthodontic treatment?

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Last updated November 20, 2023

Many people are surprised by the yellowing of their teeth when they look in the mirror. Since the cost of whitening varies with each type of whitening, it is necessary to choose the whitening method while matching the conditions of how much you want to whiten your teeth and how much it will cost.

Therefore, we would like to provide details on how much whitening costs are required.

Types of Whitening

First, let's go over the different types of whitening.

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▼Office Whitening

This is a whitening process performed in a dental office. It is performed using highly concentrated agents that can only be handled by dentists and dental hygienists.

▼Home Whitening

Whitening is performed at home using a low-concentration agent. A mouthpiece needs to be made once at the dentist's office, but after that, whitening can be done at one's own time and in one's spare time.

▼ Dual whitening

This whitening is a combination of office whitening and home whitening. It is recommended for people who are particular about the whiteness of their teeth.

Thus, whitening in a nutshell involves different drugs used and different treatment methods, and therefore different costs.

What is the cost of whitening?

The cost of whitening varies depending on the type of whitening.

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▼Office Whitening

The most common method is to whiten teeth using agents such as hydrogen peroxide, which can only be handled by qualified dentists and dental hygienists.

Before the procedure, the teeth are cleaned and the gums and other parts of the body are protected, and the cost is relatively high due to the extensive care that only a procedure performed in a dental office can provide.

The number of treatments required varies from clinic to clinic, and the cost is30,000 - 70,000 yenIt is about the same. It is also possible to whiten a single tooth, and the cost is2,000-3,500 yen per bottleIt is said that about

Incidentally, hydrogen peroxide is a powerful whitening ingredient, and its high effectiveness may cause stinging in some people.

Transcent whitening is a light-based whitening process that is as effective as regular office whitening, but requires a special machine and is more expensive.Approx. 50,000 yen and upand slightly higher.

▼Home Whitening

Because it is done at home, it uses a drug that contains a lower concentration of "urea peroxide" than office whitening. The cost of creating a mouthpiece is15,000 - 40,000 yenabout the same, plus the cost of the drug. The home whitening drug is for one week.5,000 yenDegree.

It takes two weeks for the whiteness to be gradually realized. In addition, it is said that it takes about 2 to 3 months until the ideal whiteness is achieved, so the cost of the home whitening drug is10,000 - 20,000 yenIt is expected to be about the same, and costs will vary as needed.

▼ Dual whitening

Because in-office whitening and home whitening are used together, the cost is naturally higher.

The cost of whitening at the dentist's office, making the mouthpiece, and the cost of the drug are combined.50,000 - 80,000 yenIt is about.

Can whitening during orthodontics save money?

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Basically, when brackets are attached to the front side of the teeth, whitening with ordinary agents is difficult, and only transient whitening, which whitens from the inside, is possible.

Treatment with orthodontic appliances on the backs of the teethlingual braces (dentistry)is done in the dentist's office because the brackets are mounted on the back side.Only office whitening is available.The following is a list of the most common problems with the

Mouthpiece orthodontics does not require brackets on the teeth, so office whitening and home whitening can be done in parallel, but if a resin called an attachment is attached to the tooth surface, that area cannot be bleached.

Depending on the type of orthodontic mouthpiece,Home whitening can be done with an orthodontic mouthpieceIt is a very cost-effective and easy way to whiten teeth at home. In some cases, home whitening can be done without having to make a new mouthpiece for home whitening, making it easy and cost-effective.

↓ Please also see this article on mouthpiece orthodontics...

Whitening costs are fully covered by insurance

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There are two types of dental treatment: insured treatment and uninsured treatment.

Insurance medical care is a system established to ensure equal access to medical care for all citizens. By using their health insurance, patients can reduce the cost they pay to medical institutions to about 30% of the total cost.

However, there are limits to what is covered by insurance, and only the minimum amount of treatment is covered for each disease. The contents of tests, treatment methods, and the drugs and medical equipment required for treatment are also specified in detail.

In dentistry, dental care, such as caries treatment and some denture treatments are covered by insurance, but orthodontic treatment (sometimes covered by insurance in some cases) andWhitening is a free treatment not covered by insuranceand will be fully self-paid.

In the case of free treatment, medical institutions are free to choose the treatment methods, drugs, and medical equipment they deal with. Since the cost of treatment can also be set independently, the type of whitening agent and the cost required will vary from one dental office to another.

When undergoing whitening, it is important to confirm the type of agent to be handled and the cost.

White teeth with whitening that's right for you

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In this issue, we have introduced the cost of whitening in detail. Since whitening is not covered by insurance, the cost varies from dentist to dentist. After confirming the market price, you should choose a dental clinic and treatment method to undergo the procedure.


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