Your Future is Brighter than Ever
why choose GEDCfor Teeth Whitening Services
At Great Expressions, we know your time is precious. We all want to get that “pearly white” smile, but most of us just don’t have the time for multiple visits and expensive teeth whitening treatments. Let our teeth whitening services help you get the care you need, so you can achieve the smile that you want in a short amount of time. We offer patients several plan options for both in-office and at-home treatments at an affordable price that will make your wallet smile. Be Your Own Kind of Great, with the latest in teeth whitening technology, techniques, and continuing education for a comfortable experience at any one of our convenient locations.
What to Expect at an Appointment
- You will get fitted for a whitening tray that molds to your bite
- A team member will determine the best whitening treatment for you
- Payment options will be discussed, so you can afford a whitening on your budget
- The overall whitening process will be discussed
Whitening Same Day as Your Dental Appointment
In just 45 minutes, Philips Zoom can brighten your smile up to eight shades whiter. This chairside procedure utilizes a light to activate a whitening solution, leaving you with instant results that last approximately a year. It is important to bear in mind that your genetics and habits, such as consuming certain foods and beverages that have staining properties, may lessen your results over time. For less than an hour visit to the dentist, you can have a procedure that lasts for approximately a year. The speed of this procedure is great when you have to worry about work, taking care of your family, and various other responsibilities.
Pick Up a Take-Home Whitening Kit at Your Great Expressions Office Today
Great Expressions Dental Centers offers patients the convenience of oral care products in-office. We help eliminate the extra step of going to the grocery store to sift through endless oral products, by bringing the options to you. Not only that, but we bring you the savings with affordable prices that are generally below retail.
Opalescence Take-Home Kit
Great Expressions offers the Opalescence take-home whitening kit. This kit consists of eight syringes of whitening gel to give you the brighter, whiter smile you’ve always wanted. Your dental professional will create custom trays that fit your mouth perfectly, presenting you with an ideal, custom whitening treatment.
Opalescence White Supreme Pre-Filled Whitening Trays
Great Expressions offers the Opalescence take-home whitening kit, consisting of eight tubes of whitening gel to give you the brighter, whiter you’ve always wanted. Your dental professional will create custom trays that fit your mouth perfectly, presenting you with an ideal, custom whitening treatment.
Whether you want to wear them for as little as 30 minutes a day or overnight while you sleep, your kit will include:
- Whitening gel with 10 percent hydrogen peroxide for 10 separate applications
- 10 custom-fitting, pre-filled bleaching trays
Opalescence Go is a simple and fast alternative to over-the-counter whitening treatments. This flavor-based option is perfect for whitening touch-ups, or for those who are beginning their whitening treatment. Opalescence Go* is ready to use right out of the package with its comfortable and discreet clear trays.
Opalescence teeth whitening gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, ingredients that have been shown to help reduce sensitivity that may accompany teeth whitening.
- 10 percent hydrogen peroxide — wear 30 – 60 minutes for 5 – 10 days
- 15 percent hydrogen peroxide — wear 15 – 20 minutes for 5 – 10 days
- Available in peach, melon, and mint flavors
*Not available at our Michigan locations.
You can make your teeth visibly whiter in as little as three days with Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects, only available in the dentist’s office. While you can see full results in about 20 days, this at-home teeth whitening treatment will last up to 12 months. Simply apply the Advanced Seal™ Technology no-slip strips once a day for just 30 minutes for a whiter, brighter smile. Crest Whitestrips Professional Effects uses the same enamel-safe teeth whitening agent that our professional dentists provide, all in the comfort of your own home.
Whether your dental care is for your family, a new smile for your next interview, braces for your future, or dentures to eat your favorite food, ﬁnancing your dental care at Great Expressions Dental Centers is as easy as smiling.
CALCULATE YOUR PAYMENT
During your initial consultation, your orthodontists will be able to determine your cost of treatment based on your specific needs. There are many factors that affect your cost of treatment, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of treatment. The average cost of braces ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers; each contract provides a different benefit. Orthodontic insurance usually has a lifetime maximum for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the benefit maximum has been reached. Contact your insurance company directly to find out more information regarding your orthodontic benefits.
A FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your paycheck to pay for eligible medical expenses. This is deducted from your paycheck, not subjected to payroll taxes, and transferred directly into your FSA.
Health Spending Amount
A HSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren't covered by your insurance plan.
YOUR ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT
This payment tool is provided to create an estimate of your monthly cost of orthodontic treatment and is provided to you "as-is." Payments cannot exceed estimated treatment months. For actual treatment costs, please schedule a consultation with one of our board certified orthodontists.
When you finance with CareCredit, you get the dental treatment you need, with zero down or minimal up-front investment.
We Accept Your Insurance
Great Expressions is In-Network with most providers, and participates with PPO and DHMO programs.
Smile Protection Plan®
The Great Expressions Dental Plan offers dental discounts without deductibles or precertification limitations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do they do those great teeth makeovers on Extreme Makeover?
Depending on the specific case, there are various procedures used to complete the “extreme makeover.” People with crowded teeth would benefit from porcelain veneers, which is tooth-colored porcelain bonded directly to the teeth. Bonding is also used to improve chipped and/or misaligned teeth. If a person has spaces between teeth, a dentist may apply a custom-made, tooth-colored material called composite resin. For discoloration or staining, there are a myriad of whitening products to give a person that brighter smile. Whatever a person’s situation or budget, there are several options that a Great Expressions Dental Center dentist has to improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t only make you look better, it makes you feel better.
How much time and effort are involved in getting my teeth whiter?
Because of the options available today, you can have your whitening completed in a one- to two-hour visit at the dental office, or in a one- to three-week period using one of the convenient take-home products. There are several options and it’s best to discuss your expectations with your Great Expressions Dental Center dentist, who can help you decide on which method will be right for you. All bleaching or whitening will require touch-up treatments in the future to maintain your bright, new smile.
With all the teeth whitening products on the market, how can I tell which is the best for me?
Depending on your current shade, you can achieve results of up to eight shades lighter in one office visit, or you can whiten your smile up to five shades lighter in the comfort of your own home (using Discus Nite White or Crest Whitestrips). All teeth tend to pick up new stains over time. To maintain your results, a touch-up may be required periodically. Great Expressions Dental Centers offer all of these options, and there is sure to be one in your price range.
To find out which method is best for you, contact one of our highly qualified Great Expressions dentists located near you and request an appointment today at a dentist’s office near you.
patient success stories
- GEDC PatientI hadn't seen a dentist in 6 years and was scared to go to the dentist. I got in the same day I called! The staff was very kind, attentive, and thorough.
- GEDC PatientOne of the single best dentist appointments I've ever had. The entire staff was helpful, kind, and understanding.
- GEDC PatientFrom the front office team to the hygienist to the dental assistants, everyone is nice, professional and goes out of their way to make you comfortable.
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