LumiBrite In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe effective and very fast. In just under an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of LumiBrite in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy patient.
The LumiBrite light-activated gel was developed after years of research by DenMat, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the LumiBrite light, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discolouration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.
Other whitening systems don’t compare to the LumiBrite Chairside Whitening System. Nothing whitens better or faster.
LumiBrite is the new generation of Chairside Whitening with Laser
The LUMIBRITE whitening system is a safe, gentle, and effective way to whiten teeth and achieve that bright, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Using state-of-the-art, bleach-free whitening technology, the LUMIBRITE system eliminates the tooth sensitivity that can accompany other forms of teeth whitening products. You’ll be able to show off your pearly-whites in no time!
How does the LUMIBRITE whitening system work?
LUMIBRITE is a revolutionary teeth whitening system that combines the powerful effects of the Sapphire® Supreme Plasma Arc Curing Light, along with professional-grade teeth whitening gel. The combination of light and gel work together to give you a whiter, more stunning smile in less time than other forms of teeth whitening.
How is LUMIBRITE different from other forms of whitening?
Pain-free, zero-sensitivity whitening
Beautiful, white smiles in fewer than 30 minutes of treatment time
No lengthy isolation or potentially dangerous UV rays
Long-lasting results up to six months
The professional procedure not available over-the-counter or in a mall
FYI The Lumibrite™ teeth whitening system
The Lumibrite™ system is Den-mat Corporation’s professional-level whitening product. (Den-mat has a long and active history in the field of cosmetic dentistry.)
What type of whitener is used?
This system utilizes a hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching gel that has a 35% hydrogen peroxide concentration and a pH around 6.
Different than any other professional system we reviewed, Lumibrite™ protocol includes the application of desensitizer before each application of the whitener. This helps to minimize the potential for post-bleaching tooth sensitivity.
Other light unit characteristics
The Lumibrite system used plasma arc laser light unit (the Sapphire™ Supreme PAC). The Sapphire™ Supreme PAC unit has been designed so it filters out infrared emissions, which helps to ensure that the teeth being treated don’t become over-heated. The wavelength of the light emitted from this unit is in the blue-green range.
It is also capable of illuminating all of the patient’s teeth (both upper and lower) simultaneously. This helps to make performing the procedure more efficient for the dentist.
LUMIBRITE ® has many advantages over these other treatments, including:
All teeth treated simultaneously.
Faster treatment times.
Longer lasting results.
Safe procedure and treatment.
No harmful UV rays.
Treatments are performed by an experienced professional.
How long do treatments take?
From start to finish, Sapphire™ treatments usually take on the order of 90 minutes or so.
The whitener is typically applied to the patient’s teeth for a total duration of one hour (two applications, 30 minutes each). Both the upper and lower teeth are treated simultaneously. Including all of the activities that need to be performed before and after treatment, the total amount of time usually rounds up to about 90 minutes.
How is the LUMIBRITE
® treatment performed?
Prior to treatment, there will be a consultation where the dentist will outline the exact procedure. On treatment day, a deep cleaning (prophylaxis) will be performed to rid the teeth of any debris and plaque.
Here is a brief overview of the LUMIBRITE
Cheek retractors will be placed to expose the entire surface of the teeth.
The gums will be painted or covered to reduce sensitivity.
The teeth will be painted with desensitizing gel to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
The dentist will apply the whitening gel to the teeth.
The Sapphire light will then be applied to activate the gel. This specialized LUMIBRITE
® light can be positioned to work on all the teeth simultaneously.
After 30 minutes, the gel will be removed from the teeth and the mouth will be rinsed.
More gel will be applied for another 30 minutes.
Again, the gel will be removed and the mouth will be thoroughly cleansed.
Are at-home follow-up treatments recommended?
The protocol for the LumiBrite™ system recommends that a patient should continue on with at-home treatments after their in-office bleaching session has been performed. They recommend the use of their LumiBrite™ Home Whitening Gel product.
What is the difference between laser teeth whitening versus ZOOM teeth whitening? What is the Difference between laser teeth whitening versus ZOOM teeth whitening?
The Zoom!™ whitening system uses a 25% hydrogen peroxide-based whitener.
Zoom!™ whitening gel has been formulated for use with a bleaching light.
Discus’ latest unit is their WhiteSpeed LED bleaching lamp (LED = light-emitting diode). Historically, Zoom!™ lamps were designed to produced output in the 350-400nm range (violet light). According to Discus an important aspect of the new WhiteSpeed unit is that it emits some ultraviolet light too
This focus on UV output is different than any other bleaching system we reviewed. In fact, many light units are specifically designed to filter out UV light.
Is light really needed?
A manufacturer’s recommendation about the use of a bleaching light is ultimately based on their claims that it activates a catalyst within the whitener, which in turn can help to increase its effectiveness.
In the past, the validity of this type of claim has not been universally accepted by the dental community as a whole. However, Zoom!™ studies suggest that its latest generation whitener does contain a component that once activated by ultraviolet light does assist the bleaching process, thus making the use of the Zoom!™ light unit an aid. This is the only system we encountered that made mention of ultraviolet-light activation.
Light unit characteristics.
Zoom!™ bleaching lights are designed so they are able to illuminate all of the patient’s teeth (both upper and lower) at once. This feature makes performing treatments less labour intense for the dentist, which may ultimately help to reduce your whitening costs.
Some bleaching lights have a relatively narrow beamwidth. That means a staff member must stay with the patient and continually move the light unit around so every tooth is given proper exposure.
The Zoom!™ bleaching lights filter out infrared emissions. This is important because doing so helps to minimize the amount of heat that the patient’s teeth are subjected to during their treatment.
How long do treatments take?
Treatments with the Zoom!™ system usually take about 60 minutes, from start to finish.
Each bleaching session is broken down into three individual applications of the whitener, with each application being left on the teeth for 15 minutes (45 minutes total exposure). However, with pre- and post-treatment activities included, the total treatment time will probably take up towards 60 minutes.
Zoom!™ protocol allows for a fourth 15-minute application if the dentist feels it’s needed.
The whitening procedure.
Zoom™ treatments involve those same basic steps used with any in-office whitening system.
Note: The Zoom!™ system does include “activation” of the whitening gel with a bleaching light, post-treatment application of a desensitizer, and continued treatments with an at-home whitener.
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