Whitening in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Pattaya

Last fact-checked: 30 March 2020

Get a bright, white smile and save around 60% with teeth whitening in Pattaya. Book online with Dental Departures and arrange your laser teeth whitening while you are on holiday.

As a cosmetic dentistry procedure, tooth whitening has to be one of the most rewarding for the least time and money. With a minimum of discomfort and less than a couple of hours in your dentist’s chair in Pattaya, this procedure will yield immediate results, often to spectacular effect.

Although at-home kits for teeth whitening are an option, you can only get from a dentist. Thus, many people choose to have the in-clinic laser tooth whitening as this method gives you the most impressive results.

Once an expensive procedure, it is now a standard treatment provided by many dentist clinics. The cost is still relatively high in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US but is notably more affordable in countries such as Thailand where the cost of living is lower, yet medical and dental tourism is taken seriously.

Why Have Teeth Whitening in Pattaya?

Although traveling to Pattaya specifically for a tooth whitening treatment is not particularly cost-effective it is something to consider if you are already going there on holiday. After all, it is not unusual to pamper yourself with spa treatments when visiting Thailand, so why indulge in a mouth makeover? With treatment costing less than half price in Pattaya for laser teeth whitening, it is an affordable treatment that will noticeably change your appearance for the better.

You should have no worries about the standards of care, quality and hygiene in Pattaya. Thailand has invested heavily in dental and medical tourism and the results are plain to see in its modern clinics, often equipped with the newest and pioneering dental technologies.

As well as our dentists offering guarantees on the quality of their work, you are also guaranteed to be given the best quote available for your treatment. Ask us about our Dental Departures best price guarantee.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take in Pattaya?

Laser teeth whitening takes around two hours from start to finish, depending upon the procedure your dentist uses. Whichever system your dentist uses, the whitening effect is produced by a bleaching gel which is activated by the laser.

The procedure entails the gel being applied to your teeth after your dentist has cleaned them and removed any stains. Your gums, lips and cheeks will be shielded so that the gel only comes into contact with your teeth and you will be asked to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the laser.

Once the gel has been exposed to the laser your dentist will wait for around 15 minutes before removing the gel and repeating the process a further two times. After the final application, your dentist will clean your teeth again to remove all traces of the gel and that is your treatment complete.

Home whitening does not yield the spectacular results as laser whitening, but you will see a marked improvement in the whiteness of your teeth. The process also takes longer as it is a step-by-step small improvement over a longer period of time, and you carry on with the treatment until you are happy with the result achieved.

You will need to apply the gel provided by your dentist to your teeth on a daily basis. The gel is applied to trays which you wear in your mouth, either overnight or for a few hours a day. The trays are specially designed to fit your mouth; thus, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab for the trays to be custom-made.

This process takes up to five days and you will need to attend your dentist for two appointments – the first for the impressions, and the second to pick up your trays and to ensure that they fit properly. Your dentist will also explain how to use them on your second appointment.

How Much Can I Save on Teeth Whitening Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

The average price for laser teeth whitening in Australia is around AUD $579 and in Pattaya is around AUD $250. Take home kits in Pattaya are from as little as AUD $161. 

How Do I Get Started?

Simple phone us for free, use our online chat, e-mail us or book your appointment with one of our dentists online. You can schedule your appointment online any time of the day or night, at no charge to you. Compare our prices, read our reviews, check-out our clinic photos and find exclusive discounts. Treat yourself to a brand new smile with teeth whitening in Pattaya.

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Whitening: Five Things to Know about Getting a Brighter Smile. American Dental Association. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening