Please call us to discuss your options with one of our lab technicians, especially if you're not sure what type of bleaching tray to use.
The tray may be scalloped around the entire gingival margin, or partially scalloped, or cut straight, all based on your patients' needs and comfort.
Please let us know if you'd like reservoirs (shown) and on which teeth. Reservoirs are designed to help hold the bleaching solution in place. We make bleaching trays with and without reservoirs, so it's completely optional.
Choose from several types of materials: If you prefer a thin rubbery type of tray, we'll use mouthguard material in either .040", .060", or .080" thickness. Another option is a harder yet flexible clear plastic.
We also have a thin plastic sheet layered with 3/16" foam. The foam side is formed against the teeth to help hold the bleaching solution in place.
Because a bleaching tray adapts so closely to your patient's teeth, it's very important that the model you send to us accurately represents the patient's dentition/anatomy. Any flaws in the model will show up in the finished tray, resulting in an improper fit.
Bleaching Tray, Straight Cut
This style is scalloped all around the gingival margin, except for in the lingual area of the anteriors, resulting in a slightly snugger fit.
Bleaching Tray, Scallop Cut
This style is scalloped all around the gingival margin for added comfort.
Bleaching Tray w/Reservoirs
We build up the tooth surface on the model so that a void is created on the bleaching tray, which allows a holding place for the bleaching solution. These "reservoirs" can be created on any teeth you desire.