There are many ways to whiten your teeth. We provide Take home kits as well as In-Lounge Whitening for outstanding rapid single session results. To ensure your whitening is effective, have the tooth surface stains cleaned first by our In-Lounge Hygienists. Book Hygienist Clean.

In-Lounge Single Session Whitening

Vouchers available online. All prices are NZD.

Smile Refresh 45

$165pp

Is an In-Lounge 45 minutes 6% Whitening
For those who are too busy to whiten everyday & prefer a single session quick result.
This Refresh whitening procedure will give immediate results with a gentle 6% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, with LED Light & Ultrasonics.  Gives a lasting whitening in as little as 45 minutes. Relax on one of our whitening couches, slide on the headphones, mount your phone or Ipad & watch your latest series.

Smile Refresh 45 Double

$155pp

A 2 person In-Lounge 45 minutes 6% Whitening
If you and your ‘besty’ are short on time this is a quick result 36 hrs before your event.
This Refresh whitening procedure will give immediate results with a gentle 6% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, with LED Light & Ultrasonics.  Gives a lasting whitening in as little as 45 minutes. You & your ‘besty’ relax on our side by side whitening couches, slide on the headphones, mount your phone or Ipad & watch your latest series.

Smile Refresh 45 Bridal

$145pp

A 3+ bridal group In-Lounge 45 minutes 6% Whitening
That great day is close, your team can have a quick result 36hrs before the big day.
This Refresh whitening procedure will give immediate results with a gentle 6% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, with LED Light & Ultrasonics.  Gives a lasting whitening in as little as 45 minutes. You & your group, relax on our side by side whitening couches, share stories and plans for the day.

Smile Bright 60

$397pp

An In-Lounge 60 minutes 35% Whitening
For those who are too busy to whiten everyday & prefer a single session quick result.
This Bright whitening procedure will give immediate results with a powerful 35% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, with LED Light & Ultrasonics.  Gives a lasting whitening in as little as 60 minutes. You can relax on one of our whitening couches, slide on the headphones, mount your phone or Ipad & watch your latest series.

Smile Bright 60 double

$387pp

A 2 person In-Lounge 60 minutes 35% Whitening
If you and your ‘besty’ are short on time, this is a quick result 36hrs before your next event.
This Bright whitening procedure will give immediate results with a powerful 35% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, with LED Light & Ultrasonics.  Gives a lasting whitening in as little as 60 minutes. You & your ‘besty’ relax on our side by side whitening couches, slide on the headphones, mount your phone or Ipad & watch your latest series.

Smile Bright 60 Bridal

$377pp

A 3+ person In-Lounge 60 minutes 35% Whitening
That great day is close, your team can have a quick result 36hrs before the big day.
This Bright whitening procedure will give immediate results with a powerful 35% concentration of hydrogen peroxide, with LED Light & Ultrasonics.  Gives a lasting whitening in as little as 60 minutes. You & your team, relax on our side by side whitening couches, share stories and plans for the day.

Take Home Kits Custom

Custom Whitening Trays & Gel Kit 4 pack

$265pp

This Kit includes 2 custom fitting trays and 4 Tubes of Whitening Gel.

To ensure your re-usable whitening trays are a snug fit, come in and we will take an impression of your smile. We’ll then have your trays ready the next afternoon. When you pick them up, we’ll show you how to use the trays and whitening kit for best results. If you are familiar with our kit, we can just send them out to you.

Custom Whitening Trays & Gel Kit 10 pack

$365pp

The kit includes 2 Custom Trays with 10 Tubes of Whitening Gel.

To ensure your re-usable whitening trays are a snug fit, come in, relax on our whitening couch, and we’ll take an impression of your smile. We’ll then have your trays ready the next afternoon. When you pick them up, we’ll show you how to whiten for best results. If you’re familiar with our kit, we can just send them to you.

Custom reusable Trays (2) only

$183pp

If you want customised trays, we can make those for you.

To receive your reusable snug fitting whitening trays, come in and relax on our whitening couch, we’ll take an impression and have your trays ready the next day. When you pick them up, we’ll show you how to whiten for best results. Or we can send them out to you.

Buy Now take Home kits

Alba Whitening Kit incl Wireless LED & Pens

$165

This is the Take home Whitening wireless LED kit available from Alba Smile Lounge. It has three whitening Pens with 6% HP and a Wireless Led light. Just paint the gel onto your upper and Lower front teeth, insert the light mouthpiece into your mouth and turn it on. Apply for 15 minutes daily for 14 days for best results

It’s so easy and simple to use. You an do it while watching an episode of your favourite TV show or media series. The LED mouthpiece is wireless so you can move around while you whiten. No need to be tied down or drain your phone with this kit. It uses 6% Hydrogen Peroxide gel, so the whitening is gentle and can be applied whenever you choose.

The Soft comfortable LED silicon mouthpiece holds the gel in place against your teeth, and this means the Hydrogen Peroxide continues to work for the full 15 minutes, rather than saliva washing it away. After 15 minutes, the mouthpiece beeps, rinse it under a tap and you’re done.

To recharge LED wireless light just attach the magnetic cable. Then order replacement pens as required.

This is a great and eas4y way to get a brighter smile

Opalesence Go Prefilled Tray Whitening Kit

$165

Simple and easy to use

  • No messy impressions, no moulds, no lab time
  • Thin, comfortable membrane trays easily adapts to fit any smile
  • Sleek and comfortable
  • Discreet, clear tray material
  • Covers all your smile (not just the front six teeth)
  • Fast- Acting 6% hydrogen peroxide gel for faster for superior bleaching results
  • Protective gingival barrier gel ensures comfort while whitening
  • Wear 60-90 minutes once a day for results in 5-10 days
  • Convenient, pre-filled disposable tray eliminates filling and cleaning of trays
  • Mint Flavoured

Alba Whitening Kit Refill Pens 3 pack

$74

This is the Take home Whitening wireless LED kit available from Alba Smile Lounge. It has three whitening Pens with 6% HP and a Wireless Led light. Just paint the gel onto your upper and Lower front teeth, insert the light mouthpiece into your mouth and turn it on. Apply for 15 minutes daily for 14 days for best results

It’s so easy and simple to use. You an do it while watching an episode of your favourite TV show or media series. The LED mouthpiece is wireless so you can move around while you whiten. No need to be tied down or drain your phone with this kit. It uses 6% Hydrogen Peroxide gel, so the whitening is gentle and can be applied whenever you choose.

The Soft comfortable LED silicon mouthpiece holds the gel in place against your teeth, and this means the Hydrogen Peroxide continues to work for the full 15 minutes, rather than saliva washing it away. After 15 minutes, the mouthpiece beeps, rinse it under a tap and you’re done.

To recharge LED wireless light just attach the magnetic cable. Then order replacement pens as required.

This is a great and eas4y way to get a brighter smile

Refill Whitening Gel 7.5% HP 4 pack

$92

This Daily use refill Gel pack is for those with existing whitening trays. Each syringe has a mild 6% Hydrogen Peroxide.. These 4 gel syringes make it easy to squeeze a small amount of Gel into your trays for a daily whitening of 3 x 20 minute sessions, or a single 60 minute whitening session.

Refill Whitening Gel 16% CP 4 pack

$92

This Over night refill Gel 4 pack is for those with existing whitening trays. Each syringe has a mild 16% Carbamide Peroxide for overnight whitening. These 4 gel syringes make it easy, just squeeze a small amount of Gel into your trays for an overnight whitening.

Pola Luminate Whitening Pen

$38.95

This Kit includes 2 custom fitting trays and 4 Tubes of Gel.

This single Pen provides a 6% Hydrogen peroxide paint on Whitening. Twist the Pen and paint onto your Upper and Lower front Teeth. Leave in place for 30 minutes then rinse out.

Tell me more about whitening

Teeth enamel is made up of a framework of crystals. Overtime discolouration can occur within this structure. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down the discolouration, so the enamel looks whiter.

Hydrogen Peroxide is the main ingredient in fast acting whitening gels.

Gels containing Hydrogen peroxide are often used in Take-home kits and always used in Single Session whitening systems.

Carbamide Peroxide may be used instead and was developed to reduce sensitivity which can occur in some people. Carbamide peroxide gel breaks down to hydrogen peroxide and works over a longer period of time. It is the ingredient in all overnight Take-home kits.

Yes absolutely. Stains, plaque and tartar won’t come off with a whitening treatment.

For difficult stains, the first step to whiten your teeth is a cleaning with a Hygienist.

They have equipment to get those stubborn stains off the surface of your teeth.

Cleaning your teeth prior to whitening will make the treatment far more effective.

If you have not had a professional cleaning for a year or more, see the Hygienist first, then wait a few days before you have teeth whitening. This will allow any unhealthy or inflamed gums to heal up and so as not to interfere with the whitening process. Book.

It depends on your lifestyle.
Your whitening could last several years if you:

  • look after your teeth with proper brushing and flossing
  • use an electric toothbrush morning and night
  • use moderation when consuming coloured foods and drinks
  • don’t smoke
  • get a hygienist clean every 6 months
  • use a whitening toothpaste
  • maintain with quick top-up whitening treatment every 6 months

Your Whitening result will last only a short while if you:

  • don’t clean your teeth every day
  • don’t Floss and Brush properly
  • frequently bathe your teeth in black coffee and red wine
  • you eat a lot of highly coloured foods like curries
  • you smoke or vape
  • go more than 6 months between Hygiene cleans

The 2 main reasons are: Surface staining and the Internal colour of the tooth itself.

How do Surface Stains form?

Lifestyle
Surface stains come from tannins in tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and many richly coloured foods.

Plaque and Tartar
If you don’t brush your teeth regularly as the tooth surface gets sticky, so the stains stay there. Add Plaque and Tartar to the mix and your teeth are going to look discoloured.

If your car is muddy and dusty, the paintwork looks dull and grey. Once you get a wash and polish, it looks shiny and bright. It’s the same with teeth.

They will look instantly brighter after a professional clean with a Hygienist. Stains, plaque and tartar won’t come off with a whitening treatment. Cleaning your teeth prior to whitening will make the treatment far more effective.

Lifestyle
The most common reason teeth yellow is because of lifestyle and the foods, drinks and habits you have, like smoking. The Pigments get absorbed into your enamel, and as time goes by the teeth become yellower. Some of the culprits include tea, coffee, red wine, many dark and richly coloured foods and smoking.

Teeth whitening works extremely well to reverse the yellowing effects of lifestyle.

Other causes of Discolouration

Enamel Loss
Thinning and loss of tooth enamel exposes the Dentine underneath. This makes the tooth look yellow.

The bulk of a tooth is made up of dentine which is quite yellow. There is a layer of milky white enamel 1-2 MM like a skin over the dentine. Enamel can be lost from wear, abrasion and excessive acidic foods and drinks.

Teeth whitening will work, but you may need to see a dentist about repairing the lost enamel and worn-down teeth.

Genetics
People in their teens and twenties may be a natural light yellow due to the enamel being slightly thinner than a person with whiter teeth at the same age. It’s often because they have a thicker enamel layer on their teeth. Several whitening treatments maybe required to lift the shade above the natural colour.

Very rarely, enamel does not form properly on the teeth due to a genetic condition. When the teeth come through in childhood, they are quite discoloured and sensitive.

A dentist should be seen for treatment.

Medications and Antibiotics

If your teeth have always looked grey or yellow, it may be due to medications, antibiotics or high fever as a young child, when your adult teeth were forming.

Whitening treatments still work with a specialised programme. Seek advice from a dentist to find out what can be done.

Fillings

Amalgam fillings in a tooth will make a tooth look grey. Because teeth are quite transparent, the grey/black metal casts a grey shadow through the teeth. Some old “white” fillings can discolour and stain your tooth brown or yellow.

The best solution is to get assessed by a dentist and have the fillings replaced with a light tooth coloured material. Often very grey teeth will look white again.

Teeth Injuries
Cavities or accidents to the front teeth can cause the nerve to die. A dead tooth often becomes darker in colour. To avoid infection, see a dentist and have it treated as soon as possible.

Dead teeth can be whitened with a special whitening gel placed inside the tooth itself by a dentist.

No. Whitening only works on natural teeth. It will not lighten dental work such as porcelain veneers and crowns or white fillings.

However, if you have an old crown on your front tooth that was made when your teeth were lighter, whitening can improve your smile. The whitening process will return your natural teeth to the colour they used to be and so your crown now matches again.

White fillings that have yellowed, would probably need to be replaced following whitening.

Seek advice from a dentist first.

Home whitening is very safe so long as you follow the directions and use approved products. Hydrogen peroxide has been around for over 40 years with very few side effects.

What are the side effects?
The most common one, is a temporary tooth sensitivity for 1 or 2 days at the most. Some gum irritation can occur, usually with the higher strength Gels. This can happen if the directions aren’t followed and the gel is in contact with your gums for too long.

In- office whitening should be carried out by trained professional operators.

Are there Whitening Regulations?
There are regulations in New Zealand governing who can sell teeth whitening gels and do whitening treatments with Hydrogen peroxide. Only registered Dentists and Hygienists are permitted sell and use the full range of Peroxide gels from 6 to 40% Peroxide. Non-dentist Whitening Clinics are able to use a lower strength Peroxide up to 12%, if they have a recognised training qualification.

Are Regulations different Overseas?
Regulations about teeth whitening vary around the world. In the UK and Europe only dentists are legally able to do any teeth whitening, and the strongest whitening gel can only be 6% peroxide. Anything sold over the counter or online must be .1% or less peroxide.
This is a very weak solution and may only work to remove surface stains (that a hygienist could polish off) but not actually lighten the teeth. This has led to other non-peroxide products claiming to whiten teeth.

Internet and Over the Counter products
Many Over the counter whitening products may be harmful.
It’s possible to order quite strong peroxide products that will burn your gums and damage your teeth.

Others kits may contain an acid (PAP) and sodium chlorite. These products can in fact be harmful to your teeth enamel and only have a mild whitening effect. So be careful ordering these products over the internet.

    1. In-Lounge Single Session whitening
      30 or 60 minutes options.
      One Session will give the quickest and most significant results. If you want the maximum effect, for a brighter white we recommend the 60 minutes session using 35% Peroxide. We use the new ultrasonic LED whitening technology BEYOND II Ultra. The ultrasound allows for more comprehensive targeting of the whitening gel by providing superior whitening results in a short treatment time.
      If you are prone to sensitivity or 60 minutes is too long for you, we recommend the 30 minutes Session with the BEYOND II Ultra and using the much gentler 6% peroxide.For extra whitening or very yellow teeth, several sessions may be required.
    2. Take Home whitening
        Results in 7-14 days

      1. Alba Wireless LED Kit with Whitening Pens
        Pens are prefilled with Hydrogen peroxide and brushed on teeth.
      2. Prefilled Strips applied to the teeth with a tray applicator.
        Available in Carbamide or Hydrogen Peroxide.
      3. Custom trays with Gel syringe refills
        Available in Carbamide or Hydrogen Peroxide.

There are a couple of questions to ask yourself that will point you in the right direction.
Both methods work equally well (more diligence is required with Take-home)

In-Lounge Whitening is good if:

  • You prefer a single session
  • You need fast results
  • You have a special event this weekend
  • You don’t have time to do it yourself
  • You don’t like trays in your mouth

Take-Home Whitening is good if:

  • You are ok doing it yourself
  • You don’t mind hanging in there for 1- 2 weeks to get results
  • You have sensitive teeth
  • Lower budget
  • You like having custom trays so you can whiten when you want
  • You think The Alba LED wireless kit is cool

Our Smile specialists can advise you with a complimentary pre-treatment consultation Book now