Professional Teeth Whitening Cost

Types of Professional Teeth Whitening

There are different types of professional teeth whitening treatments available, including in-office treatments, take-home kits, and custom-fitted trays. Your total price will be influenced by which type of treatment you decide on:

  • In-office treatments are the most expensive but typically offer the quickest and most dramatic results.
  • Take-home kits are less expensive, but they require more time and consistency to achieve the same level of results.
  • Custom-fitted trays are similar to take-home kits but offer a more tailored approach to whitening.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

The cost of professional teeth whitening varies depending on the type of procedure, the dentist's experience, and the location.
In-office treatments often cost between $500 and $1,000*
Take-home kits range from $100 to $400
Custom-fitted trays can cost between $300 and $800
Additionally, some dental practices charge extra for consultations or touch-up treatments.

*May not reflect actual costs. Contact your dentist to clarify costs.

Tips for Keeping Costs Low

To maintain professional teeth whitening costs, there are a few practical tips to consider.

1. Compare prices between different dental practices to ensure you’re getting a fair price.
2. Consider dental insurance coverage, as some plans may cover a portion of the cost of professional teeth whitening.
3. Avoid unnecessary add-ons or upgrades that can drive up the cost of treatment.

During your initial consultation, your dentist will provide you with a breakdown of the treatment plan and cost.

  • Dental Insurance:

Some dental insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost of a professional teeth whitening procedure if it's considered a medically necessary procedure. However, most dental insurance plans don't cover teeth whitening for purely cosmetic reasons. Be sure to check with your dental insurance provider to understand your coverage.

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA):

If you have an HSA or FSA, you can use pre-tax dollars to pay for professional teeth whitening. Check with your account provider to ensure teeth whitening is an eligible expense.

  • Payment Plans:

Many dental offices offer payment plans or financing options to help you spread the cost of teeth whitening over time. These plans may include zero or low-interest options, allowing you to make manageable monthly payments.

  • Dental Financing Companies:

There are financing companies specifically designed to help individuals cover the cost of dental procedures, including teeth whitening. These companies offer loans with fixed interest rates and flexible repayment terms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smart Budgeting for a Bright Smile

Professional teeth whitening can significantly improve your smile's appearance, but it can also be costly. Fortunately, there are various options to help you pay for teeth whitening costs. Our dentist is here to help you achieve your dream smile!

Contact our Billings, MT dental office today to set up your cosmetic dentistry consultation and see if our teeth whitening options are best for you. New patients can reach us at (406) 298-4485. Returning patients can call (406) 256-5165 to set up an appointment.