We invented a teeth whitening treatment which is without hydrogen peroxide but even more efficient, based on a unique FCC (Filmocrystallized Calcium)-technology.
Small white bio-active crystals are used in combination with a strong film forming polymeric agent. Thanks to this innovative technology, the white bio-active crystals will be physically fixed on the tooth surface. The physical fixation of the white crystals leads to an optical whitening effect. This FCC-technology is reinforced by an innovative teeth whitening novelty: P.A.P. which is a strong stain-removing molecule that breaks down discolorations on the teeth in little pieces without affecting the teeth structure.
Clinical studies proved that iWhite Instant is 100% dental safe and gives you an immediate whitening effect after the first application. Some patients had up to 8 shades improvement after one treatment. However, every person is different and results can vary per person.
1. Clinical in-vivo study
A randomized double blind clinical study was conducted by independent, well-respected dental expert. This dental professional was the former president of the Belgian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (BAED) and member of several academies of esthetic investigatory and has been performing whitening procedures for more than 20 years.
Results from this study on the effectiveness of iWhite Instant showed an average of 4.4 shades, while some patients had results of 8 shades after one 20 minute treatment.
|Shade Improvement||% subjects|
|Table 1: Distribution of shade improvement|
None of the patients suffered from gum problems or sensitivity after the treatment and all of them were satisfied about the overall convenience of the easy-to-use trays.
|Does the patient have aphthous ulcers?||No||20|
|Does the patient have white spots on the soft tissues?||No||20|
|Do you feel sensitivity to your teeth?||No||20|
|Table 2: Distribution on acceptability data|
Pictures of how the clinical test was done at the dental office.
This shade guide standard incorporates 16 shades, systematically arranged from light to dark into four color groups, and provides a universal tooth-color terminology. The positioning of the shade guide is: B1, A1, B2, D2, A2, C1, C2, D4, A3, D3, B3, A3.5, B4, C3, A4, C4 eventually the bleaching colors (OM1, OM2 & OM3) are added in front of the initial B1.
Some examples of test results.
2. University study: Witten/Herdecke
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the teeth whitening effect of the OTC whitening device iWhite Instant with a placebo group.
The color measurements were performed by a calibrated investigator using Vita Classical Shadeguide (see study above)
At each examination (baseline (E_0), immediately after teeth whitening treatment (E_1) and 24h after teeth whitening treatment (E_2) a classification to the color values was made for the frontal teeth of upper and lower jaw. Within the whitening group, significant differences were seen at the baseline and immediately after the whitening treatment and at the baseline and 24h after teeth whitening treatment (figure below). No significant differences were detected between immediately after teeth whitening treatment and 24h after teeth whitening treatment as well as for all three examinations of the placebo groups. This demonstrates that the effect of one treatment is highly effective, not temporary and remains in time.
The tooth color assessments also showed that in the iWhite Instant group 85% of the subjects had a maximum shade improvement of 4 shades (Figure below). There were no subjects which showed a non-responsive.
All participants did not report any hypersensitivity and a majority of the patients saw visible whitening after using iWhite Instant (Figure below). These results were assessed 24 hours after the initial 20-minute application, which means that the whitening effects do not disappear after one treatment and are still noticeable even after a day.
3. University remineralization study: King’s College London
The goal of the remineralization study, performed at King’s College London Dental Institute, was to analyse remineralization data of iWhite Instant 2 against several controls: a placebo gel, a positive control and a negative control.
Caries-free enamel discs were cut from extracted human teeth. An air abrasion kit was used at a fixed distance to create reproducible lesion/damage to naturally-occuring whit spot lesions.
AE=air abraded enamel
The images show evidence of progressive infill of the lesion. At T2 and T3, the abraded enamel surface is comparable to that of the control surface, suggesting damage/lesion repair.
The images show little to no evidence of lesion infill. T0/T1 and T2 are similar in surface texture. Surface roughness decreases slightly in T3, however significant defects are still visible in the enamel at T3.
We can conclude that iWhite Instant 2 enhanced the repair and contributed to mineralization of damaged enamel.