How to Get a Picture-Perfect Smile Before Your Wedding
When planning a wedding – no matter its size – a bride will inevitably find herself juggling countless balls. With so much to focus on, it’s easy to forget planning ahead for personal maintenance, but it only takes a few simple steps to ensure a picture-perfect smile on your wedding day. Whether you have one day or a whole year before your big day, learn how your dentist can help you get the smile you’ve always wished for.
Consider Orthodontics One Year In Advance
For that picture-perfect wedding day smile, Joseph Greer, DMD, and Mitchell Charnas, DMD, both of Manhattan Dental Spa suggest a comprehensive evaluation including clinical and radiographic exams, plus a smile analysis for possible implants and/or crowns. It’s important to remember that no matter what treatment a bride needs, she should always give herself ample time because many procedures, like Invisalign braces, can take up to a year to achieve desired results. Pankaj Singh, DDS, founder and CEO of Arch Dental, concurs, explaining that either traditional brackets and wires or Invisalign are wonderful options to fix crowding or crooked teeth, but they take time to work their magic.
Take Care of Fillings and Crowns at the Six-Month Mark
Manhattan Dental Spa’s experts suggest a periodic oral evolution and cleaning. It is at the six-month marker that brides will want to take care of any restorations such as fillings, onlays and crowns.
Whiten With Six Weeks To Go
Every bride wants her pearly whites to shine as bright as her dress, so Dr. Charnas and Dr. Greer suggest that brides get a whitening analysis to determine what whitening options would be best. The options include customized take-home whitening trays and in-office products like ZOOM! or Kor Whitening for brides with severe stains. It’s important to note, however, that Kor candidates should start right away, as treatments take about six weeks. Dr. Singh says that if a bride has relatively straight and even teeth and all they would like to do is brighten up their smile, then whitening is a simple and easy task. If time is of essence, then an in-office session will do the trick; otherwise, at-home teeth whitening, like Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit, which has been clinically proven to visibly whiten teeth, is simple and cost effective.
Schedule Veneers For One Month Ahead
If the bride decides to have cosmetic restorations, this is the time when the bride should get started on veneers, bonding, and/or contouring. This applies particularly to brides who are unhappy with the way their teeth look either because of color, shape or positioning. Singh suggests porcelain veneers. “They are the way to go to get that picture perfect smile,” he says, cautioning that “one drawback to that smile is that it will cost you a pretty penny. But when one is spending on a wedding, it is a relative bargain for that beautiful smile that will be memorialized forever in the wedding album.” The procedure will take about two visits over two to three weeks, or as soon as a few days depending on how fast the dental lab could turn around the finished product for the dentist to install.
Simple Touch-Ups On The Wedding Day
Use Air Floss. This will not only help keep areas between teeth clean, but it will enhance any bride’s smile to make it as beautiful and effortless as possible. Another easy day-of to-do is wearing lipstick with a blue tint, which has been shown to give the illusion of whiter teeth.