Wedding season is just around the corner, and if you’re one of the lucky soon-to-be brides, you likely have a long list of preparations for the big day! From designing invitations to choosing the perfect venue, your wedding day is sure to be one that you will remember for the rest of your life.
While working hard to get everything just right, don’t forget about perfecting your smile! Here are some simple and affordable ways to prepare your smile for your wedding day.
Brightening Your Bride-to-Be Smile
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to enhance your smile is by whitening your teeth. The surface of your teeth can become stained because of the foods and drinks we enjoy, medications you may be taking, or simply the natural yellowing that comes in time. After all, nothing says, “Here comes the bride,” more than a gorgeous white smile.
Professional whitening treatments are the best way to remove built-up stains or yellowing of the teeth. In-office whitening can be performed in two easy ways:
A professional-strength whitening gel is applied to your teeth. A powerful whitening agent is activated by exposure to a special light. This treatment can quickly and dramatically whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just one hour.
Custom-made trays are created for your smile. A professional-grade whitening gel is then placed into each tray and inserted onto your teeth. Your dentist will supervise the treatment to ensure you achieve the degree of whitening you desire. The length of this treatment will depend on the level of white you are trying to achieve.
At-home teeth whitening systems are effective to a degree; however, it can be challenging to achieve the same results you can receive from a professional whitening treatment. Whitening kits can be easily found in any drugstore. Always follow the directions to avoid over whitening or an increase in tooth sensitivity.
Repairing Chips or Cracks With Bonding
If your smile is less-than-perfect because of small chips or cracks, your smile imperfections can be quickly and affordably corrected with dental bonding. Bonding is a composite resin that is color-matched to your teeth and applied to the surface of your enamel. Once your dentist is happy with the color and shape of the tooth repair, the resin will be hardened with a proprietary light and polished. Dental bonding blends beautifully with your smile to create a natural look. Minor imperfections and flaws can be corrected in just one visit!
Straightening Your Smile
Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life, so don’t spend it covering your smile with your lips or your hands. Even if you don’t think you have time to straighten and improve your smile before the big day fully, you may be surprised at how quickly your smile can be straightened.
Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of enamel that is adhered to the front of your teeth. Veneers can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth. If your smile is slightly crooked or your teeth are irregular in size, veneers can completely transform your grin in just one or two visits.
Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, polymer aligning trays to gently and subtly move your teeth into the correct position. Nearly invisible, aligners can be removed to eat, brush, and floss to keep your teeth healthy. Treatment typically takes about 12 months; however, even if you don’t have a year before your wedding, Invisalign can still be an excellent investment. Your smile will continue to slowly shift into alignment, meaning it may not be perfect for your wedding day, but it will be better than where you started before beginning treatment.
Avoid Wedding Day Dental Disasters
Don’t spend your wedding day or your honeymoon suffering from a toothache. Schedule an appointment for a routine cleaning and exam with Premier Dental Center in advance. Any minor issues can then be addressed and corrected so you can spend your wedding day a little less stressed! Call Premier Dental Center today to discuss any wedding day treatment options!