What can you do to make sure your smile is wedding photo ready? Here are some fast and affordable dental options that will do the job.
Brightening your smile
One of the quickest ways to enhance your smile is with teeth whitening. Teeth can become stained because of the foods you eat and drink, medications you may be taking, or the natural yellowing that comes with age. Professional whitening is the best way to remove built-up stains or yellowing. Your dentist may offer a variety of whitening options.
In-office whitening:This is done in your dentist’s office. Under the supervision of a dental professional, a gel is applied to your teeth, and the powerful whitening agent in it is activated by exposure to a special light. This treatment can dramatically whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just 2 hours.
At-home whitening: Custom-made whitening trays and gel are provided for you by your dentist that will ensure thorough and even whitening results. You will then be able to use this at home whenever and how often you want. Length of treatment will depend on how white you want your smile to be.
Nothing says “Bride” more than a gorgeous white dress and matching smile!
Repairing your smile
Bonding: If your smile is less than perfect because of chips or cracks, this is a very affordable solution for perfecting it. Bonding can be the quickest and easiest ways to repair a tooth. A composite resin is color-matched to your teeth and then applied to the surface and shaped. Once you and the dentist are happy with the way it looks, it is hardened with a curing light and polished. It will blend beautifully with your smile and look natural.
The best thing about this treatment is that it can erase those irritating flaws in just one visit!
Straightening your smile
Crooked teeth can be embarrassing, especially on a day where your smile is the focal point of everyone’s attention. You may think you don’t have time to improve your smile before your wedding day, but there are a couple of orthodontic treatments you should consider.
Porcelain veneers: If your wedding day is just a few months away, porcelain veneers could be the right solution for you. Often called “instant orthodontics,” veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are adhered to the front of the teeth, changing the shape, size, or color. If your teeth are only slightly crooked or are irregular in size, veneers can make over your smile in only two or three visits. Your dentist will be able to tell you if this is a good option for you.
Invisalign®: If you have more time before the big day arrives, say a year or so, then Invisalign® could be a great option for you. Invisalign uses a series of clear, polymer aligning trays to move your teeth into their correct position. The nearly invisible aligners can be removed to eat, brush, and floss. Treatment with Invisalign® typically takes about 12 months or so.
Smile for the camera
Having a white, straight, flawless smile will give you the confidence you need to smile big and