What Can You Do To Improve Your Wedding Day Smile?

Posted on: 31 August 2016

In preparation for your wedding day, you probably have spent a lot of time searching for the right dress, hair style, and accessories. Unfortunately for many brides, one of the last factors they consider is their smile. If your smile is less than perfect, here are some tips for improving it before your wedding day. 

Talk to Your Dentist About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that can help to fix a multitude of imperfections. The veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are affixed to your teeth. It is highly durable and looks natural. 

Veneers are ideal if you have discolored teeth or have gaps or overlaps. The veneers are resistant to staining from beverages, such as coffee and tea. They are even resistant to smoke stains from nicotine. 

Veneers are an option if your teeth are generally in good condition. There is a drawback to veneers though. They are not reversible. In order to place the teeth, your dentist will have to reduce a portion of each tooth. As a result, you cannot return the tooth to the original condition. However, adjustments can be made and you can get new veneers applied, if necessary. 

Get Your Teeth Whitened

Picking up a teeth whitening kit at the local pharmacy seems like a good way to get a perfect smile on your wedding day, but a professional whitening might be better. There is a drawback to the kits, since they can leave your teeth hypersensitive. 

Teeth whitening kits contain hydrogen peroxide. If you leave the whitener on for too long or you are sensitive to it, you could experience some discomfort after whitening your teeth. The whitener can also strip away some of the enamel on your teeth. Since enamel is there to protect your teeth from cavities, the kit could leave you vulnerable to them. 

In a dentist's office, he or she can test your sensitivity to the hydrogen peroxide and ensure it will not trigger a reaction. The dentist can also safely apply the peroxide so that the enamel on your teeth is not impacted. Your dentist will also use custom trays, which means that you get a more uniform appearance.

Consult with a local dentist, such as Dr. David K. Skeels, to determine what other methods can be used to help improve your smile by your wedding day. Consider consulting with your dentist at least three to four months before your wedding to give him or her time to assess and treat your teeth.