Preparing your smile for the big day
YOUâ€™VE DREAMED OF THIS day your whole life. You have the ring and the fiancĂ©, the planning is going well, and youâ€™re down to the last few details. Bridals are coming up, and then the wedding itself. You realize thereâ€™s something you need to do before you have hundreds of pictures taken of you: perfect your smile!
Whitening: Home Versus Professional
When it comes to teeth whitening, strips, toothpastes, and rinses are the most cost-effective options. Theyâ€™re cheap and you can do them yourself, but the results wonâ€™t be as good as with professional whitening. Itâ€™s critical to start the whitening strips at least one to two weeks in advance, and at least a month in advance if you go with toothpastes and rinses.
Another option is take-home strips or custom whitening trays. These trays do cost more, but they result in better whitening as they have a better carrier and therefore a higher percentage of hydrogen peroxide can be evenly kept on the teeth and away from the gums. We recommend starting whitening trays about one month before the wedding or any important photo-shoots.
The highest quality, safest, and fastest route you could choose is professional whitening. Whitening sessions will take place at the dental office and can be pricier than take-home options, but the great results in one visit.
Straightening That Smile
Whitening alone will make a beautiful difference to any smile, but sometimes there are other issues to take care of before the big day, such as orthodontics. Orthodontic appliances can be a little expensive, but the results are life-changing. Having straight teeth and a healthy bite are a huge confidence-booster, in addition to providing health benefits and looking great.
Unlike whitening, which can be done in the last couple of months leading up to the wedding, Clear aligners generally require at least 6 months, so donâ€™t wait too long to schedule a consultation if you hear wedding bells in your future! Be sure to ask Dr. Davidowitz about his accelerated Invisalign techniques.
Repairs For Chips And Cavities
One of the factors that determine our oral health is genetics. Unfortunately, that means that sometimes, even the most diligent brushing, flossing, and avoidance of sugary treats arenâ€™t enough to keep cavities at bay. And even when weâ€™re being careful, accidents happen, and a tooth might end up chipped.
If you find yourself facing one of these setbacks before your wedding, veneers and bonding are both great options to consider. Veneers are color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth, resulting in a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Tooth bonding is a process that covers damaged or discolored teeth with plastic resin. These donâ€™t last as long as veneers, but they can be applied in just one visit. On the other hand, it takes one to two weeks after taking the impression of your teeth to receive your custom veneers.
Weâ€™re Here To Help Make Your Special Day Perfect!
We know how hectic it can be to plan a wedding, so we want to make things easier for you by helping you prepare your smile. Whether thatâ€™s as simple as a regular cleaning appointment or something more involved, you can count on our practice!
Wishing our patients all the happiness in the world!