If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, a wedding smile makeover can help in many ways:
Of course, you’re concerned about the appearance of your smile. The pictures taken at weddings are those most often held and looked at in the future. For some people, it will be their only record of you, and you want it to be a good one.
But it’s not just about appearance. It’s about being able to enjoy the day. If you are unhappy with your smile, you’ll be constantly self-conscious, which can make it hard to smile. And if you’re not feeling free to smile, you’re not really enjoying yourself.
And we can’t neglect the function of your teeth. If your teeth aren’t in good shape, or if you have badly fitting dentures, you may not able to enjoy the foods available at the wedding. And you may experience tooth-related pain, which also makes it hard to enjoy the occasion.
Unlike many things you spend on for your wedding–food, drink, hair, dresses, and tuxes, for example–a wedding smile makeover is something that can benefit you for your lifetime. The results of your smile makeover can last for weeks, months, years, and even decades after the wedding.
In some cases, the benefits may last a lifetime.
Anyone who has gotten married knows that photos are one of the biggest elements of the wedding day. While it may be trendy for some brides to have serious faces in their wedding photos, mimicking nostalgic bridal poses of generations past, the reality is that far too many a bride is ashamed of her teeth, and that’s why she’s not smiling wide on one of the most important days of her life. If a smile makeover were part of the wedding planning, the photographic outcome would be drastically different.
For many brides, the wedding day is all about the wedding gown, so they spend months dieting or working out in order to fit into the gown. They want to look amazing in white or blush or candlelight or whatever color they choose to wear. While of course the dress is an important symbol of the wedding day, consider what your photos will look like if your dress is stunning – but your smile is not. Will your future children one day look through your wedding album and say, “Mom, why aren’t you smiling? Were you sad about getting married?”
Maybe you were just embarrassed about the condition of your teeth and didn’t want to see them reflected in the many wedding day photos. Instead of regretting your smile later – or lack thereof – do something about it now, before the wedding, so you can really show your joy on this happiest of days and look back fondly at the memories again and again.
You’ll never be sorry you spent the time or resources to improve your smile for your wedding day. Along with having a better smile, you will look healthier, younger, and happier – and who doesn’t want to exude those characteristics on the day they say, “I do?” When you feel better about yourself, you’ll love yourself, and you’ll be better prepared to fully love the one you’re marrying.
Your wedding day is one of the most momentous and magical days of your life. The last thing you want is to look back on all of your wedding pictures and feel embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth and smile.
It takes a little bit of time and preparation to get perfect wedding day teeth, so it’s best to get started right away with a plan. Whether you want a full smile
makeover or to simply improve what you already have, we can make that happen! Scheduling a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Castro is a great idea as this will allow her to hear your concerns and together you can create a treatment plan that works with your wedding timeline.
Crooked teeth are embarrassing, but so are unsightly metal braces! Forget conventional teeth straightening methods and try Invisalign in the months leading up to your wedding. The Invisalign system uses invisible polyurethane plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into a straight and attractive position.
Since your Invisalign trays are custom-made for your mouth, you’ll follow a personalized treatment plan that delivers results by the Big Day. You’ll want to be extra diligent about your compliance with wearing your trays for the allotted 22 hours a day to stay on track. It’s best to schedule your consultation with us as soon as you can so that you can get started right away.
If your teeth are irreversibly stained, chipped, or cracked, veneers may be the best solution to give you a confident smile on your wedding day.
Porcelain veneers are very thin strips of porcelain affixed to the outer portion of your teeth. They’re designed to match the natural and healthy appearance of your surrounding teeth in order to hide imperfections and make your smile look cohesive once again. Porcelain veneers aren’t just a temporary solution either, they’re durable, resist staining, and last more than a decade with the right care!
Let’s face it- stained teeth are unattractive. If years of coffee, wine, and soda have left your teeth looking brown and yellow instead of white, visiting your dentist before your wedding day is a must!
If your teeth are badly stained or damaged, this affordable option a may be required to achieve that cosmetic dental makeover look and feel. Bonding involves a special tooth-colored composite material that is placed over the affected tooth or teeth and then buffed, shaped and polished to look like your own natural teeth. It is very effective if you have just one or two teeth that need treatment. Bonding is a durable and long-lasting way to get a more beautiful smile, fast.
Looking for a more affordable Smile Makeover solutions – Snap on Smile could be for you
When your wedding is just around the corner and on a tight budget but wanted a quick and inexpensive way to improve your smile, a Snap-on Smile could be your option. The name says it all – easily snap on your custom-made smile. No shots, no drilling, no pain, no worries. Ideal for the dental-anxious brides and grooms, your Snap-On Smile can buy you time until you are ready to in a more permanent solution. If you’re wanting this option, make sure to have this done 3 months before your wedding day.
Your lifestyle, age and goals all factor into the analysis to provide you the best treatment options. Three questions help refine what you hope to achieve:
To help with your wedding planning and budget we have designed various packages especially for the wedding party and we can design bespoke packages for you and your bridal party. See below for more details
Of course it’s not just the bride and groom who want to look good on the big day, so why not include members of the wedding party such as bridesmaids, the best man or parents. If your friend or family member is getting married, our Wedding Day Smiles vouchers could make the perfect, unique gift.
It’s Going to be Perfect! Let’s Plan Your Big Day!
Every smile makeover is customized, so it’s impossible to say when you should start your makeover until we know what are the right procedures for you.
However, the sooner you have your consultation, the more options you will have for getting your smile makeover. Here is a breakdown on the timing that might be required for different cosmetic treatments:
One Year or More: Orthodontic treatments require the movement of your teeth. Modern options can sometimes be done in less time, but if you want to be sure that you can straighten your teeth by the wedding day, it’s best to have a consultation at least a year before the wedding.
Six Months or More: Dental implants take time to fully integrate into your bone. If you want to make sure your replacement teeth are healthy and fully functional by the day of the wedding, schedule your consultation at least six months in advance.
Three Months or Less: Many cosmetic treatments can still be completed at this time. Porcelain veneers, upgrading fillings and crowns, can all be completed in about a month. Scheduling a consultation three months ahead gives us time to fit your procedure into our busy schedule.
One Month or Less: Teeth whitening can be completed within an hour, but we have to schedule time, so don’t wait any later than a month before the wedding day.
Not sure what is best for your smile makeover? Please contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation.
We’re used to working to a deadline, but please don’t leave it too late. Smiles are for life, not just for your wedding so we won’t cut corners. Here’s an approximate timeline for the various treatments. Please note, these are minimum times, more is always better!
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Dental Bonding or Composite Bonding is a non-invasive procedure that can fix minor cosmetic issues in one or more teeth. It can make changes to the size, shape and shade of a tooth, improving its appearance – all in just one appointment. A tooth coloured resin material is used to change the size and shape of the tooth. The resin is applied to the tooth, then hand sculpted and bonded to the tooth. It is then hardened to create a natural looking tooth. It produces beautiful results, ideal for quickly fixing minor defects in time for your wedding day.
Porcelain Veneers have been used by millions of people globally to fix discoloured, crowded or crooked teeth. It uses a thin shell of porcelain (made from tooth coloured porcelain material) that’s bonded to the front of the tooth to fix staining, minor teeth misalignment issues, cracked or mis-shaped teeth and other cosmetic conditions. Porcelain veneers are very popular for creating full smile makeovers made popular by television celebrities who are often seen with perfect white smiles. You can create the same perfect smile for your wedding day using porcelain veneers.
A combination Dental Bonding, Porcelain Veneers and Composite Veneers can be used to fix tooth cracks, chips and gaps, creating a beautiful smile makeover for your wedding day. Usually 4 – 10 porcelain or composite veneers are applied to front teeth to produce natural looking results. You could also consider teeth whitening to give yourself a brighter smile for your wedding.
If you are short on time, you can still consider many options that will make your smile bright, healthy and beautiful on your big day. These include same day teeth whitening, bonding and Dental Veneers. All these can be accomplished in few days to make you ready on your wedding day!
Bonding is typically the first line. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them. Bonding involves a special tooth-colored composite material that is placed over the affected tooth or teeth and then buffed, shaped and polished to look like your own natural teeth. It is very effective and fast. This procedure can also be performed in one visit at our office.
The key to smiling the best, in my opinion, is framing the teeth. It’s important to realize that the hair in many respects frames the face, whereas the lips frame the smile and the teeth. If you can show predominantly your upper teeth (although showing a little lower is sometimes nice), showing the majority of your upper teeth is always the best way. If your upper lip can go up to the top of upper teeth and not show too much gum tissue, and your lower lip rests just touching the edges of your upper teeth, that usually frames a perfect smile.
Practice smiling in front of a mirror. Yes. One needs to practice smiling and take some practice photographs before the big day — just take a digital camera with your friends, and measure and experiment with angles. See which angle suits you best. Your smile may look a little bit nicer on one side than another. To be honest, some people are not accustomed to smiling. You know, we can have some beautiful dentistry whether it’s veneers or other things like bonding — and all of that can make their smile look amazing — but some people still don’t know how to frame it correctly. You need to practice in front of a mirror.
You want to look best on your wedding day, and a smile is your greatest weapon. The event may be lengthy, but you must always have your picture-perfect smile! We don’t want you to appear sad on such a happy day, so we came up with some tips on how you can have a great smile on your wedding day.
As the bride, you may take a lot of pressure in regards to your physical appearance. First and foremost, you look great. You’re a beautiful person, and you are perfect in your own way.
If you want to look happy and bright on your wedding day, believe it or not, your smile can do all the work! A smile portrays your happiness and lifts your face, which accentuates your features.
You can practise your smile in front of the mirror. If you’re not used to doing it in front of a camera, it may seem awkward at first. But don’t worry because you will get the hang of it after several tries. Moreover, keep in mind that it’s all about your confidence.
The lip product you wear also affects the appearance of your smile. It never hurts to try various types to find the perfect shade and kind! Select a lip colour that suits your wedding dress, makeup look, and hairstyle. You can also choose whether it’s a gloss, balm, tint, or liquid lipstick.
Use the shade that flatters your lips’ shape the most. If you are bold enough, you can pick a red shade that has blue undertones! Lip products with that shade make your teeth look whiter than other colours. Or you can ask your hair and makeup artist what would look great for you.
It’s important to hire someone who can capture the most significant parts of your wedding. At the same time, get someone who knows how to make you and your partner comfortable while taking your photos. Look for a wedding photographer who you won’t feel intimidated and friendly enough so that the pictures will look relaxed and natural.
Another way to make you confident about your smile is brighter teeth. By doing so, you can flash that smile of yours more often! We have amazing Bridal Smile Makeover and teeth Whitening Specials and Packages below. Have a look
The most important thing to do so that you’ll have the perfect smile on your wedding day is to enjoy every moment of it. Remember that you are marrying the love of your life. Your wedding day is only the start of your new journey together. There are so many moments after that you will experience with each other. So take the time to take it all in and appreciate this day.
Sensitivity can be an issue for some people when using teeth whitening products, so with your wedding approaching, it’s best to start your whitening about 6-8 weeks in advance of your big day, just in case. Smile IQ kits come with desensitising gel should you prove to be one of the few who do experience sensitivity.
Don’t leave whitening until the last minute! The whitening process generally takes takes at least one to two weeks, depending on your desired results, so it’s important not to try to cram it in. One of the biggest mistakes a bride can make before her big day is professional whitening the day or night before. This is generally not recommended in case of accidental exposure to the gum tissue, which can cause gingival irritation.
Are you excited about whitening your teeth for your wedding day but wondering if you can get your fiancé in on the action too? Guess what – you’re in luck! With our Teeth Whitening specials, you and your fiancé can have matching white smiles on your wedding day, all with an extra discounted price too, which could pay for a few extra cocktails around the pool while you’re on your honeymoon!
It’s your big day, but others will have a moment in the spotlight, too. The best man has to give a toast. The bridesmaids will be looking their best. Why not get everyone involved and encourage whitening for the whole wedding party? The investment each person makes will be worth it in future confidence and compliments.
The ‘Big Day’ package*
Wedding Day Dental Package for Brides and Grooms!
A gorgeous white gown, a clean pearly white bowtie and pocket square…and two yellow smiles? That’s not how many brides and grooms picture their special wedding day. This is a once in a lifetime event that will go down in the books forever—literally.Do you want flawed smiles to be documented in your wedding day photos for years to come?
Take a look at our Teeth Whitening offer below:
1. To have you looking your best on your big day, we have great offers on teeth whitening: 30% discount on 2 people ‘In Chair’ whitening treatments ($900.00 each normally now you only pay $630 each).
2. FREE take home whitening kit for 10 units of Porcelain Veneers valued at $450
In order to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for teeth whitening, a thorough dental examination and cleaning is required prior to treatment. Any dental issues will need to be resolved before whitening.
We need to have a one on one consult and exam if you are eligible candidate for Porcelain Veneer procedure