If you’re nervous about your smile on your wedding day, visit a dentist as soon as possible — and know what questions to ask.
You’re excited for the big day, but you’re anxious about your appearance. You know the memories you make at your wedding will last a lifetime, and the photos will too. With the right makeup, hairdresser, and outfit, you know you’re going to look your best. But there’s one more question that’s been gnawing at you for quite some time: what can I do about my teeth?
Planning Your Wedding Day Smile
If you’re like most nearly-weds, you’re already nervous that your big smile on your wedding day won’t be white enough, bright enough, or straight enough. According to a recent article in the New York Times, some dentists see over a thousand patients each year who are looking for the perfect wedding day smile.
Practically no one has perfect teeth. But, depending on what you wish to change about your teeth, the right solution is out there for you. Here are a few things you should consider when seeking dental care before your wedding.
What Do You Want to Fix?
There are plenty of concerns you might have about your teeth. Maybe you have just one or two crooked teeth. Maybe you have a more major crowding problem, or a spacing issue. Or maybe your teeth just aren’t white enough. Before you consult a cosmetic dentist about your wedding day woes, it’s good to have an idea of what you’d like to change. It’ll make it a lot easier for your dentist to work with your concerns and to recommend the right solution. Potential fixes might include Invisalign, veneers, teeth whitening, or even braces.
When Is Your Wedding?
It’s important for your dentist to know how much time they’re working with. There are lots of suggestions that your dentist may offer, but some might not fit into your timeframe. For major dental correction, you may need to get braces for one or more years. For minor issues like a couple of crooked teeth or discoloration, the fix could be just around the corner.
Be prepared — your dentist may recommend braces. If you’re dealing with more serious cosmetic concerns, getting braces for your wedding day may understandably cause some anxiety. Not everyone wants their braces on display when the camera flashes. This is precisely why it’s so important to tell your dentist about your timeline as soon as you go in for a consultation. If your wedding is a year or two away, you might be in the clear. But, if you just don’t have much time to spare, ask about Invisalign and other removable orthodontic treatments.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
Once your dentist has recommended a solution for your wedding day, make sure you understand what the treatment will involve. Braces and orthodontic solutions like Invisalign will require regular treatment, checkups, and daily care routines. Understand that you might need to make some more visits to the dentist, and plan your schedule accordingly.
Another good reason to ask about your treatment plan is to get a sense of how much it might cost. Weddings are already expensive, and your insurance might not cover some cosmetic treatments. Keep an eye on your long-term budget before diving into a dental solution, and you’ll have a lot less to worry about.
Your Wedding Heroes at Espire
For any and all of your wedding day dental worries, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at Espire. The earlier the better, in case your dentist recommends a time-consuming solution. Espire offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options including Invisalign, bleaching, veneers and implants. With friendly locations across the Denver Metro, give us a call today. Your smile is too important to wait!