Wedding planning involves plenty of details, and most of them must be taken care of on a very strict timeline. If getting your teeth done is on your to-do list, you want to make sure you get any cosmetic dentistry done at the right time too, so your smile makeover is complete for the big day and looks amazing in all your photos, videos, and memories.
One Year Before
If your goal is to finally get the straight smile you’ve always wanted using Invisalign, start planning for this treatment at least a year or more before you get married. For people who have a long engagement, there’s a good chance you’ll finish all your trays before your wedding day since the average treatment plan lasts about a year. For some patients, Invisalign may only take several months to complete if you’re correcting just a few crooked teeth or realigning teeth that were once in alignment but shifted out of place again.
The best part about Invisalign is that it’s nearly impossible to see on your teeth, so you can go about all those other wedding planning tasks – cake tastings, engagement photos, parties, and more – without the trays getting in the way since they’re easily removable.
Six Months Before
Porcelain veneers only take two visits to your cosmetic dentist to complete, but there is some planning involved that may take more time than you expected. During a consultation with your Arlington cosmetic dentist, you may decide that veneers are the route you want to take. Now, you must determine what those veneers will look like – in color, size, shape, length, and more. These details are critical and ensure that your smile makeover looks natural.
Once the design of your customized veneers is complete, your dentist will send the order to a dental lab so the veneers can be created. In the meantime, your teeth need to be prepped for the veneers. This involves the sanding down of some tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. Once the super-thin porcelain shields are ready, they will be permanently bonded to your teeth for a long-lasting, flawless smile makeover that will look stunning on your wedding day.
Aiming for six months before your wedding for a porcelain veneer procedure gives you time to get used to your new smile. Should there be any underlying problems with your teeth, this also leaves time to have those issues handled before you undergo any cosmetic dentistry.
One Week Before
If teeth whitening is on your radar, go the professional route and rely on your Arlington cosmetic dentist to do a ZOOM! whitening for you. The powerful bleaching agents will transform your enamel, making your smile multiple shades whiter in just one appointment. This treatment only takes about an hour to complete, so if you’re squeezing in last-minute upgrades before your wedding, this will offer you the most bang for your buck. Even if your teeth aren’t perfect, a whitening treatment will create the illusion of flawlessness.
If you’re someone who wants professional-grade whitening but would prefer to use take-home trays, make sure you talk to your dentist a few months before the wedding. This effort must be done every night for several weeks to get the same kind of results.
Getting Your Smile Wedding-Ready
What’s most important for your smile during your wedding planning is to keep up with your regular dental appointments every six months. This gives you the opportunity to talk to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry, have any problems addressed immediately, and get your smile exactly how you want it before you smile and say, “I do.” Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alana Macalik.