Updated: Jun 5
When planning a wedding the “To-Do” list can be daunting. Flowers, venue, catering, and finding “The Dress”– all the elements to help the couple create their perfect day. And after the big day is done you’ll take a deep breath, relax…and pour over the wedding photos.
Whether you’re the bride, a groomsman, or a family member, you’re guaranteed to be in at least a few photos of the event. Some may be taken by a professional photographer, while others may be quick pics snapped by a friend and posted on social. As you imagine looking through those photos in the not-too-distant future ask yourself: Is my smile camera ready?
A 2014 Wakefield study revealed that 92% of brides consider their smile to be their most important accessory, and 96% wish that someone had given them tips before taking photos on their wedding day:
“Practice your smile!”
“Take silly photos!”
“Pay attention to your teeth!”
Let’s face the facts: the color white is a cornerstone of the wedding color palette. If your teeth aren’t as bright as your bubbling personality, you may notice it when surrounded by white dresses, white flowers, and white candles. The last thing you want is to be self-conscious about the whiteness your smile on such a happy day!
Keystone Dental Arts can help you achieve professional whitening results in just two visits and then from the comfort of your home with whitening kits, including custom-fit teeth whitening trays, that are far preferable to the unpredictable and often awkward fit of kits purchased over-the-counter. Professional teeth whitening is actually a simple, painless process, and it only takes a few weeks for amazing results!
Prepare Your Smile Now For A Future Event
Now may also be an excellent time to consult with Dr. Christian about other ways to achieve your ideal smile. If you have some time before the big event, you may consider Invisalign® to straighten your teeth and get the smile you’ve always wanted. Using a series of custom-fit, clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® gradually moves and straightens your teeth to a final position prescribed by the dentist. Treatment typically takes 9-15 months, and unlike traditional braces Invisalign® allows you to eat, brush, and floss just as you’ve always done–no gum or mouth irritation!
If you’re happy with the placement of your teeth, but are concerned about visible imperfections, veneers or crowns may be a better option for you. Made from porcelain, veneers are a simple and versatile choice for restoring chipped, cracked, and discolored teeth. By carefully placing a thin shell of ceramic bond to the front surface of the affected tooth, veneers can enhance and brighten your smile for years to come. Crowns are used when the tooth is severely damaged, or in the case of severe enamel erosion. In a few short visits, veneers or crowns can correct chips, cracks and other surface flaws, making them a convenient way to give your mouth a makeover!
If you have missing teeth you may also want to consider dental implants. Missing teeth can make you feel less confident when you smile and can lead to additional health issues, including the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. With a dental implant you will be able to eat, speak, and smile naturally.
Schedule a consultation so we can take the time to talk with you and determine the best course of action. Don’t take your smile for granted! Soon it will viewed on multiple platforms (and possibly in high definition).
We’ll help you to get the most out of your dental benefits, and we offer finance options that allow you to pay over the course of your treatment and beyond.