18 Jul The Eight Steps to your Aisle Ready Smile
Summer is here and that means wedding season!
Whether you are a guest, or a bride or groom to be, everyone wants to look their best. The perfect venue, flowers and outfit are all high up on our list of priorities when planning our big day. However, it is important to take some time to think about how you would like your teeth to look as some your dream smile may take some time to perfect. Take a look at our countdown to find out what you need to be thinking about, and when:
8. Eighteen Months
Orthodontics is a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth, and it can take as little as 3 months. Some more complex treatments do take up to 18 months or even two years so it is a great idea to visit your dentist or orthodontist to discuss what may be needed to get your gnashers super straight in time for saying “I do”
There are many different ways to straighten your teeth these days, from fixed metal braces, to nearly invisible aligners. If you are worried about how There are invisible brace systems like Invisalign available too!
7. Twelve Months
Have regular routine health checks to make sure your mouth is healthy, which is essential before embarking on any cosmetic treatment. Look after your teeth at home with regular brushing and flossing. Most people see their dentist and hygienist around twice a year. This ensures that any problems are picked up early and can be treated promptly. It also gives you the opportunity to discuss any issues or ask any questions about improving your dental health or appearance.
6. Six Months
Cut out unhealthy habits which cause bad breath, bleeding gums and stained or decayed teeth- such as alcohol, smoking and sugary foods. The sooner you can do this, the greater benefit you will notice. That doesn’t mean if you are running out of time it is too late to make a difference… Anything is better than nothing, so cut down or cut out whenever you are ready
5. Three Months
Replacing old silver or stained fillings for tooth coloured fillings, onlays or crowns will enhance the appearance of your smile as well as improving the health of your mouth. Modern composite filling materials bonds to teeth which can help improve the strength, however if a tooth has previously been pinned together or has a very large filling, then an onlay would be the best option.
4. Two Months
Tooth Whitening can take as little as three weeks, and is a great, simple, and safe way to brighten up your smile, however bear in mind that it can take up to two weeks to fabricate your personalised whitening trays, so don’t leave it until the very last minute!
3. One Month
If you would like to make changes without the long-term implication of veneers, consider cosmetic bonding with no drilling and no injections. Treatment can be planned and completed in a few weeks, and the results are instant!
2. One Week
A final hygienist visit a few days before wedding will remove stains and polish your teeth to their shiny beautiful best!
1. One Day!
Relax, you have your perfect smile! Make sure to brush and floss your teeth well, and don’t forget mouthwash before you meet your partner at the end of the aisle! Enjoy yourself and make some memories (and photographs!) to cherish forever.
Visit our website at www.bridgeways.dental for more information, or call us to make a Free Cosmetic Consultation today 02380868833.