Wedding Day Smile Makeovers
By Andrea Marino
Published on May 10, 2011
Your wedding day, also known as the most important day of your life, is looming in the near future. You have spent the last year or so since the engagement planning every single detail of your significant day, from the invitations to the flowers, music, food, and cake. The groom's attire and that of the entire wedding party has also been strategically organized so your wedding will be beautiful and go off without a hitch. More importantly, every aspect of your appearance for your wedding day has been carefully thought out and prepared - the gown, makeup, hair, and jewelry.
It is not uncommon for individuals, particularly women, to go to great lengths to improve their appearance for their wedding day. As the occasion is certainly a memorable one, brides want to look absolutely flawless. TV programs, such as TLC's Wedding Day Makeover or E! Entertainment's Bridalplasty, in which brides undergo extensive plastic surgeries, suggest that your appearance on this day is of the utmost importance. Plus, as the world watched the "Royal Wedding" between Prince William and Kate Middleton, the focus of our attention was primarily on how the new princess looked on this momentous occasion.
With all of the intense preparations before the wedding, there is one thing that many brides tend to overlook. As your wedding day is considered the happiest day of your life, you will want to make sure your smile looks as radiant as possible. Not only will you be the center of attention in front of all your loved ones, you will also have photographs taken throughout the ceremony and reception to capture each moment of this significant day. While perfecting the rest of your appearance, remember to not neglect one of your most important assets - your smile.
Here are some helpful tips to make sure your smile is as gorgeous as you are for your wedding:
Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution to correcting virtually any cosmetic flaws in your smile. The procedure can be carried out in as little as one to two appointments with a skilled cosmetic dentist. Tiny, customized porcelain coverings are carefully placed over the teeth to hide any imperfections, such as gaps between teeth, discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignment.
You should probably meet with a dentist to discuss your smile makeover at least two to three weeks prior to your wedding day. The porcelain veneers placement procedure is fairly quick, minimally invasive, and provides beautiful results. Additionally, a cosmetic dentist will make sure that your porcelain veneers fit well with the overall aesthetics of your smile. Porcelain veneers are a quick, long-lasting solution to enhance your smile so you will look your best for your big day.
Teeth whitening treatments will ensure that you have a radiant, glowing smile when you tie the knot. People's teeth naturally tend to yellow or become stained over time, especially with excessive coffee, tea, or soda drinking. Brighten those pearly whites with a quick, laser teeth whitening treatment at your cosmetic dentist's office. Or, your dentist can recommend at-home teeth whitening treatments if you have more time prior to the wedding day. Teeth whitening kits and toothpastes that whiten teeth can also be purchased at your local drugstore.
Invisalign® is a discreet method of correcting misaligned teeth. Through use of a series of clear aligners, the teeth are gently moved into position. Depending on the extent of the correction needed, you may want to see a dentist as soon as you get engaged, so you have plenty of time before the big day to perfect your smile.
Routine checkups should be performed every six months. If your wedding day is approaching, you should see the dentist for a routine exam and a good teeth cleaning and polishing. Also, make sure to floss and brush at least twice a day so you have nothing but a sparkling smile at your wedding. You may want to invest in a new toothbrush, or even an electrical tooth brush, to make sure you clean any plaque or tartar along the gum line or in hard-to-reach places.
Break bad habits that cause teeth to lose their pretty luster. For example, quit smoking, and avoid too much coffee, soda, tea, or wine drinking, which stain the teeth and cause them to look yellow or discolored.
Remember to wear lipstick on your wedding day. A beautiful shade of red or dark pink can make the teeth look brighter and whiter, especially in photographs. Choose a lipstick that won't smudge or be wiped away, so you don't have to keep reapplying as the day goes on. Also, the right blush and foundation can give your complexion some nice color to bring out the white of your smile.
Say no to red wine at your wedding reception. Nothing is worse than having red wine stained teeth, especially at your own wedding! Choose drinks that are lighter in color, such as champagne or white wine, which will help keep teeth sparkly, bright, and beautiful.
Act natural during the ceremony, reception, and especially for photos. When you are relaxed, confident, and just being yourself, your smile will shine brightly and beautifully. Laughing with friends and family and enjoying yourself during your wedding are the best ways to look great on your special day.