Do You Need a Wedding Smile Makeover?

wedding smile makeover nyc cosmetic dentist dr weiYou’ve said yes to the dress, the groom, the bridesmaids, the location and entrees and flowers and so much more. Now the question is, what cosmetic upgrades will achieve the bridal look you want? Not everyone needs a wedding smile makeover – and not everyone has time to squeeze in a transformation before the wedding.

If you feel good about your teeth as-is, don’t worry about a smile makeover. If you’re unhappy with your teeth and don’t want to think about how they’ll stand out in a bad way in your wedding photos, contact your NYC cosmetic dentist immediately and find out what’s possible for your smile upgrade.

The Wedding Smile Makeover Timeline

Some couples want a short engagement, others take a year or more to plan their wedding. Wherever your union fits, consider how long your desired smile makeover upgrade might take and start planning so your transformation is complete long before you get hitched.

  • Prepless veneers: Give yourself at least two months for a veneer makeover. You need to consult with your cosmetic dentist, settle on the type of veneers, design the veneers in size and shape and color and length, wait for the dental lab to create the veneers, and sit for the application. Then you’ll want a little time to get used to smiling, speaking, and eating with your new smile. If you have complaints about the overall look, color, and imperfections in your smile, prepless veneers could be the answer. The sooner you talk to your dentist, the better.
  • Professional teeth whitening: Teeth whitening can be a last-minute wedding smile makeover, but it’s a good idea to give yourself a month to six weeks for this process. In-office teeth whitening only takes an hour, but your dentist may recommend at-home whitening trays, which takes about two weeks. Whatever you do, if you want whiter teeth, find out how to get them from your dentist – avoid over-the-counter products that promise miracles but don’t deliver.
  • Porcelain crowns: Give yourself at least a month for a dental crown. It’s good to be generous with your smile makeover timeline. If you have an unsightly tooth or two and your NYC cosmetic dentist recommends porcelain crowns, you’ll need time to have the cap designed, created, and bonded to your teeth. If there is an infection or tooth decay associated with the problem tooth, this will need to be addressed first.

Achieve a Beautiful Bridal Smile

It takes work to create a strong marriage, and it takes effort to create a strong, beautiful smile too. Knowing that you have put in the time and energy to achieve your best smile will deliver excellent results that last. Plus, you’ll experience a confidence boost about how you look and feel – and who doesn’t want to feel amazing on their wedding day?

Prep your teeth for a beautiful smile for life and memorable wedding photos with help from Dr. Michael J. Wei, cosmetic dentist located in Midtown Manhattan. Contact us to schedule a consultation.