If you are in the process of planning your wedding, you have probably put a lot of time and effort into choosing the perfect dress, the perfect hairstyle and the perfect jewelry. One thing that you might not be sure about yet, however, is how your teeth will look on your big day.

It is important to put some effort into the appearance of your smile for your big day, however. When you are enjoying one of the best days of your life, the last thing that you should want to worry about is trying to hide your joy because you are too embarrassed to smile with your teeth. You might also worry about how your teeth will look in your photos.

Luckily, depending on the type of dental issues that you are dealing with and how much time you have, there are various options that can help you enjoy a beautiful smile on your wedding day. These are some of the ideas that you should look into.

1. Clear Retainer

If your orthodontic issues are minor — such as if you have a slight crookedness in your teeth — and you have months until your wedding day, your dentist may be able to permanently straighten them with clear retainers. This will obviously depend on the extent of your orthodontic issues, as well as how many months you have until your wedding day.

However, even if your teeth aren’t completely straightened by your big day, it can still be a smart move. The clear retainers won’t be obvious at all, your teeth might begin to shift and look better in the meantime, and you’ll be able to start out your marriage with straighter and more beautiful teeth.

2. Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have never considered cosmetic dentistry, you might be amazed by what a good cosmetic dentist can do for your teeth. A good cosmetic dentist can actually make your teeth look better in just one day.

For example, if you have a chipped tooth, severely discolored teeth or teeth that are slightly misaligned, a dentist can help you with dental bonding. Dental bonding is a white bonding agent that is shaped and applied to look like your natural tooth. It’s great for covering up imperfections.

Another option is to professionally whiten your teeth. Although you might have thought about using at-home whitening treatments — like one of the many gels, trays, whitening toothpastes and other similar products that are on the market — and doing so isn’t necessarily a bad idea. However, an even better option is to have your teeth professionally whitened, particularly if you want them to look their absolute best on your wedding day. Consider having it done a few days before your wedding so that they will really shine.

There are also other options that your cosmetic dentist can talk to you about, such as dental implants, crowns and more to make your smile look its best on your big day.

3. Take Good Care of Your Teeth

Your dentist can work wonders on your teeth before your wedding, but you have to do your part, too. Avoid staining foods and beverages if you can, and brush and floss regularly. Also, remember to rinse your mouth out after meals to prevent stains that might ruin your wedding day photos.

You can’t look your best on your wedding day if your smile isn’t at its best. Luckily, if you contact us, we can help you achieve the smile that you want for your big day.