We have compiled the ultimate wedding smile makeover guide so you can get the wedding smile makeover you deserve. Find out how to straighten, reshape and whiten your teeth for your wedding to ensure your special day is as magical as you always imagined.
Why Get A Wedding Smile Makeover?
You want your big day to be special, unforgettable, and full of magical moments that you and your other half will cherish for the rest of your life. The last thing you want is for your smile to hold you back in any way. Here are just some of the main benefits of committing to a wedding smile makeover before you tie the knot:
- Extra confidence – Weddings are a major event, with all eyes on you from the second you wake up to the moment you drive off into the sunset as newlyweds. Of course, some people will revel in the attention, but others, especially those unhappy with their smiles, may find the whole idea a bit daunting. But with your smile in peak condition, you can take everything in your stride, beaming with confidence all day long.
- Perfect photos – Your wedding photos are a lasting reminder of the joyous occasion you will share with your significant other and all your closest friends and family. So you want those snapshots to be perfect. A wedding smile makeover will ensure you can laugh and smile with total abandon so that when you look back at your photos in years to come, your only focus will be reliving those happy memories you made.
- Lifelong benefits – Of course, a lovely bonus of getting your wedding teeth done is the lifelong benefits of having a straighter, whiter, healthier smile. After all, your teeth are in it for the long haul, till death do you part! So, that wedding day confidence that shines through on your big day and right the way through your wedding album will likely carry on into the rest of your married, social and professional life.
Wedding Smile Treatment Options
Here are some of the most popular wedding smile treatment options available as you count down to your nuptials. We will give you a flavour of each treatment’s benefits and how long they take to help your planning.
Invisalign (1 year From Your Wedding)
Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth and fix minor orthodontic issues (such as crowding and spacing) discreetly and conveniently. You just wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, including while you sleep, and pop them out when you need to eat, drink or brush your teeth. Invisalign can get your wedding teeth ready in as little as six months, but it takes around 12 months on average.
We recommend starting your Invisalign journey as early as possible in your wedding planning. You can’t cut corners with this treatment, so you should really prioritise it along with the venue, dress and band/DJ! The sooner you get started, the sooner you can perfect your wedding smile. Once you have set a date, book your free, no-obligation consultation with the Ollie & Darsh team to get your wedding smile makeover underway.
Timescale: Begin your Invisalign treatment at least one year before the big day. Depending on the complexity of your case, you might need longer than a year. So the sooner you begin, the sooner you can just… smile!
Veneers (Two Months From Your Wedding)
Dental veneers are essentially wafer-thin strips of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth to improve their shape and colour. Perfect for fixing imperfections like gaps, chips and discolouration, veneers are designed to look and perform just like natural teeth and can last anywhere from ten to 15 years. Dental veneers can be a real confidence booster for any brides and grooms-to-be hoping for picture-perfect wedding teeth.
Creating a strong, healthy bond takes work, which is just as true of veneers as it is for marriages! Typically, your dentist will trim a thin layer of enamel from your teeth to create a surface for the veneer to adhere to. Depending on the type of veneers you choose, your dazzling new wedding smile could be ready in just two visits to our award-winning clinic. Veneers can give you the ultimate wedding smile makeover if you want an instant but lasting impact.
Timescale: Placing your veneers should take around three weeks. You should also factor in two more weeks to get used to eating and speaking with your new veneers. Two months out from your wedding should be fine.
Teeth Whitening (Six weeks From Your Wedding)
Of course, if you are planning a white wedding in every sense, you may want to consider teeth whitening. However, if you want the best teeth whitening for a wedding, you will need professional teeth whitening from a dentist. This is because over-the-counter teeth whitening products can only contain minimal bleaching agents by law. But dentist whitening gels contain significantly more to provide a deeper, safer, longer-lasting effect.
Most whitening treatments require several weeks of at-home whitening using a custom-fit mouth guard. Enlighten Evolution whitening can give you the whitest natural tooth shade (VITA B1) in 15 days with a final session at the dental clinic. Philips Zoom Whitespeed laser teeth whitening can whiten your teeth by up to seven shades with one 90-minute session followed by several weeks of top-ups from the comfort of your home.
If you decide to get Invisalign aligners with us or become an Ollie & Darsh member, you will receive complimentary home teeth whitening kits as an added bonus. Of all the options, the treatment that will give you the quickest teeth whitening for your wedding is Philips Zoom Whitespeed. It is ideal if you are pushed for time. Remember to whiten your teeth before getting veneers or composite bonding done to ensure you get a perfect colour match.
Timescale: Start your pre-wedding teeth whitening six weeks before the big day to be on the safe side. Book your appointment well in advance and allow extra time if you need other work, like veneers or composite bonding.
Composite Bonding (1 Month From Your Wedding)
If you have chipped, fractured, discoloured, or decayed teeth, you may want to set aside some bonding time in the run-up to your wedding. Composite bonding, that is! Composite bonding uses the same teeth-coloured resin you would find in white fillings, but in this case, it is used to brighten, reshape, elongate, or fill any gaps between your wedding teeth. This simple and straightforward treatment can completely transform your wedding smile.
Composite bonding can typically give you a high-impact wedding smile makeover in just one appointment. The composite resin is colour-matched to your teeth (make sure you have whitened beforehand!), hardened using a special UV light and then polished to match the lustre of your natural teeth. Plus, composite bonding doesn’t involve anaesthesia, so you won’t have to take any precious time out from your wedding planning.
Timescale: Although composite bonding only needs one quick appointment, we recommend giving yourself a month of buffer time before your big day to get it done. Just in case you or your dentist need to reschedule.
How To Pay For A Wedding Smile Makeover?
Most good quality dental practices offer financing options for cosmetic procedures. Here at Ollie & Darsh, we appreciate how quickly the costs can mount up when planning a wedding. But there is no need to scrimp on your smile with 0% finance on all the wedding smile makeover treatments we have mentioned above. So you can afford to dazzle the love of your life, and all your nearest and dearest, with the wedding smile of your dreams.
Wedding Smile Liverpool
If there is one thing you need for the perfect wedding smile, it is time. The last thing you want is to leave your wedding smile makeover to the last minute, particularly if you want to straighten your teeth with a longer treatment like Invisalign. Work back from your wedding day and figure out how much time you need to achieve your perfect wedding smile. Then be sure to schedule those wedding teeth appointments well in advance.
We have a wealth of experience providing breathtaking wedding smile makeovers at Ollie & Darsh. We can make your big day extra special with high-quality dental treatments that will make you look and feel your best. With 10, 12 and 24-month interest-free finance plans, half-price Whitening Wednesdays, and monthly Invisalign open days for your chance to receive £1,000 off your Invisalign treatment, it is time to say ‘I do’ to investing in you!