Ways to improve your smile before your wedding day

There's a lot of hustle and bustle for couples who are about to get married - cue in the dress fittings, the cake tastings, the somewhat daunting task of making seat plans and of course readying the picture perfect smile for those wedding photos you'll be looking back for the years to come.

Lucky for you, we're giving you some great tips on how to improve your wedding day winning smile!

During the wedding preparations, try to slip in orthodontist appointments on your wedding calendar. It is best to start getting consultations many months ahead of the big day. Why? Certain gum or tooth conditions have treatments that might take time to finish in order to produce great looking teeth (especially for those on the front teeth).

Crooked teeth can make any groom or bride feel self-conscious and most orthodontist will suggest braces to correct this. However, conventional braces can take a lot of time or the metal brackets are very noticeable upon smiling.

A new type of braces removes the use of "train track" looking brackets in front of the teeth and placing them on the back surfaces instead. This new system is called Incognito which offers a very comfortable and seemingly invisible braces experience. Brackets used in Incognito are fully customized for each individual patient and promises great results in a short period of time. It also doesn't do any damage on your teeth's front enamel which is crucial for great looking natural smiles. Even if the treatment is still not completed on your wedding day, you never have to worry about them showing on your photos. 

For those who'd like to flash pearly whites on their wedding day, one appointment teeth whitening procedures are available as well as veneers that will only take a few returns to the dentist. Veneers can also be your go-to option if you'd like something that will last longer as teeth whitening can diminish in time.

While most of these treatment options achieve great aesthetics, we must not forget to keep our gums healthy. Healthy gums are also a crucial part of making teeth feel and look great so set up a dental cleaning appointment if you haven't had yours in the last six months!

Once all your needed orthodontist/dental treatments are done it is time to practice that perfect wedding smile worthy of dozens of Facebook likes. Try smiling in front of a mirror and always remember to relax. A helpful tip would be to tip your head up a bit and have your upper and front teeth separated by a bit of space to make it look more natural and a little less stiff. Pay attention to how much teeth you are showing and practice the most complimentary look until you can do so without thinking.

Lastly, it is important to know your photographer well. You can preview their portfolios to look at their photography style and if it jibes with what you are looking for. Being comfortable with your photographer will also make you at ease during the photo shoot and will make you smile more naturally.

Also, if you have any insecurities about certain camera angles you can tell your photographer about this so he/she could take note of it on your wedding day. Seasoned and great photographers no doubt can work with you in producing the best smiles you want and would like to request for. All that grinning during the big day will definitely pay off well in the end as you flip through the pages of your future wedding album in the years to come.

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