Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for Your Wedding Day
For many brides and grooms, their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. So it’s not surprising that they would want to look their absolute best on their special day. One way that couples can improve their appearance is with cosmetic dentistry treatments. At Garden City Smiles in Long Island, NY, we offer a range of services to get your smile looking its best in time for your nuptials. Learn more about wedding day dental makeover procedures.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures that is performed before any big event. Professional teeth whitening by a dentist can lighten the teeth by several shades. It can reduce widespread yellow discoloration, and also address individual stains.
At our practice, we offer in-office and at-home solutions to whiten your teeth. The Zoom!® teeth whitening system is performed in the comfort of our office and typically takes less than one hour. It can whiten the teeth by up to eight shades. We also offer Opalescence™ at-home teeth whitening. With this kit, you can whiten your teeth on your own schedule, in as little as two weeks. This option is especially beneficial to patients with sensitive teeth.
Veneers are tooth shaped shells that are placed over the front teeth to mask imperfections such as tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, and other cosmetic imperfections. This treatment requires the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel, making it irreversible. Porcelain veneers are less susceptible to stains and can last for many years, but eventually they will need to be replaced. The entire porcelain veneers process takes two to three weeks.
Invisalign is an orthodontic option that can be used to straighten the teeth over a period of months or years. Because this treatment option requires more time, patients must get started on their treatment plan as early as possible. With Invisalign, clear plastic trays are placed over the teeth for 20 to 22 hours per day. Every week or two, the patient switches to a different aligner tray, slowly bringing the teeth into alignment. This treatment option can address gaps between teeth, overcrowding, and certain malocclusion issues.
A smile makeover is a treatment plan that involves the use of one or more cosmetic dental services. For example, you may choose to undergo Invisalign treatment, and once that is complete, you may undergo teeth whitening to perfect your smile.
Another common example is patients who elect to undergo teeth whitening treatment prior to having porcelain veneers placed; this enables us to place whiter veneers that match the patient's natural teeth.
A smile makeover treatment plan may take as little as a few weeks, or it may take several months if patients are undergoing Invisalign treatment. That is why it is so important to get in touch with our Long Island practice as soon as possible to get your smile makeover started as soon as possible.
Contact Garden City Smiles
If you are interested in undergoing cosmetic dentistry treatment before your wedding, contact Garden City Smiles in Long Island at your earliest convenience. We can determine if teeth whitening, the placement of porcelain veneers, Invisalign, or a full smile makeover plan is right for you.