22 Aug Are You Planning Your Wedding?
By this time of year you might already have been to a few weddings or perhaps you are even planning one for later in the year or maybe next?
Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect so planning does become involved and takes time. How you look on your photographs is an important aspect for most members of the wedding party, not least the bride.
A wedding is often the catalyst for change as we see many patients who come to us unhappy with their smile and particularly concerned about the appearance on a photograph.
So what can we do to help?
First it’s important to find out the source of the concern and assess the health of your teeth and gums, is there dental disease present? Are teeth out of position?
Next we need to understand how much time we have, is the wedding next month, this year, next year? Depending on how much time we have we will be able to offer you solutions to fit.
Help my wedding is next month?
Ok, this doesn’t leave much time to achieve any dramatic transformation but you may be surprised what we can achieve. Often with a visit to our dental hygienist for a clean followed by a simple tooth whitening and of course repair to teeth that may be required, we can really improve the appearance of your smile. This alone can give so much confidence and we do enjoy these transformations.
Tell me more, how long will a tooth straightening treatment take?
Our Six Month Smiles treatments do as they say – take around 6 months. We will let you know if a treatment is going to take longer and average Six Month Smiles treatments are between 5 and 9 months so we always recommend you give yourself some leeway timewise.
Once your teeth have been straightened you may then want a Tooth Whitening treatment and perhaps some contouring of teeth, this will all be discussed with you and included in your plan.
What other treatments might I want to plan for?
If you have a gap that bothers you and particularly shows up on photos then you may wish to consider filling the gap. There are several ways to do this from a simple “sticky” bridge to full replacement of the missing tooth with a dental implant.
Again we will be able to help guide you with treatment times, what is available and what is suitable for you.
What do I do now?
We do offer free consultations for Smile Transformations such as this so you can have a good idea of what is available and how you would expect your treatment to progress.
Simply call 020 8224 7562 and speak to Danielle who can help you with your first stage of enquiry and you can start planning the perfect smile for your perfect day?
Looking forward to welcoming you to the Gentle Dental Practice in East Molesey, Surrey.
Dr Ali Rifai BDS