5 Tips for a picture perfect smile on your wedding day

As a bride prepares for her big day, she makes sure every detail is planned to perfection to make the wedding go off without a hitch. She can feel completely confident that she has chosen the right person to be her partner in life, and yet, she can be terrified of being the center of everyone’s attention. Unfortunately, I’ve known too many brides who didn’t feel comfortable letting their teeth show when they laugh or smile. As a reflex, they bring their hands up to their mouths to cover up. It is natural to be self- conscience about a part of your body, but I also want you to let yourself go and FULLY enjoy the experience. Just know that my goal is to take the most flattering and gorgeous pictures of yourself that you have ever seen. If you find yourself in a similar situation as you approach your wedding day (or you’re an important member of the wedding party), use these tips so that you can let your smile shine!


Start Early

The time to think about improving your smile is not the day of the wedding. Whether you decide to whiten your teeth from home or treat with more advanced dental services, you need to begin planning at least a month or two before the event to make sure you have enough time to complete treatment.

Brighten Your Smile
No matter what wedding colors or themes you’ve chosen, you probably want your teeth to look healthy, radiant, and white. Commercial whitening solutions at the store are easy to use and affordable, but keep in mind that they only brighten your smile by a few shades at most. On the other hand, with professional teeth whitening with a dentist in Reston, you can see up to 10 shades of difference in just
one one-hour appointment!


Take Care of Little Imperfections
Unlike the color of your teeth, some flaws can’t be handled on your own. If you have distracting chips, cracks, or other imperfections in your teeth that make you feel self-conscious, then you need to make an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Reston. Perhaps porcelain veneers or direct bonding can.

Be Prepared
On your wedding day, you’ll have a myriad of events to attend, including the ceremony, luncheon, and dinner. The last thing you want to worry about is unknowingly getting something stuck between your teeth before you smile in front of everyone. It may be worthwhile to have a mirror, toothbrush, and floss handy for touch ups if necessary. That way, your guests can focus only on your perfect smile.
Since your dress likely doesn’t have pockets, you can ask someone in the wedding party to hold onto these items for you.

Enjoy the Moment
You don’t need me to tell you that your wedding is an important day—one that you’ll want to remember for a lifetime. Even if you are a little uncomfortable with the spotlight on you, try to have some fun. Let your genuine smile and laugh show while celebrating your love, and let me handle the rest. Trust me, your pictures will turn out amazing if you just be yourself!

If you follow these tips, you won’t have to worry about your teeth standing out in the wrong way. You can smile with confidence and have photos you’ll cherish for years to come.


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