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How to Have More Confidence for Your Texas Wedding

You've dreamt about this day since you were a little girl. You want everything to be perfect. The food, the dress, the venue, and the entertainment must all be perfect, but what about your smile? Your smile is your most crucial accessory on your momentous day. A necklace, sparkly shoes, and veil cannot compare to your gorgeous smile.

Remember that you're going to be the center of attention, and you'll be photographed a million times. White and straight teeth will boost your confidence a give you a camera ready smile. When making an appointment for your dress alteration and catering, make sure to schedule a dentist visit too.

Get Some Cosmetic Work Done

There are several cosmetic dentistry solutions available. Every treatment has advantages and disadvantages, so instead of walking in and telling the dentist what you want, try visiting a San Antonio cosmetic dentist for help finding an appropriate solution.

Depending on the state of your teeth, you might consider porcelain veneers, bonding, recontouring, whitening, porcelain crowns, or orthodontics. The dentist should be prepared to examine your teeth and discuss all the options before he begins working on your teeth.

Dental corporations are aggressive in their attempts to market porcelain veneers. And while they can significantly improve your smile, you need to understand fully what this procedure entails and possibly see what other options are available. Needless to say, if you plan to get veneers or some other cosmetic solution, you'll need to give yourself time because improved smiles do not happen overnight.

Get Your Teeth Whitened

In most cases, the natural color of your teeth is somewhere between a light grey and yellow. But with time, surface stains caused by tobacco and certain foods and drinks will change the natural color of your teeth.

Teeth are not naturally meant to be perfectly white, but many Americans are obsessed with getting a brighter smile. Most products on the market fall into one of two categories: surface whiteners and bleaches. If you want to brighten your smile for your big day, the latter option is the way to go.

But if you're contemplating tooth-bleaching, you should consult your dentist to determine the cause of the discoloration and whether bleaching will give the desired result. Do not overlook this step, especially if you have crowns, dark stains, or fillings.

A final word of caution: Bleaching must always be done only under a dentist's care and direction.

Straighten Your Teeth

You aren't blessed with naturally straight teeth, but you don't have to let your teeth get in the way of your smile. There are a number of different cosmetic dental techniques available to straighten your teeth. Orthodontic and lingual braces and Invisalign all require some time, so book these well before you take that walk down the aisle.

Plan to have procedures completed at least three months before your big day, so you can have any problems corrected and give your teeth time to adjust to cosmetic changes.

Anthony Jensen has worked with a number of brides over the years. He enjoys sharing his insights to help others enhance their joy on their special days.

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