Is Your Smile Wedding Ready?

Cosmetic Dentistry


San Mateo Cosmetic Dentist Delivers Picture Perfect Smiles

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now comes the planning as you prepare for your big day, and your agenda is full as your check off all the necessary ingredients: venue, dress, music, flowers, and cake. Oh yes, and don’t forget the guest list, invitations, menu, and photographer!

Stressful, yes — but good stress as you prepare for one of the biggest days of your life.

And as you begin to think things through, be sure to schedule some time for self-care. Amid the sometimes-frantic preparations, you’ll want to ensure that your smile is bright and wedding-ready too. After all, your pictures will capture the joy of the day and are meant to last a lifetime.

Depending on your smile’s needs prior to the wedding, here are a few things to consider for your timeline and checklist.

2 Weeks Before – Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a great way to achieve a sparkling white smile for those wedding photos, especially if teeth have an uneven color or are stained from age, smoking, or medication. At San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Michael Wong utilizes a professional whitening system called Zoom, which uses a special gel and blue light for safe, fast, and long-lasting results.

3 Months Before — Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a durable ceramic fix for cracked, chipped or broken teeth, gaps, and worn or damaged teeth. Veneers look natural and are long lasting, but they do require some time to ensure a precision fit. Schedule an appointment a few months ahead of your wedding so that our dental care team has time to evaluate your oral health, determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers, and ensure they are well-fitting and comfortable.

1 year before – Invisalign Clear Braces

Completely makeover your smile with Invisalign Clear Braces, a comfortable, convenient, and customized solution for dental issues such as misaligned, crowded, or widely spaced teeth. Dr. Wong will oversee the progress as your teeth gradually shift into place. It takes a little time, though, so it’s best to start this process in the early stages of your wedding planning.

Even if you’re not quite sure what needs to be done — you just know you’d like your smile to sparkle at your wedding — contact us for a consultation. We’ll work with you to plan the best way to achieve a smile that reflects the beauty and joy of the day.