It’s the moment you’ve always dreamed of…your wedding day. You’ve been envisioning the dress, the flowers, the decor and all things wedding for years now and it is finally time to start planning. This should be one of the happiest times of your life, but you’re a little nervous about one thing. Your smile. You may have been meaning to begin orthodontic treatment for a while now or you may have just noticed issues with your teeth. Whatever the case, now’s the time to address these issues, and with a little planning, you should be able to fix them before the big day. Here are some of the best ways for brides to straighten teeth before their wedding.
Your Treatment Options
For brides who have less serious issues with their teeth, there are a couple of products available that are perfect for these situations. Invisalign Lite is one of these products. Perfect for patients who have mild to moderate issues such as mild crowding, alignment issues and small gaps, Invisalign Lite is a go-to option for brides who want to straighten teeth fast. Treatment time for Invisalign Lite is about seven to nine months, which makes it ideal for brides with these minor issues.
For brides who have even less serious issues, Invisalign Express may be an option. Treatment time for Invisalign Express typically takes under six months, and it’s perfect for patients with slight cosmetic issues.
How to Begin Treatment
The first step is to address your issues and speak with a professional about your options. You may feel as though you only need Invisalign Express, but upon further examination, it may turn out that you have a more serious issue. It’s best to see a certified orthodontist to ensure you’re going to get the best results. It may be tempting to seek out mail-order treatment; however, it may end up causing more problems and take longer than originally expected. Sticking with a licensed professional ensures you’re going about treatment the right way, fixing the issues correctly and having the best success rate possible. This is essential, especially in the months leading up to your wedding, as you don’t want to have any setbacks.
Treatment for More Severe Orthodontic Issues
Some brides may have more severe orthodontic issues that need treated and may need a treatment option that takes slightly longer. More severe issues include:
- Severe crowding
- Gap issues
For these issues, orthodontists typically recommend Invisalign Complete or braces. It’s important to note that treatment time will take longer than Invisalign Lite or Invisalign Express, so planning is imperative. Typically, brides should plan on about an 18-month treatment time, with Invisalign Complete. For example, if you’re planning your big day for the summer of 2020, it’s best to begin treatment now.
You may be looking ahead and realizing that you just don’t have this kind of time before your big day. Occasionally, depending on your treatment plans, your orthodontist will allow you to have some or all of your braces removed your wedding day and have them replaced after to complete your treatment. Generally, for a nominal fee. This option is something to be discussed at your consultation.
Your Special Day
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and you deserve to be happy with all the details, especially your smile. With a little planning and preparation, the path to a perfect smile is possible. Take a moment now to address any issues you have with your teeth so that you can smile confidently on your big day.
Let Charleston Orthodontic Specialists help you get a spectacular smile for your special day! Call (843) 4-BRACES to learn more.