Now that there's another royal wedding in the works, you may be wondering where your invitation is. If you are in line to receive an invitation, you want to make sure your smile is perfect for the wedding photos. Even if the wedding you're about to be involved in isn't a royal affair, you still want your teeth to look their best for a wedding. Here are four procedures you can have done that will leave you with a perfect smile for wedding photos.
Whiten Your Teeth
If you're going to be shown front and center in wedding photos, you don't want your pearly whites to be pearly yellows. If you haven't had your teeth professionally whitened in a while, that's exactly what you might end up with. Don't ruin the wedding photos with dull, dingy, or stained teeth. Have them professionally whitened before the big day. With in-office teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will be able to remove years of stains from the surface of your teeth. They can even get rid of those coffee, tea, or tobacco stains you've been trying to hide.
Fix the Chips
Even if your teeth are as white as can be, they could still be harboring some defects that will diminish the beauty of your smile in the wedding photos. If you've got visible chips in your teeth, talk to your dentist about veneers. One of the benefits of veneers is that they can be placed directly over the defects, leaving you with a beautiful smile and perfect teeth. Veneers can be used to cover chips, cracks, and even gaps. In fact, if you've got a few places where your teeth overlap, but you don't want to deal with braces, veneers can be used to cover the overlaps.
Beautify Your Gums
If you try to avoid smiling because you've got an abundance of gums, start smiling. Gum contouring will remove the excess tissue from around your teeth, leaving you with a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Gum contouring can also be used to even out your gums so that they're the same shape and size around all your teeth.
Even Out Your Teeth
When it comes to your teeth, you want them to look perfect, even along the biting edge. Unfortunately, if you've got jagged biting edges or your teeth are different lengths – especially the front teeth – you may be stuck with a smile that you just don't like to show off. Through a process known as enameloplasty, a small portion of the enamel is shaved off to leave your teeth looking more uniform and appealing.
If you're going to be in a wedding party, royal or not, make sure your smile is ready for the photographs. The procedures described here will give you a smile that will light up the camera.