Fast Track Braces In Time For Your Wedding
By Anthony ● November 7, 2015
It's one of the most special days you and your partner will share together. You'll remember this day forever. That's why you're probably investing so much time, money and stress (the good kind of stress, that is) into making sure your wedding day goes perfectly.
The dream venue, the cake, the decor and the guest list — it's all worked out. The hairdresser and makeup artist are booked, the suits are with the tailor and you’re working with a personal trainer to get in shape over the months ahead. So after putting all that effort into the happiest day of your life, why ignore something as integral as your smile?
We all want to look our best for the big day. If you're unhappy with the state of your smile, there’s still time to fix your wedding teeth and ensure they look better than ever - and ready to flash for the photographer.
Fast track braces in time for your big day!
Modern orthodontic treatments are more comfortable, lower-profile and achieve faster results than what we’ve seen in the past. While traditional metal braces are still useful for patients suffering severe problems with the alignment of their teeth and jaw, in mild to moderate cases there are fast track braces treatments available.
One popular choice is Invisalign® — which offers patients a flexible alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign patients wear a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth, gradually shifting them into the correct position. Not only are the aligners virtually invisible to everyone else, they're removable for eating and drinking.
Fast track braces like Invisalign are usually more suited to those with minor concerns. But as with any orthodontic treatment, the time it takes to fix your smile can vary widely between individuals. Generally, braces can take anywhere from 6-30 months to correct the alignment of your smile. So if having straight wedding teeth is important to you, it’s best to come in as early as possible and give your teeth the time they need to shift.
What if my braces aren’t ready to come off in time for my wedding?
Permanently changing the appearance of your smile will take some time ― and to achieve a perfect result, treatment can't be rushed. While your orthodontist can estimate how long your treatment will take, it’s impossible to know for sure because everyone’s teeth respond differently to braces.
So what happens if your teeth aren’t ready in time for your wedding, and you need to keep your braces on?
If you’ve got Invisalign braces, you can simply remove them for the day, or for photographs. But the best part is, even if you choose to leave them on, it's unlikely that anyone would even notice! That’s why Invisalign is a great option for those who have left their treatment a bit late; it eliminates any unnecessary stress about your teeth being ‘fixed’ in time.
Alternatively, you can choose another low-profile treatment like lingual braces. These work in much the same way as traditional braces, only they’re fixed to the back of your teeth — where people can’t see them. Ceramic braces — which can be applied using clear brackets — are also an option for those who are concerned about the visibility of their braces, should they still be wearing them on their wedding day.
Now is the time
Have you always fantasised about having a movie-star smile? As you can see, with the flexible treatment options available to patients these days, getting pretty pearlies is easier than ever. Even if you’re concerned your teeth won’t be perfect in time for your wedding, it’s no reason to postpone treatment — especially if you choose invisible braces.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration, just look at some of our favourite celebrities who have publicly worn braces. In fact, Katherine Heigl got Invisalign treatment to achieve her perfect wedding teeth — and you can too.
Don't forget that orthodontic treatment is not limited to braces alone. If you're interested in learning more about the cosmetic benefits of orthodontics, or to see if you’re a candidate for fast track braces, book in for a consultation with Dr Anthony Pistolese today.
The sooner you start, the more likely it is you'll have beautiful teeth right in time for your big celebration...and what better reason is there to smile?