The Big Day and Your Wedding Smile

Article by Dr Raha Sepehrara

Being married myself and having gone through it all I know the stress and excitement that comes with planning a wedding.

There is so much to think about right?

You’ve found your groom/bride (and I hope they are a good one) now it’s time to book a venue, caterers, DJ, hair and make-up etc. and then you think of hiring a photographer and videographer and the first thing that pops Into your mind is how will my smile look?

Weddings are costly, let’s face it. So today I want to talk about how we can give you that amazing smile for your big day. No matter what your time frame or budget is, there is a way we will personalise a treatment plan for every bride/groom.

The main cosmetic treatments we will discuss are:

You may need a combination of treatments again depending on time/budget.


An easy procedure that can be done in 2-4 weeks and between £280-480 depending on the shade you want to achieve. A whiter, brighter smile is something that will always make a huge improvement cosmetically and is a painless procedure. We use a home bleaching kit which maximises the shade you will achieve and also offers better longevity than other methods of whitening. Whitening can be done within one month from start to finish so it’s perfect for last minute smile makeovers.

Orthodontics (Braces)

There are many options but the main ones are:

  • Clear Aligners such as Invisalign and Smilelign
  • Fixed Braces – Traditional
  • Six Month Braces

The type and length of treatment you can have depends on how much work needs to be done and also what end result you have in mind.

Porcelain Veneers

Can make a huge improvement in your smile if done correctly. You may need whitening or braces beforehand to maximise the result. There are certain cases that can be treated with minimal or no preparation of your underlying tooth structure which minimises the risks on your teeth.

Porcelain is a material made in the laboratory therefore you will need impressions and possibly some preparation to your teeth beforehand. They will be cemented to your teeth and require lifelong care.

Each smile is different and we would look at your face shape and create the correct smile best suited to you, you would be able to see a visual aid of this design either on a model of your teeth called a wax up or a digital simulation.

Composite / Cosmetic Bonding

This is a gentler method and is less expensive than porcelain. A white filling material is chemically bonded to your natural tooth, with this we can improve the shade, shape, length and surface texture of your teeth.

It requires great skill to do this procedure and can produce some fantastic results. The only downside is that the long term cosmetics aren’t as durable as porcelain and may require polishing/replacement more often. On average they can last at least 4-7 years quite easily if taken care of, including reducing your intake of tea coffee, wine and also to avoid smoking. Regular hygienist appointments are important for all treatments to remain at their best.

Example Case

A lovely bride on a budget wanted a great smile. Due to an issue with her jaw relationship her teeth could not be straightened and therefore she was limited with what could be done. She didn’t want perfection but just wanted her teeth to look whiter and more level. We did a 2 week course of home whitening followed by cosmetic bonding which involved absolutely no drilling or injections. The turnaround for this case was 6 weeks, cosmetic bonding can be done the next appointment after your initial consultation which again is perfect for a last minute makeover.

She was delighted with the result and said she will be smiling nonstop on her big day.

I remember my wedding day; it was very special and I always look back at my photos and my smile looked great and I was beaming with confidence.

If you are engaged and wondering what can be done with your smile I would be delighted to help transform your smile for your big day. Book a FREE consultation with me to discuss your options, costs and timeframes.




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