Are you ready to walk down the aisle? The very least of your worries should be how you will look on your wedding day. If you’ve been thinking about getting your teeth extra care but can’t think of a good reason, here are some reasons why you should care for your teeth before your wedding day.
Prepare for Wedding Pictures
Your wedding pictures are treasures you’re going to keep and reflect on for the rest of your life. Do you really want to look back on the best day you’ve ever had and only be able to think about the way your teeth look? One of the biggest reasons to take care of your teeth before your wedding is so you can look back on those memories and feel totally confident in the way that you looked. Whether you’re just going in for a cleaning or you want to have teeth whitening or alignment done, you’ll definitely thank yourself when you’re looking back at your amazing wedding photos.
Saves Money in the Long Run
If you notice an issue with your teeth and you think it’s better to put it off until after your wedding, you’d be wrong. The longer you let dental health issues go untreated, the more expensive they become to fix. You should visit your dentist at the first sign of pain or discomfort in your mouth! What is now a small cavity or gum issue could become something much worse and much more expensive if you decide to put it off.
Boost Your Confidence
Having a chipped or cracked tooth on your wedding day might affect your confidence. The same goes for awkwardly spaced teeth. About 32% of people say they’re concerned by the look of their teeth. If you’re not feeling your most confident, it’s time to have your teeth looked at. Why wait until after your wedding day? This is supposed to be the most beautiful, empowering day of your life! Your smile should be confident and genuine for the big event. Don’t sell yourself short. Teenage users of Invisalign were surveyed and 47% of them answered indicating that they had a boost of self-esteem during the process of treatment. The same is true for only 22% of teenage metal brace users. With more braces options for adults, boost your confidence on your wedding day by getting perfectly straight teeth.
Gives Your Mouth Time to Heal
Your mouth needs time to recover after a dental procedure, especially if you had a tooth extraction or root canal performed. Not only do you need time to heal from the initial procedure, but you may not be able to resume your normal diet for a little while in order to let your mouth heal properly. Give yourself enough time between major dental work and your wedding day!
You might think all these things might be expensive, but they are nowhere near as expensive as the entirety of the wedding or even half of it. In 2012, the average cost of a wedding reception was $13,106. Make sure you’re factoring oral health into your budget.