The holidays are the most popular time for engagements, so if you’ve recently put a ring on it, then you’re most likely in the throes of wedding planning. Between picking out your color scheme, putting a deposit down on a venue, and saying “yes” to the dress, make sure you’re taking the time to prepare your smile! After all, your wedding is called the “big day” for a reason — all eyes will be on you!
The compassionate team at Stonecreek Dental Care is here to help with a wide range of services — from short-term orthodontics to TMJ disorder treatment.
Read on for some of the ways you can get your smile wedding-ready! Then, get in touch. We have locations in Centerville, OH and all over the state. Call the location nearest you to set up a consultation!
Let’s Get One Thing Straight: Your Smile!
Even if your No. 1 smile insecurity is crooked teeth, you might think the lead-up to your wedding is a terrible time to seek orthodontic treatment. You don’t want to walk down the aisle in metal braces — we get it. But what if there were a way to straighten your teeth discreetly?
At Stonecreek Dental Care, we’re proud to offer Invisalign®, an orthodontic treatment that uses virtually invisible plastic aligners instead of metal hardware. It’s so discreet that you’ll be able to wear it to meetings with wedding vendors, dress fittings, and even your bridal shower, and it’s possible no one will even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment!
Because Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth, they’re comfortable to wear. They’re also convenient and easy-to-use. You simply wear your aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing it when you brush your teeth or eat. Then, you swap out your aligner for the next in the series as directed by your dentist.
Plus, the average length of treatment for Invisalign is only 12 months — shorter than the average engagement.
Don’t Stress: Comfortable TMJ Disorder Treatments
It’s no secret that wedding planning is stressful. An entire genre of reality TV shows is built on this premise. Between keeping the future in-laws happy, making sure everyone feels included in the process, and ensuring that your wedding planning timeline is on track, you might feel like you need a massage. Or a vacation. Or an elopement.
All that stress can take a toll on your health. For many people — women especially — that stress manifests itself as nighttime teeth grinding or jaw clenching, also known as bruxism. Bruxism and other dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) can cause daytime discomfort, including an aching jaw, difficulty chewing, or migraines.
Luckily, Stonecreek Dental Care offers comfortable solutions to TMJ disorders, including custom night guards that slightly adjust the position of your jaw while you sleep to prevent grinding and clenching. Many people find that this simple dental device is enough to alleviate headaches and jaw pain.
In more severe cases, we can also adjust your bite using orthodontics or dental crowns to bring you relief.
You Complete Me: Fill In Smile Gaps With Dental Implants
Nothing zaps self-confidence like missing teeth. And if you’ve mastered the close-lipped grin in photos because you don’t want anyone to see the gaps in your smile, it’s time to do something about it. With the help of dental implants, we can replace the tooth in a way that’s extremely life-like! You’ll be able to show off a beautiful, complete smile on your wedding day.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They’re inserted into the jaw bone — where natural tooth roots are positioned — and topped with a dental restoration, like a dental crown.
With dental implants, you’ll never have to worry about whether your artificial tooth is securely in place because in time, your jaw bone heals around the dental implant. The prosthetic simply becomes a part of you! Plus, the dental restoration is custom-made, so not only will your restored dental implant feel like a real tooth; it’ll blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Dental implants also restore up to 90 percent of the bite force of natural teeth — which will allow you to enjoy all the food at your wedding reception without fear or discomfort. An estimated 3 million Americans and counting have already improved their oral health and their confidence with dental implants, and if you’re missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to find out if they’re right for you.
Say “Yes” To Improved Dental Health
There’s a lot of pressure in the months leading up to your wedding to get everything just right, from your diet to your dress. But just as we wish you many years of happiness in your marriage, we want to wish you many years of excellent dental health!
Even when your big day is over, Stonecreek Dental Care wants to help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. So, if you’re looking for a place to call your dental home in Centerville, OH or any of our locations, just give us a call. You can also use our convenient online form to request an appointment.