Wedding Day Dental Makeovers: Plan Ahead for Your Big Day By Dr. John Goodman on November 07, 2023

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Your day of matriomy is coming up — and you want to make sure the celebration is memorable for all the right reasons. While your planners, photographers, caterers, musicians, and myriad of other wedding professionals are set to rise to the occasion, there’s another team that can help you feel confident and look your best: dentists.

Our team offers a host of cosmetic dentistry services in Kansas City, MO, designed to make patients feel great about their smiles. We’ve put together a list of the top cosmetic dentistry procedures to consider getting before your wedding to help you feel and look your best on your big day.

Teeth Whitening

You may consider reaching for whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening products in the months leading up to your big day; however, your results may be lackluster — and you may not even have that much time. Let the professionals step in!

Visiting the dentist to get professional teeth whitening done at least two to three weeks before your wedding lets you achieve the shade you’re after. Our cosmetic dentists offer multiple safe, effective teeth whitening systems, including Zoom!® and BriteSmile® at our office. When you visit us for a consultation, we can determine which will be best for you.


Some combination of worn-down teeth, minor chips or cracks, slight gaps, and discoloration may be impacting your confidence, and you’re not sure if teeth whitening will be enough. If so, we recommend having a dentist place custom dental veneers.

These thin shells are made of medical-grade porcelain and are used to conceal a bevy of aesthetic flaws that may make you feel self-conscious about your wedding photos. When it comes to placing veneers, we recommend giving yourself at least a month or two to adjust to your new look before tying the knot.

Clear Orthodontic Aligners

If you feel tooth misalignment (think crooked teeth, overcrowding, or noticeable gaps) or bite issues — (open bite, underbite, crossbite) will affect your smile on your wedding day, clear aligner orthodontics may be right for you. This discreet orthodontic solution gently guides your teeth into alignment and, depending on the severity of the case, comes with the added benefit of making it easier to keep up good dental hygiene.

Clear aligner treatment typically takes anywhere between 12 to 18 months at our Kansas City practice. If you know you’re a few years out from the day you tie the knot, the better chances are of completing treatment before it.

Smile Makeovers

If your smile has several cosmetic blemishes and you aren’t quite sure where to start, our dentists may recommend getting a full-on smile makeover. This catch-all term refers to a customized treatment plan that can incorporate several general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures that will completely transform the way you look.

Say “I Do” to Cosmetic Dentistry With Us Before Your Wedding

There’s nothing more beautiful than a healthy, brilliant smile you love to share — and what better occasion to share your smile than on your wedding day? For more information about the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at our practice, get in touch with our Kansas City practice today.

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Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

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