Will Lumineers Correct a Smile in Time For Wedding?

I’ve been unhappy with my smile for a long time. My kids had braces and we were thrilled with the results and now I’m ready to correct my misaligned and stained teeth. The catch is, I’d like to have a new smile in time for my daughter’s wedding in a couple of months. Can Lumineers correct my smile in time for the wedding pictures?



Dear Misty,

It sounds like you’re an excellent candidate for a porcelain veneer smile-makeover. Veneers can be placed in just a few visits, certainly within the time frame you’re looking for. An example of this kind of makeover can be seen on Alex (who had traditional porcelain veneers placed) in Dr. Sirin’s Smile Gallery.

With that said, the brand-specific treatment you are looking into is often criticized by cosmetic dentists because Lumineers don’t create the natural and beautiful appearance that people expect. They can also look bulky and cause difficulty while eating and drinking. This is why many dentists with additional training in cosmetic dentistry choose to use other methods and their preferred master ceramists to create the smile you want. It’s better to look for a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry than to search for a specific treatment or you may wind up disappointed.

The best thing to do is to find a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry, rather than a dentist who advertises Lumineers, and set up a consultation to go over your options. I’m confident you’ll be smiling in time for those wedding pictures and that the bride’s dress won’t be the only dazzling-white eye-catcher there.

This blog is sponsored by Elgin Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Steve Sirin.

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