Get those teeth picture ready!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m going to do Crest Whitestrips (thanks, you just reminded me to go get some!). I’ve used them before years ago and had decent results, so I’ll definitely start using them now so they’re a tad whiter before the big day.

Post # 5
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636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Im on set 10 out of 16 of my ClearCorrect and honestly it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Thankfully, my insurance covered almost all of the treatment, but I think even if it didn’t, I would have paid for this. They are incredibly easy to deal with, and I love the changes they’re making. I wish I would have taken more progress pictures!

My dentist is whitening them after braces for free (as a thank you for doing this with us and giving us all your monies for treatment!), but using at home stuff before, I fear it, haha. My gums are super sensitive to that sort of thing.

Post # 7
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I just got my braces off after having them on for 2 1/2 years. I am IN LOVE with my new teeth. It has always been something that bothered me and now I could just stare at my smile all day. lol

Post # 8
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4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@haker4:  I got braces 2 years ago a few months before we got engaged! I got them off in May and it was the best thing I have ever done! I have always been self conscious about my teeth and it was well worth the $$ since my insurance covered nothing.

Post # 9
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I found this post after the one where you said you were going to CocoBay and wanted to reply.   : ) I work in Dentistry, so I’ll obviously be prepping my teeth prior to the big day. Your best bet for whitening would be custom whitening trays. In FL, they generally range between $250-350. There are in-office whitening treatments (like ZOOM! Whitening) that give you drastic results quicker and it can run anywhere from $450-650. However, it sounds like you want more control in regards to how light they get. I usually whiten a few times a week at the least to start, and once a week thereafter to maintain. I would start about three months before the wedding. Stay away from any coffee, tea, darks sodas, etc. or, drink them through a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.

Crest white strips are great in a pinch. However, the strength is lower then professional methods and they only cover the “anterior teeth”, or front teeth. You generally won’t see the back teeth anyway. However, I’m a little more OCD then the average person and prefer more uniform coverage.

hope that helps!

Post # 11
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1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I read a post from another bee that after ZOOM she was in excrutiating pain and wouldn’t recommend it. I do know that everyone’s pain tolerance is different, though. I wanted to give you a headsup. I used the Crest 3D Whitestrips and saw great results but my teeth were never ‘yellow’ to begin with. 🙂

Post # 12
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

 

@springbride23:  yes, Zoom! can have that affect on some users. My teeth are ultra sensitive and I have a hard time with it. Any in-office treatment can be that way, really. Zoom! is done in three 15 minute sessions, so it’s not like you are alone for the entire duration. The whitening strips are great also for maintenance for people with lightly stained teeth. I do use them, but only in a pinch or when going to run errands.  

If you do Zoom!, ask about whitening trays to maintain. Again, you can get the same results with both Zoom and trays, the trays just make for a slower, more controlled process. : )

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