We have heard about more weddings going ahead lately, and this is great news for those who have had to put their nuptials on-hold for so long. We couldn’t be happier for people, and it feels like a small sign of society tentatively trying to get back to some kind of ‘normality’.

Here at The Edge Dental in Alderley Edge, we are available to see our patients and when a patient asks us to be involved in their wedding preparation, by getting a smile makeover, we couldn’t be happier. In a poll conducted by Dear Doctor, a consumer dentistry magazine, 77% of people said they planned to visit their dentist prior to their wedding. For some, this dental visit is to have a scale and polish but for a growing amount, it means having some cosmetic dentistry treatments, to transform their smile for the special day and the rest of their lives.

Wedding Smile Makeover

If you would like to get a beautiful, healthy smile for your wedding day or another major event, please do contact us. We would be delighted to listen to what your wishes are for your smile. You could even bring in photos of smiles that you like or don’t like. Your dentist can listen to any concerns, get to know your goals and expectations and understand the wedding day timeline.

During this consultation, we can discuss various options to achieve your smile. With a smile makeover, this could include a few treatments.  We will always offer honest, practical advice. If you just want a quick, yet effective change, tooth whitening can be perfect. It is a minimally invasive treatment that definitely gives a wow factor. Another great option if limited time is a factor, and if your dentist agrees is the right treatment, is composite bonding.

However, if you would like a more significant change, you might consider teeth straightening or veneers. Your dentist will treat you as an individual and can tailor your treatment to suit your needs.

Enlighten Teeth Whitening

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At The Edge Dental, we offer Enlighten Teeth Whitening. It is the only teeth whitening system that can guarantee Vita Shade B1 and is widely acknowledged as being the most effective whitening treatment. It meets all safety guidelines from relevant governing bodies, so you can feel reassured that the health of your teeth won’t be compromised.

If your dentist agrees that this is a suitable treatment for you, then an impression of your teeth will be taken and sent off to the Enlighten labs where they will manufacture a custom-made sealed tray. We will provide you with a specialist serum toothpaste that will help your teeth to become prepared for the whitening treatment.

Once your tailored trays are back, you will be given instructions on how to use these at home with the special whitening gel. You will also be asked to come in for an hour-long visit. This combination of in-surgery and at-home treatment offers fantastic results. Treatment time should take just a matter of weeks. Your dentist will be able to discuss this with you in your initial consultation.

Composite Bonding

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Composite bonding, also known as dental or tooth bonding, is a solution for minor damage to the teeth. Your dentist uses a composite resin and carefully applies it to the teeth. This can reshape teeth and make them look more uniformed. The treatment can usually be carried out in one dental visit. It is a fast and effective solution for minor cosmetic issues.

The composite is hardened using a special UV light when it is applied. Bonding is a non-invasive dental treatment, which can transform your smile quickly.


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Veneers are another option for transforming a smile. The veneers fit over the outward-facing surface of the teeth. This can completely change the appearance of the teeth. Veneers are often used if there is discolouration of a particular tooth, if there are chips in the teeth, if a person would like to close a gap in their teeth or if they would like to bring teeth into line with the other teeth.

Your dentist will ensure that the veneer matches the size, shape, and colour of the teeth so that it blends in beautifully with the rest of your teeth. Some patients with a smile makeover have their teeth whitened initially and then have veneers to match. This can offer a complete transformation.

Veneers often require minimal preparation of the teeth. Occasionally, the shiny, outer enamel of the tooth will need to be removed so that the veneer can be bonded correctly.


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If you have a bit more time before your wedding day and you would like to have a straighter smile, then braces could be the answer. Adult braces have increased in popularity lately and we have seen hundreds of patients get the smile of their dreams with our resident dentist with special interest in orthodontics, Dr Nadeem Ahmed.

Depending on what your needs are and what your lifestyle is, Dr Ahmed can ascertain which braces would be best suited. Some people like the convenience of an invisible brace, others want the quickest solution, and others the most affordable option.

We offer several teeth straightening options. These include Fixed Cosmetic Braces, with tooth-coloured ceramic blocks and wires; Fixed Lingual Braces, clever braces that fit onto the inside surface of the teeth so are invisible to everyone else and Invisalign – clear, custom-made removable aligners, which are popular for all the right reasons.

If you have a wedding or special event coming up and would like to discuss what can be achieved with your smile, please call our friendly team on 01625 599001 to make an appointment.

We would be more than happy to help you.