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Just two little words “smile please” and while many of us are more than happy to turn on a smile for the camera there are many more that aren’t. Take one of the most important days in a person’s life for example – their wedding day. Just imagine how many times they and their guests could be hearing those words as the wedding photographer goes all out to create a fairy tale wedding album that will be cherished in years to come. As a cosmetic dentist in Southampton, one of our most popular treatments is teeth whitening and it’s requested for a number of different reasons. All brides want their wedding day to be perfect and ensuring that they have a healthy white smile for their special day is often high on the agenda. Tooth whitening is one of the most dramatic ways of improving a smile and is simple, fast, and cost effective. The treatment causes no pain and is safe and long lasting.

Other treatments we provide (not just for a special day) include:

Clear braces

cosmetic dentist in SouthamptonWe’ve also been approached by several ‘mothers of the bride’ who have been prompted into getting their misaligned teeth straightened for the big day. Often, these are ladies who for whatever reason didn’t wear a brace when they were younger and as they got older were reluctant to entertain the thought of metal braces. The good news is that thanks to modern dental technology we can now offer a wide range of alternatives to metal braces such as clear braces and aligners. Not only are these devices discreet and virtually invisible, but they also work much faster than traditional braces, which means that the bride’s mother could have straight teeth in as little as 3-6 months.


Veneers are an alternative to teeth whitening and in some instances, provided misalignment is only minor, they can be used in place of orthodontic treatment. A patient’s teeth can be whitened first to remove any staining and then the veneers can be colour matched so that they blend in seamlessly. Likened to a false nail, they’re extremely thin layers of porcelain which fit over the entire tooth and can be used to hide badly stained teeth, cracks, and chips as well as correct small gaps between teeth and align teeth which are slightly out of position.

If you’re looking to have your teeth whitened for a special occasion or you feel it’s the right time to address the issue of a crooked smile, then as a general and cosmetic dentist in Southampton, we’d be delighted to help. Why not give Smilemakers a call on 02380 442626 and arrange a consultation with Dr. Thomas Darling and he’ll talk you through your options. We’ll soon get you smiling!

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