Bridal Smile Makeover (A Real Patient’s Smile Transformation)

A groom in a black tux with a bride in a white dress with the text "Save the date: For your smile makeover" and The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry's logo.

A wedding is a highly anticipated event – one you may have been dreaming of since you were little. Most brides, grooms, and even parents want to look and feel their best on this day.

After all, those wedding photographs are going to be around forever and likely be handed down to future generations.

So, it’s no wonder why you might want to improve the appearance of your smile before your wedding.

At The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry, our Minneapolis area dentist recently gave a bride-to-be a custom wedding smile makeover.

The results are stunning – her smile truly beams in all her wedding photos. But before we show you a close-up photo, let’s walk through her smile journey with Dr. Steve Gorman.

What this bride wanted to change about her smile

Bride-to-be Riley wanted a brighter, fuller smile for her wedding day – and for all the days to come. To learn about her smile makeover options, she scheduled a complimentary consultation with the best cosmetic dentist in the Twin Cities, Dr. Gorman.

Together, they addressed her two main areas of concern:

She had excess gum tissue on the right side of her smile, which made her favor the left side in pictures.

As you can imagine, she didn’t want all of her wedding photos only to feature one side of her face. She wanted to show off all sides of her smile: left, right, and straight on.

Additionally, her front teeth appeared more prominent because her smile was narrow on the sides, causing her back teeth to look tucked in. Instead, she wanted a full smile.

Dr. Gorman recommended cosmetic dentistry treatments best suited for Riley’s timeline, budget, and smile goals.

A quote from Riley, an actual smile makeover patient saying "They fully explained the entire process in detail and helped me plan what would be best for me. After my consultation, I felt very confident working with them all."

Her bridal smile makeover treatments

Riley’s bridal smile makeover included three different cosmetic dentistry procedures: teeth whitening, veneers, and gum contouring.

Here’s more detail on each treatment:

Zoom! teeth whitening

We professionally whitened Riley’s teeth to a bright – yet natural-looking – shade of white with Zoom! teeth whitening.

This simple treatment helps her smile stand out in short and long-range photos. Plus, it brightens the rest of her face, giving her a healthy and happy appearance.

What is Zoom! teeth whitening? This professional-grade teeth whitening system can whiten your smile up to eight shades lighter in only ONE appointment. It is also the best whitening brand for minimizing tooth sensitivity – a common problem with over-the-counter products.


To make her front teeth appear less prominent and create a broader smile, we placed four veneers in her smile radius.

Now, her smile blends in from the front to the back, giving her that desired full smile look.

What are veneers? These thin, tooth-colored shells are placed on the front of your teeth to alter your teeth’s shape, size, color, length, position, flaws, and more.

Gum contouring

We repositioned the gum tissue on the right side of her smile to match the left side. This treatment is also called gum alignment or gum reshaping.

By balancing out the amount of gum tissue showing, she now has two favorable sides to show off in pictures.

What is gum contouring? This gentle treatment reshapes your gum tissue at the gumline. It can be used to remove excess gum tissue (for those with “gummy” smiles) or restore gum tissue if too much of your teeth are showing.

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…

Her picture-perfect smile results

By improving her smile, Riley was able to feel her absolute confident, best self during one of the biggest days of her life.

Two photo of Riley, a wedding smile makeover patient, and her husband on their wedding day wearing a white dress with white bouquet and black tuxedo.

As if these pictures weren’t enough, listen to what Riley has to say about her bridal smile transformation:

“I only have great things to say about The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry! Everyone in the office is extremely welcoming and friendly. I went in to learn about veneers and they fully explained the entire process in detail and helped me plan what would be best for me. After my consultation, I felt very confident working with them all. Dr. Gorman and everyone else involved did an excellent job at making me feel comfortable with the process and the results were great! I had such a great experience that I have now decided to make them my primary dentist. I highly recommend The Gorman Center for Fine Dentistry!”

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Tips for a picture-perfect smile

Are you getting married soon? Have a big event coming up?

Our cosmetic dentist wants to help you have a picture-perfect smile by sharing some of his top tips:

  1. Do not whiten your teeth too close to your wedding or big event (as we see many other articles recommending). Why? Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation are possible side effects, and experiencing either of these could negatively impact your wedding day and photos.
  2. Whiten your teeth one or two months before your wedding. That way, you leave enough time for any side-effects to subdue and for touch-ups if necessary.
  3. Use a whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains and extend the longevity of your whitening treatment.
  4. Avoid stain-causing habits, such as consuming red wine or coffee, smoking, etc. Also, try to avoid biting on hard surfaces (nails or pencils).
  5. Maintain optimal oral health by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist for regular exams and cleanings.
  6. Schedule a complimentary consultation to discover all your options for obtaining a picture-perfect smile. The sooner you do this, the more time and treatment options you will have before your big day.

Do you want a bridal smile makeover?

Or how about incredible before and after results?

Schedule a complimentary consultation (no strings attached) with one of the top dentists in MN! Dr. Gorman will discuss your treatment options, including:

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