From The Straits Times    |

Unless you’re a celeb who’s a regular at red carpet events, or a blogger who’s a dab hand at posing in front of the camera, chances are, you’ll be looking a little stiff on your big day, especially with your photographers and their cameras trained on you throughout the day.

Grab these tips that’ll have you looking your best on one of the most important days of your life.

It may sound like a no-brainer, but practising your grin in front of the mirror is key to ensuring you look great in your photos. Even if you’ve taken several selfies and photos with your friends, it still pays to practice. After all, your photos are one of the more tangible souvenirs of your big day. And you don’t want to be looking back at pictures of you looking less than perfect.

Pour through your old photos to determine which side of you looks better – your left, right, and which pose portrays you in the best light. If you’re still unsure, take a leaf from your favourite celebrities’ books: by standing at an angle, with your hands on your hips. That’s sure to take pounds off your figure.

Sometimes the best shots are spontaneous. Try as best to concentrate on your husband and guests while you can.

Get ’em wedding-ready as best as you can with whiter and straighter teeth, and a younger, fuller smile! Smile Inc Dental, run by Dr. Ernest Rex Tan, and his team of specialists have got them covered with a slew of treatments. These include:

Laser Teeth Whitening. The gold standard where teeth whitening treatments are concerned, this is where your pearly whites will be whitened up to 15 shades within the hour. Dr. Rex Tan of Smile Inc. Dental will remove stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine to get you picture-ready for your day. External and some intrinsic stains are carefully removed, leaving the enamel intact. The procedure is non-invasive, and there is no anaesthesia required. There will be mild sensitivity to extreme temperatures for the next 24 hours after the procedure. It’s best to provide a buffer of about three to four days for this procedure before the BIG day.

5in5 Teeth Whitening. This latest breakthrough in professional and in-office teeth whitening promises you teeth that’ll be whitened by up to five shades in just five minutes! Perfect for the busy bride, or for a quick lunchtime fix.

SmileQuik Straight White Teeth. Want whiter, straighter teeth without having to endure years of awkward braces or aligners? If you’ve got gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, protruding, irregular or disproportionately sized teeth, this treatment helps to correct them, leaving you with a straighter and whiter smile in time for your big day. This procedure is painless, and there are no extractions, uncomfortable wires, you don’t have to wear retainers, and there will be no relapses. Do note that you’ll have to schedule your appointment two to three weeks before your wedding for optimal results.

The Smile Lift. Literally gives you a younger and fuller smile by enhancing and lifting the corners of your cheeks and lips by improving your smile and dental profile without the use of Botox! Bonus: A more permanent option and the solution is non invasive, requiring no surgery. There is also no down time. Just give a buffer of 2 weeks before you walk down the aisle.


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