How to get your Best Graduation Smile

best graduation smile

With this year’s cohort of graduates collecting their degrees to proud onlookers, we couldn’t feel a bigger sense of pride. But how can you get your best graduation smile? Here is how to make sure your smile is the brightest – both on and before the day.

Before the Day…

Modern Braces

You may remember the days of metal teeth and elastic bands. Previously braces used to take years of adjusting but now you can have the perfect smile in a matter of months. Most people can replace traditional braces with Invisalign. You can wear a virtually invisible brace that straightens teeth in a fraction of the time.

Regular check-ups

Having the perfect graduation smile isn’t something you can just put on for your big day. Make sure you get regular checkups so to make sure your teeth and gums are in their best shape.

Teeth Whitening

Anyone can benefit from teeth whitening. Having a brighter, whiter smile will fill any young adult with confidence. Worried you’ve left it too late? We have in house options where you can see results instantly!

On The Day…


Standing up straight and posing properly will really bring out your graduation smile. Don’t slouch in your pictures, stand in the centre and be aware of shadows.

Check your Teeth

We’ve all done it- you think you’ve taken the most amazing picture and then you look at it horrified to find out later you’ve got something in your teeth. Make sure you brush, floss and mouthwash before you leave the house. Get your friends or family to check your teeth before pictures.

Wear Makeup.. but not too Much

Girls, if you want to wear makeup, be careful not to overdo it. Choose a lipstick that goes with your skin tone. While red, berry, wine plum and rosy pink are great for bring out the white in your teeth, select something that’s not too overwhelming.

Breathe, Relax and… then Smile

For your formal picture, take a deep breath, and think of something peaceful and calming. You will have a more relaxed, natural smile as a result. For your casual pictures with your friends, let loose and bare your happiest cheesiest grin. You want to have pictures that you can use for a professional profile as well as for your Facebook page.

At Whistler Dental, we can help you have your brightest, whitest graduation smile. Book a check up today and we can help you plan for your big day.