Ecclesiastes says that “to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”If that’s the case, what is the season for cosmetic dentistry? There isn’t necessarily a single season that’s always best for cosmetic dentistry. But each season has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Cosmetic Dentistry for All Seasons


There are many reasons why winter isn’t a good time for cosmetic dentistry. First, everyone is busy with the holidays, including dentists, whose offices may be closed around the various holidays. This can make it hard to get an appointment around this time.

In addition, the conditions of winter can make for an unpleasant experience in getting cosmetic dentistry. When getting restorations like veneers or crowns, there may be some temporary increased sensitivity between the initial preparation and final placement of restorations, which can be uncomfortable in winter weather. The same can be true of teeth whitening, although we have ways to reduce sensitivity with whitening.

On the other hand, if you can make an appointment, there might be some good deals to be found.


Spring is a good time to get cosmetic dentistry. There aren’t as many seasonal commitments that keep you busy, and dentists are generally in their office. The weather is milder, so there’s less likelihood of sensitivity. It also means you can have your new smile ready to show off over the summer. It’s the best time to get a beach-ready smile.

On the other hand, this is also one of the most popular times for cosmetic dentistry. Starting with the New Year, people are focused on improving their smile, so late winter through spring tends to be the busiest time.


Summer can be a hard time to arrange cosmetic dentistry because this is when people are more likely to travel for vacations, since the kids are off from school. This includes dentists. So scheduling can be tricky from both sides.

The one group of people that really like getting cosmetic dentistry over the summer is young adults who are going off to college. For teens who have endured some discomfort and lack of confidence in high school, this is a great opportunity to start fresh with a beautiful smile in college.


Fall in another very popular time for cosmetic dentistry. With the kids back in school, parents have a little more flexibility in their schedules, so they can fit in appointments more easily than when they had to juggle daycare or camp all summer. Getting cosmetic dentistry in the fall also means that your beautiful smile will be ready for the holiday party season, where you’ll have a lot more close, personal contact.

Again the potential drawback here is the popularity. It can sometimes be hard to get an appointment with a good cosmetic dentist–they can book up fast.

The Best Season Is Now

The truth is that with cosmetic dentistry, any season is a good time to get a smile makeover. More important than the season is whether you are ready to get cosmetic dentistry. It’s best not to wait too long to get your procedure done. First, many cosmetic conditions are also functional or health problems that can worsen over time. Also, why put off the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

If you are trying to decide when is the right time for your cosmetic dentistry, we can help. Please call 703-349-4277 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban, serving northern Virginia from her office in Burke.