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You absolutely can’t miss out on what we are about to share about fluoride in water!
Do you have spots and stains on your teeth
Ever have trouble sleeping at night
Are there an extra few pounds around your middle
Your TAP water could be the culprit…
Read on to discover how fluoride harms your health and teeth and what you can do today to keep you safe.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral in your teeth and bones. It is found naturally in:
It is also synthetically produced and added to drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwash, and other chemical products.
When it comes to your health, fluoride is primarily used to “improve” dental health because it is thought to strengthen the enamel of the teeth.
However, the scary truth is that because much of the water supply in the USA is still fluoridated. Plus you get additional exposure from toothpaste and other dental products, which means you are most likely being overloaded with FLUORIDE!
Why does this matter? Because it becomes HIGHLY toxic for your body!
Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about fluoride in water and how it is potentially harming your health.
Fluoride in Water
Fluoride was added to water shortly after World War II in an attempt to improve dental health, however fluoridation continues to this day.
As with most new health ideas, there was a lot of excitement and focus on only the benefits of fluoride. The risks of regularly consuming it receives little consideration.
Nowadays, there is a plethora of information and research that shows the dangerous side effects of using fluoride – one of the side effects being its negative impact on your overall health and well-being.
One of the top harming effects of fluoride is that it prevents your pineal gland’s ability to function properly. It is located in the center of your brain and responsible for producing melatonin that regulates your sleep cycle.
When fluoride weakens your pineal gland, it can lead to a host of problems, such as:
There are very few studies that show any significant benefits from drinking water containing fluoride. This is surprising considering the potential risks of consuming too much fluoride because of a fluoridated water supply.
Some studies even showed that cities which did not add fluoride to their drinking water had fewer cavities when compared to cities that did. The World Health Organization found that while only 3% of western European countries fluoridate their water, they have the same rate of dental cavities as areas that do not.
This study, and many other with similar results, should make you ponder….
Why are we drinking fluoride in the first place?
We must remind ourselves that fluoride itself is a toxic substance. So why, then, are we exposing ourselves to these toxins intentionally, through our water supply?
The Dangers of Fluoride in Water
Spots, specks, stains, dings, and damage.
All of these unsightly dental conditions are a result of exposure to TOO MUCH fluoride. Known as fluorosis, this cosmetic condition permanently changes the health of your teeth.
It should come as no surprise that dental fluorosis was rarely found in western countries prior to the widespread use of fluoride in the dentist industry.
41% of American adolescents have some form of fluorosis.
That’s an increase of 400% from just 60 years ago.
Dentists continue to push fluoride treatments without properly informing parents of the potential risks
Dentists fail to adequately educate on how to measure and manage the amount of fluoride their child is consuming.
Fluoride, fluoride E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E!
So, what can you do to keep you and your family safe? Next, let’s take a closer look at the steps you can start taking TODAY to reduce your fluoride exposure.
Removing Fluoride From Water
If your efforts to petition you city to stop fluoridating your water are unsuccessful, there are steps you can take to remove it. Here are several options to choose from:
Find Another Source: You can get your drinking water from an alternate source. Finding water processed by reverse osmosis or distilled is a good place to start. Your best bet is to choose alkaline or distilled water and AVOID tap water. A quick search of water delivery services in your area will provide options.
Filter Your Own Water: You can also filter your own water to remove added fluoride. From at-home filtration systems to water filtering pitchers, the market is full of products that can help you get cleaner drinking water. Again, a quick search of water filtration devices will provide you solutions.
While it is extremely important to have filtered drinking water for yourself, there are even more special considerations to make when you have small children.
Keeping Children Safe
Using fluoride free water is particularly important for us in infant formula and baby food whenever possible.
When using tap water, formula-fed babies are at a higher risk. Even though the risk may be small, using filtered water in baby formula is an easy way to protect your child against dental fluorosis
One study found giving babies formula exposed them to 200X more fluoride than breastfed babies. Pediatrician, Dr. Yolanda White reported the following
“I diagnose dental fluorosis on average 5 times daily, but fluoride doesn’t only affect teeth. It can potentially affect the brain and nervous system, kidneys, bones and other tissues in young children during their critical stages of organ development.”
Now that you have cleaner and safer drinking water, the next step in protecting your health and teeth from overexposure to fluoride it to use healthier dental products.
Fluoride Facts: STOP Harming Your Health
If you are still a little skeptical about whether you need to avoid fluoride or not… here are 3 alarming fluoride facts:
Many developed countries do NOT fluoridate their water: The consumption of water with fluoride is greater in the USA than in the WHOLE rest of the world combined!
Fluoride is the only MEDICINE added to public water: Because it is added to water to prevent a tooth decay (a disease), it is considered a medicine by the Food and Drug Administration.
Fluoride is NOT an essential nutrient: Need we say more?
This is a large portion of the population with oral hygiene concerns! When left untreated, these conditions will carry on into adulthood and can pose aesthetic and structural complications.
Unfortunately, these untreated people are likely to suffer from teeth staining, misshapen teeth, cavities and MORE… such as needing a gingivectomy.
What Is A Gingivectomy?
A gingivectomy is dental procedure in which an oral surgeon or dentist surgically removes gum tissue in the mouth for either medical or cosmetic reasons. It is typically done to improve the mouth’s aesthetics or prognosis of teeth.
Advanced gum disease causes loose tissue around the teeth and increases the risk of tooth loss. What a gingivectomy should do is removes the diseased gum tissue, restores your oral health, and protects your teeth.
Reasons a person would have a gingivectomy include:
“Gummy” smile: Excessive exposed gingival tissue is usually deemed unaesthetic
Elimination of gingival enlargement. Effective for:
Extensive overgrowth of gingival tissue cause by a hereditary condition known as gingival fibromatosis
Gingival enlargement induced by drugs
Reducing the pocket depths of patients with periodontitis and suprabony pockets
Increase the clinical crown height of teeth
Having a Gingivectomy is a very popular, yet sometimes overused dental request and procedure. It is also often met with questions, concerns, and hesitations about what to expect when it comes to results as well as the costs involved. Both of these are a factor of the skill and expertise of the performing dentist as well as the patient’s demographic area.
Unfortunately, a gingivectomy can fail. While having a gingivectomy for cosmetic reasons can initially solve a problem, at times the procedures may temporarily fix a cosmetic smile concern only to have it return later.
As with any surgery, the risks involved and a number of reasons why a person may choose NOT to have a gingivectomy limit this option, such as:
Not being able to take over the counter pain medication to relieve the discomfort and swelling caused by surgery
Having a medical health condition that places you at high risk for decreased blood clotting
Lastly, one of the most prevailing reasons why a person wouldn’t choose to have a gingivectomy is COST $…
While gingivectomy cost can be partially covered by insurance to remove diseased gum tissue, additional cosmetics requests are billed accordingly either
Per tooth: $200 to $400 per tooth
In Sections: This procedure often is divided into “quadrants” in your mouth and starts at around $2,400 per quadrant.
Therefore, if you need to treat your whole mouth… it will cost you upwards of $9,600 or more depending on where you live.
The sad (and expensive) reality is that gingivectomy surgery is often overused by dentists and is more cosmetic than medically necessary. Some dentists do correctly utilize this procedure, but the majority of dentists use it to increase their profits.
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What Is Dental Fluorosis?
For decades dentists have informed us that our children need fluoride to shield their teeth from cavities. The fact is, fluoride is completely toxic. When consumed in high concentrations, fluoride causes dental fluorosis.
In 1997, Dr. John Colquhoun stated, “Common sense should tell us that if a poison circulating in a child’s body can damage the tooth-forming cells then other harm also is likely.” (Lindsay, 2006).
Fluorosis is a dental term that describes the developmental disturbance in regards to the enamel. It is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition. As previously mentioned, exposure to high concentrations of fluoride causes fluorosis, especially during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8.
Luckily, once the teeth break through the gums they’re no longer susceptible to dental fluorosis. Unfortunately, that’s of little comfort to those already suffering from its effects.
The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lower mineral content and an increase in porosity. Typically, the child’s pediatric dentist measures the damage by examining the surfaces of the teeth when clean, dry and under good lighting. The dentist (or dental hygienist) will then inquire about the child’s fluoride intake. They may ask for the source of their drinking water and what toothpaste they use.
This information will help determine if anything appearing on the surface is, in fact, a direct result of dental fluorosis. If the dentist suspects dental fluorosis, they can further examine the child’s teeth and gums. X-rays are beneficial to make sure the teeth do not have any other defects, like cavities.
There are other conditions that can present themselves similarly to fluorosis. For example, developmental defects or issues with the skull or bones surrounding the face can disrupt teeth’s enamel or dentin. A history of high fevers or trauma (like a fall that directly injures a tooth) may discolor teeth in infants or young children.
Young children are susceptible to cavities in their primary teeth, so it is important to never jump to conclusions when diagnosing a child with possible dental fluorosis. The child’s dentist should assess any and all tooth discoloration of concern. It’s important to note that dental fluorosis will not cause cavities. Cavities are a separate issue.
Limited treatment options exist for children with dental fluorosis. An article on Fluorosis from toothpaste manufacturer Colgate states “minor cases of fluorosis do not need to be treated, especially if the fluorosis is only on the back of the teeth”. However, considering that fluoride in toothpaste is the #1 cause of dental fluorosis, should we really be relying on a toothpaste brand to tell us what is and isn’t worthy of treatment? Or should we insist that those causing the problem leave the determination of whether a negligent poisoning is worthy of treatment – to the people they poisoned?! I think the idea that they’d have an opinion at all is an insult to those suffering!
Many believe the appropriate treatment for mild cases of fluorosis is bleaching. Some treat moderate cases with micro-abrasion. This removes the outermost, affected layer of enamel from the tooth’s surface in an acidic environment. Though they treat the cosmetic appearance, the actual damage to the tooth’s enamel is irreversible.
Severe cases of fluorosis generally receive bonding, crowns or veneers. The child’s pediatric dentist should discuss and administer any and all treatment options.
Then again, as with toothpaste brands, should we really ask the dentist to define the severity of fluorosis, when they pushed the fluoride treatments in the first place? Can we truly expect them to be unbiased when their own potential malpractice is in question.
Our Experience With Fluorosis
Because of our work, we receive a plethora of cases from individuals affected by fluorosis. In our own anecdotal experience, a disproportionate amount of these cases come from the state of Kentucky. Our understanding is that Kentucky is one of the most over-fluorinated states in the country.
The damage we see on the teeth of our clients is the result of exposure from 15 years ago, on some of these individuals. They come to us, ashamed to smile due to the effects of brushing with fluoride.
Presently, they want veneers to give them confidence to start their business or go back to school – and we’re are thrilled to help them. But, until now no one has informed these individuals what they are suffering from – not even their dentists. And that’s alarming to hear!
The Rise of Fluorosis
It should come as no surprise that dental fluorosis was rarely found in western countries prior to the widespread use of fluoride in the dentist industry. Today, we see fluoride in most toothpastes, mouthwashes, not to mention many municipal water supplies will contain added fluoride chemicals. All these factors help to explain why dental fluorosis rates have been on the rise for years and have now reached groundbreaking levels.
Information collected from a survey by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that 41% of American adolescents have some form of fluorosis. That’s an increase of 400% from just 60 years ago. So far, dentists continue to push fluoride treatments without properly informing parents of the potential risks, and fail to adequately educate on how to measure and manage the amount of fluoride their child is consuming.
White Spots, Brown Spot & Stains On Teeth
The visual effects of Fluorosis dictates the severity.
Questionable: Normal, healthy teeth appear to have a smooth, glossy surface, that’s typically a pale white color. A possible indicator of the presence of dental fluorosis is an appearance of slight aberrations on the enamel. This can range from just a few white flecks to occasional white spots. This level of possible fluorosis is labeled “questionable” because it cannot be diagnosed as the mildest form of fluorosis, but it also can’t be classified as normal.
Severity of Fluorosis
Mild Fluorosis: A very mild case of fluorosis is small, opaque, paper white-areas that are typically scattered irregularly over the tooth. It involves less than 25% of the tooth’s surface area. Teeth also show no more than 1-2 mm of white opacity at the tip of the summit of the cusps of the bicuspids or second molars.
Mild dental fluorosis typically presents itself with bilateral, opaque, white striations that will run horizontally against the enamel. The opaque areas may form white patches. Yet, it does not involve more than 50% of the tooth.
Moderate Fluorosis: Moderate cases will affect all enamel surfaces of the teeth. The surfaces will show wear as brown staining as the main feature. Teeth can also begin to erode and even crumble.
Severe Fluorosis: In severe cases of dental fluorosis, the enamel can become discolored. The stains will not be present when the teeth initially irrupt in the mouth, as fluoresce enamel does not appear discolored. Stains will develop over time, which is due to diffusion of exogenous icons, such as iron and copper, into the abnormally porous enamel. These stains appear brown and are widespread, making the teeth look corroded. All enamel surfaces are now affected. Hypoplasia is also present. The general form of the tooth may also be affected.
The visual effects of dental fluorosis can greatly affect one’s self-esteem. Children who have dental fluorosis can suffer great embarrassment over the appearance of their teeth.
Why Aren’t Dentists Concerned With Fluorosis?
If dentists know, first-hand the effects of fluorosis, why are they waiting until there’s an issue to address this topic? They do know children cannot reverse the appearance by brushing and flossing, which is very discouraging.
The severe cases of fluorosis can cause a child to appear as if they have rotten teeth, something sure to illicit harsh judgment from others. Even the milder forms of dental fluorosis can have an effect on a self-esteem.
We live in a society that places a high value on the look of one’s smile and teeth. Someone suffering the effects of dental fluorosis is often viewed as less attractive and less pleasing compared to those with unaffected teeth.
If dentists are aware of this appalling outcome, where is the demand for a showing of care and compassion. We should expect dentists to fully disclose fluoride’s dangerous effects to their patients.
Shockingly, we’ve accepted cases in which our clients come to us in their 20s or 30s not even realizing they have fluorosis. Despite their teeth being an embarrassing hindrance to their life and happiness, many people haven’t even identified fluoride as the source of their suffering.
Fluoride In Water & How Much is Too Much Fluoride
When it comes to dental fluorosis, water fluoridation is an extremely controversial topic. Some view it as a public health measure, while others consider it an example of mass, systemic poisoning.
That extreme view isn’t unfounded, considering fluoridated water accounts for 40% of all dental fluorosis cases. We consume these (sometimes) dangerous levels of fluoride via drinking water, children’s formula, or foods prepared with public drinking water.
Fluoride levels in municipal water supplies can range from 0.7 to 1.0ppm. This number will vary depending many factors, including the time of the year.
When it comes to fluorosis, prevention is key. That’s why it is imperative for pediatric dentists to educate parents in regards to the fluoride content in their child’s overall exposure level. This warning should include the source of their drinking water. You can obtain this information through the local water supply company, if not already known.
In addition to drinking water, diet can also contribute to fluorosis. Any food items or sodas manufactured with fluoridated water will also contribute to the development of dental fluorosis. You should account for all areas with great attention when it comes to the total fluoride intake for infants. This includes everything from water used to dilute formula, to food and other supplements.
The Benefits of Fluoride
There are very few studies that show any significant benefits from drinking water containing fluoride. This is surprising considering the potential risks of consuming too much fluoride because of a fluoridated water supply.
The prevailing belief that a fluoridated water supply reduces the prevalence of tooth decay is simply not supported by the data. Yet, many communities pay to add fluoride to their local water supply anyway.
Some studies even showed that cities which did not add fluoride to their drinking water had fewer cavities when compared to cities that did. The World Health Organization found that while only 3% of western European countries fluoridate their water, they have the same rate of dental cavities as areas that do not.
This study, and many other with similar results, should give you pause. Why are we drinking fluoride in the first place? We must remind ourselves that fluoride itself is a toxic substance. So why, then, are we exposing ourselves to these toxins intentionally, through our water supply?
Is All Fluoride Created Equal?
Most people don’t realize that fluoride added to city drinking water is not the same, pure, sodium fluoride found in toothpaste. Instead, it is made from industrial toxic waste. This industrial waste is 26 percent hydrofluorosilicic acid and 74 percent wastewater, which often contains toxic heavy metals.
Most people would be horrified to know that It is not purified or regulated. In water treatment plants, they found stainless steel fixtures (in rooms where fluoride additives are handled) completely corrode after prolonged exposure. That really puts the power of fluoride in perspective!
The causes and effects of fluorosis are discussed thoroughly throughout this article. But, how much do you really know about fluoride itself?
Fluoride is the 13th most abundant element present in the earth’s crust. It belongs to the halogen group of elements. It’s found naturally in water, soil, even plants and animals. Trace amounts of fluoride is even found in all mineralized tissues in the body; such as bones, dentin, and of course, tooth enamel.
Though there are some benefits to fluoride, regulating the amount of fluoride is crucial. Fluoride is found both naturally and artificially in water. By the time we account for concentrated, fluoridated dental products and materials, it’s not hard for the average person to unintentionally consume too much fluoride. Fluoride consumed at elevated levels is know to have seriously detrimental effects on the human body.
Excessive Ingestion of Fluoride
It’s important to note that excessive ingestion of fluoride is typically traced to off-the-shelf oral hygiene products. In a large data collection effort regarding fluoride poisoning, the American Association of Poison Control (AAPC). determined that toothpaste ingestion was the main source of fluoride toxicity. Other likely culprits are mouthwashes and supplements.
Over 80% of the cases of fluoride toxicity reported, were in children under the age of 6. They found children of this age group ingest more toothpaste than is ‘recommended’ because their swallowing reflex is not completely developed.
Fluoride – Giving Poison To Children
For us, this begs the question, “If there is a high risk of accidental ‘overdose’, why do we offer this poisonous ingredient to children at all?!” In what other situation are parents instructed to give their child something dangerous? Espeically when the only warning they get (in the fine print on a plastic tube) is, “oh, and don’t let them swallow?” It is only at the insistence of the dental industry that we are told this risk is necessary.
Then manufacturers flavor these fluoride toothpastes like candy. This reinforces the idea for children to ‘eat’ it voluntarily, rather than spitting it out as recommended. Why don’t we hold dentists to the same standards as a medical professional? If your general practitioner were to prescribe you medication that poisoned you, they’d lose their license. They’d be sued for malpractice, and possibly sent to jail. Yet dentists are doing every time they send patients home with a sample tube of toothpaste.
Other Health Concerns Caused by Fluoride Consumption
Fluoride consumption also goes beyond just damaging the teeth. Other health problems include bone cancer, brain cell damage, muscle disorders, arthritis, bone fractures, cell death, blood disorders, infertility, and more. The Great Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility reported, “Fluoride exposure, at levels that are experienced by a significant proportion of the population whose drinking water is fluoridated, may have adverse effects on the developing brain.”
In another study conducted by a British researcher, cells found within the pineal gland (a gland that contains calcified deposits that accumulate fluoride) were equally as susceptible to fluoride-induced toxicity as were teeth. The only difference is the pineal gland is not visible to the eye, while the teeth of course are.
The researcher stated, “The safety of the use of fluorides ultimately rests on the assumption that the developing enamel organ is most sensitive to the toxic effects of fluoride. The results from this study suggest that the pinealocytes may be as susceptible to fluoride as the developing enamel organ” (Luke, 1997).
What other, unseen damage is fluoride causing? How much more exposure will we be subjected to before they are discovered?
Reducing Fluoride Exposure
Concerned about how much fluoride is in your drinking water? You can usually find this information on your local government’s website. If your city is adding fluoride to the drinking water, reach out to your local representative and request they stop the practice of additive water fluoridation.
In this application, fluoride is essentially used as a medication to prevent tooth decay. Citizens would revolt if they knew your city added any other medication to the water supply..
And yet they contaminate our water intentionally without recourse. When we’re sick, we make the choice to go to the doctor and/or get prescribed medication. We don’t get that choice when they add fluoride to our water supply. Municipalities are taking it upon themselves to make health decisions on our behalf, and we’re letting them.
Removing Fluoride From Your Water
If your efforts to petition you city to stop fluoridating your water are unsuccessful, there are steps you can take to remove it. You can also get your drinking water from another source. Finding water processed by reverse osmosis or distilled is a good place to start.
If you choose to, you can also filter your own water to remove added fluoride. Using fluoride free water is particularly important for us in infant formula and baby food whenever possible.
We place formula-fed babies at a higher risk when tap water is used. Even though the risk may be small, using filtered water in baby formula is an easy way to protect your child against dental fluorosis.
One study found that babies given formula were exposed to 200X more fluoride than breastfed babies. Pediatrician, Dr. Yolanda White reported the following, “I diagnose dental fluorosis on average 5 times daily, but fluoride doesn’t only affect teeth. It can potentially affect the brain and nervous system, kidneys, bones and other tissues in young children during their critical stages of organ development.”
Seeking Alternative Dental Products
In addition to monitoring fluoride in the water, there are other areas to examine. Fluoride toothpaste is usually the largest source of fluoride intake for young children and a major risk factor for dental fluorosis. Ideally, provide your children with non-fluoride toothpaste whenever possible.
If your children do use fluoride toothpaste, always supervise them to ensure they’re using only a small amount of paste. Ensure they spit out the excess paste and rinse thoroughly. Also be aware that toothpaste is flavored (for example, bubble-gum, various fruit, candy, etc.). This can be misleading because children will have a greater desire to swallow it since the taste is enticing.
Questioning The Dentist
Another thing to mind when monitoring fluoride intake will be gel treatments at the dentist. Only those at high risk for cavities should receive fluoride gel treatments. Still, most dentists continue to offer –sometimes insist on- fluoride treatment regardless of the patient’s cavity risk.
If your dentist offers you a fluoride gel treatment, make sure to inquire on their reasoning. Then decline the service if you feel their recommendation is based on adding billable services, rather than medical necessity.
Other Fluoride Concerns
Remember we mentioned fluoridated water is used to make foods and other beverages? That’s yet another area to be aware of. The more processed a food is, the more fluoride it’s likely to contain. Some amount of fluoride will be present naturally, even in fresh spring water and fresh foods (like fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, and grains).
mechanically processed chicken (like chicken fingers and chicken nuggets) is another hidden source of fluoride. These usually have elevated fluoride levels compared with hand-processed chicken.
This difference is due to the mechanical de-boning process which can increase the number of bone particles within the meat. Bone is the main place where fluoride accumulates in the body and that fluoride can leach into the meat in greater quantities, which broken, chipped, and smashed. Chicken meat has shown the highest levels of fluoride compared to any other mechanically de-boned meats.
Processed drinks like soda, juices, and sports drinks will contain more quantities of fluoride than processed foods. Bottled teas and instant teas contain higher levels of fluoride. Excessive tea consumption is linked to a bone disease known as skeletal fluorosis. On the other hand, some teas contain high levels of health boosting antioxidants which are good for overall health and also protect against fluoride toxicity.
Interestingly, Teflon-coated pans can also significantly increase the fluoride content of the food cooked in them. So in the context of food contaminates, use stainless steel pans, especially when cooking food for a child in their prime years of tooth development.
Fluoride In Medication
Medications are another source of hidden fluoride as many pharmaceuticals are fluoridated. Some medicines contain a “carbon-fluorine bond.” And some of these drugs are found to metabolize into fluoride within the body.
One such medication is Cipro. Other examples of chemicals that will break down into fluoride include: fluoridated anesthetics (such as Isoflurane & Sevoflurane), Niflunic acid, Flecainide, and Voriconazole. If these medications are prescribed, ask if there is a safer alternative available.
Obviously fluoride is an important topic and we feel strongly that not enough people are talking about it.
Why Fluorosis Matters
This is an issue everyone should care about. Particularly, if you have children with developing teeth. Though it’s not considered a disease, it can severely destruct the cosmetic appearance of the teeth, and may destroy a growing child’s self-esteem.
Fluoride is toxic. We’ve seen the corrosion of the teeth affected by it, and we can only imagine the internal the damage it can causes when consumed in unsafe amounts.
We don’t believe that fluoride is universally bad, but we do believe that there’s no enough research on the continued use as a public health initiative, and there is certainly not enough evidence to support the beneficial claims made by government officials and dentists.
You deserve more scrutiny, study, and more honestly from those that are here to serve and treat you. In fact – you should demand it.
You’ve decided it’s time to find the best cosmetic dentist to correct your crooked, cracked, discolored, or missing teeth. You’ve gotten a raise at your job, saved enough money, inherited wealth, or maybe even won the lottery. If you have dental insurance, it won’t cover procedures considered cosmetic. Most, if not all, of your upcoming cosmetic dental work will be paid out of your pocket. However, you’re “done” with putting up with a smile that doesn’t feel quite right.
Does the best cosmetic dentist exist?
Your first thought is to find out which local dentists studied cosmetic dentistry in dental school. Oddly, you cannot find a single “cosmetic” dentist in your area who mentions specializing in this field in dental school. Consequently, you question a co-worker who recently received dental implants and learn that the term “cosmetic dentistry” is not used by dental schools to describe a chosen branch of collegiate study. In fact, all dentists upon graduating from dental school are legally qualified to perform what is known to the public as “cosmetic dental surgery” and to advertise as such.
This knowledge leaves you with few concrete options for differentiating between dentists who call themselves “cosmetic dentists.” While it appears that many dentists take courses or attend conferences to learn more about the craft of “cosmetic dentistry,” apparently the American Dental Association (ADA) does not require or regulate this further education.
Trusting a cosmetic dentist
You can easily see why selecting a “cosmetic” dentist to entrust your money and your teeth can be daunting. Cosmetic dental work is usually a lifelong process, especially if you’re considering getting permanent dental veneers. This requires the dentist grind down the teeth beforehand and it requires years of professional upkeep as veneers crack or fall off.
With so many dentists to choose from and so much to learn
when considering cosmetic dentistry, you’re beginning to think life was simpler
before you won the lottery.
Best alternative to a cosmetic dentist
Before signing up with a cosmetic dentist and a lifelong plan for invasive dental work, you might first consider the smile solution offered by Brighter Image Lab (brighterimagelab.com), an online dental lab that custom designs and manufactures affordable but state-of-the-art, removable dental veneers starting at $795 as an alternative to expensive, invasive, and permanent cosmetic dental procedures. Hence, many of our clients find what they thought would be a temporary veneer solution by Brighter Image Lab becomes the only cosmetic dental solution they could ever want or need.
Brighter Image Lab, however, encourages people to do their research and learn as much as they can about what cosmetic dentists in their area have to offer.
In fact, there are six questions that we recommend asking a cosmetic dentist before entrusting your funds and your teeth to him or her:
How many surgeries or procedures of the kind that I need has this cosmetic dentist performed, and for how long? Without formal cosmetic dentistry credentials to display, there is little way of knowing a dentist’s true qualifications in performing cosmetic dental procedures other than how many he or she has performed and for how long. Due to this, you should be sure to find out exactly how many surgeries (of the kind you seek) your cosmetic dentist has performed and for how long he or she has been practicing them.
Has a cosmetic dental procedure performed by this dentist ever gone wrong? If so, how many times has this occurred? If you are able to get the answers to these questions from a cosmetic dentist, consider yourself fortunate. You should also ask the dentist if he or she is willing to re-do any work that does not produce the intended result.
Where does this cosmetic dentist get the materials for screws, fillings, crowns, veneers, and other dental materials used in his or her practice? All materials used in your cosmetic dental surgery or procedure should come from dental labs in the United States. The government regulates these labs and as a result, provide dental hardware made of safe, quality, more lasting materials. Dental hardware ordered from unregulated labs in China, for instance, is not necessarily the same quality, nor can the safety be trusted. Dentists have ordered materials from labs overseas because of the cost savings. The dentist pockets the savings in most cases, not the patient, and the safety and quality of the crowns or veneers is not guaranteed.
Where is my money going? You can often answer this question by looking at the surroundings upon entering a dentist’s office. Is the furniture and décor modest and practical, or do you notice pricey fixtures and luxurious furniture? If you see an outdoor fountain in the entrance-way or even a koi pond greeting you as you walk in, you should know that you are probably paying for these amenities. You might take a moment to check for a parked Porsche or Alfa Romero nearby. This car might belong to your dentist.
How much student debt does this cosmetic dentist carry? You may never have thought to ask this question of a dentist, but it is related to the one above. Student dept for a dental school graduate can range in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Rest assured they cover their costs to their creditors, and charge their patients accordingly.
Just because your area’s lifestyle magazine features a cosmetic dentist, does that really mean he or she is the best? Finally, glossy lifestyle magazines published mostly for advertising local businesses and medical practices often feature full-page advertisements of a cosmetic dental practice. The implication is that this dentist is the best in the area. Remember that dentists pay money for this advertising. Research should always come before assumptions.
Searching for a cosmetic dentist
An internet search can also provide
names of cosmetic dentists considered to be the best in their geographic area
(for whatever reason). Our internet search resulted in the following names of “top”
cosmetic dentists and practices referring to themselves as the best (or one of
the best) in their cities.
Susan Hollar, DDS, Dallas, Texas
NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, New York City, New York
Matthew Chow, DDS, San Francisco, California
Banjamin Fiss, DDS, Chicago, Illinois
Mahnaz Rashti, DDS, Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills)
Paul Freeman, DDS, Atlanta, GA
Research the best cosmetic dentists
Brighter Image Lab encourages anyone considering cosmetic dentistry to do their research on cosmetic dentists. Ask questions of the dentists themselves because you shouldn’t depend on persuasive advertising or even internet searches. Cosmetic dentists pay big money to ensure their practice appears at the top of web searches. If you consider the questions listed above, certainly what you learn might cause you to consider alternative cosmetic dental solutions.
Solutions like the stunning and authentic-looking removable veneers provided by Brighter Image Lab. This affordable smile solution is an option that all who are considering any kind of cosmetic dentistry should know about. Brighter Image Lab veneers will make you smile, and keep you smiling for years to come.
Searching “Cosmetic Dentist Near Me” is always a bad idea
Would you like to see a peek behind the curtain of online dental marketing? Those folks “in the know” will tell confirm; it’s all about ‘keywords’ and ‘locations’. Dentists are figuring this out too, so all they need is someone with the right skillset to game the system. It takes a surprisingly small amount of work to make a really bad dentist look like one of the best. Here’s why searching “cosmetic dentist near me” is a bad idea, and some tips to help you in your search.
A common way people look for service providers (across many industries) is typing their need into Google, plus their location. For example:
First (If you’ll indulge an old-school internet marketer for a brief moment of techno-babble) I’ll tell you that typing your location isn’t even necessary.
To provide users with the most relevant search results, almost all search engines give you local options first, by default. They already know your approximate location based on information they get from your Internet Service Provided (or ISP). Searching for “best cosmetic dentist near me” is redundant. It only helps give you ads and sites that are ‘playing the game’ so-to-speak.
Location searches also highlight that the chance of the perfect dentist being just down the street are slim – to none.
A matter of convenience
The only reason to care about where a dentist is located is convenience. Most people don’t want to travel more than an hour for an appointment. And for something like an oil change, or a medical check-up that makes perfect sense. But a cosmetic dentist is different. This is something that has the potential to affect your quality of life, every day, for the rest of your life. Is it really worth risking bad dental work, to save an extra hour or 2 hours, or even 3 hours of your time?
Many cosmetic dental procedures involve permanently altering your natural teeth. Whether it’s pulling teeth to prepare for dental implants, grinding teeth to prepare them for dental veneers, or any other manor of ‘prep’ work – it’s not something to take lightly. Especially considering that once done, these alterations are completely irreversible – and the caps, crowns, bridges, veneers and other “permanent” covers your cosmetic dentist will put on, generally only last about 10 years.
Instead of searching “Cosmetic Dentist Near Me”
Rather than looking for the best cosmetic dentist in your city, why not look for the best cosmetic dentist in the nearest biggest city, or your entire state, or in the even country? Ask yourself if a little extra research or travel time will seem worth it in 5, 10, or 20 years. What is the longevity of your smile worth to you?
Then again, you could always consider a cosmetic smile makeover without cosmetic dentistry at all. For more information about how Brighter Image Lab can give you a new smile from anywhere in the world, chat with a smile specialist now.
If the best way to hide something is in plain sight, you need look no further than the granite countertops, leather seating, gleaming hardwood floors, and public iPads in many cosmetic dentist offices. Often you don’t even have to open the door to a cosmetic dentist’s office to find these “necessities” for improving your smile. Dental offices are now sporting outdoor fountains and koi ponds that greet patients upon arrival, usually in the trendiest and most expensive real estate in town.
Luxurious surroundings like these fit the description of many cosmetic dental practices, which would explain why cosmetic dentistry has become an industry where the rich are paying the rich, since dental insurance does not cover most cosmetic dental procedures.
Cosmetic Dentist Offices Monopolized By Wealthy
Cosmetic dentistry has been monopolized by the wealthy in the same way that plastic surgery has been. It would be no surprise to anyone if a patient on her way to visit a cosmetic dentist strolled by her plastic surgeon’s office in the same posh professional building or high-end shopping district. Nobody would ever question the association of these like-minded physicians, both of whom are in the business of beautifying the beautiful.
The question though remains: Can people of lesser income ever afford a cosmetic solution to an unsightly set of teeth? Sadly, it’s disenfranchised segments of society for whom cosmetic dental procedures are most desperately needed. Low-income demographics contain the densest populations of people with serious needs for cosmetic dentistry. For these individuals too, an improved set of front teeth would make the most radical difference in their social and even economic elevation. Yet society has strongly told them – backed by the glitzy, glamorous image evoked by the cosmetic dental industry – that an improvement in their smile is as out-of-reach as owning Porsche, a yacht, a marble fountain, or having plastic surgery.
Cosmetic Dentists Keeping Up Appearances?
And if an affordable solution to an unsightly smile does exist, would an ordinary cosmetic dentist office provide it? The answer to this question is two-part. First, an affordable cosmetic dental solution exists (removable dental veneers by Brighter Image Lab, brighterimagelab.com). Second, the everyday cosmetic dentist office does not provide it affordably. Keeping up pricey office surroundings and a glitzy public image is apparently more achievable with $10,000-$30,000 patients, not $1,000 patients.
Obviously the market for a more affordable smile solution is huge. We are taught from earliest youth to value the dental industry’s recommendations as the last and final word on teeth. This results in few people ever knowing about their options. Society then trusts these endorsements when the dental industry sports luxurious offices. Especially when they only provide suggestions that are in the tens and thousands of dollars. Most people believe a better smile is a privilege only for the rich. Most people, without even realizing it quietly and humbly accept the smile they end up with at adulthood.
Brighter Image Lab The Alternative to Cosmetic Dentists
Brighter Image Lab is an online dental lab operating out of a small but functional building near downtown Fort Worth. They design and manufacture state-of-the-art, custom-made, snap-on, removable dental veneers at a fraction of the price of conventional cosmetic dentistry. The result is both natural-looking and stunning.
A set of upper veneers from Brighter Image Lab starts at $795 and can be paid in two installments. The veneers fit over the original teeth resulting in a beautiful set of natural looking teeth – a near perfect smile.
Upon placing an order for veneers, clients receive a kit for making their own impressions (which is very easy). Once the lab receives these impressions, the custom design process begins with CAD technology and finishes building the custom veneers.
Hand polishing completes a perfect, natural looking set of veneers that only the wearer would know is not original teeth. “Smile Specialists” are only a phone call away to help with making impressions or ordering. They can also answer any questions for clients adjusting to a new set of veneers.
Skip the Cosmetic Dentist Office and Buy Lab Direct
Compare this simple, affordable solution to the tens of thousands of dollars charged by undergoing cosmetic dental work. The typical cosmetic dentist office should cut costs on their glamorous image and keep the money in their patients’ pockets. Otherwise, they can’t offer a dental veneer solution like Brighter Image Lab’s that’s affordable to a large majority of society.
It’s clear the average cosmetic dentist office is spending patients’ cash on luxurious office furnishings and expensive real estate. They should rather put the money “where the mouth is”. This excludes those needing a smile solution most from “the club.”
When you purchase a set of veneers from Brighter Image Lab, you’re doing more than purchasing an affordable smile solution. You’re giving a choice to those who need it most – those who wrongly believe they’d never have a perfect smile.
The High Cosmetic Dentistry Cost
Today there seems to be no let-up in the high cosmetic dentistry cost, though the price far exceeds the budgets of most patients. (Dental insurance does not usually cover procedures for cosmetic purposes.) Why are cosmetic dentists able to charge tens of thousands of dollars for fixing an imperfect smile when the price of cosmetic dental work far exceeds the ability of most people to pay? Enough people – in most cases the wealthy – seem to find ways to afford these procedures and keep the industry strong. The cost of not having a perfect smile in today’s world is far worse.
For decades society has looked to conventional dentistry for corrections to crooked, cracked, discolored, or missing teeth. Recently, however, there has been a growing interest in “clip-on” sets of removable dental veneers which range in price from $14.99 (Perfect Smile Instant Veneers) to state-of-the-art, custom-designed “Bil Veneers” by Brighter Image Lab (brighterimagelab.com) which start at just under $1000. While some may balk at the lower-priced versions of removable veneers, more-and-more people are discovering that higher-end removable veneers are far, far more affordable than conventional cosmetic dentistry costs and result in amazingly natural-looking and near-perfect smiles.
With this technology available at such an affordable price, one might wonder why cosmetic dentists don’t offer removable veneers for patients because spending tens of thousands of dollars is not an option.
“Most dentists are in the business of earning top dollar,” says Bil Watson, Director of Brighter Image Lab. “They didn’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on dental school to promote a product that does not result in the $20,000 patient.”
Cosmetic Dentists Fail To Inform
As more people discover the benefits of removable cosmetic dental veneers (even if used for a temporary period of time) they are beginning to question the ethics of dentists who do not inform patients of the availability of this more affordable solution and why dentists don’t offer it themselves. Some would argue that patients have a right to know all of their options when considering spending the kind of money required by cosmetic dentistry costs because dentists have a duty to inform people of the least affordable alternatives on the market.
If you are learning about removable dental veneers for the first time, what you learn will both surprise you and inspire you. A price list of conventional cosmetic dentistry cost for procedures has been provided below which may further remind you why most patients have been out-priced by the cosmetic dental industry. This results in patients turning to dental labs such as Brighter Image Lab for quality, custom-made veneers that require no drilling and no dentist visit.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Costs for Procedures
$925 to $2,500 per tooth
Can last 10 to 15 years
$250 to $1,500 per tooth
Can last 5 to 7 years
$3,000 to $4000 per tooth
Full mouth replacement can run $60,000 or more
$650 per visit
Takes 4-5 visits for full effect
$2,100 to $4,500 for 3 missing teeth
prosthesis bridges gaps between two crowns
$235 for 1 to 3 teeth
removes gum tissue for less “gummy” smile
$400 to $8,000
Both partial and full dentures are available
“The wonderful thing about a choice,” says Watson, “is that it’s your choice to make, and you’re the one who gets to make it.” Removable dental veneers, such as state-of-the-art custom made “Bil Veneers” from Brighter Image Lab, are not listed above. This is due to the fact that most dentists don’t offer them as an alternative cosmetic solution for patients. Until the dental industry does recognize and accept removable veneers as a serious option for correcting an unpleasant smile – an option that more patients could afford – people will be contacting dental labs such as Brighter Image Lab for this practical and more affordable solution.
(Prices for the cosmetic dentistry costs listed above vary depending on geographic region. Price averages for cosmetic dental procedures vary from city to city. We found this data in cities like: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, and Dallas.)
Looking for a perfect smile without cosmetic dentistry? You’re not the only one! Keep reading to find out why cosmetic dentistry may not be the solution you are looking for.
It’s no secret that first impressions count.
Whether you are interviewing for your dream job, on a promising and romantic first date, or entertaining your family and friends at a dinner party, the first moments of an encounter have the power to leave an impression that has the potential to last a lifetime.
With SO much pressure hovering over these important moments in your life, the last thing you want to have on your mind or be worried about is your appearance.
Let us explain…
Research shows that 93 percent of a first impression is non-verbal, and it’s made in the first seven seconds of meeting someone. Furthermore, the absolute number one facial feature is your SMILE! An astounding 87 percent of people say it is important for self-esteem. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that having a healthy, good-looking smile that you are proud of is essential to both your professional and social success.
And we couldn’t agree more.
Life is far too short to feel the need to cover your mouth when laughing to hide your teeth or to hold back your smile when taking a photo with friends at the trendiest new restaurant in town.
But, if you have yellowed, chipped, crooked, or damaged teeth… the thought of smiling wide will certainly send your hand to cover your mouth faster than a speeding bullet.
However, that ALL ends now.
The hiding, the embarrassment, the awkwardness, the frustration, and feeling bad about the way your teeth look. It stops NOW thanks to not only general cosmetic dentistry, but also new and advanced smile-changing technologies (you definitely don’t want to miss out on this info!).
But first, let’s set the story straight when it comes to everything you need to know about cosmetic dentistry.
All about Cosmetic Dentistry
From what cosmetic dentistry is to what cosmetic dentists do and from how much it costs to how to choose the best cosmetic dentist, you are about to learn the good, the bad, and the ugly of the cosmetic dentistry industry.
More importantly, you will discover how you can finally get your idea of perfect smile… WITHOUT cosmetic dentistryby leveraging the revolutionary and life changing powers of custom Lab Direct press on veneers.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a part of the dental field that is rapidly evolving and growing. It amounts to services that are offered by general practitioners who have little to NO oversight or regulation, which means that having a cosmetic dentistry procedure could put you and your health and well-being at risk.
The intention of cosmetic dentistry is to:
Improve the appearance of people’s mouths and teeth
Enhance oral health and the function of the teeth
Build and restore self-confidence
Offer effective treatments and procedures
Next, let’s dive into more details about what it is that cosmetic dentists offer and what treatments and procedures are available to potentially help you. However, keep in mind it’s not uncommon for people to be dissatisfied or find that their results didn’t meet their expectations.
What Do Cosmetic Dentists Do?
Cosmetic dentists perform an extensive and wide variety of procedures, such as:
PROS Most widely used procedure Removes stains from teeth Brightens the appearance of teeth
CONS May cause slight tooth sensitivity
PROS Repairs chipped teeth Fills in gaps Changes color and shape of teeth
CONS Bonding material becomes worn down, stained, or chipped and requires touch-up treatments every 3 to 10 years Allergic reaction to the conditioning liquid, composite resin, or tools used during the procedure can occur Infection is possible if the area is not sterilized properly before the procedure, which could end up requiring a root canal or tooth extraction
PROS Restores the appearance and shape Completely covers tooth
CONS Requires extensive and irreversible filing of the tooth Can become chipped and require replacement, which is expensive Causes discomfort and hot and cold sensitivity after the procedure May cause pain and sensitivity when biting down
PROS Considered a partial denture Replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth Holds dental crowns in place
CONS Keeping it clean is very challenging Requires replacement every 10 years Can cause harm to your teeth by grinding them down
Inlays & Onlays
PROS Offers a “filling” to treat aesthetic damage caused by tooth decay Known as indirect fillings
CONS Increased pain and tooth sensitivity Risk of bacterial infection, which can further damage the tooth Needs to be replaced every 5 to 7 years
PROS Replaces the root portion of a missing tooth Think of it as artificial tooth roots Becomes the base for one or more artificial teeth
CONS Requires surgery Risk of infection Swelling and pain after the procedure
PROS Improves the look of crooked teeth Repositions the teeth Guides teeth to the correct position over time
CONS Traditional braces are very noticeable Ceramic braces stain easily Lingual braces (braces on the inside of teeth) cause great discomfort All braces are difficult to keep clean and require routine adjustments
Enamel Shaping & Contouring
PROS Reshapes chipped and irregular teeth Alters crooked or overlapping teeth Fixes minor bite problems
CONS Puts you at risk for tooth breakage Can cause teeth to become weak Only slightly improves appearance Causes sensitivity if too much enamel is removed Permanently alters the tooth structure
PROS Bonded to tooth’s surface Enhances appearance Covers severe discoloration Repairs cracked, chipped, and crooked teeth
CONS Process is NOT reversible Not repairable if they chip or crack Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold May not match exact color of other teeth
Other Periodontal Plastic Procedures
PROS Improves an uneven gum line Fixes indentations in your gums or jawbone Covers exposed roots
CONS Causes discomfort post surgery Takes weeks for gums to heal completely Swelling and bleeding Risk of relapse of gum tissue
If you have a problem with the appearance of your teeth, there is more than enough of a variety of procedures and treatments available to give you an incredible result, but always be aware that there are risks involved that can end up permanently damaging your teeth.
Modern Day Cosmetic Dentistry & The New Direct Lab
Thanks to technological advancements in recent years, a new smile is becoming more accessible and affordable to people who never thought cosmetic dentistry could be a choice for them. Many people are looking for a more affordable solution to cosmetic dentistry, and it is this new technology offered by dental labs that is making these dreams a reality.
The field of cosmetic dentistry has been booming over the last few years and continues to experience growth, especially given the fact that dental labs have advanced technology that cosmetic dentists do NOT.
More and more people are undergoing treatments and procedures to improve their smile and to make their teeth look their best.
Today, cosmetic dentistry is MORE popular than ever, just check out these industry stats:
Over the past 5 years, the cosmetic dentist industry has grown by 2.5 percent each year by charging high fees for treatments and procedures.
The cosmetic dentistry industry reached a revenue of 4 billion because they have overcharged patients for products produced my dental labs
Interested in getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure that doesn’t require an expensive and extensive dental office visit? It’s a whole lot easier in this day and age because of The New Lab Direct Technology
Thanks to this technology, you can even take the first steps in creating your own perfect smile while sitting on your couch (Yes, REALLY!)… but more on that later so stay tuned.
The Rising Demand of Perfect Smiles
Since the average American spends nearly eleven hours a day interacting with and consuming media, it should come as no surprise that this has influenced and played a part in the rising demand of cosmetic dentistry
In over 70 percent of advertisements, nearly 80 percent of people were smiling.
The smile filled out one quarter of the size of the entire advertisement.
Teeth were visible in 82 percent of advertisements.
Have you had a growing urge to want a perfect smile? You certainly aren’t alone given the fact that advertisements are designed to make you want to change yourself!
But before you think you can just go to your regular dentist, let’s take a closer look at why people think a cosmetic dentist is the ultimate choice when it comes to perfecting your smile.
The Difference Between Dentists & Lab Direct Solutions
Now, if you’re thinking you will just head on down to your dentist’s office or your local cosmetic dentist to get that glowing smile you’ve been dreaming about, you may be in for a rude awakening. While your dentist can offer some of the procedures mentioned above, it may come at such a steep price that it will have you running out their door stat.
While there may appear to be differences between “going to the dentist” and a cosmetic dentist office, they are nearly one and the same
There IS a drastic difference in experience and results when you forget the dentist altogether and seek affordable, yet highly effective, solutions that are lab direct:
Dentist/ Cosmetic Dentist
Lab Direct Solutions
What They Do
Provides basic and preventative procedures
Focused on fixing problems and relieving pain
Help people achieve a beautiful smile through expensive cosmetic treatments
Provides advanced technology that the dentists do not have
Makes it affordable and possible to make cosmetic changes without going to a dentist
Help people get a perfect smile through affordable solutions
Upwards of $20,000 + for a complete smile makeover
Full smile transformation prices start at $795
Time spent during office visits
Causes pain and discomfort
May require surgery
Complete smile makeover without a visit to a dentist
Easy and painless
Permanent, irreversible results
Reversible, removable options
Does not damage teeth
Now that we know the difference between going to the dentist and lab direct solutions, let’s take a closer look at WHY a dental lab is an excellent choice when you want to enhance your image by improving the appearance of your smile.
Why You Should NOT Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Bad teeth? Hate to Smile?
With family and cosmetic dentistry, it is possible to change your smile… AND change your life! Everyone deserves to smile and to be happy. However, if you are embarrassed of yellowed or crooked teeth and don’t like the way they look, you most likely are holding back the smiles.
However, the frustrating reality of getting your ideal smile with cosmetic dentistry is that it is going to cost you thousands and can cause permanent damage to your teeth… and even potentially leave you worse off than you were before! With so many risks involved in choosing cosmetic dentistry, it’s absolutely vital that you explore and consider other options before scheduling a procedure or treatment
The best option available to transform your smile is to choose Lab Direct with Brighter Image Lab.
The Premier Choice: Lab Direct Custom Veneers With Brighter Image Lab
Instead of keeping it tight lipped, you can unlock your smile’s potential with lab direct custom veneers from Brighter Image Lab! Check out these incredible reasons why custom veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:
Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch. Just think… you won’t need to take any time off work, it is a painless process, and as you will read later in this article, it comes at just a fraction of the cost of cosmetic dentistry!
With more and more people opting for esthetic dental procedures and treatments, it has resulted in the development of advanced technologies, such as custom lab direct veneers, that are capable of giving you anything you desire
No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.
The Safest Way To Get A Sparkling Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is considered dental work that is not a necessitythat is needed for health reasons, but is more of a personal choice. Therefore, it is important to consider the safety of the procedure you want to have in mind. Before choosing to go ahead and get the cosmetic dental procedure done, it’s best to do your research… and do it thoroughly!
The first thing to recognize is that cosmetic dentistry involves much of the same treatment methods as regular dentistry. Therefore, the risks involved are much the same.
Here is what you need to consider when it comes to safety and cosmetic dentistry procedures versus Lab Direct custom veneers:
Minimal to none but takes a long time to get a result
Absolutely 100 percent reversible, unlike traditional dental veneers
Cosmetic dentistry can be a choice to improve your smile as long as you choose a fully licensed, qualified, and experienced cosmetic dentist. Before you decide to have any cosmetic procedures or treatments, make sure you have an in depth conversation with your cosmetic dentist so that he or she absolutely understands what you are looking for and the result you are after.
Later in this article we will take a closer look at how to get your own custom dental veneers… keep on reading!
How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?
Modern cosmetic dentistry covers a very broad range of procedures that a patient can choose from to obtain the smile of their dreams.
Unfortunately, the reality is that the cost of dental work leaves most with no REAL choice.
Even the most minor repairs can cost thousands of dollars and only yield slightly noticeable results. To give you an idea of average costs of cosmetic dentistry versus Lab Direct, refer to the following chart.
However, please note that prices and availability for cosmetic dentistry will vary GREATLY depending on where you live. With a quick internet search of “cosmetic dentist near me”, you can easily find out the prices of your local cosmetic dentist. On the other hand, Lab Direct custom veneers will cost you the same price no matter where you live!
Average Cost of Cosmetic Dentist Procedures
$200 – $500
$100 – $450
Inlays & Onlays
$650 – $1200 per tooth
$1500 – $1800 per tooth
$795 for a complete smile transformation
**Custom Dental Veneers from Brighter Image Lab is a great alternative to these procedures.
Now, if you really desire an absolutely stunning smile transformation via cosmetic dentistry, you are easily looking at having to spend $24,000 or MORE… but even being handed a $5, $10, or $15,000 dental treatment plan is tremendously paralyzing.
Alternative Cosmetic Dentistry Options
While you can dream and hope to win the lottery or be awarded a cosmetic dentistry grant to receive some free cosmetic dentistry… let’s face it – the reality of that actually happening is slim to none.
This is exactly why most people don’t improve their smile. It seems like some far fetched dream only available to the wealthy or the lucky few. But before you think that getting an outstanding smile is out of the question…there IS ANOTHER CHOICE.
Well, what choice do you have? After seeing the prices above, the choice is clear.
Custom Lab Direct dental veneers from Brighter Image Lab will give you everything that you want in a smile for a fraction of the cost
Why Does The Lab Direct Process Cost Less Than Cosmetic Dentistry?
With such a HUGE difference in price between cosmetic dentistry and Lab Direct, it’s natural to wonder why the Lab Direct process costs so much less than cosmetic dentistry.
The number one reason why the Lab Direct process is incredibly affordable is because it gives you the opportunity to bypass the dentist. Yes, you read that right. You won’t have to step foot in a dentist’s office AT ALL throughout the entire process of designing and receiving your custom dental veneers.
In four simple steps, you can have the smile of your dreams:
Make and send impressions to our lab (which can be done at home)
Our lab makes and sends veneers to you
Receive your custom veneers Lab Direct!
Here at Brighter Image Lab, we believe a smile makeover should not have to cost you $10,000 or more. Our Lab Direct process is specifically designed to save you thousands.
If You Choose To Use A Cosmetic Dentist: Cautionary Tip
We understand that in this day and age, people like choices. Therefore, if you do choose to use a cosmetic dentist, we want to ensure that you have a great result because your smile is a crucial asset to not only your overall appearance, but also how you conduct yourself in your day to day life. Therefore, it is vitally important to choose a cosmetic dentist that has the expertise and experience to give you exactly what you want.
Cosmetic dentistry is both a science AND an art. As a result, each individual cosmetic dentist has their own style and artistry they use to craft the smile you have been dreaming about
Don’t just head out to the cosmetic dentist office closest to you because it is easy and convenient…unless you want to put yourself at risk for being gravely disappointed with the results. Many cosmetic dentists specialize in specific dental procedures so it is very important for you to “do your homework” when it comes to finding a cosmetic dentist.
To be sure that you find a cosmetic dentist that will best fit your goals and cater to your needs, use these following tips:
Level of Training & Experience
A highly trained cosmetic dentist cares about your expectations and goals, and has the expertise to design and give you the smile you want.
Check to see that the cosmetic dentist is committed to continuing education. Cosmetic dental procedures and technology are frequently evolving and advancing. It is absolutely necessary for your prospective cosmetic dentist to be focused on staying updated and informed of advancements in the cosmetic dentistry field.
Ask the doctor how long they have been practicing and which dental procedures are most commonly performed in their cosmetic dentistry office.
Specialties That Suit Your Specific Needs
Research the dental services and procedures that are offered and whether or not the cosmetic dentist specializes in the procedure YOU want and/or need.
This goes without saying… but ONLY choose a cosmetic dentist that is well trained and specializes in what you are looking for.
ALWAYS ask the perspective cosmetic dentist how many times he or she has performed your desired procedure.
Positive and Successful Patient Testimonials and Results
Previous patients experiences are a smart place to start when doing your research about your potential cosmetic dentist. Testimonials and reviews are able to give you an idea of what to expect when it comes to office atmosphere, customer service, and the cosmetic dental procedure itself.
Put your investigative internet skills to use by searching on social media sites, company websites, and review sites to find an abundance of information about the cosmetic dentist and people’s experience with him or her.
To observe the cosmetic dentist’s skill level, always be sure to ask for a variety of before and after photos of their previous patients. It’s an easy, yet effective way to make sure the cosmetic dentist you are considering has the quality and style you want.
The Cosmetic Dentist is ALL ABOUT YOU
What we mean by this is that during your initial inquiries into the cosmetic dentist’s office as well as during your consultation, keep an eye and ear out that the cosmetic dentist and the staff are focused on YOU and your desires and needs.
Run for the hills if you get any sort of feeling or impression that the cosmetic dentist is only out for themselves and their own agenda, which may give you the sense that they just want to make money.
You certainly WON’T get what you want if the cosmetic dentist isn’t truly listening to you! Pay attention to get a sense if the cosmetic dentist is actively listening to what you are saying and is able to correctly summarize what you told him or her.
No matter what, the cosmetic dentist has to be able to explain your options in terms and language that you can easily understand and take the time to clarify any questions you have.
Certifications and Awards
Take a look at the cosmetic dentist’s website or inquire over the phone before scheduling a consultation about professional organizations the cosmetic dentist belongs to or awards they have earned.
Organizations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), require high standards and extensive training for accreditation.
A Successful Atmosphere
Upon entering your local cosmetic dentistry office, HOW did it make you feel? Make sure to observe if you felt welcomed, comfortable, and well taken care of by a friendly staff.
The aesthetics of an office are important to your overall experience because having cosmetic dental procedures sometimes mean you will be sitting in the dentist chair for long periods of time.
One way to determine the level of advanced care at a cosmetic dentistry office is to ask about their technologies, such as: dental sedation, CAD/CAM restoration, intraoral imaging, and dental lasers.
Clear About Costs
Take note of how the dentists presents and explains costs and if they are direct, upfront, and clear about what the full cost is of your entire dental plan.
The cosmetic dentist also needs to clearly communicate how long it will take to complete the plan.
Finding a cosmetic dentist you can trust
Finding a cosmetic dentist that you trust and will fulfill your expectations may take some time and patience and this is certainly a choice that you don’t want to cut corners on…or make this decision lightly
So, how can you skip the hassle and frustration of choosing the BEST cosmetic dentist? Let’s find out!
Choosing The Best Smile Makeover From Brighter Image Lab
Here at Brighter Image Lab, we are looking for people who want to improve their SMILE.
We are smile designers. All we do is design smiles for people who want to change their smile NOW.
We do smile makeovers for people all over the world because the #1 thing you can do to improve your overall appearance is to improve your smile!
You don’t have to sit in a dental chair because you are currently sitting in the only chair you need right now to make the decision to improve your smile and have an effect on your life for years and years to come
You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level…without paying $24,000 for a cosmetic smile makeover
“The only thing we can do to spread happiness is to smile at each other…So that’s what i’m going to be doing for a long time.” ~ Cheyenne, Brighter Image Lab Client
A Bad Smile Can Cost You A Job
Like it or not, a bad smile can cost you a job. One of the most important aspects of your appearance to employers is your smile. A bright, white, straight smile conveys someone who cares enough about their appearance to take care of their smile. As a result, they seem to care about their job performance as well. In other words, the type of person a company would want to employ.
Recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics say roughly 10 million Americans (6.3%) are unemployed and looking for work. Many are searching for ways to give themselves that extra boost in their job search.
It’s Not Your Fault
However, there are obstacles in achieving the smile of your dreams. Chief among them is being able to afford a trip to the dentist when necessary. It’s difficult to do so when dental prices have risen much faster than the rate of inflation. Furthermore, dental insurance is not readily available to many. Approximately 130 million Americans have no dental coverage at all. They pay their dental bills solely out-of-pocket. Even those who do have dental insurance receive little more than a slight discount on dental procedures. Going to the dentist is now a luxury – only available to those who have expendable income.
In addition, most dentists have not made it a priority to treat patients in inner city and in rural communities. Less than 20 percent of American dentists offer care to Medicaid recipients. An even smaller percentage serve those who are below the poverty line, chronically ill, or living in a rural area. In short, the needs of many with a bad smile are not being met.
A Bad Smile Keeps People Down
An unattractive smile is a struggle all on its own. This is only compounded when attempting to entering the workforce. Consider #BrighterImageLab as an alternative option for your cosmetic smile needs.
Studies have shown a strong correlation between appearance and income. Without access to affordable dental care there needs to be other options for those looking to brighten their smile and gain confidence. Even the most qualified candidates may find themselves passed-over in favor of a candidate with a more ideal smile.
Smart Smile Makeover from Brighter Image Lab No Drill – Just BIL
Not wanting your teeth to be drilled isn’t unreasonable, it’s smart. Kimby wanted a smart smile makeover, so she contacted Brighter Image Lab. This is her story.
When you smile, you teach people to smile around you. Or, when you don’t, it teaches them to be more concerned around you.
I’ve seen that with even parents who can’t smile who is in your pictures where you take a serious look. It tends to make people draw from that look. Even though it works for you…
It’s not as approachable.
Right, and so, if you had…If you can go back and take a quarter of those chances back, or fifty of those chances…
I would do it in a heartbeat.
Right. There you go, “Hey, let me show you what I really want to do,” you know, “but I don’t want to be…”
Meet Kimby Kloss
This is who I really am I really am, a smiley person and happy and bubbly. This is who I am.
How’d you hear about us?
I was on Instagram, and there was this social media, you know, person that I loved her teeth. And she was just really real about, you know how she approached getting, you know, a better smile. I looked at her YouTube, and on her YouTube videos she had she was one of your clients.
I was so intrigued I had to, you know, I was brought to…
Dental Solution to Drill – BIL Solution is a Smart Smile Makeover
Your web page and I was just like it was almost like automatically I felt like my perspective had changed upon, you know, getting a sense of doing dental veneers. I’m just so impressed that there she avoided doing the drilling and the step-by-step process that it would take that’s so invasive that to me I like…It…The cost is high.
Yes, that’s incredibly deceptive.
Oh my god…
Cosmetic Dentistry Needs to Show The Real After Photos
What happens is cosmetic dentistry shows the before, they show the after, but they never show the ride home. And the difference is when they show before and after it’s a deceptive position. Like before and after it’s like these are your teeth and now these are your teeth, drilled down.
And so there’s really not an after past that because the third picture is here your here’s your teeth when you apply a veneer. Here’s how we hide your teeth, but the before and after should be real teeth, cone teeth.
“Perfect” Teeth Weren’t Good Enough
My entire life I have…Growing up I had, you know, pretty baby teeth. My dentist always said that and it stuck with me because when my teeth came in the way that they did I was not as pleased.
And so, it’s like…And that’s one of the theories that we get into is that nobody should drill healthy teeth.
Yeah, that’s terrifying to me. It really, really is.
Here’s what’s happened. What cosmetic dentistry does is they drill a tooth to grind it down, but it the grinding comes from the drill, and so we just say stay away from the drill. We all the time see people who send us their cases, and want to know if they can get their dental veneers removed. Because they want to go back to what they had and you can’t. It’s like, “You can’t. Are you crazy?”
Rejecting The Drill, Leaving Invisalign
When you said that you didn’t want to drill, then that got my attention. Like for instance I don’t know if you know, but I think you told me you were in Invisalign? Jumped out of them?
The reason being is cause..?
Oh my god, orthodontics was the biggest mistake ever. It was not productive.
Orthodontics, Braces Isn’t The Solution For Everyone
What what I tell people is is that they’re, you know, you have to know what to expect if your teeth didn’t come in fully. They don’t continue to come in fully. Straightening them with orthodontics don’t make them nicer, it just makes them more obvious. And sometimes, if they’re not shaped right, they have to be straighter teeth, and that makes it more obvious. “Oh, I really need cosmetic dentistry…”
And so most people go straight from orthodontics, braces straight into cosmetic dentistry…
Which is crazy.
They could have bypassed it, and so especially for little things if you’d done it ten years ago, or even five years ago. The choices we make today for those same dental veneers are so different in color and shade and translucency and a bunch of things.
So why commit yourself to something that’s going to potentially..?
Technology Produces Better Alternatives
it’s backdating. The technology has changed. Why continue to service that?
I want to show you something on your smile.
Okay. Let’s see.
You have almost no changes. The shape of this one and this one’s underdeveloped. This is probably one of those cases that are strictly cosmetic like, and…But if you could make those changes on a case like this, you can do any case. And so…
Kimby Gets Her Dental Veneers
I can’t believe this is really happening. Those are my impressions? These are my teeth? Are those are gonna go in my mouth?
The reason i said they work, this is supposed to be your mouth. They fit on, and so that’s where we take it from. So the best thing to do is try it. Ok? Boom!
Ah! This is crazy! I have to take a deep breath. I…
It’s gonna feel weird.
No. I can’t even describe…Since I have…Like this is a big moment for me, because since I have been like a little girl on, I have always had such…Since I was six years old and my front teeth came in, and this tooth has always been such an insecurity of mine.
I never smile with my teeth and it’s you know maybe it’s all a mental thing but I just, like I can’t believe this moment is really here!
Is it on?
They look amazing.
What do you see?
I’m going to let you see.
You gotta let the camera see.
This is unreal!
You look amazing.
Look how shiny they are, they look so perfect and shiny.
I noticed in your Instagram your lip to lip on almost everything.
Everything, and my family always gives me such a hard time and it’s always been an insecurity thing.
You’re not having a problem smiling?
Or, I mean…
I’m never going to do the duck face again!
We’re talking…I just learned that that was a real face. I thought it duck meant hide.
Oh my god!
They look perfect.
I can’t believe it.
Kimby Tries Another Set of Dental Veneers On
Do you mind changing to the other ones? I always tell people wait three or four days before you get used to the bottom, but some people get adjusted the first and they wear the second one. It all depends on how good it looks. Should look surreal, but it’s gonna feel big, and it’s gonna feel bright, so let’s look at it.
Ok let’s do it!
This is yours. Look how white it is.
Oh my god. I know. Oh my gosh.
Just push them down.
They should be tight.
Ok. Oh my god, I can’t believe this! No!
That’s a lot to get used to. How does it feel? It’s crazy to me.
Feels great. I can’t believe this.
Brittney’s Smile Journey
You know, a large percentage of the people that come to me and never came to me to look good. They never one time asked to look better. I met a young lady in Ohio called me and said that I need I mean a really great smile.
Was this Brittney?
I watched it!
And she’s like, “You can do this!” And she was in the dentist for four years and he couldn’t fix her smile, and so that’s when we really got on: “Let’s make these more perfect.”
So with that, I’m getting to see the work for the first time. Normally, I don’t get to see it up this close.
Yeah, I reached out to you. I didn’t know I was reaching out to you. Didn’t know who I was reaching out to, because…
It was like a Saturday or Sunday morning.
It was a Sunday morning.
You didn’t try these on before today?
Ok, and so with that…
Oh my god!!! Like, I, this is unreal.
Smart Girls Choose Smart Smile Makeovers
Another thing I liked about your graduating from college. These smart girls that they do their work, they don’t drill. You obviously know enough people to know any cosmetic dentist in Florida. If you wanted to make that choice you could’ve easily made it, and it wasn’t an accident that you put that in our first message.
Like, I’m not drilling, so help me. And I’m thinking how does she know to say that like I’m always concerned that somebody in my office might have heard me say that, so they go “I’ll just tell them this,” but we were looking at trying to start a campaign that says don’t drill, and I knew you were doing your investigation.
Finally – The Perfect Smile
And I knew that you could make other choices, and I know there’s a time to where you don’t want to be making mistakes. You got too many people coming in, but I will tell you I have been here for the last 15 minutes or so and I don’t see anything about you that’s going to have anything but positive on you making an impression.
Or you didn’t no longer have the negative. I don’t think you’re ever going to worry about that one tooth being too small. It looks perfect now.
Let me see. They’re perfect, perfect. Like the tips match exactly bite for bite.
I’m so excited.
It’s still way hard for you believe, I can feel the energy of shock.
I can’t believe this is real. I love them so much!
This is insane crazy.
They’re so perfect.
A Smile Ready For Graduation
Your parents are gonna see you for graduation. Your mom’s gonna see you for Mother’s Day, and you’re gonna walk your stage, you’re gonna have your friends…
Oh my god!
And there are going to be one more, “I have to…Oh, these are my…These people will judge me…”
Smiling the entire way down.
We did pretty good.
I have to see again. Oh my gosh.
We did good.
You did good.
We did good.
Kimby Reveals Her Smart Smile Makeover to Her Friend
I know Kariann always had the best teeth. She’s my twin, I got robbed. Hey, can you believe it?
Kimby got her smart smile makeover in Florida, but you can get one in: Mexico City, Ecatepec, Nezahualcoyoti, Cancun, Mexico; Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco; Puebla; Tijuana, Mexicali, Baja California; Juarez, Chihuahua; Leon, Guanajuato; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Acapulco, Guerrero; Nassau, Bahamas, Belmopan, Belize, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Panama City, Panama; Kingston, Jamaica; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Argentina, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, La Paz and Sucre, Brazil, Brasília, Chile, Santiago, Colombia, Bogotá, Ecuador, Quito, French Guiana, Cayenne, Guyana, Georgetown, Venezuela, Caracas, Peru, Lima, San José , Costa Rica, and most areas in Central and South America.
Mother’s Day Makeover and a Daughter’s Wedding Saved
Watch this video about a mother who got the best birthday gift she could ask for. A Mother’s Day Makeover that arrived in time for her daughter’s wedding.
Your smile is not a luxury. It’s a tool that helps you be you. Everything that we’re doing today is not a luxury, and a girl needs her stuff. I didn’t come here for a good story. It was a good story by itself, but when I see this I’m just like, “Where’s she been?”
Brighter Image Lab, this is Laurie.
Hello, this is Angela Pyle. I’ve lost a bunch of teeth. I have severe…
I was showing your your images to my director, and your impression, and he would really like to speak with you.
Angela, just so you know me, my name is Bil and I’m sorry that you’re in this situation. I’m not sure it can be done…
My daughter is getting married on Friday and…
A week from yesterday?
Yeah, and see the thing is, like, I don’t even want to be there you know if I can’t even…
Because it’s so embarrassing. My teeth are so horrid, I don’t even want to talk to anybody.
Mother’s Day Makeover from Brighter Image Lab
Angela, this is a Matt. I’m with Brighter Image Lab.
Hey listen, um, I was just talking to Bil. We’re probably not going to get it out in time for the last overnight FedEx, but he is willing to deliver them.
Thank you guys.
I appreciate it. You have no idea how much this means to me. I mean, I can’t. I feel like I’m in a dream. That some one has taken the time to do something, and like it’s something you see happen to other peoples, but people I have, I’ve never ever experienced it. So thanks so much.
Seemed like you really took to heart my condition, and like really wanted to help. And, you know, wasn’t just a business to him. I knew then that Brighter Images was just so special compared to any other company I’d ever known.
There’s nice people and that you care even if you’re a stranger.
Bil Delivers a Mother’s Day Makeover
She ready for me?
I just hope this works. You know what? There’s always a chance somebody can drop the ball. But, I feel good about it.
I can’t tell you…On a few occasions of doing this job when they see themselves beautiful, everything changes. And it all starts with the smile, because that says I’m here, I’m in the game.
Well, it came at the perfect time because it has been a time like, you know I feel like throwing in the towel because you feel like you’re no help to anyone…
At least think about it.
You can. I bought a different set just in case, but I I did what I thought would be perfect. Which means from a side profile there’s not going to be as much of incession, but you’re gonna feel it.
Like it’s gonna go, you know, like…
Almost like how you put a cotton ring underneath your lip. You’re gonna go, but when you see it it should be amazing. It’s supposed to be perfect, but we have insurance. There one that’s thin, one’s thicker.
The Making of a Smile Makeover
Here’s the thing, so I had zero hours to negotiate. There was no way, you weren’t in an area to really speak for yourself. You had that, if you had to get someone to help you, you’d probably get me and I would have said let’s go with what you know.
And so that’s what we did. I did the very best I could do it’s just going to be whether I made the right choices. But the makeup artist is doing well for you, the hair is coming on, and…Very good. You guys do nails here too? Do not. They do them next door don’t they?
Yes, and they are very good.
Are they? Might need to go next door, unless you were gonna get it done anyway?
You’re not dying for time are you?
Mother’s Day Makeover in Time For Her Daughter’s Wedding
You’re gonna make it in time, because it brings it all together. Today, a lot of what people see and do is going to be nothing that you say. It’s gonna be all your expressions, and body language says everything. And you can’t have good body language without your hands. And in order to be able to see that you’ve come full circle, it’s worth us getting our hands done if you have the time.
You ready try these on?
I gotta ask you hard questions. The back teeth are they rooted really well or stable? Are they strong?
Wow. Perfect, then let’s do this bottom one. We’re almost there.
I can’t believe that I have teeth!
They feel way big?
They just feel odd I just get used to them.
In your whole life you’ve never seen your teeth move your lip out. It’s always been straight down, and so right now we’re bringing the lip we used for a lip instead of just something that’s in front of you.
Right, I can’t even believe it.
Smiling Bigger Than Ever
I’m so happy, we’re making it work, I can’t believe it. I think you’re gonna see you’ve never…That you’ve probably never seen your smile this big. Let’s keep looking at it, if you don’t mind?
Because you got to keep showing it. Let me see you? It looks so good!
You need to look, I mean I guess you’ve only seen them for a second. No one’s gonna believe that you haven’t seen this before.
I haven’t and I guarantee I this is the first time I’ve ever met you in my life.
And we did it in five minutes.
And last Saturday’s the first time I ever talked to you. Yeah I can tell it’s…
Just a little bit, and you’ll get used to it, but you’re gonna be able to smile for wedding pictures correct?
Can you look in that mirror and see if you can see them, like stand up? Tell me about the front lip. I’m so concerned about that because I took a big choice to bring those out.
Oh, I like it like that.
Boy, you don’t know how scary that is when you’ve got someone that you’re doing something for that you’ve never met.
Yeah, I’ll definitely have to watch this.
You don’t owe me thanks, thank you!
Yeah, I have to hug you.
A Photogenic Smile
We’re going to get a picture in a minute, but I think we’re gonna go next door. So, we’re going to stay mic-ed up.
I’ve never had my nails done.
Well, if you can take a compliment, I’m seeing one of the most striking individuals come together. The makeup and the hair and the strongness of your smile with it with a good square look. Very, very striking for you.
It’s a testament of how much you care about your daughter. Like, I wish that she could have seen…
Mom Will See My New Smile
I can’t wait, I can’t wait. My mom’s coming in today too, and I can’t wait for her to see them. She’ll be so happy.
I have people tell me all the time, “Bill, when you left you should have done one thing for me.” What do you?..What did…What’d I do? I think it was…I’m not sharing responsibility. Tell me what you already knew. You tell me a couple of times to practice smiling. Please in the future tell people to smile more. It took me months to get ready to smile on something I could have done in a few hours.
Well you’ve rescinded back away from society, and you have to now take that step is to be back in front of it. Because the people that you represent deserve to be represented. Your little girl deserves to have her momma today.
She Was Going to Miss Her Daughter’s Wedding Because of Her Smile
I said I can come and sit on the pew, and I wasn’t going to go to the reception because of it.
You were gonna stay home from your baby girls wedding? All because you felt bad about the way you look. Mom’s showing up for the first time in a couple years. I wish, I wish that the circumstances hadn’t made us have to meet like we did, but if they’re going to exist and you have they stand up and go nothing’s gonna hold me back.
Every once in a while get to see whether what you do matters, and I think what we did today matters. I think so.
Yes it matters, and like I said I can never thank you guys enough I know you say you don’t need to be I mean you have no idea how much it means.
I hope you feel like a good girl today.
Nails done, hair is done. There’s tons of stuff, and you’re gonna see some people.
Mother’s Day Makeover Saved Her Daughter’s Wedding
Today’s about you and your daughter, so we wanna bail out early. We want to get out of your way so you can go be you.
I just want to tell you when you talked about my smile…One of the first things I ever had said to me, one of the first churches that I went to there was an evangelist there. And at the end of the week when, I don’t know how your church pastor did it, but like he went to the back and people went out and would shake hands.
I always had the preacher of the back of the church.
And so when…
Boy, those were the good old days for you.
Yeah. When I came through, he shook my hand and he told me he said don’t ever lose your smile.
And you lost it? But we got it back.
And, I mean, that was when I was 18 he told me.
That’s a trademark for you?
Not to ever lose my smile, and so you you gave it back to me today.
This Mother’s Day Makeover was done in Kentucky, but we serve clients in: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, Columbus, San Francisco, Charlotte, Seattle, Denver, El Paso, Washington D.C., Boston, Oklahoma City, Honolulu, Anchorage, Orlando, and any area in the U.S.
New Smile Makeover for Florida Lady by Brighter Image Lab
This video documents one of our clients from Florida who received her New Smile Makeover from Brighter Image Lab.
Look what just came in the mail. My veneers! I am super excited, and I can’t wait to try them on. I have to call Brighter Image Lab now because I’m supposed to let know when I receive them. We’re going to open them live on Skype, so I cannot show you now, but we will let you know how they feel.
Hey guys, today we’re going to Florida and we’re working with a little girl who’s asked us to do a new smile makeover. She’s been married for about a year. She’s got about a seven month old baby, and one of the things that compelled us to want to work with her is she actually wrote us in a letter and told us that she had never smiled for her husband or for her baby.
No Smile For Her Newborn Baby
We just thought, “If someone can’t smile with a newborn, when can they smile?” So we’re going to work with her today, and we’re going to see the results. I think she’s got her package, and I’m going to Skype her in on a phone call, and I can’t wait to see the results. So work with me, let’s see how this video goes.
Wendy Receives Her Brand New Smile From Brighter Image Lab
Hey Wendy, how you doing?
I’m good, how are you doing?
Good morning, I’m glad. Finally, it took us some days. Can you see me good yet? I can see you perfect. I hear we’re going to get you a new smile today. What you got? Was that the FedEx?
We talked this week, tell me a little bit about how long you been waiting for your smile.
Oh, I actually had a lot of dental work done. It’s been about 4 or 5 years now.
Cosmetic Dentistry Is Too Expensive
And if you look at anything that you’d have to do…To do the cosmetic dentistry, it’s too expensive. There’s no dentist that’s going to be able to do anything that’s anywhere close to what someone can afford.
You’re 27, and you got a little boy.
He’ll be nine months on the 24th, so he’s a, they grow too quick. After I had him, all my fillings started falling out, but they just started just disintegrating.
When we saw this when we saw your first picture
A Pretty Girl Needs A Pretty Smile
We thought this is truly too seriously of a pretty girl to not have a pretty smile. When we saw that we knew that if we can get this little girl a brand new smile, then she can go on and do a lot of things.
What do you hope that this new smile does for you?
Um, I hope it brightens up my, you know, career opportunity. I’m a very people person oriented. I like to, you know, um…
You just want to be able to get to where you can be somewhere where your smile is not part of the conversation, or that you have to hide it.
But I really feel like you’re you’re going to get a lot of benefit from your smile.
I, I think so too.
Wendy Sees Her New Smile
So let’s go ahead and get started. Let’s open it up. Let’s see what we got. There it is, yeah, that’s the system.
It’s almost gonna feel like a retainer, right?
They’re in, they look amazing. Can you see yourself at all? Have you seen them yet?
Wendy’s Smile Expectations
What was your expectations? What were you thinking it was going to be like?
You know I really had no clue. I watched tons of the, you know, before and afters and some of the videos, everybody, and you know some people made. And I, I really wasn’t expecting this.
Let me see the detail at the bottom. Oh, they look perfect. Cool, and they feel good?
Oh yeah, actually they feel really good!
They’re not stabbing me in the gums or anything. So they almost feel like they’re, they’re real.
They should feel very snug in to where you don’t have to worry about them. Like you’re not worried about them coming out?
Oh, no, no.
Perfect. They look happy, look. They make you look so much happier.
Smile For Job Interviews and Special Events
And I’m hoping that you think that you can do on any job interview go to any special event any pictures or presentations because your smile looks beautiful.
I, I have more confidence.
Uh, who are you closest to?
Oh, my mom.
I guess it’s been a few years since she’s seen you with a nice smile.
You’re good. Your smile looks beautiful. You got to get used to t…The first thing that you’re going to do is get used to showing your smile. Um, it’s just way too pretty of a smile for you not to be able to show it to the world.
It’s truly amazing.
Brighter Image Lab is Offering Smile Choices
We’re very happy that we were able to get this work done for you, but we’re probably more proud that you were brave enough to let us show what the differences could be so other people who think they don’t have any choices can actually see that they can make a difference with their smile.
I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate you letting me share this with other people. Thank you so much.
Thank you guys so much. I am stunned I am completely amazed on what you guys have done.
The Proof of Our Work is Our Reward
The gift to my staff is when they go look here’s where she’s taking . Here’s where she’s done this. She keeps wearing these. She’s posting pictures of her smiling now, and like I can’t wait to see you have a big picture of you smiling with your little boy.
I can’t wait either.
Thank you so much Wendy, and that’s everything so we’re going to talk to you soon.
Thank you guys so much!
This client received her new smile makeover in Florida, but we help clients all over the world including: Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton, London, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec City, Quebec; Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, Surrey, British Columbia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and any area in Canada.
Smile Makeover Story from a Make-Up Artist
Watch this smile makeover story from a make-up artist we have used in several New Life Smile makeovers. Bridgette has helped dozens of people smile again by providing the make-up for their smile makeover story.
I think they have big future for making people over, absolutely. I mean if if we had known there was something like that, you can make someone’s hair look fantastic, and their makeup, and you know even with terrible skin.
Her Smile Costs Her Clients
I mean I have access to whatever I need to do that for someone, and they can look at themselves just like I would look at myself and feel like, “Man, my makeup looks awesome today.” Or, “My hair is great,” and then I smile and I’m like, “Oh, that shuts it down.”
Hey guys. Today, I want to thank you for being with me. The reason why I think this is a pretty special interview is because for the first time I got the opportunity to share a new perspective.
Bridget Has Seen Both Sides of a Smile Story
I worked with Bridgette in the past. She’s worked both sides of it. She’s actually seen the people change and she’s seen the effect, and she’s seen firsthand what they look and feel like. And then just recently we were able to actually get her in a pair.
So, as a viewer it gives you a unique view of what it is that we actually do from somebody else besides us.
I got into it because I’ve always had a love for it, and I always wanted to be an artist in some way growing up. But I was encouraged to, but kind of like, “Well you can’t really make a living that way.” And I saw being a stylist and a makeup artist as a way to be creative, but still have a career.
The reason why we we’re talking about you’re doing some what ifs like if we were to work with salon owners everywhere to who would we pick to work with? And I was saying one of the reasons why I’d like to work with people like Bridgette is because she has an eye for like a graphic eye, you know?
The Artistic Side of Make-Up
We have an artistic eye of looking at something and a way to convey that to the client. Because sometimes they just need to be convinced of what’s really there. They’re used to seeing their imperfections, and they need to know – you’re blinded by your own self-consciousness right now.
And we can kind of lift the veil on that, I think. Like, will a lady sit there and look at another lady and go, “Your teeth are jacked?”
Women Feel Comfortable With Their Stylist
Cuz here’s what I’m saying. The reason why I thought so is because they’re in the only place that they could talk about it. They can talk to a dentist, they can talk to their priest, their best friend, or their stylist.
You could have done all the make-up in the world for Stacey, the first girl that we did, and she is still left like this. Well, I don’t care how pretty you are, you can’t, you’re not dressed if what you have is broken.
Braces Are Not An Affordable Smile Solution
The last one that needed braces, it was $8500 for braces, and they wanted another two thousand dollars to make it tooth thin. To cut that bottom of the tooth off. So she’s like, “I have to go through braces, and then when they come off one tooth is going to be longer. We were a wonderful choice for her instantly.
That was for you. I know initially, I was in shock that you didn’t even ask for one, because historically you’ve seen the people we put them on.
A Brighter Image Is Everything
Like if I am doing someone’s makeup, I feel like I need to look halfway decent. Even if I had a really bad night, and I had to rush to work, and the kids were sick or whatever. They still need to look at me and feel confident that I’m capable of what they want.
I still feel like if I can put a smile on my face, then I’ll look nice and I’m, therefore, more professional. Because I’m there, and I’m confident, and I’m not hiding behind like being self-conscious. It just takes away a huge weight of being self conscious.
My parents spent a lot of money on my teeth when I was younger, and I did do what I thought I could to keep up, you know, taking care of them.
The Emotional Effects of a Bad Smile
And then I got a big chip in my tooth and it kept getting bigger, and I got more self-conscious. I wanted my smile to be brighter, and and I realized how much it affected me daily, even with my own kids. A little change like that can make a huge difference.
I noticed in the picture that we took, you didn’t smile. And everybody’s smiled but you, and you got one of the prettiest smiles in the room, you just didn’t do it. So I think you’re making up for it.
I do too.
Recommending A Smile Solution
Why would you recommend them?
Because of how natural they are. How well-fitting, because it’s based off of my teeth, my mold. The quality, I mean the price point to get the same result as going to a dentist. It’s mind blowing, like how much money you would spend. Automatically, I thought, “Wow. That looks so good,” because I was used to what I saw.
I mean my teeth look so good, it’s almost unreal. So I needed feedback, and I needed honest feedback. And I got it.
Our Make-up Artist shares her Smile Makeover Story with her Son
I’m dying, who’d you call? Who does a stylist call?
My son, my son was the first that I and I didn’t tell him.
You got a boy? How big?
He’s 13, yeah.
And so he just sees Mom’s happy?
I’m gonna cry. Oh, I walked in, and I was like, “Hey .” Big cheesy grin, like, “Hey, you notice anything?” And I smiled really big, and he was like your teeth look so good. And I was like yeah I got my teeth fixed.
That’s all I said, and he was like you look really pretty, Mom.
That’s pretty cool.
Yeah I was like thanks buddy.
From a 13 year old kid, that’s pretty big.
Bridget’s Smile Makeover Story: It Made Her Whole Again
But the big cheesy grin is really you. Like you would have grinned all these times of like for the last four years. I’m guessing they’re probably four thousand times you would have grinned that you just didn’t.
And that cost everybody in the room.
It cost your mom, your friends, people who know you. Once they see they broke the mold that it’s the smiling season, then it’s the smilin’ season for them. Yours look so well, has anybody said that they seem them? Has anybody been able to see them?
The Smile Results Were Immediate
I’ve noticed a few people that were like…They didn’t say or do you have anything, they just asked me, “Did I get my teeth, did I get my tooth fixed?”
Okay, people that probably know you?
Yeah, because I’m smiling.
Making the Right Impression
What was the smile makeover story process like? The impressions?
It’s not that bad. You have big trays, it’s larger than what you would comfortably fit in your mouth. You just mash your teeth into the goo and hold it there, and don’t wiggle it around, and it just takes a few minutes. As long as you, you know, directly push them up, do it properly. It takes a few minutes, and you feel silly, you look kind of funny, but that’s it. It’s really simple.
You know if you get a good impression, we’re going to build that smile out as perfect as we can without it being incompatible with your mouth. But that’s always a big question. I always wondered what the stylist would say.
Everything is custom-made, so it’s going to fit you, because it is you.
Tempering Smile Expectations
I’ll tell you we didn’t do one thing different for you than we did for anyone else because I expected you to turn them down, like we didn’t detail…
Here’s what I thought, “I’m gonna take them by, she’s gonna look at them, and she’s gonna give me a professional opinion.” She’s gonna be like, “Oh they’re great, and I’m probably use them if I needed them, if I had a picture. I can see some people need them.” The same thing I would have told you.
And so I thought I’d get them back in 15 minutes. She’s gonna get them. So you don’t think it’s gonna be a problem for if they come up in a salon.
A Smile is a Lifelong Benefit
I think that to me, that makeover experience, the makeup that washes away and the hair color that needs to be retouched. That smile’s with you for the rest of your life and and you’re gonna retain that feeling of seeing yourself redone if you keep that smile to you.
If it’s a big point for those and it makes a considerable dramatic change for those people they’re gonna want the attention for making the change. They’ll go, “Who’s your dentist?”
A Smile Makes A Makeover
They’ll go no, it’s my makeup artist. The lady that that’s my hair got these teeth for me. That’s a pretty profound smile makeover story, and then it’s not who did it. She did it for me. I know you’ve got a lot of work, so you know probably go, “Bil there’s 20 other people that I would have said their makeovers would be a lot better if I could just…”
And so just in this interview, the thing keeps coming up in my mind is if she seriously believes the things that she’s saying which I think you do then it’s gonna stick with other people. And they’re gonna go give my people the chance because I think you look at them as your clients.
All right, like this is my person. Like I until I’m gone, you’re mine.
It’s it’s my creation in a way, and I feel like if there’s something more I could have done to help make them feel more beautiful then it’s missing.
Bravely Sharing Her Smile Story
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the fact that it takes a lot. One is you have to have an interest and two – you got to be brave enough to go, “Yeah, I got these.” And then to be able to say, “Listen, I felt confident enough about it.”
That this is something I could have kept in it, benefited from, and just moved on. But instead I think it needs to be out there.
Brighter Image Lab Doesn’t “Sell” Smile Makeovers
And being conservative as we are, we don’t want people to feel sold. And I think from an artist point of view, everything about you comes across about them. I think they’ll appreciate that a lot, and I hope you feel appreciated for being as helping me do this.
Cool, so thank you very much.
Guys, we appreciate it.
That’s a wrap! We’re done.
This New Life Smile make-up artists smile makeover story is very similar to stories we hear worldwide in places like: Mexico City, Ecatepec, Nezahualcoyoti, Cancun, Mexico; Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco; Puebla; Tijuana, Mexicali, Baja California; Juarez, Chihuahua; Leon, Guanajuato; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Acapulco, Guerrero; Nassau, Bahamas, Belmopan, Belize, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Panama City, Panama; Kingston, Jamaica; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Argentina, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, La Paz and Sucre, Brazil, Brasília, Chile, Santiago, Colombia, Bogotá, Ecuador, Quito, French Guiana, Cayenne, Guyana, Georgetown, Venezuela, Caracas, Peru, Lima, San José , Costa Rica, and most areas in Central and South America.
New Life Smile Makeover from Brighter Image Lab
Watch this amazing New Life Smile makeover for a 50 year old mechanic. This client lost his wife, then his smile. New Life Smile partner Brighter Image Lab was there to help him regain his smile, and give him a new life with a smile makeover.
I’ve never had the perfect storybook life, but Devin and me were at least happy. And together we always found a way to make things work. After she passed, I felt like I’d lost my reason to smile. Then eventually I lost my smile altogether.
My insurance company told me my issues were cosmetic, and yeah maybe I didn’t have any physical pain, but the life I was living sure hurt like hell. I knew my smile was holding me back but I was stuck and I just didn’t think I had any other choices.
That’s why what Brighter Image Lab did for me is so amazing. Now when I look in the mirror, I don’t just see a worn-out mechanic anymore. I see someone with a lot of life left to live. I see potential, and hope.
Brighter Image didn’t just change my smile. I think it’s safe to say they’ve truly changed my life.
This New Life Smile makeover was made possible by Brighter Image Lab. Located in Fort Worth, TX, Brighter Image Lab helps clients get a new life with a smile makeover all over the world in places like: Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Xi’an, China; Taipei, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Saitama, Japan; Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennal, Kolkata, Surat, India; Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Indonesia; Manila, Quezon City, Davao, Malingao, Cebu City, Taguig, Pasig City, Philippines, and most areas in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Instasmile Clip On Review
In our last video – Scammed By Instasmile?, we introduced you to two brothers, Doug and Justin. Doug had went online and he bought some Instasmile clip on veneers that he thought were like Brighter Image Lab’s.
Doug asked us to help him tell his story (about the Instasmile clip on). He didn’t want this to happen to anyone else. While I was meeting with Doug, I also met his brother and we thought what a perfect opportunity to show two people going through the same process.
We think that after you see the results that we got for Doug and his brother, you’ll see that there truly is a difference and that not all veneers are made the same.
Doug Talks About His Video Career
What’s up guys? Come on in, have a seat. You got the rest of your guys? What are you doing man?
We got a chance to look at your videos dude and I don’t know but I think one of the other guys goes, “Is it my..?” I think this guy’s pretty good, like
Yeah, like you got something going there.
I don’t know if you’re going to pick it up or…
I’m gonna try to, yeah.
“To make it big and be a star now that’s the game plan”
Doug’s Smile From Brighter Image Lab
Let’s see what we’ve got!
It’s not a full you as I’d like but I think anything else would look fake, and I think that the way you smile…I think it’s going to give you the smile that you’re looking for with family and friends.
Yeah. Isn’t that crazy?
That’s great. So.
You, a moment of truth here.
Well, now go ahead and take it, put it in and see what you can do.
Doug Tries On His New Smile
Feels way different, feels way better. All right. Just pop it in?
Let’s see. Let’s hold your head up…One hundred thousand times better. They’re not going all the way in, Something’s up.
We’re halfway there, because look how much better they look. Once they get in, we’re going to be in. So the whole deal is it’s all nanoseconds.
You could be off just a fraction and that would be the enough to change the whole thing. I think you got a bad impression. I’ve just been doing this too long. You don’t have to mess with the bottom. You know why? Cause they’re in.
The bottom is perfect.
Bil is a Perfectionist
Right, and so the top needs to be the same way, but let me just build them perfect.
Ok, if you…You’re just a perfectionist. You are.
I just want them perfect.
That’s a good thing.
I want them to where when if someone was to hold you down with a microscope, they’re going to go, “Oh, they’re perfect.”
Doug waits a week for Instasmile Clip On Alternatives, but Justin’s Press On Veneers are ready
This is the way they’re supposed to be. Oh you got his too?
And we’re going to take some GQ pictures in the back in a minute, if you don’t mind.
Oh my God, let me see this!
See how perfect they are when they go on? And they’re right, there right I promise.
Do yourself a favor, brother.
This is how yours are going to look brother. Perfect! I mean just, spot-on, spectacular perfect. No one can ever tells those aren’t real.
That’s crazy man.
That’s what your brother would have if he knew how to take an impression.
You’re going to get used to looking at those, you’ll never go back to your old teeth. They, they look perfect.
That’s pretty crazy man! I know It’s hard to like look at myself.
Doug returns for his Instasmile Clip On alternative from Brighter Image Lab
Hey Bil. This is my friend Bryson.
Good to meet you Bryson.
Great to meet you sir I’m really excited about this.
Let’s see if we can do something.
So it’s been a week man, I’ve been anxiously waiting. Where they at? Let me see them!
Instasmile Clip On vs. Brighter Image Lab
When we first got started, we talked about this Instasmile Clip On.
You seen these? You haven’t seen these? Oh my God, dude.
This is the Instasmile clip on you brought to me.
This is the Instasmile clip on.
Do they literally cut like lines in?
You can tell, you can see the hand piecing right?
I always, I’m afraid to mention that, but I was wondering if people knew that they just grinded that with the drill.
Yeah. it’s like not every tooth in every America has lines in them, you know?
Matter of fact, I think most people don’t have lines on their teeth like that.
Just so we have no video, can you change these out for me?
Doug Doesn’t Want To Wear Instasmile Clip Ons
Put these in?
Oh no, man.
Oh are they that bad? The reason being is I don’t think you’ve seen them have you?
No I haven’t, this is the first time.
Oh my God. I don’t even want to put these in these are going to be bad.
It’s just for a second.
Oh my God.
Look at the tops of them.
Instasmile Solutions Look Fake
It’s like, “Hey, look at my plastic, white, crooked teeth that I got from the Halloween store.”
They just look fake.
And it’s like a white that teeth wouldn’t normally be.
Like if you were showing your friends you guys would tell them in five seconds.
What do you have on your teeth, dude?
Instasmile Clip On is Not The Same as Brighter Image Lab
One of the big things that came across this week was to say we’re just not the same, and I almost want to put something out there that says we’re not freaking Instasmile clip on. We’re just not those guys.
And I do know that after this week, you guys this week, I don’t know of anybody y’all can get me to sell these to. Like I don’t think you have any friends…
No, I mean I’m a salesman and I couldn’t sell those.
Yeah, I don’t think I could either. I don’t think you were anywhere helped by this at all, like there was no help in it.
No, not at all. If anything it was…
Instasmile is a Waste?
Just a waste of time.
Is a waste of money.
They’re just laughable. If I was to take your veneers and grind chunks and lines in them, you’d thought, you’d be…
Like what the heck, right?
What I want to show you is a lot of people are familiar with the bleaching tray.
That’s just like a bleach your teeth or something?
To bleach your teeth. It’s just it’s a little plastic tray, but it’s white. Take this same bleaching tray, and you make it black, well they look the same.
And when they look the same, it’s like wow, what does this cost? They’re like $47. That’s what they did with the Instasmile clip on. Y’all have it? They just took them, they just took a bleaching tray, and they just decided well which color do I want it to be? Do I want to go clear? How about black? What would white look like?
What? Can I see one of those?
Yeah. They come in all different thicknesses.
Yeah, this is the same thing as this. Wow!
And so, it’s kind of like if I made it purple would I say, “Oh, we have the first purple one here?”
A Moment of Truth For Doug
This is the moment of truth, see if this one fits? I sharpened the eye teeth for you. Perfect.
Does it fit?
Yeah, it fits perfect.
It feels different too. The bite is way better too, like I feel like I could eat with these.
Yes. That was a big deal too. Just from me looking at you 5 seconds away…I will tell you 90% of the time it’s not about their smile. It’s about who they are when they smile. Like I want them to be the same person that they would be. I don’t want them to be judged.
What I’ll tell you is, every conversation you have it will never go back to your smile.
A Socially Acceptable Smile
It’ll be you now have an acceptable room, acceptable socially, acceptable welcome to the table, we’re all equal. One thing I definitely know about ours is that people think that they’re real veneers.
And they look polished and chiseled. And that looks good. People don’t know that when I met you I did tell you, it was gonna be kind of challenge.
Yeah you did say that.
The Verdict on Brighter Image Lab
But I think it worked out good?
Those look so good.
Yeah they do.
Well I know if they didn’t you would have damn sure said, “I’m out.”
I know why he’s doing it, but I don’t need it. Um, I think you’ll like your veneers more now that you’ve seen your pictures. You think?
Because it’s really hard to judge yourself, cause you go man, I don’t want to be their poster child. But then you go I mean I didn’t do them a favor, they did me a favor.
A New Smile For a New Career
I just forget what it’s like to be 25 years old. If someone told me, “Hey, like he’s doing his meeting with a label company,” I think I he’s going there feeling good today. I can tell from talking to you, you feel like you’re going to be set.
And you got your stuff, and I can tell from I’m talking to you that you’re gonna work on being polished.
Before you’re more I’ma work on being cool.
I met three young men today that are going to make their best dates, your best…Your best days are going to be around the corner of, like every three months you will want have done something that’s substantial because this is what makes your life.
I think we’ve done this enough where I think you know it’s a pleasure working with you.
It has man, It’s been life changing.
Seriously, I’d recommend this to anyone. I just can’t wait to go out in the real world and live my dream of having a nice smile.
A Parting Invitation
I’ll definitely uh, you’ll definitely be invited to my album release party.
Thank you. I hope that’s true.
All you guys.
But listen to me, in confidence I’m seeing you smile, they look perfect.
We provided Doug with his Instasmile clip on alternative at our office in the United States, but we also serve clients in the United Kingdom in places like London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin, Glasgow, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick, Cork, Derry, Northern Ireland, and all of Britain.
Scammed by Instasmile?
We often get calls from clients who felt like they were scammed by Instasmile. Usually, we try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but we kept receiving calls from clients who felt like they were scammed.
One client in particular contacted us claiming to be scammed by Instasmile. We felt that his story was compelling enough to share. So, was this real Brighter Image Lab client scammed by Instasmile? Watch this video and decide for yourself.
The Difference in Quality
One thing I definitely know about ours is that people think that they’re real veneers.
…and they look polished and chiseled.
Oh that looks good.
People don’t know it, but when I met you I did tell you it was gonna be kind of a challenge.
Yeah you did say that.
But I think it worked out good.
Realistic Look of Brighter Image Lab Veneers
Those look so good.
Well, I know if they if they didn’t you would have damn sure said I’m out.
I know why he’s doing it, but I don’t need it.
I will tell you the one thing you guys don’t know that you did for me is I’ve ignored the under 25 crowd.
Bil Meets Doug and Justin
Doug? Bil Watson.
Nice to meet you.
Hey what is your name again?
Nice to meet ya.
Heather comes in here last week and she says hey we’ve got this guy who bought something online that he’s not happy with. He thought it was something and wants to know if…
…we can help him.
Doug’s Search For a Smile Solution
So yeah so basically about 6 months ago I think you know I started like looking into stuff like this and obviously veneers they’re like crazy expensive you know. Five thousand dollars…
Twenty thousand dollars, I don’t know and so you know obviously stuff started popping up and searching the web and all that and you know I see you guys and then so I start you know kind of saving up money.
Finding “Press On Veneers”, Getting Scammed By Instasmile?
I’m on Instagram one day I think it was Instagram and I ironically enough Instagram but I’m like scrolling and it’s a sponsored ad and it’s saying like you know snap on you know Press On Veneers, whatever for $499 or something like that. So I’m like oh they must like kind of be having a sale, I guess.
So then I basically just bought them instantly and I was like okay this is gonna be good and I realized that it wasn’t you guys it was a different company. And I but I was just like oh it’s probably the same thing. But I get them and they’re like I mean you seen them so, you know…
Just just a hunk of junk, just, just uh I’m surprised I haven’t thrown them away.
Do you have with you?
Hold on, I think they’re in the trash no…Just kidding.
What gets me is that if you can if you look at them then you go I see what they are. Like if they said, “Hey, I’m going to sell you a bleaching tray,” or, “We’re going to vacuum over, we’re just going to take a vacuum form and we’re going to cover your teeth, and then you’ll have the same teeth they’ll just look whiter.”
We’ll just look plastic, basic…
Yeah, or “If you’re missing one, we’ll fill it in.” Then I don’t think people would be so mad. I believe whole-heartedly that every person I’ve talked to wouldn’t have bought unless they thought they were buying us.
Instasmile Posing As Brighter Image Lab?
Exactly, yeah. Looking up their Facebook page, looking up their Instagram, and this was before they started making them and you know it’s kind of like I was like I just called them I even said on the phone, I was like, so it’s like bright, you know like bright, it’s like like the Brighter Image look Lab, right? And they’re like, yeah, it’s literally what they said.
But almost everyone that calls us is, “Bil I want you to know that I thought I was buying the same thing.”
A Salesman Needs A Smile
I’m actually a door-to-door salesman so I sell alarms. I’m also a musician too, so that’s why this is like super important to me. Because like I’m starting to like gain a little bit of you know traction through social media outlets and my music that I’m releasing and like stuff like that so on image is a big deal.
I will tell you that our motto of this company is everything matters yeah in 10%, 5%, 2%, 3% I know you think it’s 3% to me it’s 30% it’s enough for me to keep my mouth shut. Any conversation I should be smiling in.
The Instant Smile Letdown
Yeah, I waited I waited about two months for these things, and I was like anxiously waiting like this like man my whole life’s about to change. You know that’s basically what I thought, you know. And you know obviously you can you can probably imagine how pumped up I was you know just to get these and then I got them just like literally devastating.
Just like man, I mean I almost cried, and I was like dude this, yeah it is, it just, it was ridiculous.
Is it believable? Like if they look really close at somebody, are they believable? And then they put a lot of trust in you, like for instance if I make these for you there’s any situation they’re going to get photography of you in a band. You up close, of you in conversation and you don’t want to have the stop and think, “I wonder if that’s noticeable?”
If so, you might as well just shut your mouth. What would you compare them to?
Have you ever seen anything like them?
I say these things here ya go to Party City and get ’em for a dollar. There’s a little, you know, vampire teeth, that’s what these are.
Doug’s First Contact
But, you get off the phone with one of the girls that works for us. She came right in and says hey can I print this? I want to tell you about this guy, and she said you were pretty upset.
I was, I was I mean almost like I was almost crying when I did when I was talking to her.
You don’t seem like a guy that what would take losing that much money very easy.
No, I’m not. I’m not usually, no, I’m not I mean. I don’t want to…trust me I’m gonna be on the phone with them again, and I’m gonna try to do whatever I can, but I mean yeah, it just it sucks. It really does. You have you have one of yours?
Seeing The Press On Veneer
Yeah, yeah I can find one. Give me half second.
Okay, here’s one I’ve got for us.
Is it ok if I touch them?
Yeah, they’re just so tight. You, like…
The Digital Design Difference
If you look at that, listen to it. They’re like, if you hear it, it’ll snap on, if I push it hard enough. But these aren’t coming off, and and so when we get them lined up, they, they’re on and you’re not spitting it out for nothing. I mean I can’t get it off, because it’s, we do it with…We engineer, and scan these and design these within microns.
To give you an idea an eyelash is about ten or fifteen microns so we design within five microns of the same size usually in some places and other places we have to do a more.
The Unnatural Look of Instasmile
But, without like these are just you put this in your mouth it just looks like ghost white and looks like to us, this doesn’t have any color. Like it’s just like, a like, a white house white where this looks it’s a natural tooth shade. The other thing I think is is that people don’t realize how how cheap they feel yeah compared and…
Compared to these, yeah.
Like that I think when they feel these…
They feel like veneers, yeah.
The Big Lie
The big deception, I think in my mind is that they don’t realize how strong these are compared to this it’s just…
Yeah, I mean that’s actually like, it’s like a rock…
If you were…
Basically…It’s like, you know, it’s like a hard, it’s you know it’s not like this, it’s not like plastic.
I always tell people if we were to cut this tooth out right here and put that one tooth on your tooth and shave it where we cut it, it would feel like you had one veneer put on your tooth.
As I lived in California before this, so whenever I actually ordered these, I was still in California. And just with that, it’s kind of crazy that like randomly I was, they were like okay you’re going back to Texas. And now I’m here, and now I’m close to you guys.
Not A Paid Promotion
That’s just kind of crazy how it works, but yeah, if I could say anything I mean this isn’t a paid, they’re not paying me to do this. Like you guys aren’t paying me, this is, this is real. This is what I really ordered, I mean like I could put them on, get them on for you. Yeah, okay. I’ll just…Let me see this, ok.
I’ll just put them on, they just look ridiculous. Hey guys! Wow, look at me, my Instasmile. Wow, yeah, looks like crap. I mean I ordered these here for my mouth. So let’s just go right here to the trash right, over there.
So I understand.
But yeah that’s basically I feel about it.
I know that that’s never fun.
The days that you’re got in front of your, you want your best days and the last thing you want to do is go, “Hey I’m doing something that makes me look stupid.”
Instasmile is Not the Same As Brighter Image Lab
But I do appreciate you helping us tell people that we’re not, it’s not the same. I don’t think they would get it without you, so with that, I want you know it’s not going to be lost…Um, I am gonna do what I can to make sure people don’t feel the same way.
You need these. These are the ones, these right here these are just trash is I don’t even know what to say, I mean you can even listen to it. Here, oh this is real, this is what I really ordered. I really paid my money for these, and it is their classic I mean you can play dice with them or something, I don’t know.
That wasn’t even a little bit of money
It was a lot, yeah.
Like, it wasn’t like it was throw away money. It’s not like, hey, it would be like bar money?
Yeah, it was more than a car payment worth money, so, no.
I will do what I can next week we’ll get these built for you. You know we have to have some before and after pictures. We’ve got some building to do on your teeth. If we do these it’s gonna take you getting used to it.
I’m gonna do what I can to give you a smile that’s believable, and it doesn’t hold you back. And my job is never to make you look worse.
And, so hopefully next time I hear from your wife its all thumbs up.
Every situation is different, but hopefully I’ll get you something that’s competitive. I will tell you that all we can do is hope for the best.
So we’ll see, but thanks for coming in. Boom, thank you.
Justin Gets a Smile Makeover
This kid’s got the look, we might ought to do him a set of veneers. We’ve been thinking about doing a makeover for these guys who have everything but the smile.
I was skating. I just fell I hit my in my chin on the ground…
With, that doesn’t come out? Those…
I chipped these ones.
Let me tell you what they’re doing. They’re baby teeth and they’re making your other teeth be baby teeth. That doesn’t come out?
No I can’t take them out.
Ok, they are permanent.
So pretty much when they did it they pretty much grind my two front teeth down, so they are like shark teeth.
Yeah, and they just put these in.
The rest of them weren’t growing. Uh, go ahead and get me two sets of teeth give me three sets of impressions…
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New Life Smile Team Member Becomes Smile Makeover Client Herself
This video tells the story of Jill, a New Life Smile team member who is surprised to learn she was chosen to become a smile makeover client herself.
Bil: I used to tell you that taking care of yourself, that’s not a luxury. I think you believe me?
Jill: I do now.
Bil: The, um…
Jill: (whispering) I do now.
Bil: It’s going to be a long time since people met the person they should have known every day of your life. Y’know? They didn’t get to see – who they were seeing. You were taking care of them. And they would have taken care of you differently, if they could have seen you differently.
What I’m wanting you to do is be an example for people who are in the same position. If it’s been too long since you’ve done something for yourself, do it. Whether you think you can afford it – find a way to afford it. Instead of thinking you can’t find the time – find a way to take the time.
A Different Smile Makeover Client
Bil: (offscreen) Hey guys, today we’re doing a special – kind of a different vlog. A lot of you don’t know that at Brighter Image Lab, we actually do a lot of smile makeovers, that we don’t charge for.
And… I think we do…probably over 100 a year, a least, and sometimes more than that. What we try to look for, is people whose smile is…if they had a different smile, they’d have a different life.
Just recently, we had a girl who works for us – her name’s Jill and she’s been with us for a long time. And Jill’s got the biggest heart. Man, she’s just got the biggest heart you’ll ever know. Just super compassionate.
Jill’s in charge of what we call “New Life Smile”. We take applications from people who’ve signed up and told us their story. They tell us their story and send us there pictures and she’s the one that goes and looks at the pictures and see if she can get someone to put in an empty space.
What you don’t know, is that we want to surprise Jill. Jill broke her tooth and it’s causing discoloration. Ever since she’s cracked it, it’s been a big deal for her. She takes care of her teeth, it’s just they don’t look like I think she wants them to look.
Jill Couldn’t Find Happy Photos
And then we heard something bad the other day. That made me feel bad. I heard her tell some girl at work that she was on Facebook, and one of the things on Facebook was “Upload 4 pictures of when you were really happy”. And she said, “I couldn’t upload any pictures”.
And I will tell you, Jill’s a very happy person. She comes in with a spirit that that’s bigger than the room. She’s always real big at making things go really well for us. So what we want to do today is, we know we have one more spot, for some New Life Smiles and we want to do one more makeover before the season got going too crazy.
Surprising Jill With A Smile Makeover
And so…I’m going to surprise Jill with her own makeover. What I hope to show people, by doing Jill’s surprise makeover…is that, taking care of yourself is not a luxury. And many of those people that benefit from your help…would love the fact that you did enough for yourself to have good energy and to feel proud of yourself, and to bring your best self to every situation.
And sometimes good people get caught with great intentions, and they get caught putting themselves last.
I’m hoping what we’ll see is that, she’ll look more powerful, and she’ll look like she has more energy, and it’ll bring out her spirit, and I think it’ll match her personality – it’s who she really is.
So follow with me, and we’ll take it from there. Let’s just see how it goes.
Jill Becomes A Smile Makeover Client
Thank you, guys.
Jill: (off camera) Oh wow. Yeah, we gotta help this girl.
Bil: Some of these girls, I feel like, are just doing it for the fun of it. This girl has perfect teeth.
Jill: Yeah some of them aren’t too bad. You tend to want to go with someone who’s a little younger. I know that’s terrible, but…
Jill: I don’t know.
Bil: I think that we’ve had enough young people.
Bil: (laughing) Don’t you?
Jill: Yeah we need some older people.
Bil: We’ve only got one more space to fill. What I want to do is… I can’t find the person I’m looking for. I want to do yours.
Bil: I want to do yours. So if you will, let’s just do yours. We go over all these cases, and you’re always trying to get these people – you’re trying to find their story. And their story’s not any better than yours. So let’s just work on you today.
No Less Important
Bil: These people aren’t not less important to us, but you’re not less important than any of these people. Do me a favor and let’s just stop and go do it today. Let’s just to it right now.
Bil: Don’t worry about working the rest of the day. Let just move and do what we’d normally do if we had someone come in and do it.
Bil: Just work with me, okay?
Bil: You’ll be fine. But, let’s just get it done, and I’ll talk to you when you get done. Okay?
Jill Becomes Herself Again
Bil: You said it’s be awhile. How Long?
Jill: Since I’ve had, like, a makeover?
Bil: …or just, yeah. How long has it been since you…
Jill: 1992. Remember when the glamour shots were big?
Jill: Yeah. (laughing) I had a glamour shot.
Bil: And then what? Just, life took over?
Jill: Yeah. 4 Children. And uh, we had a restaurant, and home school, and I just was too busy. And now I’m a grandmother…
Bil: How many?
Bil: 4 Grand-babies?
Jill: 4 Grand-babies
Bil: Getting big?
Jill: Uh, 3 to … 7. 3 to 7, but I think… I think I was kind of in a rut. I guess. You know, because I’m 4 years divorced. You know…I’m watching my grandkids and my parents are aging, and I’m helping there, and working and I was always on the back burner. And I just thought, “okay well that’s it.”
Not that I’m ‘done’, ‘it’s over’…But like ‘okay this is my life’. Okay. I’m good. So.
Taking Time To Care For Yourself
Bil: A lot of people take care, and then the days pass and next thing you know, it’s been a month, and then it’s been a year. I know you work a lot for everybody that you care about.
But there comes a time to where you gotta make sure that you’re not invisible to you. So that people can see you too.
Jill: I got lost
Bil: We did this in a couple of hours.
Bil: What’s weird is, I’ve known you for years.
Bil: and we probably wouldn’t have known…I don’t know if we really knew the value of our work. I don’t know if we would have told people, “Hey you should try these.”
You’ve helped me do thousands of these. You…were kind of surprised that we said, ‘Hey, let’s do this.’
The Smile Makes The Makeover
Bil: She would have done your hair and you would’ve gone right back to the same thing.
Bil: Or if somebody would’ve just done your makeup it would’ve been right back to the same thing. But if you just take the time to put yourself totally back together, then I think that… I’m hoping what you’ll be is an example…For a hundred women, that sit in front of the TV everyday, doing babysitting. Or doing something, that’s helping someone else, and saying, ‘Listen…Whatever’s holding you back, doesn’t have to hold you back.’
And the #1 thing that holds people back, is their smile. But if you do any 1 thing, and you DON’T do the smile it’s doesn’t come together. But when you do, do the smile, a lot of those other things aren’t necessary anymore.
I’m incredibly shocked at how wonderful your smile looks. And I…
Jill: I agree!
A Real Smile Makeover Client
Bil: And I think it opens us up to – not just the younger crowd. I think there are a million women out there, that are going to say…”THAT convinced me that this is for real.”
It gives me a lot more energy of who we can offer these to. And bringing it all together…It just took it…
Jill: I’m just amazed! I…Because I though ‘okay, it’ll be good’, you know? But this is like – WOW I’m…
A Smile Makes You Stronger
Bil: It is unthinkable. But what I like is, is that, I think it’s gonna make you stronger. I think you’re gonna do more, with good energy. And I think you’re gonna do what you can to have 4 corners of your life. Where you’re still ‘mom’, you’re still ‘grandma…
Jill: And that’s good, yeah.
Bil: But… the people that need to meet you are going to meet you, and the places you need to go, you’re going to feel welcomed. Not like, you’re old or that you’ve worn down or that ‘they’re not going to accept me’ and that anybody in your category is going to be somebody that wants to have you at their table.
And, I think a smile had a whole lot to do with just going, “I can look exceptional!”. “I can look great!” I’ve been very proud to make this happen, and I thank you so much for working with us. And then again, I always thank people…
Changing Smiles Changes Lives
It takes a lot for people to show their ‘before & afters’. What I’m hoping they’ll realize, is that, not only do they believe that what you’re doing – you’re doing because you want other people to benefit from it but that you really care about people, being able to get what could be made available to them. (that they think is impossible)
And I can’t thank you enough for sharing that with me. And I look forward to showing the people more pictures.
Jill: (crying) Yeah
Bil: And I can’t wait to see you send some pictures of your grandkids and people seeing you be your best you. And I’ll hear those stories, and I’ll share it with these people.
I’m gonna ask any body on YouTube, if they have any comments for Jill to leave the comments and I’ll get her to respond.
Jill: (laughing) Oh really?
Bil: They’re going to have a million questions. Okay? We’ll work it out. We’ll make it happen. But anyway, so we’re going to wrap it up today. Thank you so much.
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Thank you, more than you know.
Jill got her New Life Smile in the D/FW Metroplex in the state of Texas. We help clients all over the world in cities like: Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton, London, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec City, Quebec; Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, Surrey, British Columbia; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and any area in Canada.
$1,500 Porcelain Veneers Alternative with No Cosmetic Dentist!
This video explains how our client got a porcelain veneers alternative for $1,500 with no cosmetic dentist!
My name is Giselle and I’m from Long Island. I am currently in my 50s, and for a long time I’ve been having difficulties with my teeth.
Since I was 13 years old, I had gone to a dentist who asked me, “If an angel came and tapped you on the shoulder, what would you ask for?” One of the things I asked for was whiter teeth, and straighter teeth. And I have to say that, um, it’s been an ordeal. I’ve been trying to find your stuff for some many years now.
She sent us an email, told us about her story and told what he had done to her, and so we said we’ll do it. That’s what we’re here to do today to see how we can change her smile.
I can’t wait to hear her story and you know I read about it, but I haven’t heard it from her firsthand.
I’m very attractive person with a really nice smile. It’s just not lined up properly.
I have a question for you.
How did you hear about us?
I went online and I started doing a lot of research on YouTube. That’s where I get a lot of my information, and I came across…I think I’ve seen only videos that way.
Trying On Her Porcelain Veneers Alternative
Should we try the top?
I designed these based on style…
…To be a little sharper, I didn’t want you to lose to personality…
So I did my best. Let’s see if it fits.
Thank you. Oh my gosh. They fit.
How do they look? They look freaking amazing. I’m trying to see if there is anything I could do.
I feel like I can laugh.
Well, we’re going to see. You want to try the bottom one in first? You want the bottom one too?
Let’s get used to this one first, because let me say this, your bite’s going to adjust after three days. Let’s put the bottom ones in and see if they fit.
Hitting The Smile Lottery
Because if that’s true, you’re going to get full veneers. I normally don’t ask people to do two at the same time because it takes days to get acclimated to foreign objects in your mouth. But because your teeth are so attractive right now it’s kinda like in Vegas if you win once and win twice you want to go and win a third time.
So let’s try it. If this doesn’t work, if it doesn’t fit right it’s going to take longer to get adjusted to two.
But there’s no way we want to walk away without seeing it. Make sense?
Yes I can say…
I’m so happy.
…but a lot of times what we do is self-satisfying, like we know that we did it.
The Emotional Side of a Smile Makeover
Oh my gosh. I need a minute here.
You got yours. Now, you’re gonna have to push these down, make sense?
Alright, let’s start in the back, right?
They’re in? Perfect.
Let me see. Oh my god! Perfect. You have a smile that doesn’t really bite closed.
So you kinda have an open smile.
And it’s gonna be pretty cool.
I like that open smile.
I do too. It makes you look like a kid.
First Time Wearing Porcelain Veneers Alternative
You never tried these in before two seconds ago.
…and I’ve pulled them out of a steel case?
So this is…you’re already talking to me and you already having conversation in 30 seconds.
You know I was, you can, I think you can tell I was scared to give you both. In five minutes, it just looks so good.
I love them. I love them.
They look so amazing. They’re great.
I had all these concerns, they look amazing. Look at your points!
I love that!
I love that!
My job now is to see…just to do what you would do if you do my job. When no one else is around and if I can detect from any side of that tooth whether anyone would ever think that you did not get porcelain veneers.
Looks Like Porcelain Veneers Without a Cosmetic Dentist!
They look like porcelain veneers. My mother just got veneers, and she spent a fortune on her teeth.
And you feel fine with the bite?
I do. I do. Only on the inside just a bit.
Because it’s…give me a few days, yes.
Yes, I think so.
Wow! They look amazing.
They’re perfectly straight, all your details.
And all your chisels. We did it.
Yes, yes. I’m gonna do better.
New Smile Appreciation
You know I want to thank you, but let me say this. I’ve had people tell me through comments, you need to thank you for me. Don’t thank here for you. Don’t thank her for your company, thank her for me. I am amazed at your results.
Thank you, the opportunity to help others is major. Sometimes people don’t reach out when they should and I’m glad that I reached out and filled out the application and really I’m still thrilled.
And I have to say that I am thrilled with the veneers that I received and I have straight and white teeth and they don’t feel bulky whatsoever. It didn’t change the way my actual teeth up here, they took my teeth and make them better
This New Life Smile makeover was filmed in Long Island, New York, but we help clients all over the world in cities like: Sydney, Tweed Heads, Wollongong, New South Wales; Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Victoria; Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Queensland; Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle-Maitland, Canberra- Queanbeyan, New South Wales; Hobart, Tasmania, and any area in Australia.
Instasmile client asks Brighter Image Lab for help
This video explains how former Instasmile client Maria turned to Brighter Image Lab to help her get the New Life Smile she needed.
Today, I’m flying from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando, Florida because I received an email from a young lady who spent her Christmas money trying to buy a dental veneer online, and it just didn’t work for her.
Spring Break in Orlando, Florida
We landed in Orlando, Florida today. I can tell because it’s spring break, and a lot of kids are here with Mickey Mouse hats on.
We actually came all the way to Orlando with a veneer that we’ve never tried on. We didn’t send a blank to see if it fits, we just went ahead and designed it and we booked it because it was last moment and it was the only way we were going to get here.
So I said I would never do it again, but guess what? I did it again, and so it will be it will be the first time that I speak with this person or see if their impression was perfect, which is always a big part of that.
Introducing New Life Smile
Guys, what I want to tell you is this is the kind of smile makeover that we really want to do. We call them New Life Smile, because we think if they had the smile they were looking for, it would give them the kind of confidence it takes for you to be their best self.
It’s pretty neat to be early in the day, and think that in a couple hours from now you’re going to see some people smile like they’ve never smiled before. Those are the people that we try to help.
Finding People Who Need New Smiles
We can make a smile for anyone that wants one. What we really want to do is find the people who need them, and we always try to find the people that we think need us the most. So go with me for the rest of the trip, and let’s see how this smile makeover works out?
Before we got started, we interviewed the family. I think every time like she would be in the conversation, she would feel uncomfortable to me. Like talking some one like every time she talks to me she tips her head a little bit.
Interviewing Maria – An Instasmile Client
I think she got used to it at the time, but it’s like with other people exchanges, she gets a little bit shy, she just looks the other way.
Like my friend’s mom, like when she meets them, like I kind of get embarrassed too because like they would have like perfect teeth and like her teeth…I could tell I would I look at her talking to them, she’s like trying not to show her teeth.
She’s outgoing, and she loves taking pictures.
That’s her favorite thing to do.
She’s a cool mom too.
Like, when there’s a camera she’s a happy person, but when there’s a camera, the camera’s shining at her. If you get like shy.
A Disney Dreamer
Let’s get started by telling me, how did how did you hear about us?
I’ve been wanting to audition for Disney for a long time as like a character, and you need the perfect smile, you know? So it’s something that was stopping me from doing that. So it was like you know what? I can actually go ahead and and do that once I get a perfect smile.
But from what I understand, you had a couple bad experiences?
Tell me about them, what happened?
You Get What You Pay For
We were watching informational TV about…it said perfect smile. I’m watching. I’m like oh my god, only like $14.99! You know, and then you get a free set, shipping handling. I’m like you know what why not?
I was so excited to get them, I remember I opened it with my daughter Christina. So as soon as I put it on, my daughter’s burst out laughing on the floor. Like, and I looked in the mirror, and I literally started crying. Like I was just laughing so hard like of how funny it looked.
You were fortunate to have people around you that you can talk to. A lot of people who talk to you don’t have anyone to call, and they call us thinking that with us, it was us, and it wasn’t us. Then you met with somebody else?
Becoming An Instasmile Client
Yes, then I went on YouTube, which I should’ve done before and the very first thing that I went in for veneers was watching instasmile client reviews. I looked at reviews and reviews and I was like, oh my god it’s actually legit, because you know the reviews were really good.
So finally when I became an Instasmile client, I didn’t even look in the mirror. Like I couldn’t even put it all was so shaky. I was shaking and nervous, and I was already like almost crying and I looked and turned around, and she saw me, they saw me and they were just like same thing. Like, Mom, no.
Yeah, I read that in your email.
Yeah. They didn’t want to be mean, but of course they’re laughing – they’re teenagers. They’re very blunt and open and I look in the mirror, and I’m like I just I don’t know. I’m about to cry now cause I feel so…
Sensitive About Smiles
You bought from two different people. People’s smile, when it comes to improvement, it’s very sensitive to them. And so you try to do some things that make it work, and one of the reasons I wanna share stories because we try to take people that we think would have a different life.
Like where they could just have some advantages. We truly believe that life is about advantages, and we think that a nice smile goes a long ways.
It was just disappointment. I write them (as an Instasmile client) you know and and their email back to me was pretty much like, “Oh, basically you cannot get a refund.” So I’m like, okay really, you know? So what’s my other option after being an Instasmile client? You know, like affordable option?
So I went back to YouTube and I looked, and I saw you guys and I really I think for the three days straight videos and videos and videos and videos. And I’m like okay, this is it. Like people were actually saying how it’s way better than being an instasmile client.
Differences Between Brighter Image Lab and Instasmile
The best way for me to explain is I always tell people we’re not better we’re just different. In the same way that you would call a skateboard a car, they’re just different. Our goal is to only complete with doctors that do cosmetic dentistry. So we almost always get it right to 95% of time but there’s always a 5% chance we’ll have to re-do it.
So I think we just get started and see what we can do. If you don’t mind, I’m going to compare it to one of your other ones? So, from what I understand this was the first one?
And it’s kind of weird, and so what I want to do is compare these. Look how thin this is. It’s just everything the thicknesses in all sorts of stuff, and it’s just overall smaller. But the fit is what matters, how they’re going to be really tight. They should change you and its gonna feel weird at first. So let’s see what we’ve got. Just, here we go.
Trying On “REAL” Veneers from Brighter Image Lab
Oh my gosh…
We’re going to find out in a second. It looks amazing, let me see. They look good.
Look shiny and clean!
Let’s see what you think.
Wow! Oh my god, I can see..How real they look. They’re perfect, like so thin!
Yeah your teeth look perfectly straight, but those look like veneers. They’re amazing. It just depends on what you guys think, but I think they look amazing.
They are! Oh my God!
Former Instasmile Client Shocked by Her New Smile
I’m speechless. My God It’s like perfect teeth. I need a chance to look at it, but I think they’re amazing. I don’t know what I could do to do them any better. What’s the biggest shock going through your mind right now?
Oh my God, how like real they look.
Don’t you think that the people at Disney would be glad to see this smile?
Yeah of course!
This is like perfect, I just need to practice my speech, your pose, your your face your your selfie picture yeah there we go.
I mean I’m like this selfie queen, she calls me the selfie queen. I’m always taking pictures and makeup pictures and you know. And I want to start recording videos of me putting makeup on. Ok, so this is like what I needed.
All your pictures in the world, I don’t think anyone who knows you will ever think that those aren’t porcelain veneers.
Yeah, and what it will do is buy you all the time that you need in the world to put the funds together if you ever want to have your teeth reconstructed originally.
Saving Up For A Permanent Solution
But you don’t have to do it in a year. You don’t have to exactly do it in 6 months time. Here, you do it when you he gets a pro baseball contract.
There you go!
You see what I’m saying? I think we did a pretty good job.
Changing Smiles and Changing Lives
We try to do these smiles to where we make an effort to record it. If we think we can do a remarkable job that we think will change the person’s life, and I think that when I’m gone and this is old and all over with, you’ll have a family to sees you smile more. You’ll have friends and see you do more on Instagram.
You’ll take more pictures, bigger smiling pictures, than you’ve ever taken with your family.
This absolutely looks amazing.
Yeah, they’re beautiful, they’re just perfect.
That’s the word, is perfect. Like perfect. They’re perfect!
A Whole New World For Former Instasmile Client Maria
You’re going to see like a whole difference in her like Facebook page and Instagram. Like her teeth now instead of like smiling. Without her teeth she’s gonna be smiling more comfortably when she’s talking to people and showing her teeth more and laughing and yes if instead of smiling like in every picture she’s going to start smiling with her teeth.
Her smile gives her so much happiness, is basically what she said. From her experience from being older, she doesn’t trust companies that promise a lot, but the results are…
Yeah I know, and she’s very, very impressed, how you guys were patient and…
Thank you so much.
A Recommendation From Former Instasmile Client Maria
You guys are very trustworthy, and we recommend it to a lot of people.
Thank you so much. I’m very much…
Thank you for you return the happiness to my daughter, for whole family. Much thank you.
I think you’ll agree this turned out to be a good story, and we can call this day a success. Now, we just need to work on getting home. Working our way back to Dallas.
So it’s 10:00, we’re just getting ready to go home, our plane boards in a few minutes. It’s been a long day, but I can’t imagine it being worth more.
I look forward to doing more of these. You can tell she loves her family, and I think you can tell that she’s going to do good things with her veneers.
What we’re hoping is is that people will see that the veneers that we design and are really truly designed to be competitive with a cosmetic dentist and I think in her case you’ll see that if it weren’t absolutely perfect, she wouldn’t wear it.
And I think you’ll see her daughter would be a would do everything the world and her not to wear them, and her mother wouldn’t have told her her hey these look great for you it was nice to see her family really like this.
A Changed Mom
Her smile, I could tell that in a few minutes they saw a changed mom. They saw a pretty lady that was smiling, and a lot more than they had seen her smile, if at all. And it was pretty contagious in the room when she started smiling. Everyone was smiling, and I could tell that they liked seeing her smile.
And I can tell you the same effect with me. I can tell you that she’s got different outlook on her ability to smile in public now, and I can’t wait to see the selfies, and I can’t wait to share them with you. I think that her smile is going to come across and be a benefit to everybody she shares it with.
A Smile Makes All The Difference
These are the type of vlogs, if you like to do a new life smile, a smile that makes a difference. We designed this smile today to fit her perfectly, and we think it did. We think it matched her character 100%.
I think it gave her the look that she was looking for if she was getting veneers, and how she would have those veneers designed, and I’m just very, very appreciative. Really thankful that it all worked out the way it did. Amazing when you see something like that who says, “I’ve been covering my mouth for a while, every time I smiled big.”
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Let’s just end it here. Goodbye.
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Hello, my name is Giselle, and I am doing an update on my Brighter Image veneers review.
I’ve been wearing them now for three weeks. I absolutely love them. I think that if you’ve ever thought about improving your smile, this is a great way to do it at home! You get sent a kit from Brighter Image where you make your own impressions, and it’s very easy to do. I have been so pleased with my veneers.
So I’m just going to show you what my natural teeth look like. I’ll take out the top. I have top and bottom. My teeth are naturally dark, and um they also go in and out. Um, and I thought about getting braces in the past that just was not something that became feasible.
Um, I have my veneers, and I’m so used to them at this point. It’s only been three weeks, and within the first two to three days I knew at that moment that these were perfect. So I am super happy with them. If you’ve ever thought about improving a smile like I said earlier, don’t hesitate!
The Verdict on Brighter Image Veneers?
Do it! No surgery, quick and easy, and I just I’ll show you a close-up. Really cool. I don’t know if you could see that, but they cover all of my tooth, and in addition they got that center line perfect.
Super happy. I don’t know what I’d do without them because they have given me confidence. They make me happier every day and if you feel that this is something that you need to do…You get dressed in the morning, do your hair in the morning, you do your makeup, just your teeth.
I love them. Why not dress your teeth?
Thank you Brighter Image. I am super happy, and you’ve done an amazing job!
Thank you so much.
This client is in Long Island, New York, but we send to clients all over the world, in areas like: Mexico City, Ecatepec, Nezahualcoyoti, Cancun, Mexico; Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco; Puebla; Tijuana, Mexicali, Baja California; Juarez, Chihuahua; Leon, Guanajuato; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Acapulco, Guerrero; Nassau, Bahamas, Belmopan, Belize, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Panama City, Panama; Kingston, Jamaica; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Argentina, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, La Paz and Sucre, Brazil, Brasília, Chile, Santiago, Colombia, Bogotá, Ecuador, Quito, French Guiana, Cayenne, Guyana, Georgetown, Venezuela, Caracas, Peru, Lima, San José , Costa Rica, and most areas in Central and South America.