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Learn for yourself many dental terms, procedures, and effects of those procedures by reading these articles and watching these videos. Many dentists are really trying to help their patients, but neglect educating them on the items included in their treatment plans. We’re here to help you understand what these procedures involve and educate you on an alternative to some of the more unnecessary treatments.

Kristy Henderson


In the past, the dental industry has relied on in-office visits to service patients. Today, the industry has adapted to serving patients remotely. While this transition has posed its challenges, it has also provided a host of opportunities for those who are creative enough to provide e-commerce solutions.

Many who have evolved to provide e-commerce solutions have transformed the dental industry for the better, offering affordable and accessible alternatives to expensive dental procedures. 

In this blog, we will discuss how e-commerce is working for smile makeovers and why no-contact dentistry may become the new normal. 

What is dental e-commerce? 

Dental e-commerce is the process of buying and selling dental products by means of technology, such as by mobile applications and the Internet. This refers to both online retail and online shopping as well as electronic transactions.

How is e-commerce working for smile makeovers? 

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way people maintain their oral health. Social distancing, lockdowns and regulations have all but closed the traditional avenues for receiving dental care. Now, instead of going to see the dentist in-office, many people are choosing to go online for their smile solutions. 


Smile enhancement options like Brighter Image Lab's removable veneers appeal to online clients by providing customizable, no-contact smile solutions. This unique online process allows clients to achieve a full smile makeover from home without a dentist and at a fraction of the cost of cosmetic dentistry

Brighter Image Lab’s virtual process allows clients to choose, customize and pay for their new smile in minutes and without leaving their house. This virtual process has allowed them to serve over 300,000 clients across the world remotely from a single location, something very valuable in the Corona Virus era.

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, more and more people will go online in search of a solution. Read on to learn how e-commerce personalization trends appeal to these customers!

E-Commerce Personalization Trends 

Large dental corporations can appeal to online clients by providing customizable products. Brighter Image Lab, for example, offers removable veneers that can be custom made with zero in-person contact. 

Brighter Image Lab's design team works 24 hours a day to deliver the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost, and spend an average of 32 hours on each custom veneer order.

Think of them as your personal smile designers. Once you’ve received your FREE facial analysis, your smile designer will use the industry’s leading technology to redesign your smile in 3D. This design is then used to create a set of custom-fit removable veneers meant only for you.

Meet Bil Watson

Bil Watson

Brighter Image Lab Director

"At Brighter Image Lab, we believe the future is in personalization. We envision a world where people will shop for customized smile enhancement products instead of wasting time and money on “one size fits all” smile solutions."

The kind of customization that can be achieved with removable veneers surpasses what can be done with virtually any in-office dental solution. Removable veneers are molded to fit over your natural smile and contoured for the thinnest fit your teeth allow. They are the leading standard for customization and offer many options that will truly make your veneers one of a kind.

There are three removable veneer options: The Original PressOn Veneer, the improved BIL Veneer and the ultimate IncrediBIL Veneer. Here is a breakdown of these options:  

The original PressOn Veneers come in the natural shade. They are beautifully designed and 100% digitally processed. These veneers come at a 0.7 to 1.7mm average thickness and includes an initial impression system absolutely free. PressOn Veneers come at a low price of $795 and are a great option for anyone who wants to improve their smile. Brigher Image Lab's staff and design team work 24 hours a day to deliver the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost, and spend an average of 32 hours on each custom veneer order.


The improved BIL Veneers are redesigned from the ground up to be thinner, more detailed, and stronger than ever before. They are detailed by hand and contoured for an ultra-thin and comfortable fit. Each set is designed with Sure Fit Seal Technology and comes with a personal virtual customer service representative. This veneer option comes in three different shades and is a great option for people who want to cover chipped or missing teeth.


The newest addition to the Brighter Image Lab family of veneers are the IncrediBIL Veneers. These veneers features unique light reflecting properties. They are made with an exclusive translucent material and digitally micro scaled for the thinnest fit possible. With the added benefit of targeted inter-oral digitization and fully dynamic smile design, IncrediBIL Veneers are the most advanced veneers available today. 


Removable veneers also come in four different shades: Natural stain, natural white, ultra-white and translucent white. Here is a breakdown of these shades:


Natural Stain is the darkest shade. Many people choose this option because they believe it will look more realistic. This option is great for people who want to improve their smile without risking their teeth appearing too white. Many of the clients who order this shade end up reordering in the natural white.


Natural White is the most popular shade. It is the average shade for teeth and gives a more realistic look. Similar to a pearl, this shade is a great option for those who desire a natural looking smile.


Ultra-White is the brightest shade. This option is chosen primarily by beauty pageant contestants or “on-camera” personalities. It is the whitest veneer shade and is not considered to be a natural color for teeth. This option is great for those who desire a smile with an extra POP.


Translucent White is only available with the IncrebiBIL. It is made from a proprietary material that interacts with and refracts light. It’s the most realistic look available and the closest thing to the look of real teeth.

The level of personalization that can be achieved with removable veneers surpasses the limited options available for clients who choose to improve their smiles with a dentist in-office. Removable veneers are also a fraction of the cost of cosmetic dentistry, giving clients all the benefits of a $20,000 smile makeover without breaking the bank! 

Pricing and Delivering Smile Makeovers

The dental industry has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic and e-commerce business, but it has also been affected by new trends in pricing and delivering.

Online finance services are transforming the industry by allowing people to achieve their smile makeovers before they have the full amount to purchase. Brighter Image Lab’s online financing offers 100% approval, $149 down and low $24 payments. The financing application can be found online and only takes 3 minutes to complete. Click below to start yours!


Brighter Image Lab also transforms the dental industry by delivering smile makeovers without requiring a single in-office visit or a dentist. Their unique Lab Direct veneer process consists of three simple steps: order your impression online or via phone, make impressions of your teeth using the Lab Direct Impression System and receive your customized, removable veneers in the mail. 

Brighter Image Lab’s virtual veneer process provides a quality product that takes minutes rather than hours or weeks. At a time when so many services are moving into the virtual marketplace, they have fortified their position as a leader in e-commerce smile solutions.

During the most technologically advanced era in human history, no one should have to pay $20,000 and give up their natural teeth for a new smile. With removable veneers, they don’t have to.

In-office smile solutions from a dentist can be expensive and time consuming. Some of the most popular smile enhancement options cost thousands, take weeks to complete, require numerous in-office visits and cause painful, irreparable damage to the natural teeth. 

Removable veneers offer all the benefits of a full set of dental veneers without the pain, damage or inflated cost. They also offer a level of personalization you can’t achieve with a dentist in-office. 

E-Commerce Smile Makeovers: The Trend of the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded no-contact smile solutions, and the desire for no-touch shopping won't disappear any time soon. Now that COVID-19 has sensitized consumers to how viruses can spread, they will likely continue to practice precaution and shop online in the future.

With removable veneers, people no longer have to sit through uncomfortable and costly appointments or overpay for extreme solutions that destroy their natural teeth. They can achieve great results online without a dentist!

No-dentist removable veneers have transformed the way people see smile makeovers. As no-contact dentistry becomes the new normal, Brighter Image Lab will continue to set the bar for affordable smile solutions.

If you have a smile that you want to improve, you don't have to wait for dental offices to open back up to save tens of thousands of dollars. Simply click below and get started on your removable veneer order today!

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The newest addition to our family of veneers features unique light reflecting properties.



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deep cleaning teeth cost
Kristy Henderson

Dental Cleaning Costs - Through the Roof! 

Have you or a member of your family skipped a visit to the dentist due to high dental cleaning cost? You’re not alone.  

More than 100 million Americans don't visit the dentist because they can't afford it. 

As hard as it is to afford a regular teeth cleaning, it’s even harder to afford that deep cleaning cost - ouch! 

At Brighter Image Lab, we know not many people have the spare time to call around and find the average dental cleaning cost. So, we did a nation-wide survey to find the average cost of a new patient dental cleaning in real time.

We made the calls, so you don't have to.

Keep reading to see what we found! 

Do your own teeth cleaning from home!

As the cost of a dental cleaning rises and dental insurance coverage plummets, the average person is left with options that are unattractive at best, and discriminatory at worst. Because of this, many people don’t get their teeth professionally cleaned.

Fortunately, Brighter Image Lab offers affordable smile solutions for everyone looking to improve their smile. Brighter Image Lab's revolutionary Smile-Care System challenges the ‘Dentist or Nothing’ mind set and empowers the average person to clean, bleach, and polish their own teeth at home.

For too long, state boards everywhere believed that dentists own a major piece of real estate in the human mouth. At Brighter Image Lab, we're not afraid of trespassing.

Meet Bil Watson

Bil Watson

Brighter Image Lab Director

“We believe that treatments like teeth bleaching aren’t just a luxury reserved only for the rich, and that monthly teeth polishing is undervalued as a preventative measure. I Believe that Dentists stand to profit too much by protecting the status quo and that’s why any real solution would have to come from outside the dental industry. When creating this system, we had to address every part of what is wrong with dental care, and fix it; access, cost, time, information, and effectiveness. We essentially had to challenge every dentist is the country for not coming to market with a comprehensive solution, before now.”

In 1997, we saw that cosmetic dentistry was not being made available to everyone. So, we began our fight to reclaim the mouth from the greed of modern dentistry. Only the people who could afford to pay the ever-rising rates of dental care were rewarded the right to a better smile.

For the past 23 years, we have been working to solve this problem. Inequality and misinformation run wild throughout the dental industry. Every day marginalized people are overcharged or turned away as a result of negligence and greed.

Brighter Image Lab combats this crisis on a daily basis by offering affordable solutions to a variety of dental needs. One of these affordable solutions is the Bilistic Smile-Care System. This unique one-of-a-kind system allows clients to take back what was always theirs -- the right to bleach, clean, and polish their own teeth.

With the help of our revolutionary products, clients around the world are now able to perform many teeth cleaning routines from the comfort of their own homes.

No dentist, no office visits, no inflated fees. Just a smile solution at an affordable price. Each step in the Bilistic Smile-Care System ensures you receive the best results money can buy--at a price you can afford.

Continue reading to learn more about our process!


Traditionally, dentists and hygienists use expensive tools for removing tartar and hardened calculus from teeth.

With our Tartar Softening Detox Serum, you don’t need the specialized scalers a dental hygienist uses to loosen and remove buildup, just the tools we offer at Brighter Image Lab!

Our Detox Serum is made of three ingredients, each sourced for its effectiveness:

  1. 1
    A concentrated tartar softener that removes even the toughest calculus buildup
  2. 2
    A re-mineralizing agent that helps strengthen the tooth and enamel
  3. 3
    A desensitizer that coats, rather than clogs, the pores of your teeth to reduce sensitivity

Brighter Image Lab's revolutionary Detox Serum is the first of its kind, and so is our Black Infusion tray!

The Black Infusion treatment tray has a more precise fit than any bleaching tray before it.

It allows our treatment material to soak into the tooth without being compromised by the natural enzymes in saliva, penetrating the surface and accessing the tubular pores of the tooth. 

At Brighter Image Lab, we only give you the best. We offer the highest quality tools at a fair price, so you know you’re getting the best there is--at a price you can afford.

Want a superior cleaning system to brighten your smile? Read on to learn more!

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dental deep cleaning


If you’re paying for professional teeth bleaching, you aren’t getting the consistently impressive results you’re paying for.

You are pointlessly bleaching invisible layers of bio-film, calculus, plaque and tartar  rather than your actual teeth. 

We think you deserve better. 

Brighter Image Lab's Detoxing Serum dissolves bio-film, plaque, tartar and calculus. 

It provides direct, un-compromised access to the surface area of the tooth – making it possible to achieve a "full-curing" for the brightest teeth you’ve ever had. 

The Pure Bleach system delivers consistently impressive teeth whitening results you can't find anywhere else. 

Stop settling for sub-par bleach treatments. Want to learn more about this revolutionary system? Read on!

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Of everything we put into our Bilistic Cleaning System, our Bilistic Polisher has to be the piece we’re the most proud of.

Because a smooth surface collects less bacteria and accumulates less plaque, Micro Surface Polishing is one of the most underrated treatments for preventative oral care. It cleans hard to reach areas and helps prevent gum disease.

Bringing this tool out of the dentist office and into the hands of everyday people has created an unprecedented shift in personal dental hygiene.

When you see how the light reflects off your perfectly polished smile, you’ll demand an explanation as to why this wasn’t made available years ago.

Don't be the last one on the block to own your very own professional-grade tooth polisher! Click on the image below and order your complete Smile Care System today!

tooth polisher

Once you try our Bilistic Smile-Care system, you'll wonder why you even need  your teeth cleaned by a dentist, especially after you learn what they (over) charge. Continue reading to find out!

Our National Survey

Over the course of two days, I called two dental offices from each state in the country at random to get a quote for a new patient cleaning without dental insurance. 

When I started this call list, I thought every call would take about a minute to complete. Just call, get the price, and move on to the next. 

Instead, I found the voice on the other end of the phone was often rude and reluctant to offer exact pricing. 

Of the 100 offices I called, five refused to give any quote over the phone. Even when pushed for a hypothetical guess, they refused.

Two offices called back numerous times with hounding sales pitches when I ended the call without making an appointment.

They tried constantly to get my name and information. 

Two offices that missed my call replied with an automated text message.

One Pennsylvania office returned my missed call three times in two minutes. 

Very few offices asked for X-rays from a previous dentist. Most were misleading and implied I needed to have a full workup. 

dental deep cleaning cost

Long story short, it was very hard to get an accurate price for a dental cleaning. 

With all the oral health struggles people face on a daily basis, offering transparent, upfront pricing is the least dentists can do. 

Nevertheless, dental professionals everywhere continue to mislead clients and offer little to no information on pricing.

Curious about how much you can expect to pay at the dentist?

Keep reading to learn just how much is a dental cleaning without insurance!

What does dental cleaning cost without insurance? 

With virtually no accurate quotes available online, it is harder than ever to determine the cost of a dental cleaning.

Not many people have the spare time to call around and find the best price for a dental cleaning. 

So, we took it upon ourselves to call two dentists from every state in the country at random. We said:

 “Hi, I’m calling to get the price for a new patient teeth cleaning.” 

Many offices offered a suspiciously small figure ($50-1$00) at first, but when pushed for more information, revealed that figure would only pay for the cleaning procedure.

The cost of the cleaning appointment would be hundreds more (up to $500). 

It concerned me to see that many people who call for a dental cleaning quote are often mislead.

They are given such small figures over the phone but receive after treatment bills that are three--or even four--times the price. 

Even more concerning was the inconsistency of teeth cleaning cost.

Prices for an all-inclusive new patient cleaning ranged from $70 to over $500.  That's a $400+ difference!

deep cleaning teeth cost

This proves that every dentist in America has the ability to offer a $70 new patient cleaning. Instead, they use the $400+ upcharge as pocket change while many struggle to pay their bills. 

Over charging for dental services is wrong! Read on to learn about deep cleaning cost.

Deep Cleaning Cost

A dental deep cleaning is a treatment that cleans between the gums and teeth down to the roots.

Like a regular cleaning, deep cleaning teeth requires the hygienist to clean the tooth, gum line and sides of the teeth.

However, the process of deep cleaning teeth goes a step further, removing tartar buildup down below the gum line to the root of the tooth.

This process can also be referred to as a “root planing and scaling” and may require several visits in order to complete the treatment.

Deep cleaning teeth cost is more expensive than a standard cleaning.

It is often used to treat gum disease and to stop it from becoming worse.

It requires anesthesia and several follow up visits to make sure the infection has been cleared and your gums are healing.

Deep cleaning cost ranges from $140 to $300, depending on your location and your dentist. Your dental insurance may or may not cover it.

How to save money on teeth cleanings

If you’re worried about teeth cleaning costs, there are a few places you can find reduced dental cleaning costs: 

Brighter Image Lab

Brighter Image Lab reduces dental cleaning cost by cutting the dentist out of the equation.

Our Bilistic Detoxification Serum deep cleans, desensitizes, re-mineralizes, and works to dissolve tartar and calculus

This product will significantly reduce your dental cleaning cost by  deep cleaning teeth for a fraction of the average price.

Dental Schools

A dental school can be a great place to find a reduced deep cleaning teeth cost.

Most dental schools have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience by offering reduced deep cleaning cost.

All students are monitored by a professional with extensive experience in deep cleaning teeth.

Government Programs

Your government or local health department may offer programs that provide free or reduced deep cleaning teeth cost.

Contact your local or state health department to learn more about their dental assistance programs.

COVID-19 Related Dental Cleaning Cost

On top of their already inflated prices, some dentist offices are beginning to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic by charging an "infection control fee."

These fees have been reported to range between $15 and $150.

Charging an "infection control fee" on top of an already steep dental cleaning cost is wrong.

It makes patients accountable for their own safety, as it holds them responsible for sanitation cost.

To make matters worse, many people are hurting financially as a result of pandemic layoffs. 

Consequently, they are no longer covered by health insurance and are struggling as it is to pay out-of-pocket dental costs.

covid-19 infection control fee

The addition of an "infection control fee" or an "infectious disease fee" on top of the already inflated teeth cleaning cost is frankly obnoxious.

While the $15 charge may pale in comparison to the hundreds of dollars spent on a new patient cleaning, the fee remains unjustifiable.

Don't let your dentist take advantage of you. 

Choose Brighter Image Lab today and achieve a perfect smile without the hidden fees!


Over 100 million Americans don't visit the dentist because they can't afford it. 

A nation-wide survey found that dental cleaning costs drastically differ from office to office, ranging from $70 to over $500.

Dental deep cleaning cost is also rather high, ranging from $140 to $300 for the cleaning alone.

Many patients have also reported dentists charging $15 to $150 "infection disease" or "infection control" fees due to COVID-19.

Luckily, Brighter Image Lab's complete Bilistic Smile-Care System empowers the average person to clean, bleach, and polish their own teeth at home. 

This revolutionary system allows our clients to maintain their oral hygiene without a dentist or hygienist.

Deep cleaning teeth has never been easier!

No gimmicks, no hidden fees, just a smile solution at a price you can afford--how it should be. Click below to start deep cleaning teeth like a pro!

Starter Teeth Cleaning System
Starter System
  • 4 Syringes of Bilistic Detox Serum
  • 4 Syringes of Pure Bleaching Gel
  • Upgraded Arch Cut Infusion Trays
  • Set of Dental Teeth Cleaning Tools
  • Bilistic Pro Series Polisher



Bilistic Executive Teeth Cleaning System
Executive System
  • 4 Syringes of Bilistic Detox Serum
  • 4 Syringes of Pure Bleaching Gel
  • Upgraded Arch Cut Infusion Trays
  • Set of Dental Teeth Cleaning Tools
  • Bilistic Pro Series Polisher



Kristy Henderson

Need a Chipped Teeth Fix?

Chipped teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. While it can be painful to chip a tooth, many chips aren’t serious and need little or no professional treatment.

Minor cosmetic damage does not affect a tooth’s ability to function normally. For example, a small piece missing from the corner of a tooth may not weaken the overall structure of the tooth.

There are many options to choose from when looking for a chipped teeth fix, but only one can be done from the comfort of your own home. There is a simple solution to your smile issue.

Read on to learn how you can complete a simple chipped teeth fix from home! 

5 options for a chipped tooth fix

Dental bonding

Many dental bonding materials contain compounds that contain BPA, which can be found in saliva up to 3 hours after dental work is completed. 

BPA is a dangerous chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer, heart disease, and reproductive problems.

Dental crown

This is basically a tooth-shaped cap that covers the entire tooth.

With this option, the tooth needs to be filed into the right shape before the crown can be fitted.

This is often extensive and causes irreversible damage to the existing teeth.

Dental implant

Implants require complete removal of a chipped tooth. 

A screw is drilled into the jawbone and a new, false tooth is mounted on.

Imperfect placement of the screw can lead to infection, implant failure, nerve damage and bone loss.

This option is extremely expensive and requires multiple dentist visits.

Porcelain veneers

These require preparation of the tooth that may weaken it further.

If a veneer or crown comes off, the tooth may look worse than it did before the restoration procedure.

This procedure is the most expensive option and requires numerous dental visits.

Porcelain veneers may only last 5 years.

PressOn Veneers

These veneers gently snap onto your teeth to hide any unsightly chips or imperfections.

They can be completed at home and do not require a dentist!

PressOn Veneers: The best chipped teeth fix 

When someone chips a tooth and it’s painless but unsightly, Brighter Image Lab veneers can be the perfect answer for hiding that horrid chip. 

Brighter Image Lab veneers are temporary and removable dental devices that give you the appearance of a perfect smile.   

This is especially beneficial to clients who are self-conscious about the appearance of chipped teeth, as the veneers snap on and cover any smile imperfections. 

Although they do not fix underlying problems, they are a quick and relatively inexpensive solution that allows you to look your best while waiting to fix your teeth professionally.  

chipped teeth fix

Brighter Image Lab PressOn Veneers are a good option for those looking for a temporary chipped teeth fix, while creating a fuller, whiter smile. 

chipped tooth fix

There are many advantages to choosing Brighter Image Lab as your chipped tooth fix. Here are just a few:

  • Cost: Our veneers start at a low price of $795 
  • Convenience : Order online and take your own impression at home
  • Durability: Made from a strong crystallized resin
  • Lightweight: Removable, you can eat and drink while wearing them

Is there a chipped teeth fix I can do from home? Yes! 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere are finding at-home solutions for almost every problem. Now, you can even fix the appearance of your smile from the comfort of your own home.

Brighter Image Lab's veneers are ordered online and completed without ever stepping foot in a dentist officeHere is a rundown of the process:

First, you choose your veneer and place your order online. 

After you place your order, we ship you a specialized impression system and a pre-paid envelope for returning your completed impressions to the lab. 

Simply make your impressions by following the impression instructions and return them via mail. 

When the lab receives your impressions, smile technicians redesign your smile in 3D. 

This smile design is then sent to our lab, where the custom veneer is created, detailed and polished by hand. 

presson veneers

Your completed PressOn Veneers will go through 2 phases of quality control to check for imperfections.

Once the veneers are checked for imperfections, they will be shipped right back to your door.  Finally, simply snap the veneers over your existing teeth and smile!

Once you see the shine of your new smile, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try our product sooner. Brighter Image Lab removable veneers are an affordable option for those looking for a temporary chipped tooth fix.

How affordable? Read on to find out! 

How much is a chipped tooth fix? 

It can cost up to $3,000 for a dentist to repair each of your chipped teeth. 

If you have to have a damaged tooth extracted and replaced with an implant, each will range from $3,000 to $5,000. 

A price tag like this can be crippling, especially during a pandemic. 

Many who suffer from unsightly chipped teeth don’t want extensive procedures or expensive, false teeth. They just want their smile back.  

Fortunately, there is an affordable way to reclaim your smile!  

Brighter Image Lab snap on veneers start at only $795. 

Keep in mind, these revolutionary veneers cover your front eight teeth, not just the ones that are chipped. 

This coverage will give you a complete and perfect smile, for less than the cost of a single implant. 

chipped teeth fix cost

If you have chipped teeth and can’t immediately afford expensive dental procedures, choose the no-dentist solution!  

Order PressOn Veneers and experience the confidence of a beautiful smile while you wait to have your teeth repaired. 

What can cause chipped teeth? 

It can happen anywhere, any time. You can bite into something hard or slip on an icy sidewalk, and next thing you know you have a chunk of your tooth missing.

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t mean you should use your teeth to break your fall or open bottles!

Teeth can chip for any number of reasons. Common causes include:

  • Poor dental hygiene 
  • Biting down on hard substances, like ice or hard candy 
  • Falls or accidents 
  • Playing contact sports without a mouth guard 
  • Using your teeth as a tool to open things  
  • Grinding teeth when sleeping 
chipped teeth repair

Poor dental hygiene is a common cause of chipped teeth. If you don't take care of your teeth, you will develop cavities.

Cavities weaken teeth and, if left untreated, can cause them to crack or chip.

Any kind of physical exercise can also put your teeth at risk, but playing contact sports without a mouth guard can be especially dangerous. 

Because running can lead to a collision, tripping, and many other accidents, the use of a mouth guard is necessary to protect your teeth from chipping.

Further, lets make it clear that your teeth are intended for three specific jobs: eating, talking, and smiling.

If you are using your pearly whites to do anything outside of those three things, you are probably putting your teeth at risk.

Using your teeth as bottle openers or pliers can cause them to crack or chip. It can also cause serious damage to the jaw.

Long story short, our teeth may be strong, but they have their limits. Be smart and always keep them safe. How? Read on to find out!

How do I prevent chipped teeth?

Our teeth are really strong, but the many stresses and strains they have to endure can cause them to chip, crack or break.

Chipped teeth can cause discomfort and are often expensive to fix. Luckily, if you want to protect yourself from chipped teeth in the future there are a few rules you can follow: 

  • Reduce sugar content 
  • Limit acidic food and beverages 
  • Avoid chewing hard things, like ice and hard candy 
  • Don’t open things with your teeth 
  • Get enough vitamins and minerals 
  • Get treatment for teeth grinding or clenching 

Because harder foods are more likely to chip your teeth, it is important to avoid them at all costs. 

For example, bone-in meats are a red flag. A person can bite down on the bone and chip or crack a tooth right away. 

Corn on the cob is another food that can chip your teeth, despite its soft exterior.

Further, chewing on a ice cube may seem like a good way to stay cool on a hot summer day. But be careful! Ice cubes are one of the American Dental Association (ADA)'s nine most damaging foods for your teeth.

In addition to hard foods, excesses of sugar and acid are also no good for your oral health.

Despite the damage high sugar intake can do to teeth, it actually doesn't cause tooth decay.

In fact, the culprit to blame for tooth decay is acid. The most cavity-causing foods are crackers and breads, not candy. 

So, reducing the amount of acid in your diet can greatly improve your overall oral health and protect your teeth from chipping.

can you fix a chipped tooth

Avoiding hard foods, reducing sugar intake, limiting acids, and respecting your teeth can greatly reduce your risk of suffering chipped teeth in the future. 

But, if you already have a chipped tooth, don't be too hard on yourself. This type of dental injury is very common.

In fact, one of your favorite celebrities may have chipped their teeth at some point in their life.

Read on to find out!

Celebrities who chipped their teeth

Many celebrities live with chipped teeth. 

Some of the most infamous actors and actresses of our time have lost pieces of their smile because of an accident.

Many celebrities cover their chipped teeth with dental caps, so they cannot be noticed in their every day life. 

But, from time to time, you'll see these famous dental flaws make a cameo on the big screen.

chipped teeth

For example, Tom Cruise suffered a chipped tooth from a hockey accident in his childhood. A puck flew into his face, hit his front tooth and damaged it forever. 

Like many other celebs, Cruise chose a dental cap as his chipped tooth fix, and eventually covered his injury.

But, the flaw became a feature in the 1983 film, The Outsiders, when Cruise removed his cap to play the role of Steve Randal.

The gap teeth greatly attributed to his character and no doubt helped make the movie a success.  

Another mega-famous actor, Jim Carrey, chipped his tooth in a playground accident as a child.

He had it covered with a cap, but famously removed it for his role as Lloyd Christmas in the film Dumb & Dumber.

While celebrities such as Cruise and Carrey sustained their dental injuries before their rise to fame, many popular artists suffered a chipped tooth while on the job.

Taylor Swift chipped her tooth on a microphone while performing live for an audience of thousands, and she's not the only one!

Singers like Jenifer Lopez and Michael Buble have also injured their teeth on microphones while singing on stage. 

Of course, these popular singers all remedied their injuries with various dental procedures and are back to entertaining with a smile.

With mountains of money, it's no surprise each of the millionaire entertainers had no problem affording the expensive dental procedures to fix their chipped teeth. 

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Unfortunately, most people don't have this luxury. For many, chipped teeth are a sore sight and a financial burden. 

Luckily for them, affordable options exist outside of the dental industry. Brighter Image Lab veneers are a great option for anyone looking to cover chipped teeth, gapped teeth or other dental flaws.

They give clients a screen-worthy smile at a price they can afford. So, don't wait another day to achieve the smile of your dreams.

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Chipped teeth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.  

Dental procedures to repair chipped teeth can cost upwards of $5,000. Many people don’t have that type of money to spare. 

Luckily, Brighter Image Lab offers an affordable solution for people looking to improve the appearance of their smile.  

Press on veneers are a temporary, removable dental device that allow clients to achieve the perfect smile.  

This no-dentist solution is great for people who are self-conscious about the appearance of chipped teeth or cannot afford expensive dental procedures right away. 

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dental tourism
Kristy Henderson


Almost half a million Americans participate in dental tourism each year by choosing to travel outside the country for their dental care. Many want or need cosmetic dentistry but find the cost in the U.S. to be overwhelming. For those people, dental tourism offers a low-cost alternative to seeing a dentist locally and paying a higher cost. 

After being quoted $4,000 and waiting four months for treatment in the United States, I decided to look into dental tourism myself. Thousands of Americans flock to places like Los Algodones, Mexico, Turkey, or (in my case) Costa Rica every year to get dental work done for an extreme discount.

In this blog post, we will discuss my dental tourism experience in Costa Rica. I’ll share my journey, what I thought of the office, what I thought of the dentists, the cost, and my advice to you.

What is Dental Tourism? 

Dental Tourism or “travel dentistry” is the act of traveling to another country for dental care. This is a low-cost alterative for those who can't afford the ever-rising dental cost in the U.S.

Why Dental Tourism? 

Just recently, I got into a situation where I need to do a gum graft. Before I chose dental tourism, I tried to see a dentist locally to fix the issue. I tried to get an appointment in October, November and December to see a periodontist who could help me, but it didn't work. I couldn't make anything happen. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging in the U.S. and dentists being unable to meet my needs promptly, I had to find another option. This is when I decided to consider dental tourism.  

No one should have to go through this much trouble trying to find a specialist, even in the midst of a pandemic. The way they refer you out and then cancel your appointments without any real consideration for your schedule makes it almost impossible receive dental care. 

I get that it's tough to run a dentist office, especially with the pandemic going on, but it shouldn't have been impossible. I shouldn't have had to resort to dental tourism to get my dental work done promptly and at an affordable cost, but I did. 

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Read on to learn where I chose to go!

Dental Tourism - Where to go 

I chose Costa Rica as my dental tourism destination, and I can tell you - it was amazing!

From the time I got off the plane, my experience with dental tourism in Costa Rica was great. The airport couldn't have been cleaner and the weather was so nice.

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Fortunately, the people that I booked my dentistry with made travel arrangements and picked me up from the airport. I was picked up a guy holding a sign with my name on it. It was great. I enjoyed him and felt comfortable all the way.

It was a 15-minute ride to get to the hotel, and they were very accommodating. They waited for me, and the hotel was first class. I stayed at The Intercontinental. I'm not recommending them for any reason other than they were good to me. This hotel was right across from a mall on the west side of town. Everything that I saw on the west side of town was nicer than the things I've seen in Fort Worth or Dallas.

I've seen some of the neatest things I've ever seen in Costa Rica. I've seen a volcano, a waterfall, some of the nicest fruit you'll ever see and a very strong degree of kindness and professionalism.

Dental Tourism - Is it safe? 

In my experience, dental tourism is absolutely safe. 

My experience in the office was very pleasant. I chose a company called Advanced Dental and I was there to see a periodontist on a gum graph that was going to cost me significantly more the US. The cost I got in Costa Rica was a lot more reasonable.

The doctors who helped me in Costa Rica were incredibly safe and conscious of the COVID-19 pandemic. When I walked in, they had on full hazmat suits that were zipped up all the way, face goggles, masks and head covers. They were very safe when treating me, because I'm from Texas and Texas and Florida have the most coronavirus cases. The doctors treated me fairly and I felt very safe. 

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Dental Tourism in Costa Rica 

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I traveled to Costa Rica to meet with a periodontist named Dr. Rosie Brender, and I have to tell you - she's an angel. I was scared for surgery and prepared for it, but she let me know that my case wasn’t as advanced as I thought and I could put off surgery if we did some procedures. I agreed.

Dr. Brender recommended a root scaling and told me that my gums were impacted and my teeth could use a deep cleaning. This came as a surprise, because I go to the dentist twice a year.

In America, we've become accustomed to just getting cleanings, but a surface cleaning is totally different than a deep, sub-gingival cleaning. A routine cleaning simply removes tartar and plaque buildup and a deep cleaning concentrates on the tooth’s surface below the gum line. To achieve a a deep cleaning, an ultrasonic scaler is used to scrape away infection-causing plaque and bacteria from the inside of the gum pockets. 

Once Dr. Brender went after my sub-gingival, it took five hours to complete the treatment. When the procedure was done, my mouth felt bigger. I felt like I had more room in my mouth. It's not something I'm proud of. I don't know how it happened. Regardless, Dr. Brender was able to do the work that she needed to do, and she did it so long and so thoroughly that I was in her chair for five hours. I doubt any other hygienist would have been able to give me that level of care in such a short time and do the work herself. 

Anybody in the United States who’s thinking of travel dentistry should consider Dr. Brender. If you're concerned or have dental fears, you couldn’t be in better hands. I was able to get everything done.

Within the first 30 minutes of being at Dr. Brender’s office, I had three specialists look at me: a periodontist, an endodontist and a prosthodontist. All three of them came in to check on me, look at my x-rays and make recommendations before I even got my x-rays done. I got better, more attentive treatment through dental tourism than I could’ve ever gotten in the US.

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I can't tell you enough of what I thought of Dr. Brender as a periodontist and my entire dental tourism experience. The treatment I received added years to the life of my teeth. Dr. Brender kept my teeth from getting worse and allowed them a safe space to stabilize. If she hadn't given me those five hours, I would probably be looking at surgery. I'm going to take another shot at travel dentistry to go back and talk to Dr. Brender again once I've healed.

It's not 100% proven that dental tourism saved me from having to get surgery, but the treatment I received was better than what most doctors in the U.S. do, which is rush right into surgery and send the bill. If I had never chosen travel dentistry and gone to Costa Rica, I would have never known what was possible.

How much does Dental Tourism cost? 

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In my case, the cosmetic procedure I needed was going to cost $4,000 in the U.S.

My quoted cost for the same procedure was about a third of that cost in Costa Rica, enough to pay for the hotel and the first-class air ticket. Why is it that so many Americans are leaving the country to have dentistry done? Because they can’t afford to get it done in the U.S.!

One in 800 people in the United States are practicing dentists. There are more than enough of them to serve the population, yet almost half of Americans don’t see the dentist each year.

Dentists should be more affordable and more approachable. They should have lower cost and higher availability. Many dentists flee low-income areas in search of higher profits and end up isolating vulnerable populations from receiving dental care at an affordable cost.

The quoted cost I received in the U.S. was staggering, and I pretty much work in the dental industry. It's fair to say I could have paid whatever cost they asked me to pay, I just didn't know if it was worth it.

Is Dental Tourism worth it?

In my opinion, dental tourism is worth the travel. 

My experience with dental tourism in Costa Rica was great. When I finished my treatment, my mouth was extremely sore. I was numb, but the treatment I needed was complete and I was happy. 

Both the doctors that worked with me were really good. I felt like I was treated incredibly well, and the doctors were very educational. I can't think enough of Dr. Brender.

How to improve Dental Tourism – get the best experience! 

If you're considering dental tourism, go at a time of year when the weather is conducive to travel. That's a big deal.

You also owe it to yourself to consider Costa Rica and consider Advanced Dental. You won’t regret it.

You won't regret the quality of hotel and you want great quality facilities. What you will regret is not having the quality of care that I got from Dr. Brender if you choose not to look her up.

The amount of time and consulting and one-on-one time she spent with me is amazing. Each doctor at Advanced Dental gave me amazing care, and they didn’t do it because I'm a YouTuber or because of my channel, they did it because I was a patient of theirs, and they wanted to help me.

The people at Advance Dental don't call what they do “dental tourism.” Instead, they like to consider clients “international clients.” They don’t try to sell you on something or put you in a resort, they just accept you as an international client.

If you're waiting to travel abroad for your dental care or are currently saving for a trip to Costa Rica, there is a temporary smile solution you can use in the meantime. 

Alternatives to Dental Tourism

If you're considering dental tourism in the future or are in the process of saving for your trip to Costa Rica, there is a product available to improve your smile while you wait. 

Brighter Image Lab's PressOn Veneers are removable teeth veneers that simply snap over your existing smile. They are designed to have the look of porcelain veneers without the painful process or expensive cost. These revolutionary veneers will have you looking as if your smile has been made over by a cosmetic dentist. With PressOn Veneers, you are able to achieve a perfect smile for a low cost and without traveling. In fact, you won't even have to leave your house!

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Brighter Image Lab's Lab Direct process allows them to serve clients all over the world from a single location. With PressOn Veneers, you can bypass the dentist and avoid unnecessary cost and travel. 

Don't wait any longer for the perfect smile! Order your pair of PressOn Veneers today and enjoy a perfect smile while you wait to have your smile permanently improved abroad.  


If you're in the United States  and you're considering dental tourism to save money on dental costs, go to Costa Rica and look up Dr. Brenes and Dr. Brender. Consider using Advanced Dental for your travel dentistry needs, you'll be glad you did.   

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Aubrey Hanson


Dentists commit dental scams by treating nonexistent cavities, giving low-quality dental care, and charging for procedures they never performed.

Because the average person knows little about dental care or what to expect in terms of cost, it is easy for dentists to commit dental scams.

Every day countless Americans are scammed out of their hard-earned money by dentists who value cash over integrity. This is wrong!

In this blog, we will discuss the many types of dental fraud and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

What is a dental scam?

When a dentist supplements their income with unnecessary or phantom procedures, they are committing a dental scam.

Brighter Image Lab: The scam-free smile solution

One way to protect yourself from being scammed by a dentist is to completely cut them out of your smile transformation. At Brighter Image Lab, we don't need dentists!

Our Lab Direct process allows us to create and customize your picture-perfect smile without the help of a dentist. In fact, you won't even have to leave your house!

PressOn Veneers start and end at home. With our unique online process, you can receive your beautiful new smile without a single appointment. No dentist, no risk!

When you try on your set of PressOn Veneers, you won't just see the no-dentist difference, you'll feel it! The lightweight veneers are designed for unmatched comfortability.

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Starting at just $795, these revolutionary removable veneers are a great investment for anyone! Not only will they completely transform your smile, they come with absolutely no risk to you.

Whether you're out on the beach or sitting at a five star restaurant, your custom veneers will have you looking like a million bucks - without spending a fortune. 

Read on to learn about the dangers of dental scams!

The Dangers of Dental Scams

The harsh reality of modern dentistry is that many dentists scam their patients for profit.

When you sit down in a dental chair and lean back, mouth exposed, you are putting yourself at the mercy of a stranger.

The only difference between the person standing over you and someone on the street is the level of dental education. While this education qualifies your dental professional to care for teeth, it doesn't make them trustworthy.

Many dentists cheat the system. They perform worthless procedures, over charge for services, and practice low-quality dentistry to line their pockets. This is wrong!

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Every day people visit the dentist expecting honest service, but instead find themselves victims of dental scams. They are sold fake dental plans, or convinced they need painful and sometimes dangerous surgery that is not covered by dental insurance. They are marginalized, manipulated, lied to, and scammed. This is wrong!

Continue reading to learn the different types of dental scams and how to protect yourself!

Types of Dental Scams

Dentists everywhere are committing various types of dental scams and defrauding the American public. They're joining the ranks of annoying scammers that call our cell phones and send us emails. The only difference is, they're effecting your health.

There are many ways your dentist can scam you out of your hard-earned money. A few of these include:

Phantom Procedures

This dental scam is committed when dentists bill patients for procedures they never performed. 

Charges can be as low as the cost of an extra numbing agent to a full blown medical procedure. Either way, it's wrong.

Whether it's $1 or $1,000, if you're paying for something you haven't received, you're being scammed.

So, be vigilant! Review every bill before paying to make sure you're receiving all procedures and treatments listed.

Low-Quality Dentistry

If a patient has a procedure done that is flawed, where do they go to fix it?

Likely back to the original dentist. This doubles the dentist's profit.

Because of this, dentists will do poor work to further profit from the patient in the future.

If they cause problems, they will eventually profit from fixing them. Simple, right?

Since there's no quick monetary benefit to doing excellent work, they do shoddy work instead. 

Don't fall for this. If your dental professional can't get it right the first time, maybe they're not trying to.

Unnecessary Procedures

Dentistry is often subjective. You could go to ten dentists and receive ten different treatment plans.

This subjectivity turns to fraud, however, when dentists perform treatments that are obviously unnecessary. 

Some dentists will prescribe treatments that are blatantly unnecessary - just to make a higher profit!

An example of this type of dental scam is replacing metal amalgam fillings.

Some dentists in the past have claimed that these fillings can cause mercury poisoning and should always be replaced with expensive,  modern, composite fillings.

The problem is -- scientists have not found any proof that these fillings are dangerous.

Replacements are completely unnecessary unless there are other factors.

So, do your research! If your dentists claims you need something done, get a second or third opinion to make sure.

As you can see, there are many ways your dental professional can scam you. 

So, when you go to the dentist, it is best to come prepared.

Read on to learn how to spot dental scams before you can be taken advantage of!

How to spot dental scams

There are some universal warning signs. Not every dental professional that does these things is running a dental scam, but keeping these red flags in mind can be helpful. Here are a few to watch out for:


Dentists often advertise cheap rates to get patients in the door, only to manipulate them into more expensive procedures. Good dentists have usually been in the area long enough to build up a client base through word of mouth. So, they don't need to advertise flashy rates to get new patients.

If a dentist office is spending a lot on advertising, it can also mean they're struggling to get clients in the door. This speaks to the quality of dentistry because an established dental professional with a loyal clientele wouldn't have to advertise so widely. Don't have the wool pulled over your eyes. Beware of false advertising!

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Overly-Eager Dentists

If your dentist seems over-eager when suggesting a dental procedure, watch out!

When a dental professional says a procedure must be done immediately or is unclear about the process and cost, this may be a dental scam. Transparency is key! So, if you feel like your dentist isn't giving you the full story, run!

Free Offers

The old saying goes, "if it's too good to be true, it probably is". This is true for free dental work.

Offices may offer a free cleaning or teeth whitening but then diagnose other expensive procedures to make their money back. This was the case with the Aspen Dental scam in 2012. So, beware of free offers!

Chain Dental Companies

Dental practices run by corporate organizations are rarely regulated in most states. This lack of regulation leaves room for unethical practice and scams to occur.

Dental chains focus on profit margins over dentistry itself. 

Chain dentists are driven by corporate greed and morally impaired by aggressive revenue targets. They often use their status to prey on unsuspecting patients by performing unnecessary procedures for profit and putting patients at risk. 

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Corporate dental chains often use harmful and manipulative sales tactics like “bait and switch.” Patients choose their services because of a low advertised cost but are presented with more expensive services and falsely told they need braces, deep cleaning or even a root canal. This is unethical. This is wrong. This is a dental scam.

How to prevent becoming a victim of dental scams

There are many steps you can take to help reduce the risk of falling victim to a dental scam. 

Here are a few helpful rules to follow to protect yourself:

Review All Your Bills

It is always important to review the bills you pay, but reviewing your dental bills has become increasingly important.

With dentists carrying out dental scams every day, going over all bills and reviewing charges regularly has never been more crucial. 

Looking over your dental bills will help protect you from becoming a victim of dental fraud. So, check over any dental bills whether you or your insurance company pays them.

A second look can catch a phantom procedure and save you from being taken advantage of.

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Trust Your Instincts

It's completely reasonable to be suspicious of your local dental professional. If you feel uncomfortable, there's probably a good reason. So, don't be afraid to go with your gut. You can always get a second opinion and return if you feel comfortable.

Get A Second Opinion

For major procedures that seem out of the blue, check with another dentist first. Having two appointments can be expensive but an unnecessary procedure would cost much more.

Don't trust your dentist to make the right decision. Get a second opinion or even a third and be sure before you act!

Do Your Research

Researching dental procedures can save you the pain and cost of unnecessary dental procedures. If you take a day to research the procedure, you may find other options that are more suitable for you. You may even save yourself from becoming a victim of unnecessary treatment.

A dentist will likely not tell patients about their competition, so you may be able to find better options for you through personal research. For example, Brighter Image Lab PressOn Veneers are available Lab Direct at a discount.

Choose Brighter Image Lab

Here at Brighter Image Lab, we offer a great option for those looking to upgrade their smile. Our unique Lab Direct process allows us to serve clients through an innovative online process by which clients are able to achieve a new smile easily, without unnecessary procedures or an inflated bill, in fact, without even seeing a dentist.

The creation of our PressOn Veneers does not require a dentist, and the impression needed to create the clip-on veneer is simple enough to complete at home.

At Brighter Image Lab, we have only one goal, and it's not to line our pockets with stolen money. Our goal is to make sure that people who desire a better smile can get one. No procedures, no pain, and no stings attached!

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Take your smile into your own hands! Avoid becoming a victim of dental fraud by cutting out the ones responsible - dentists!

Who is responsible for dental scams?

Two of the many factors that contribute to the issue of dental scams are the growing cost of dental school and lack of professional oversight.

The growing cost of dental school contributes to the crisis of dental scams because it puts pressure on new dentists to make money fast. 

With new dentists being spit out of Universities with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt, the dental industry has become a cesspool of con men looking to pay off their bills. Essentially, patients are unknowingly footing the bill for their dentists' education. How does this happen? Through a lack of professional oversight.

In the United States, dentistry has far less oversight than any other branch of medicine. So, your dentist is not being regularly checked to ensure quality control and ethical practice. This is dangerous.

The lack of oversight from the state licensing board can be especially harmful if your dentist practices alone.

With the licensing board dropping the ball and no other dentist around to object, a solo dental professional essentially has free reign. This makes it extremely easy for them to take advantage of people.

The crisis of dental scams is one of the biggest problems in the dental industry today. It costs vulnerable Americans thousands of dollars and causes unnecessary pain and discomfort.

Don't become a victim! Be smart, follow the rules, and stay vigilant! 

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Far too often, dentists scam vulnerable people.

They inflate bills, charge for imaginary procedures, and even provide treatment by improperly trained or unlicensed staff. This disgusting display of negligence proves a blatant lack of ethics, which prevents the practice of responsible dentistry.

Luckily, there are companies available that improve smiles without the help of a dentist.

Brighter Image Lab makes removable veneers for people who want to improve their smile. There are no extra charges and no unnecessary procedures, just the finest dental veneers for a price you can afford. At Brighter Image Lab, we know that life can be hard, so we make smiling easy.

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Are veneers permanent?
Kristy Henderson

Are Veneers Permanent Teeth Substitutes? That's the big question.


Many people are looking to dental practices to give them the perfect smile, and cosmetic dentists are pitching porcelain veneers to achieve this.  A porcelain veneer is a thin sheet of white ceramic that is bonded to a tooth or teeth to mask natural color, shape, or positioning in the mouth.

If you're considering veneers you're probably wondering: Are veneers permanent  teeth substitutes?  The answer to the question: "Are veneers permanent teeth substitutes?" is a resounding "NO!"

In this post, we will explore the misconceptions about porcelain veneers and explore easier, non-invasive alternatives.

Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?

In the past two years, the average person in the street has become more willing to undergo cosmetic dentistry because of a lack of affordable options. This means more people than ever are at risk of suffering the pain and cost of porcelain veneers. This is a crisis.

Brighter Image Lab combats this crisis on a daily basis by offering a pain-free, procedure-free alternative to porcelain veneers. They believe patients shouldn’t have to endure pain or sacrifice their natural teeth for a new smile, and they’re absolutely right.

Brighter Image Lab's removable veneers are made from a crystallized resin, originally developed by NASA, used particularly for its strength and durability. 

The temporary veneers are very stain resistant and have received no complaints of sensitivity. 

They don’t require drilling, shots, grinding, or removing any portion of the natural teeth. And they’re completely reversible! 

If you get porcelain veneers, you can never get your teeth back. But, if you try Brighter Image Lab removable veneers first, you can always decide to get porcelain veneers later. 

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So, if you’re considering porcelain veneers, try Brighter Image Lab's PressOn Veneers first and test the waters. Don’t be disappointed by your porcelain smile -- place your order for snap on veneers today 

PressOn Veneers vs. Porcelain veneers

Both PressOn and porcelain veneers both hide imperfections such as chips, cracks and discoloration as well as improve the look of your overall smile. However, there are some key differences between the two:


With Brighter Image Lab, you get your money's worth.

Our PressOn Veneers start at a low price of $795. They fit over the front eight teeth, covering any imperfections for a complete smile makeover

Porcelain veneers can cost over $1,000 per tooth, and involve invasive procedures to install. 

Essentially, you get perfect coverage for the front eight teeth for less than the price of a single porcelain veneer.

No pain or dentist visit necessary! 


PressOn Veneers don't requite any surgical procedures or anesthetic, no enamel removal and no damage to your natural teeth. They are light-weight and completely removable.

You simply take your own impression at home, and we produce a perfect custom set of removable veneers to completely transform your smile.

Porcelain veneers require extensive surgical procedures. The enamel is shaved from the surface of each tooth, irreparably damaging the teeth's only notable defense. 

When the veneers are completed, they are cemented to what remains of the natural teeth. 

Once this is done, there is no going back.

Temporary vs. Permanent

PressOn Veneers are temporary and completely removable. They are both affordable and durable, making them a great value to anyone looking to improve their smile.

You can drink and eat most foods without having to remove them. This allows you to maintain your new smile in social settings so you never have to feel self-conscious.

Porcelain veneers are widely advertised as a "permanent" solution. This is far from the truth. 

These harsh veneers may be cemented to your teeth, but they aren't staying there forever. 

They will need to be replaced multiple times and may cause painful complications as time goes on.


PressOn veneers don’t damage your existing teeth, unlike traditional veneers where your teeth and enamel are scraped and filed down.

These removable veneers cause no harm to the existing teeth. You can snap them on and off as many times as you want, your natural teeth will never be harmed!

Porcelain veneer procedures do not respect your natural teeth in this way. In fact, they cause irreparable damage to existing teeth and can lead to infection, extreme sensitivity, or staining.

Are veneers permanent teeth substitutes? No!

Porcelain veneers are anything but permanent. In fact, they will have to be replaced one or more times throughout the course of your life. Because some dentists advertise porcelain veneers as a “permanent” solution, patients are surprised to learn they must be replaced. About half of porcelain veneers don’t even last 10 years, making them anything but “permanent.”

Many patients also don't fully understand the irreversible damage the veneer procedure poses to their natural teeth, or the numerous complications they may suffer. Patients who undergo the extensive porcelain veneer procedure endure pain, discomfort, and irreversible damage to their natural teeth.

In addition, these patients are also at risk of suffering the many complications associated with the procedure. Infection, extreme sensitivity, and staining are only a few of the listed side effects.

Many patients who choose porcelain veneers as their smile solution regret the decision soon after. With the many dental procedures and painful complications of permanent veneers, many are left wishing they had chosen an easier alternative. If you are considering porcelain veneers as your smile solution, think again.

There are other smile enhancement options available that do not require the procedures or come with the side effects of permanent veneers. For example, Brighter Image Lab PressOn Veneers. These removable veneers require no appointments and come with no side effects. In fact, the entire PressOn Veneer process can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

Removable veneers are a safe and affordable alternative to permanent veneers  that allow clients to achieve a beautiful smile with no pain and no procedures.

Read on to learn more about porcelain veneers and why you should avoid them!

How do porcelain veneers work? 

The first step cosmetic dentists perform during the porcelain veneer process, is to preparthe teeth. 

This involves filing down the natural teeth to make room for the porcelain veneers, irreversibly destroying up to 30% of natural dental tissue 

One patient described this process as “a physical assault” and expressed that “having the enamel of healthy teeth blasted away is every bit as invasive as the surgeon's scalpel slicing into your skin.” 

Even worse -- if the dentist removes too much tissue, the nerves become inflamed or infected, causing the tooth to die

This issue requires root canal treatment and creates more undo stress and discomfort for the patient. 

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Once the dentist has finished filing, impressions are taken of the nubbed teeth and sent to the dental laboratory where the veneers are made. 

Once they have been filed, there is no going back. The existing teeth have been completely, irreversibly compromised 

When the veneers are completethey are cemented to what is left of the natural teeth 

Since the teeth are vulnerable and no longer have enamel to protect themthey will always need veneers or crowns to prevent decay. 

Many dentists believe this procedure is widely overused and share concern for patients’ long-term dental problems and irreversible damage to their natural teeth. 

 This is a lot of sacrifice and risk for a solution that isn't even permanent. No wonder many patients end up seeking alternatives to veneers.

Read on to learn how porcelain veneers can go wrong!

Are veneers permanent?

What are some examples of porcelain veneers gone wrong?

Porcelain veneers can go wrong in many different ways.

Porcelain veneers gone wrong leave many patients suffering the pain of dental problems they didn’t anticipate.

One example of this is the veneers being too large. This allows bacteria to develop and cause an infection in the gum/mouth, which leads to soreness and swelling.

Veneers that are too large often cause patients to feel self-conscious about their smile and result in an uncomfortable fit.

Because these oversized veneers can crowd the mouth, they may cause discomfort or pain for the patient. 

The process of removing enamel also poses complications.

If your dentist removes too much of your enamel, it can cause your teeth to ache uncontrollably and become extremely sensitive to hot or cold substances.

This can be very uncomfortable for patients. The extreme sensitivity can lead to irritability and headaches, subjecting patients to even more stress and dissatisfaction.  

Many patients complain about the appearance of their porcelain veneers. Some feel they are too wide, too long, too white, or too thick.

But there is no going back. Once they are set, the imperfections of the veneers are as strong as their bonding solution, which is strong enough to last a decade.

Are veneers permanent? Nope. Porcelain veneers wear down, break, chip, or fall off over timeThey can even become discolored when being fitted, making it difficult to achieve the desired look. 

Even though they're definitely not permanent, their side effects may be. The irreparable tooth damage patients sustain when being prepared for porcelain veneers can never be repaired. 

Luckily, there are better, non-invasive options available for people who want to better their smile without the pain and complications of porcelain veneers Keep reading to find the best option for you!


Many people are looking to cosmetic dentists to achieve the perfect smile -- you may be one of them - but don't settle for a process that will damage your teeth.

Those thin shells of porcelain are used to correct crooked or discolored teeth but require replacing and often come with a slew of uncomfortable complications. 

The porcelain veneer preparation process is brutal and causes permanent damage to existing teeth. For this reason, porcelain veneers are not a good option for smile enhancement.

Luckily, no-prep veneers, such as Brighter Image Lab PressOn Veneers, offer patients the opportunity to improve their smile without damaging their existing teeth or suffering painful complications.

These unique veneers correct crooked and/or discolored teeth, and they don’t require removing any portion of the natural teeth. They are completely pain-free and dental-procedure-free and can be completed without ever leaving the house! 

Using the latest technology and groundbreaking innovation in the field, Brighter Image Lab allows clients to achieve a beautiful smile without sacrificing their existing teeth or suffering painful complications.

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Have you been a victim of creative diagnosis?
Kristy Henderson


Have you received excessive treatment, unnecessary fillings, or numerous X-Rays? If so, you are probably a victim of creative diagnosis

Creative diagnosis is the act of performing unnecessary treatment for financial gain. It is the most common form of dental fraud. The American Dental Association recognizes this scam as a trend ravaging the dental community.

Dentists everywhere are inventing diagnosis for profit. They are targeting children and vulnerable adults by misdiagnosing cavities and other dental issues. They are using their power to perform unnecessary procedures and steal from innocent patients. This is wrong!

Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself from creative diagnosis.

10 steps to protect yourself from being a victim of creative diagnosis

1.) Beware of excessive treatment

We’ve all been told since childhood that we should see a dentist twice a year for basic cleanings.

Today, an increasing number of dentists acknowledge that adults with good oral hygiene only need to see a dentist once every 12 to 16 months.

Don’t let your dentist overtreat you. Unnecessary appointments are a waste of time and money. Also, beware of unnecessary crowns, root canals, sealants and fluoride treatments.

If you have a generally healthy mouth and a dentist suddenly says you need thousands of dollars’ worth of treatment, you’re probably getting scammed.

2.) See for yourself

Nonexistent cavities are one of the biggest scams in the dental industry. Dentists everywhere are using creative diagnosis to irresponsibly fill perfectly healthy teeth.

So, if you have a typically clean bill of health when visiting the dentist but are diagnosed with a suspicious number of cavities, be proactive.

Ask your dentist to show you the cavity. See for yourself!

3.) Be cautious of misinformation

Dentists across the country are spreading lies about dental health to line their pockets. For example, dental offices will tell you that your amalgam fillings need to be replaced. They may say it is because the mercury in the material poses a risk to your health. There is no scientific evidence to back this claim. In fact, amalgam is strong, low-cost and is useful in most patients.

Don't leave yourself vulnerable to manipulation and misinformation, be aware of the facts.

4.) Avoid excessive X-Rays

Dentists will claim law prevents them from treating patients without first conducting an X-Ray. This is a lie.

The ADA states average dental patients only need one set of dental X-Rays every two years. It is important to monitor your dentist in this area because of the risk associated with radiation.

Dental X-Rays have been the fastest growing source of human exposure to low dose ionizing radiation over the past three decades. This type of exposure results in thyroid cancer and brain tumors. It is the most common source of diagnostic radiation exposure to the public.

5.) Get a second opinion

X-rays are legally your property, and your dentist is required to turn them over to you to bring to other dentists. So, if you receive a suspicious diagnosis, get a second opinion!

Deep teeth cleaning, for example, is a commonly cited red flag in cases of creative diagnosis.

This procedure is typically reserved for patients who experience frequent gum infections or have periodontal issues. If you do not experience either of these symptoms, odds are you’re being taken advantage of.

Don’t let your dentist pressure you into an expensive deep cleaning, which can cost upwards of $800, and is typically not covered by dental insurance.

Take your X-Rays to another dental office and get a second opinion.

6.) Don’t be fooled by attractive specials

Legitimate dentists will tell you to be wary of practices that use low-cost specials as a cheap ploy to get patients in the door. Don’t be fooled!

Giving into these cheap sales tactics puts you at risk of becoming a victim of creative diagnosis.

7.) Don’t give into pressure

Beware of dentists who pressure you to act quickly, or ones who refuse to supply evidence the procedure you are receiving is medically necessary.

If you don’t have any oral pain or can’t see evidence of a problem, don’t be pressured to have it fixed right away. Your dental professional could be using creative diagnosis to con you out of money and cost you undo pain or discomfort.

Ask questions, see for yourself, and stand your ground. If you feel like you’re not getting all of the information, you’re probably right.

8.) Find an alternative

Matthew L. Logan, D.D.S. says, “if you wouldn't recommend it to your mother, then don't recommend it to your patients.” Unfortunately, not many dentists live by this moto.

The crisis of creative diagnosis puts adults and children at risk every day, despite the concern of ethical dental professionals like Logan who call for change. In Logan’s own words: “Someone needs to stand up and stop this blatant violation of trust.” Here at Brighter Image, that is exactly what we’re doing. We are standing up to dentists who think they own the everyday smile. We’re standing up for you.

Brighter Image Lab offers dental tools to the public, allowing customers to reclaim their smile without a dentist.

9.) Do your own teeth whitening/polishing

NEWS FLASH: You don’t need a dental degree to whiten or polish your teeth, you just need the tools!

Our unique and easy-to-use products offer an alternative to people who want to improve their smile without the hassle of untrustworthy dentists.

Micro Surface Polishing is a key component of preventative oral care. With the Bilistic Polisher you can do this without a dentist, from the comfort of your home.

Our Bilistic Pure Bleach Gel and Bilistic Polisher offer a cheap and easy-to-use alternative to those looking to brighten their smile. The unblended, uncompromised formula delivers consistently impressive results without a dentist.

Spare yourself the risk of becoming a victim of creative diagnosis. Order our Bilistic Pure Bleach Gel and Bilistic Polisher today and brighten your smile at home!

10.) Take your smile into your own hands

For decades people have believed that dentists are essential to maintaining a beautiful smile. This is false. You don’t need cosmetic dentistry, just the dental tools.

Brighter Image Lab brings dental tools out of the dentist office and puts them in the hands of everyday people. Whether it’s polishing, whitening, or simply cleaning your teeth, Brighter Image Labs has a solution for you.

Visit today and take your smile into your own hands!


If you have received excessive treatment, unnecessary fillings, or numerous X-Rays, you might be a victim of creative diagnosis.

Creative diagnosis is the act of performing unnecessary treatment for financial gain and is the most common way for dentists to commit dental fraud.

Performing unnecessary procedures for profit is theft, plain and simple.

Dentists are inventing diagnosis, targeting children and vulnerable adults for financial gain. This is disgusting and a slap in the face to hard working Americans just looking to smile again.

Don’t become a victim of dental fraud. Follow our 10 step system and protect yourself from the greed of modern dentistry.

Don't be a victim of dental fraud!
Kristy Henderson


Dentists across the country are committing fraud by performing unnecessary dental procedures to line their pockets. 

Whether or not you realize it, there is a chance you have been a victim of dental fraud at some point in your life. You may have been misinformed, fallen victim to tactful sales pitches, or even undergone an unnecessary dental procedure without your knowledge.

In this post, we will help to educate you on the many forms of dental fraud, who is responsible, and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim in the future.

 But, most importantly, we will discuss why Brighter Image Lab may be the best option for improving your smile!

What is dental fraud?

Dental fraud is the act of intentional deception by a dentist or misrepresentation of treatment for the purpose of personal financial gain.

When a dentist performs and charges for unnecessary procedures, they are committing dental fraud. And it's not just irresponsible, it's criminal.

When you step into your local dental office, walk up to the receptionist and proceed to sign in, the last thing you think is "Will I get robbed here?"

Like any other physician, you probably assume all dentists have your best interest at heart. Sadly, this is not the case.

Dentists engage in unethical treatment to rob patients of their hard-earned money every day by committing various acts of dental fraud.

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Types of dental scams include: providing worthless or unnecessary treatment, over-charging for teeth cleaning, inflating estimates for dental work, operating dental clinics without the proper safety and hygiene precautions, and operating without sufficient or properly trained staff.

When you are overcharged for services or shell out thousands of dollars for unnecessary procedures, you are being robbed. Point. Blank. Period.

Who is responsible for dental fraud?

An increasing number of dental professionals are choosing to take jobs with corporate dental chains instead of going into business for themselves. This is of major concern.

The North American Dental Group (NADG) is one of the fastest expanding corporate dental groups in the world. It is made up of over 200 offices and facilitates upwards of one million dental office visits per year in the U.S.

NADG rampantly absorbs dental chains across the country and transforms them from reputable dental institutions into revenue-generating machines, ultimately bastardizing a system meant to provide ethical dental care to patients across the country.

A one-year investigation into NADG found evidence of intense pressure on affiliated offices to meet daily rigorous revenue targets. These inflated targets led to numerous allegations of dental fraud, even from NADG employees.

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Ashley Hughes North American Dental GRoup (Former employee)

The standard of care was not there. . .

“I have watched them drilling perfectly healthy teeth multiple times a day every day. . .There wasn't one day that I worked there that I could say that that was a good day. . .Every day there was an issue with either something being billed that wasn't done or it wasn't billed properly or the standard of care was not there.” 

Groups like NADG are causing rates of practice ownership to plummet, making it increasingly more difficult to find a dentist who is not sales driven.

From 2001 to 2006, the U.S. alone saw a 14% decrease in practice ownership, and that decrease only seems to steepen as time goes on.

Together, NADG and its affiliated offices are actively participating in dental scams. They are putting a paycheck above a patient and exploiting innocent people for personal financial gain. 

Patients around the world and across the United States are unknowingly entrusting their mouths and wallets to these sinister dentist, and as a result, they are falling victim to dental fraud.

Don't become the next unsuspecting victim of the NADG! Read on for more on dental fraud and how to protect yourself.

Are Dental Chains Encouraging Dentists to commit dental fraud?

Dental practices run by corporate organizations are rarely regulated in most states, leaving the door open for unethical practice, fraud, and dental scams.

Driven by corporate greed and morally impaired by aggressive revenue targets, corporate dentists everywhere are committing dental fraud. They're preying on the innocent by performing unnecessary procedures for profit and putting patient health at risk. 

Corporate backed dental chains impose intense pressure on dentists to meet rigorous sales goals. This dynamic compromises the integrity of the practitioner/patient relationship and blurs the line between responsible patient care and blatant dental fraud.

Patient outrage concerning dental scams has created some legal backlash. In 2012, for example, 11 patients sued Aspen Dental, claiming that its model turns dentists into salespeople.

With one new office opening each week, Aspen Dental is becoming more like a fast-food franchise than a facility for quality dental care. The chain continues to train its dentists like used car salesmen despite the complaints and concerns of patients. The average new patient dental care plan is $4,450.

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Unfortunately, Aspen Dental is only one of many dental chains conning innocent people out of their hard earned money. 

In 2010, a dental chain known as Small Smiles was ordered to pay $24 million to the U.S. government. An investigation revealed that its dental professionals were performing unnecessary extractions, fillings, and root canals on children covered by Medicaid.

An additional lawsuit alleges that many toddlers treated at a Small Smiles office underwent 14 unnecessary procedures – often under restraint and without the comfort of anesthesia.

Dental professionals such as these should remove the white masks and put on ski masks instead, because they are robbing their patients.

Don't be fooled! Read below to find out how to protect yourself.

4 steps to protect yourself from becoming a victim of dental fraud

Beware of harmful sales tactics!

Dentists often advertise cheap rates to get patients in the door, only to manipulate them into more expensive procedures.

Corporate dental chains use harmful and manipulative sales tactics like “bait and switch.”

Patients choose their services because of a low advertised cost but are presented with more expensive services and falsely told they need braces, deep cleaning or even a root canal. This is unethical. This is wrong. This is dental fraud.

When in doubt, get a second opinion!

The most common type of dental fraud is "creative diagnosis."

Dentists perform unneeded X-Rays and drill or extract perfectly healthy teeth every day. So, if eight cavities pop up out of nowhere in your typically healthy mouth, run.

Get a second opinion and save yourself the pain and cost of unnecessary procedures.

Know the facts!

Dentists will tell you that your amalgam fillings need to be replaced because the mercury in the material poses a risk to your health. There is no scientific evidence to back this claim.

The Federal Drug Administration lists numerous benefits to back the use of amalgam fillings. The strong and long-lasting material is low-cost and useful in patients that have a high risk of tooth decay.

Over the last 150 years, millions of patients have had their teeth filled with amalgam. Dentists know this. They realize that those millions of patients are vulnerable to manipulation and misinformation, and they use this vulnerability to line their pockets.

Don’t be fooled by their lies. Know the facts.

Be aware of your options!

Knowing all of the options is essential when making any good decision.

By not informing patients of Brighter Image Lab's PressOn Veneers, dentists aren't only committing dental fraud, they are being blatantly negligent by not offering the lowest cost option.

Here at Brighter Image Lab, we offer a great option for those looking to upgrade their smile.

Our unique Lab Direct process allows us to serve clients through an innovative online process by which clients are able to achieve a new smile easily, without unnecessary procedures or an inflated bill, in fact, without even seeing a dentist.

The creation of our PressOn Veneers does not require a dentist, and the impression needed to create the clip-on veneer is simple enough to complete at home.

Don't give in to the greed of the modern day dentist, keep reading and find a better solution for you!

Brighter Image: A better option for you

Here at Brighter Image Lab, we believe the possibility of a beautiful smile should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford to pay thousands.

Our custom fit PressOn Veneers are ultra-thin, completely removable, and designed to snap perfectly over existing teeth, giving clients the confidence and satisfaction of a perfect smile without the gimmicks of modern dentistry. 

These smile enhancers are crafted to perfection by a 15-member crew and designed to be strong and durable, allowing you to eat or drink while wearing them. 

With us, there is no hidden agenda. Just  a simple solution to a serious problem.

If you call our office today with a desire to improve your smile, we will find a way to help you. Whether it is through our finance program, or free of charge through our New Life Smile program, we are here to help.  

Remember how it feels to smile until your face hurts, without making your wallet hurt by ordering your set of custom PressOn Veneers today!


Dental offices across the country are committing dental fraud at an alarming rate. They are inflating patient bills, manipulating, and misleading clients in a way that is both unsafe and unethical.

In essence, the dental industry is defrauding the American public. Dentists across the country are scamming innocent, hard working Americans out of thousands of dollars. 

The average working American can't afford to burn thousands of dollars on unnecessary dental work. And even if they could, why should they? 

When dentists provide expensive, unnecessary treatment to patients who can’t afford it, they are robbing innocent people. 

Brighter Image Lab has only one goal, and it's not to line our pockets with stolen money. Our goal is to make sure that people who desire a better smile can get one. No procedures, no pain, and no stings attached!

So, don’t fall for the new pop-up-shop style of dentistry. Reclaim your smile by below and placing your order today! 

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Dental toursim is the only option many see for cosmetic dentistry
Kristy Henderson
Dental toursim is the only option many see for cosmetic dentistry

What is dental tourism?

In 2013 alone, upwards of 500,000 Americans chose to travel outside the country for dental procedures. Many Americans often want or need cosmetic dentistry but find the cost to be overwhelming or fiscally impossible to achieve. Because of this, more Americans are looking for options to remedy their dental needs outside the country. This trend, dubbed “dental tourism,” offers a low-cost alternative to seeing a dentist locally but could be deadly to those who participate.

Typically, when you plan a trip or vacation, your itinerary does not include a tooth extraction or a root canal. However, for many Americans needing cosmetic dentistry, this is a frequent reality.

The astronomical cost of local cosmetic dentistry drives hundreds of thousands of Americans each year overseas for cheap dental care. Corruption in the dental industry runs rampant, while dentists continue to inflate fees, fabricate lies, and falsely alarm patients. More and more people are choosing to risk their safety and even their lives for an affordable solution. 

Is dental tourism safe? No!

While cosmetic dentistry may cost less in dental tourism destinations, cost alone should not determine whether traveling for your dental care is a good idea. There are many risks that are associated with dental tourism.

Dental standards are the primary concern when looking to travel abroad for dental care, considering standards for overseas dentists are vastly different than those of dental professionals in the United States. Without standard medical regulations applied here in the United States, dental practices abroad cannot be trusted to practice the same level of patient care as licensed dentists in the United States.

Overseas dental facilities may not have the proper accreditation or provider licensure, keep track of patient outcome data or maintain formal privacy and security policies. Because of this, it is hard to determine the quality of care you will receive. This is a grave concern.

Another issue facing prospective dental tourists is the infection control standards of their desired destination, as they can vary widely depending on the country or region. The United States has very high infection control standards. In some parts of the world, dental professionals may not observe or practice the same infection control standards observed here in the United States, leaving you at risk of contracting a disease and spreading it once you come home.

Examples of the types of diseases that can be contracted via dental tourism: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV (AIDS), MRSA, Legionnaires’ Disease, Influenza, Tuberculosis, and Covid-19. Some are caused by improperly-sterilized cosmetic dentistry instruments (especially the hollow dental tools) or needle stick accidents. Others are caused by transmission of micro-organisms via the dental unit water lines.

In addition to standards of practice, you may find language to be a barrier when communicating your wants and needs to your dental professional. Because dentists in other countries wont always speak fluent English, it may be hard to voice your vision or concerns for your teeth. Because of this language barrier, misunderstandings will occur and be problematic for you and your dental professional. You must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with any dental health professional in order to ensure you receive proper treatment.

What does this mean for you?

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If you’re considering dental tourism, you have probably been faced with the choice of traveling or putting off your new smile. You have had to deal with a dental industry that takes advantage of you, taking your smile hostage. Your right to love your teeth, to want to share them with the world, has been stolen and locked away with a bail you can’t afford. This is wrong!

The dental industry has a monopoly on the human mouth and extorted people like you for financial gain for decades. It is time to take a stand. Here at Brighter Image Lab, we stand with you. We understand the need for an affordable and accessible solution for your cosmetic dental needs and work tirelessly to offer a solution to your problems.

Here at Brighter Image Lab, we offer an affordable, complete smile for a fraction of the cost of traditional cosmetic dentistry. With the PressOn Veneers, you can achieve a perfect smile without a dentist. Designed to be ultra-thin and removable, PressOn Veneers offer an alternative for those who feel they’ve run out of options – a new smile for those wanting to share it.

Our Lab Direct process allows us to serve clients from all walks of life. All around the world. Through our innovative online process, clients can achieve a new smile easily and without unnecessary travel or risk. The creation of our PressOn Veneers does not require a dentist. The impression needed to create the clip-on veneer is simple enough to complete at home.

Not only do our convenient and easy-to-use PressOn Veneers allow you to take your smile into your own hands, they are also completely reversible and cheap enough to allow you to achieve the best smile while possible without breaking the bank. This will allow you to enjoy the smile of your dreams while you save to afford your cosmetic dental procedure. This is a great benefit to customers, as it offers a chance to achieve a brighter smile without the price tag of cosmetic dental procedures – a great option at a great cost!

What can/should you do now?

With your dental needs out of reach and your options limited, Brighter Image Lab offers an option to help you achieve your best smile at the best price.

With PressOn Veneers, you are able to achieve a perfect smile for the best price all from the comfort and safety of your own home. Our PressOn Veneers and Lab Direct process allow you to bypass the dentist and avoid unnecessary cost. There is no need to endure the cost or risk of dental tourism, because Brighter Image PressOn Veneers offer you the smile you have been dreaming of, at a price that won’t break the bank.

Why travel overseas when you can achieve amazing results right from your home at a fraction of the cost? Achieve the smile of your dreams today with no travel, no painful procedures, no risk, and no hassle. Don't wait any longer for the perfect smile! Order PressOn Veneers from the Brighter Image Lab website today and get the smile you’ve waited for without the hassle or cost of traditional cosmetic dentistry.

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Hundreds of thousands of Americans roll the "dental tourism" dice each year, taking their chances on foreign dental treatment because they're unable to receive cosmetic dentistry at an affordable price in the U.S. This rise in high-risk travel dentistry is a result of price gouging, unethical practices, and blatant misinformation on behalf of cosmetic dentists and puts hundreds of thousands of patients at risk every single year.

Many patients choose to travel for dental procedures because they feel they have no other option. With the dramatically inflated cost of dental care in the United States, patients are faced with two options: postpone the visit to the cosmetic dentist, or put themselves at risk by traveling to receive the care they need. That was, until Brighter Image Lab came to the rescue with no-dentist/no-travel choices.

Brighter Image Labs works to provide a choice for those who feel they’ve run out of realistic options. Our PressOn Veneers offer a solution for your cosmetic dental needs without the hassle of a dentist or the risk of travel. Choose to buy Lab Direct with Brighter Image Lab and start your journey to a brighter image today.

dentist lied about cavities
Aubrey Hanson
my dentist lied about cavities

Have you ever been suspicious that your dentist lied about cavities to you? Did you have to pay more than you thought was necessary for procedures you didn't fully understand? You're not alone. 

My Dentist Lied About Cavities

Many years ago I was in college. In between the hubbub of midterms, sleepless nights, and Ramen noodles, I heard a radio commercial for Mint Dentistry.

I didn’t know anything about Mint Dentistry, but I figured they were reliable because I had seen their billboards. I showed up thinking I would get a quick cleaning and be on my way. I had never had any dental issues before.

To my surprise, when I went in to get a routine check-up, the hurried dentist told me that I had a cavity. I promptly set an appointment to get it filled and the next week they completed the filling. I paid several hundred dollars which was probably more painful than the uncomfortable procedure.

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Six months later, I went in for another routine check up and to get my teeth cleaned. The dentist came in and said that I had two more cavities that I should get filled as soon as possible. I became suspicious. 

I Got A Second Opinion

I scheduled a dentist appointment at the office I had gone to when I was growing up. The dentist was a family friend and I trusted her to be honest with me.

I told her that this the dentist at Mint Dentistry had recommended I have two fillings.

She exclaimed that there was absolutely nothing wrong with my teeth and that a filling would be completely unnecessary. When I had gone to Mint Dentistry, their dentist had lied about cavities to me.

It Happens Everywhere

I've taken time to research this phenomenon and I'm not the only one whose dentist lied about cavities. It apparently is happening more and more. Not just with cavities, but with much more extreme procedures. There are many reasons dentists commit fraud like this:

High Dental School Costs

The cost of going to dental school has doubled since the 90's. Young graduates and even dentists years into practicing are having to pay off incredible amounts of money for their education. 

The business may have become less lucrative than they had originally planned, and you can imagine how tempting it would be to over-diagnose to make up the difference. 

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Quotas From Large Corporations

Struggling small dental practices are often bought out by large dental corporations like Mint Dentistry and Modern Dentistry.

Dental corporations manage the business aspects of their practice. After giving up control to executives in offices far from the dentist's clinic, dentists are often at the mercy of their new bosses. These non-medical professionals are working toward making a profit and have full authority to give dentists quotas for procedures, and to threaten them with a pink slip if those quotas aren't met. 

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Competition Is Higher

Older dentists are retiring later and later while new dentists are still entering the market. As this continues it becomes more difficult for dental clinics to be profitable. If a dentist is struggling to make payroll because he doesn't have enough patients, you can imagine how easy it would be for him to simply prescribe an expensive procedure in order to make ends meet. 

What Can You Do?

New Technology

Technology has changed a lot and so has the dental industry. There are now many reputable dental solutions that are available commercially. Companies like these are not meant to replace necessary procedures, but offer innovative products that fix problems only dentists have been able to in the past.

Brighter Image Lab has been offering Lab Direct dental alternatives since 1997 and offers affordable choices like teeth whitening, tooth polishing, and even dental veneers. 

Stay Skeptical

Many honest dentists practice ethically everyday despite the number of dentists engaging in deceptive practices such as lying about cavities, prescribing unnecessary procedures, and over-prescribing procedures to fix issues that patients could do without.

While there isn't a way for you to be 100% certain your dentist is one of the good ones, you should stay skeptical, and always trust your instincts if something doesn't seem right. If you've been told you need an overly expensive procedure, get a second opinion like I did. It may be hard to justify the cost of the second check-up, but you can end up saving a ton of money in the end. 

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Receding gum lines can be a warning of other oral issues
Bil Watson

“A smile is the universal welcome.”

- Max Eastman

Receding gum lines can be a warning of other oral issues

The saying goes that a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.

However, when you have problematic or unsightly gums or teeth, it can certainly hold you back from welcoming all of the beauty the universe has to offer.

A top gum issue that impacts many people’s smile is gum recession. From what it is to what causes it, here is what you need to know about receding gum lines.

What does Receding Gums mean?

Gum recession, also known as a receding gum line, is when the edge of the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth pulls back and wears away. As a result, more of your tooth or the tooth’s root is exposed.

When this happens, it forms gaps or “pockets” between your gum line and teeth. This makes it easy for bacteria to build up and cause issues and diseases. If receding gums are left untreated, it can result in tooth loss because the bone structures and supporting tissue of the teeth become critically damaged.

While gum recession is a common dental issue, it occurs gradually and many people don’t recognize the signs and symptoms:

  • The first sign of a receding gum line is tooth sensitivity.
  • A tooth or teeth may look longer that normal.
  • A notch can be felt near the gum line.

If you suspect you have gum recession, it is NOT something that you want to brush aside. Because there are treatments that both prevent further damage and repair the gums, it is recommended that you make an appointment with your dentist right away.

receding gum line

Can receding gums grow back?

There are several factors that can cause your gums to recede:

Periodontal Diseases

  • Bacterial gum infections
  • Destroys supporting bone and gum tissue that hold your teeth in place.
  • The MAIN cause of gum recession is gum disease!

Rough Tooth Brushing

  • Aggressive brushing (either the wrong way or too hard) causes the enamel to wear away.
  • As a result, your gums will recede.


  • 30 percent of the population is predisposed to gum disease.
  • Gum disease occurs despite supreme oral care.

Poor Dental Care

  • Insufficient brushing, flossing, and rinsing allow tartar to build.
  • Tartar is hard and requires removal by a dentist.
  • This removal procedure can lead to gum recession.

Grinding & Clenching

  • These actions put too much force on your teeth and cause gum recession.

Tobacco Products

  • Using tobacco increases your chance of sticky plaque forming on your teeth.
  • Plaque is hard to remove and can cause gums to recede.

Misaligned Teeth

  • Crooked teeth place too much pressure on your bones and gums.
  • A misaligned bite can cause a receding gum line.

Oral Piercing

  • Tongue or lip piercings rub your gums and cause irritation.
  • This rubbing can wear away gum tissue.

Hormonal Fluctuation

  • Changes in female hormone levels can cause gums to become more sensitive and vulnerable to gum recession.
  • Hormonal fluctuations include puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.  

As we previously mentioned, it is vital to your oral health to schedule an appointment with your dentist so that he or she can assess the severity of the receding gum line and recommend a course of treatment, as receding gums do not grow back.

Next, let’s take a closer look how you can INSTANTLY improve your smile and the appearance of your gum line.

Can you fix receding gums?

It’s the BEST way to a brighter and whiter smile...

You can unlock your smile’s potential and transform the appearance of your receding gum line with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

Our product can take the place of long healing and tedious aftercare needed after gum surgery. For gummy smiles, we also provide long terms results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to cover a receding gum line:

  • Enhances esthetics
  • Whitens & brightens teeth
  • Lengthens small teeth
  • Reshapes smile
  • Highlights your smile
  • Increases confidence
  • Fills unsightly gaps
  • Covers stains
  • Alters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. All of the materials you need to get started are delivered directly to your house.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at Press On Veneers, BILVeneers, and IncrediBIL Veneers at

Aubrey Hanson

Non-Profit Dentist

As the number of unemployment cases grows due to the Covid-19 pandemic, dental expenses may be more burdensome for individuals and families than ever before. The unemployed need an affordable dentist, but it's tough to find one - especially during these challenging times.

Even though it is difficult to pay for dental work, the need still remains. Non-profit dentists from a variety of organizations and clinics provide cheap or free dental care to people of the community in need.

Below is an extensive list of resources, both for those looking to find free (or low cost) dental work, and for those looking to donate to the worthy cause of promoting oral health.

non-profit dentist


There are a number of databases for those seeking a non-profit dentist. You can search your specific area to find affordable dentists who do pro-bono work or offer sliding scale dental prices. There are also community health centers that offer dental care.

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Non-Profit Dentist for Adults

Dentistry From the Heart

Dentistry From the Heart works to provide free dental services in The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Puerto Rico. You can go to their website to see if they have an event in your area.

Mission Of Mercy

Mission of Mercy offers dental programs in Arizona, Texas, and Pennsylvania. You can find information about their clinics and events on their website as well as places to donate.

Patterson Foundation

This organization is dedicated to providing healthcare to underprivileged people across the country.

They allocate grants to communities everywhere. You can donate to this foundation on their website where you can also see their list of grant recipients.

Non-Profit Dentist for Domestic Abuse Victims 

Give Back A Smile

This non-profit does the noble tasks of providing dental care for victims of domestic abuse. One can apply for their services here.

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Non-Profit Dentist for Senior Citizens

Dental Lifeline Network

Senior citizens can access non-profit dental services through the Denal Lifeline Network. Their website offers a database of locations by state. 

Non-Profit Dentist for the Handicapped and Disabled

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

This organization funds dental work for handicapped individuals. You can find a clinic on their website. You can also read encouraging stories about the many people they've helped

Dental Lifeline Network

This organization (also mentioned above) has a separate focus on patients with disabilities. 

Traditional dentists are unfortunately often hesitant to accept patients with disabilites since their care typically takes extra time. 

Non-Profit Dentist for US Veterans

US Department of Veteran Affairs

This department helps qualifying veterans find the care they need. Their website explains the program and includes a clinic location finder

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Non-Profit Dentist for Children


CHIP or Children's Health Insurance Program is part of the somewhat recent Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). 

Those who qualify for CHIP are able to get their children's dental care for affordable co-pay prices that range between $25-$50. This is only available in the US. 

The income eligibility requirements for this program is listed below:

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Give A Kid A Smile

This organization holds events across the country providing children's dental services. To find an event for either services or to volunteer, their website has a number to call for specific and updated information. 

National Children's Oral Health Foundation

This organization, also called "America's Tooth Fairy" funds programs for children's dental services. You can find their member clinic here organized by state. 

Starting A Dental Non-Profit

Health Resources And Services Administrators

This branch of government provides grants for non-profit dentistry work. Starting a non-profit is noble but extremely difficult. These grants help reward and kickstart worthy organizations so fundraising is less necessary. 

Brighter Image Lab

Many of these dental programs offer valuable services. However, funds are often limited which is why donating is so important. 

With limited funding, many of these organizations do not offer cosmetic dentistry services, leaving people with stained, missing, or crooked teeth without options. 

While Brighter Image Lab is a for-profit company, their business model has altruistic undertones. (non-profit arm is New Life Smile found at

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Their owner, Bil Watson, often posts videos on the company vlog showing the transformation of patients who have dark backstories. 

New Life Smile has funded smiles created by Brighter Image Lab for ex-convicts, veterans, and victims of domestic abuse. The products, however, do not lack quality and have been used by pageant contestants and fashion models. 

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Brighter Image Lab's products are significantly cheaper than comparable treatments typically done at dental offices. This makes their products available to a wider demographic. They offer 100% approval financing - making their products even more affordable. 

Click here to view their helpful products. Or take the quiz below to see if their products are right for you. 

Smile Assessment Quiz



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Aubrey Hanson

Affordable Dental Clinic

It can be challenging to find an affordable dental clinic. For many reasons the cost of dentistry has continued to skyrocket over the past decade and even basic care can be a huge expense.  

Maintaining oral health is vital for overall health at any income level. Prices should not keep people from getting the care they need. Read on for some helpful tips for how to find affordable dental work. 


Dental Insurance Isn't The Answer

In industries similar to dentistry, patients are shielded from expense through insurance. Insurance distributes previous payments to pay for necessary procedures. Insurance companies are heavily involved in the entire process and adequate insurance will charge the patient an affordable co-pay. 

Dental insurance, however, is much less inclusive. It will typically only pay for yearly check-ups, a few fillings, and will split the cost of more extensive procedures. 

It can leave patients still having to pay tens of thousands of dollars if extensive work is needed. 

Dental insurance often ends up not being cost effective so many people opt out of using it, even if it is within their means. 

A Free Dental Clinic

One option when seeking out an affordable dental clinic is free, charity dental work. Since oral health care is so important, philanthropic organizations around the country work to provide necessary resources to people who can't afford a dentist. 

You can use this resource to locate such clinics. 

This option, however, is limited. Many people do not qualify to receive free work, and there may be extended wait times for care. 

affordable dentist

A Sliding Scale Clinic

Some dental offices offer prices that vary based on a patient's financial status. Patients who make less have to pay less and vice versa.

Dentists will likely include their sliding scale pricing on their website's so simply search online for sliding scale clinics to find one in your area. There are also directories available that list out sliding scale affordable dental clinics. 

A Dental School

Dental schools offer dental services at a discounted price. Students will operate on patients under the supervision of their instructors. 

This is a great option for people of all income brackets since the prices are the same for everyone and procedures are available to anyone. 

Procedures, especially complex ones, may take much longer than a traditional dentist. Students are new to the techniques and processes and will naturally be a bit slower. 

Dental Tourism


An extreme way to find an affordable dental clinic, is to look outside of your home country. People from the US, Europe, and Australia have started this odd trend of traveling to get dental work done. Dental costs in other countries can be quite a bit cheaper that the savings covers the cost of the trip. 

This option is only reasonable for patients who need (or want) extensive procedures and is unnecessary for average needs. 

As one might think, engaging in dental tourism is quite risky and requires a great deal of research. 

Some dangers are incompetent dentists, dental scams, infection risk, and many more. All dental tourism should be done with extreme caution. 

A Dental Lab

One alternative to finding an affordable dental clinic would be to connect with a customer-focused dental lab.

Brighter Image Lab innovatively creates full-arch, removable dental veneers that they sell directly to clients without the need of a dentist. 

A client can take their teeth's impression from a mail-delivered impression kit. The lab will then take that impression and create unique veneers to perfect that client's smile

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While dentists often charge around $1,000 for veneers per tooth, Brighter Image Lab offers full arches starting at just $795. They also offer affordable financing with 100% approval. 

Not all dental labs are equal though. Many offer similar items that do not fit well, last, or look like real teeth. Be sure to research extensively before purchasing from an online distributer. 

Shop For Dentists

A final way to find an affordable dental clinic is to simply do extensive research before choosing a dentist. You can call around ask dentists what they charge for specific procedures and what their philosophy is on how they set prices. 

Some dentists work to advocate for their patients and will air on the side of frugality as they diagnose problems. Other dentists may tend to operate on patients as much as possible often-diagnosing citing that they make decisions out of heightened caution. This "shopping" will help you determine who will be best for both your oral health and your budget. 

Preventative Measures


Keeping your dental bills low does not just start with finding an affordable dental clinic, taking preventative measures will also help.

Taking care of your teeth by brushing twice per day, flossing once per day, and having an annual dental checkup will help maintain your healthy teeth. Then you will not need as extreme procedures fixing issues down the road. 

It is also important for children to receive proper dental care. Many issues later in life can be avoided if they receive good oral care from the start. 

The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare offers dental insurance for children to help alleviate the burden of children's dental costs. 

Final Thoughts

Finding dental care is extremely important. Everyone should maintain their dental health, no matter what their budget. The options above are some creative options for a variety of costs. If you have trouble finding an affordable dental clinic, reach out to us here at Brighter Image Lab - we'll be glad to help you!

If your teeth are healthy but you simply have a bad smile, we can help you out with that a great deal! Help is just a click away!:

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It's just a click away!

Aubrey Hanson

What Are Veneers?

What are veneers for your teeth exactly? Good question! Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that cover up an existing tooth. Teeth veneers can help cover:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Stains and Discoloration
  • Missing Teeth (In some cases)
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth

The veneer acts like shell on the outside of a tooth, fixing the appearance often dramatically. 


There are many types of veneers that cater to a variety of needs and budgets. It's best to learn about each of them and to be informed before investing in veneers. So let's dive in!

What Are Teeth Veneers That Are Traditional?

Traditional dental veneers are done in a dental office. Dentists will shave down several millimeters of tooth enamel to make room for the veneer to go on top of the tooth. Dental offices will generally have a porcelain and composite option. 

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

These veneers, made from porcelain, are the original way veneers were made. They are known to be sturdy and to remain stain free throughout the years (typically 10-15 years). 

They are, however, quite expensive ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per tooth, which can be problematic for people - especially when they need quite a bit of alterations.  


  • Look like real teeth
  • Don’t stain
  • Estimated to last 10-15 years


  • The enamel removal is irreversible
  • Porcelain can chip
  • Expensive compared to other options

What Are Composite Veneers?

Composite veneers are made from a modern, resin material. Resin veneers tend to be less expensive than porcelain veneers, but they do not last as long and they have the potential to stain. 


  • Look like real teeth
  • Less chipping than porcelain veneers
  • Estimated to last around 10 years


  • The enamel removal is irreversible
  • Staining is possible
  • Expensive compared to other options
fake looking veneers

What Are Lumineers?

Lumineers are a thinner version of traditional veneers. They are popular because they don't require enamel removal and are therefore reversible. Not everyone is a candidate for these though. People with larger teeth are not good candidates for Lumineers. 


  • Look like real teeth
  • Reversable procedure
  • Can last up to 20 years


  • Not everyone is a candidate
  • Staining is possible
  • Expensive compared to other options

What Is A Snap-On-Smile?

A Snap-On-Smile is what is called a removable veneer. Snap-on-smile products are full arches of veneers that dental offices offer.  They take an impression in a mould and then ship that impression to a dental lab. 

The dental lab will create the veneers and ship them back for you to pick up at the dental office. The removable veneers snap into place. They cost around $2,000 per arch. 

They are unfortunately quite prone to stain and only last 3-5 years. 


  • Look like real teeth
  • Reversable procedure
  • Cheaper than traditional veneers


  • Only last 2-5 years
  • Prone to staining
  • Expensive compared to other options

What Is Brighter Image Lab?

Brighter Image Lab is an innovative company that provides dental veneers directly to consumers. With their process, they mail an impression mould to your doorstep. You can easily make your dental impression from home. After shipping that impression to them, they'll create a custom smile for you. You'll receive the final product in the mail as well!

For this process you won't have to take off work to go to an expensive dental appointment. Everything can be done from the comfort of your own home. 

what veneers teeth look like

Brighter Image Lab is able to charge a much more affordable price for their veneers since their process cuts out the middleman. Veneers at Brighter Image Lab start at just $795!

They also offer 100% approval financing to make their veneers even more affordable and to give more people access to their products. 

They, like some other types of veneers, are not perfect options for everyone's teeth. Some people with larger teeth often decide that they are not ideal candidates for Brighter Image Lab Veneers

You can read more about their products here!


  • Comparably Affordable Option
  • Home Delivered
  • Last 5+ years


  • Not Everyone is a good candidate
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What Are Veneers Teeth Cover Scams?

There are unfortunately several companies that charge several hundred dollars for very low-quality veneers. There is a process called vacuum forming where a thin layer of plastic over a mould. The process is often used in industrial settings or to make treys for teeth whitening. 

Scam-like companies essentially color these treys white and market them as veneers at predatorily high prices like $400 to $1,000 when their quality would likely only warrant a $50 expense. Some companies we suspect use this process are: 

What Are Veneers That Are Right For You?

When asking yourself "what are veneers that are right for me?" there is a lot to consider. Deciding on what you want depends on what your comfort level is with price, invasiveness, and many other factors. 

We encourage you to research quite a bit before making your choice. Please read more information articles or take the quiz below to see if you would be a candidate for Brighter Image Lab veneers. 

Smile Assessment Quiz

Brown stains on teeth is one of the possible effects of Fluorosis
Bil Watson

Brown stains on teeth (tooth discoloration) is an aesthetic problem that is linked to a variety of causes.

These unsightly brown stains on teeth are often a source of embarrassment and can damage not only your teeth, but your self esteem as well

brown stains on teeth

The absolute number one facial feature is your SMILE

While poor dental care or eating certain foods can affect the appearance of teeth, what could be truly causing these brown stains on teeth may be lurking in your tap water, TOOTHPASTE, and mouthwash.

So wait… products that are meant to HELP your teeth could actually be harming them?

It’s true.

The reason is that many standard oral hygiene products are loaded with fluoride. This exposure combined with drinking fluoridated tap water ends up creating a toxic level of fluoride in your body.

This toxic level leads to a condition known as dental fluorosis, which causes brown stains and damages your teeth. 

What is Dental Fluorosis?

And when consumed in high concentrations, fluoride causes dental fluorosis.

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. Overexposure to fluoride causes fluorosis, especially during the years when the teeth are developing, typically up to age 8.

The effects of fluoride on tooth enamel include lower mineral content and an increase in porosity. Typically, the dentist measures the damage by examining the surfaces of the teeth when clean, dry and under good lighting.

If the dentist suspects dental fluorosis, they can further examine your teeth and gums. X-rays are beneficial to make sure the teeth do not have any other defects, like cavities.

Dental fluorosis causes varying degrees of both aesthetic and physical damage to your teeth. 

What causes brown stains on teeth of children?

The visual effects of fluorosis dictates the severity and varying degrees of damage:

  • Healthy, Normal Teeth: appear to have a smooth, glossy surface, that’s typically a pale white color.
  • 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. Brown stains on teeth will develop over time, which is due to diffusion of exogenous icons, such as iron and copper, into the abnormally porous enamel. These brown stains on teeth are widespread, making the teeth look corroded. All enamel surfaces are now affected. The general form of the tooth may also be affected.

Dental fluorosis causes something that is called intrinsic discoloration.  What this means is that the inner structure  of your tooth, the dentin, darkens or gets a yellow tint. These intrinsic brown stains on teeth are much deeper and are permanent. It is usually not possible to neutralize or lighten this type of discoloration.

Unfortunately, intrinsic discoloration caused by dental fluorosis can greatly affect one’s confidence… but fortunately there is a way to instantly transform your smile!

Next, let’s take a closer look at choosing the BEST option to get rid of those pesky stains.

How do you get brown stains off your teeth?

We have some good news and bad news.

The bad news is that brown stains caused by dental fluorosis are, like we previously mentioned, permanent. This means that no amount of teeth whitening will truly change the color of your teeth.

Can a dentist get rid of brown teeth stains?

Other methods of removing stains, such as contouring or traditional veneers, can potentially enhance the appearance of your teeth. However, these techniques pose several concerns that you must consider:


  • 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

Traditional Veneers:

  • 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
  • Upwards of $20,000 + for a complete smile makeover 

As you can see… the risks and price of these procedures aren’t worth it!

But don’t fret just yet because there is a simple and affordable solution to instantly transform your teeth and your smile.

PressOn Veneers
Press On Veneers

Our classic, beautifully designed, 100% Digitally Processed, Removable Veneers.



IncrediBIL Veneers
Incredibil veneers

The newest addition to our family of veneers features unique light reflecting properties.



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The Best Way to Replace Brown Stains with a Brighter & Whiter Smile

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab! 

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to replace brown stains on teeth and make your smile sparkle:

  • Enhances esthetics
  • Whitens & brightens teeth
  • Lengthens small teeth
  • Reshapes smile
  • Highlights your smile
  • Increases confidence
  • Fills unsightly gaps
  • Covers stains
  • Alters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. All of the materials you need to get started are delivered directly to your house.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look at BilVeneers from

Gum Contouring Before and After
Bil Watson

Curious about the effects before and after gum contouring? Would it interest you to know that gum contouring is rarely necessary? Read on to learn more!

Did you know that it takes LESS effort to smile than to frown?

It’s a FACT! Frowning requires a shocking 50 muscles… while producing a smile only needs 13.

However, when you have a “gummy smile”, your mouth most likely isn’t getting a work out at all.

Are you looking for a way to enhance the appearance of your smile?

For some, gum contouring is an effective solution. However, given the astronomical cost of the gum contouring procedure versus how little it does in return may leave you seeking a more affordable and effective solution.

Let’s take a look at what gum contouring is, what to expect before and after the procedure, and a stunning alternative that can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What Is Gum Contouring?

Gum contouring is a form of cosmetic dentistry that is used to correct and reshape excessive or uneven gums.

Prior to the procedure, the dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the area. Next, the dentist will fix the uneven gum line by removing the excess gum tissue as needed and then sculpt the gum line with a laser or other cutting tool until it appears even and natural.

This process exposes a little more of the enamel of the teeth and can usually be done in one office visit.

Also known as gum lifting, gum contouring is a relatively painless procedure. While some people do experience discomfort and swelling for the first few days after the procedure, the healing time is typically quick.

Now that you know what gum contouring is, let’s take a closer look at what before and after gum contouring effects look like.

What are the effects before and after gum contouring?

Gum contouring is able to offer slight changes in your smile’s appearance. However, gum contouring CAN’T completely alter and transform your smile, especially if you have misaligned, crooked, cracked, chipped, or stained teeth.

Here are the changes you can expect from having a gum contouring procedure:



  • Excessive gum tissue
  • Uneven gum lines
  • Stubby or small tooth shape
  • Balanced gum tissue
  • Even and natural gum lines
  • Attractive tooth shape
  • A more symmetrical smile
  • Immediate, yet minor, results

These behind the scenes before and after gum contouring photos can give you an idea about the changes to expect. Please be aware that results can alter dramatically depending on your condition as well as who performs the surgery:

before and after gum contouring

Next, let’s look at the cost of this procedure to see if it’s even worth it.

How much is gum contouring?

Unfortunately, gum contouring can cost $50 to $350 to shape and remove the gum around a SINGLE tooth. The price range is so vast because the cost depends on:

  • Extent of the work needed
  • Local rates
  • Expertise and reputation of the dentist
  • Sedation method 

The damage or overgrowth rarely is limited to just one tooth. Therefore the total costs for extensive gum reshaping and contouring for the visible teeth in the front can easily cost $3,000 or MORE!

Luckily, there is an easier and more affordable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. You no longer need to face the atrocious costs of gum contouring. Instead of researching "before and after gum contouring", you can research "veneers before and after".

Let us introduce you to the future of smile design…

PressOn Veneers
Press On Veneers

Our classic, beautifully designed, 100% Digitally Processed, Removable Veneers.



IncrediBIL Veneers
Incredibil veneers

The newest addition to our family of veneers features unique light reflecting properties.



0% Interest - 100% Approval*

The Best Way To A Brighter & Whiter Smile: it doesn't involve before and after gum contouring

You can unlock your smile’s potential with Lab Direct custom removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab!

For gummy smiles, we provide long terms results. We know that our customized veneers are sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional dental visits and in-office cosmetic dental appointments.

Check out these incredible reasons why removable veneers are a great choice to make your smile sparkle:

  • Enhances esthetics
  • Whitens & brightens teeth
  • Lengthens small teeth
  • Reshapes smile
  • Highlights your smile
  • Increases confidence
  • Fills unsightly gaps
  • Covers stains
  • Alters the look of teeth

Furthermore, you can easily take the first step in creating your custom PressOn Veneers from the comfort of your couch because there is no need to visit a dentist. All of the materials you need to get started are delivered directly to your home.

No matter what type of result you are looking for, your dental dreams can come true with Brighter Image Lab.

Our custom molds prevent over exaggerated dental costs for non-oral health threatening treatments.

You really can bring your smile to its ultimate level… without paying $20,000+ for a cosmetic smile makeover.

Let us introduce you to the life changing magic of removable dental veneers.

Join us as we welcome you to the future of smile design.

Come see how we can improve your smile in a way that you never thought imaginable. You truly owe it to yourself to look into PressOn Veneers at

Aubrey Hanson
why are dentists so expensive

Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

Normal dental work and checkups can be quite expensive. A simple teeth cleaning can cost $90-$300, not to mention x-rays and the occasional filling. This is an expense many people cannot afford or prefer to avoid. 

Avoiding preventative measures, however, can doom patients to incredibly expensive procedures in the future, like crowns, bridges, and the ever-dreaded root canal. All this explains why thousands of people search online every day, trying to find an affordable dentist.

But why are dentists so expensive in the first place? Why does something as necessary as oral health have to break the bank? There are many reasons for this issue and several steps people are taking to make their care more affordable.  

The High Cost of Being A Dentist


It is easy to demonize dentists for the high fees they charge to their patients. We typically imagine them pocketing the entire bill and spending it on a fancy new car or luxury vacation. Some dentists are in fact, scam artists and have predatory pricing practices. But the reality for most dentists is that being a dentist in itself is expensive. 

Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

High Dental School Fees

The cost of going to dental school has doubled since the 1990's. This has left many young dental school graduates in over $200,000 of debt starting out. This dauting debt will hinder young dentists from earning a good living for several years. 

Like all education, costs have grown and grown. In the past, students could quickly pay off the cost of an education, but today, crippling debts are the norm. This is the first of many changes driving up the cost of dental work. 

Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

High Starting Costs

It costs quite a bit to run a dental practice. Starting costs will include office necessities and a ton of expensive dental equipment. High-end dentist chairs can cost $10,000 or more! The sum of these start-up costs is generally estimated to be as high as $500,000! 

Dental technology requires a lot of research and development and is in an extremely niche market. To be able to develop the state-of-the-art technology that is now the norm, dental equipment companies have to charge a high premium. 

Dental technology wasn't always so advanced. The cost of this advancement trickles down to the patient sitting in the fancy (and expensive) dentist chair. 

Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

High Operating Expenses

Dental offices have to pay rent costs and they have to have multiple staff on hand. There typically are receptionists, dental hygienists, and possibly other specialists who all have salaries that must be paid. 

Gone are the days where a single dentist would set up his practice and operate it alone. The world has shifted and the demands of operating a modern practice are much higher. 


Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

High Marketing Expenses

Dentists are retiring later and later in life, but new dentists are still entering the market at the same rate. Some markets now have too many dentists and they are having to compete more and more for each patient's business. This means they have to add marketing expenses to their budget which also drives up the price of dental work for the patient. 

In the past, dentists were able to simply open their practices and it was reasonable to expect a steady stream of patients through the door (as long as they were good dentists). The necessity of marketing is a new, expensive, and unfortunate phenomenon dentist have to navigate.

Why Are Dentists So Expensive?

Insurance Doesn't Help Much

Even though medical services in non-dental fields are often just as expensive as dental work is, patients are often shielded from the realities of these expenses, thanks to their standard health insurance plans. 

People with health insurance often pay an affordable co-pay and are unaware of what the medical professional actually charges. 

Dental insurance, on the other hand, does much less. It often only covers the cost of annual cleanings, some fillings, and just a portion of more expensive procedures. 

Often, when a patient needs extensive work, dental insurance doesn't help much. Many people don't have dental insurance because of this.  A typical result is simply not going to the dentist, even though dealing with dental issues can be extremely necessary and avoiding treatment can be intensely painful and even deadly. 

Possible Solutions

Ask Questions

Don't hesitate to ask a dentist if there are cheaper options. Often you can avoid certain costs upon request, like bi-annual x-rays or deep cleanings. 

Also, you don't have to accept everything a dentist says at face value. After a diagnosis, go home and research the prescribed procedure. You can also get a second opinion or second quote that may be cheaper. 

Dental Schools

Dental schools, while expensive for students studying dentistry, can be quite cheap for patients. Dental schools often offer procedures at discounted rates.

Dental students will do procedures under the supervision of more seasoned teachers. The work is often quite good but can take longer than a traditional dentist since the students are inexperienced and still learning. 

Dental Tourism

The interesting phenomenon known as dental tourism has become popular as dentists in the US (and Europe and Australia) have become unbearably expensive. 

Patients will travel to countries to get procedures done at much more affordable prices. Incredibly, the cost of traveling and the foreign procedure is often cheaper than when procedures are done domestically. 

This can be a good option for some people but there are many horror stories about botched procedures and crooked foreign dentists operating on tourists in unsanitized hotel rooms. 

Brighter Image Lab

Brighter Image Lab is a great option for cosmetic dental solutions, and it's especially great for those who wish to avoid the dental office altogether! 

This lab offers removable dental veneers without having to go through a dentist. Clients simply make their own dental impressions from a home-delivered kit. After sending their impressions back to the lab, the lab's talented smile designers create thin dental veneer arches that clip on perfectly into place. 

Clients are able to cover up large cosmetic issues like stains, crooked teeth, or even teeth that are missing all together. 

Many people are candidates for these dental veneers. Take the quiz below to see if they would work for you!

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Final Thoughts

Now that you have some clearer insights into the question, "Why are dentists so expensive?", you now know a bit more about what to expect. You also now know more about the inexpensive solutions offered here at Brighter Image Lab.

Make wise decisions about your oral healthcare moving forward, and be sure to do a lot of research before making expensive decisions. 

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Understanding Veneers vs Lumineers

In the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are many options. But which is right for you?

The purpose of this post is to layout the differences between veneers, Lumineers, and Press-On Veneers.

The main difference between veneers and Lumineers is the thickness. Typically, traditional veneers are thicker and require some enamel removal, while Lumineers are thinner and do not. Press-On Veneers are thin, like Lumineers, but are full arches and are much more affordable than the others.  

Both veneers and Lumineers are acceptable smile options for the following issues*: 

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Minor Alignment Issues
  • Gap Teeth

*Press-On Veneers can also fix the appearance of missing teeth


Traditional Veneers

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Traditional veneers are small tooth-shaped structures that attach to the front of individual teeth for cosmetic purposes. The process of attaching traditional veneers starts with a dentist removing about .5 mm of the tooth's enamel. The patient will then have a set of temporary veneers for several weeks while a lab creates the final set. 

After the set is ready, in a second appointment, the dentist will attach the veneers.


Lumineers follow a somewhat similar process however there is no enamel removal. Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers so they can be attached to the entire original tooth. 

Press-On Veneers

Press-On Veneers are thin, like Lumineers, and do not require enamel removal. These veneers are typically full arches instead of individual teeth. They can only be purchased directly from Brighter Image Lab

They click into place over a client's entire top or bottom arch, giving a uniform and aesthetically pleasing appearance. They also can easily be taken in and out for cleaning purposes. 

Press-On Veneers Before and After


The Differences



Traditional veneers and Lumineers are somewhat similar in cost. The cost will vary by geographic area and each individual dentist but both typically start at around $1,000 per tooth. 

Since all of the procedures mentioned are cosmetic procedures, they are generally not covered by dental insurance

Press-On Veneers by Brighter Image Lab start at $795. Other low quality knock-offs can be found for as low as $400. Some dentist offices offer  alternatives, but have been known to charge over $2,000 for a single arch.


Reversibility is one of the main topics when discussing veneers vs Lumineers. Since traditional veneers require enamel removal they are irreversible. Once a patient has this procedure, they must continue upkeep indefinitely. 

This is especially problematic for people whose teeth are healthy. It is difficult to justify altering otherwise healthy teeth simply to make them look better. 

Lumineers and Press-On Veneers can be reversible and the original teeth can remain intact. This means people then can keep their full, healthy teeth. They also have the option choose alternative treatments in the future. 


Traditional veneers and Lumineers have been known to last up to 10 years. Some say Lumineers can last longer. 

Press-On Veneers last 5 years or more depending on a client's dental hygiene. 


Traditional veneers and Lumineers are cemented to the patient's teeth. There is never a perfect transition between the foreign material and the gum and this ridge can be an area that has a higher susceptibility to gum cancer. 

Final Thoughts on Veneers vs Lumineers

The main differences between the procedures are cost, reversibility, durability, and potential dangers. Many people are nervous to have a permanent procedure done that requires their teeth being shaved down. Lumineers and Press-On Veneers are both alternatives to the traditional process. 

It's important to know the differences for veneers vs Lumineers before making any decisions. What do you think is the best veneers option for you? Would you please let us know in the comments below?

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Brighter Image Lab Veneers Before And After

Brighter Image Lab provides a unique service that helps give so many people the smile of their dreams! We've changed people's lives through our amazing dental veneers. These Brighter Image Lab veneers before and after pictures help you see how big the changes can be. These are just a few of our many success stories!

Interested in a success story of your own? Click here to take the smile quiz assessment to see if this product could work for you! 

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Veneers Before and After 

Female: Age 25-35

This young woman struggled with a severe gap (diastema) in the top arch of her front teeth. Both top and bottom arch were slightly discolored. She was looking at a few thousands of dollars of work at the cosmetic dentist. Veneers from Brighter Image Lab fixed her smile for significantly less. 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 25-35

This young woman had multiple gaps on both sides of her front arch. The dental office would have specified several invasive implants that would need continual replacement. Implants cost $3,000-$4,000 per tooth. Brighter Image Lab provided a full new arch for a fraction of that cost. 

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Veneers Before and After

Male: Age 25-35

This young man's teeth were crooked and slanted in several places. To fix his alignment issues from a dentist or orthodontist would likely have taken a year or longer. Brighter Image Lab fixed his smile with dental veneers instead, taking only about a month to fully complete. 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 35-45

This woman had discolored teeth along with gaps along her top and bottom arches. Traditional veneers from a dentist's office would cost $1,000 - $2,500 per tooth and she would have needed at least ten. Brighter Image Lab's full arches made her smile beautiful at a uniquely affordable price.  

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 35-45

This woman had an unfortunate chip and stain on one of her front teeth. She opted against a traditional veneer from a dentist that would have worn down her natural tooth enamel. She instead chose to get a full arch from Brighter Image Lab. This not only fixed the issue, but made her smile much whiter.

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Veneers Before and After

Female: Age 45-55

This woman's natural teeth had jagged edges along with some patchy staining. Instead of intense whitening procedures and tooth reshaping, she found her solution at Brighter Image Lab. Her veneers give her a beautiful Hollywood smile!

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Veneers Before and After

Female: 35-45

This woman had several issues with her teeth on her top arch. She struggled with both a tooth gap and abnormally small teeth. Traditional dental veneers from a dentist's office would have cost at least $6,000. Brighter Image Lab veneers solved all her problems for less than $1,000. 

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Veneers Before and After

Male: 45-55

This gentleman had several gaps on the left side of his front arch. The issue was noticeable and cosmetically frustrating. A new arch from Brighter Image Lab discretely fixed his gap, giving him a comfortable solution instead of an invasive one. 

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Veneers Before and After

Female: 25-35

This young lady had yellow, discolored teeth as well as a small chip on her right front tooth. Fixing the chip alone would have been costly and continual teeth whitening would have been a chore. Dental veneers from Brighter Image Lab fixed all of her issues at once - giving her a perfect smile

We hope the pictures of our veneers before and after help encourage you about your possibilities. Click here to start your journey toward having your own before and after success story and enjoy a beautiful new smile

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How do teeth look after dental veneers? Dental veneers can change your smile for the better. Veneers cover crooked, stained, small, and even missing teeth.

Still unsure? Keep reading to see for yourself!

 How Do Teeth Look After Dental Veneers?


Braces are awkward at any age but are tough for adults especially. 

If you're one of the many people struggling with crooked teeth, braces aren't the only option! Dental veneers can give you the results you need - beautifully straight teeth - without an expensive orthodontist bill. 

Affordable veneers are also much quicker. You can typically get them within a month, but braces take 18-24 months of painful, continual use. 

How White Do Teeth Look After Dental Veneers?


Living with stained teeth is a difficult struggle. A great perk of dental veneers is that they give you a bright Hollywood smile!

Well-made veneers look like natural, white teeth. They don't look plastic, but look like normal teeth that happen to be stunningly white and gorgeous.

Good-quality veneers don't stain like natural teeth typically do over time, and when they do, it is easier to remove those stains. 

Do Teeth Look Natural After Dental Veneers?


Some people struggle with their teeth being too small, or their smile appearing gummy.

When a patient walks into a dentist office with these issues, dentists typically provide a treatment plan of crowns or gum altering procedures. Both are expensive, painful, and unnecessarily invasive.

Dental veneers are designed to fit your natural gum line so your teeth and gums appear perfectly sized!

Do Veneers Cover Missing Teeth?


My favorite transformations involve missing teeth. This is often a huge source of embarrassment for people.

Dental veneers are an amazing option for covering missing teeth without complicated  and unnecessary dental procedures.

This smile transformation is truly life-changing since missing teeth are often an unfortunate stereotype representing poverty, poor dental hygiene, and drug abuse. 

Put On A Happy Face With Dental Veneers


Smiling is so important for your self-esteem, and dental veneers can really help you feel comfortable smiling again. 

Good veneers give the ability to grin, smirk, and laugh effortlessly without any hesitation or embarrassment.

It's amazing to see someone comfortable smiling for the first time in years. All of the stress seems to melt off of their face as they rediscover their freedom to smile. 

Do Your Research

Make sure you adequately research companies before purchasing dental veneers. Some companies, even dentist offices, sell options that look fake and don't fix the dental aesthetics they claim to. 

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Some Are Plastic-Looking

These cheap thermoform copies of a patient's original teeth being sold like a real dental veneer. Some companies to be wary of are:


Some Don't Last

Dental veneers (temporaries) offered at dentist offices may not last as long as you expect them to.

Traditionally, veneers only last 5-15 years before replacement is required. 

Some situations are much less. This Snap-On-Smile client had veneers that needed replacement after only two years of use

Companies like these are the reason many people are afraid to get dental veneers. Your smile is your best investment, and purchasing veneers is a big choice. It's important to be sure the company you choose has integrity and has your best interest in mind. 

Brighter Image Lab

Brighter Image Lab is a trustworthy company that clients can count on. They've created high-quality dental veneers for over 10 years, and they've been in business for over 20 years. The before-and-after pictures above are all success stories from Brighter Image Lab's clients. The staff at Brighter Image Lab work hard to make sure every dental veneer is extremely high-quality while keeping the cost affordable. 

Brighter Image Lab has spent years perfecting the technology. Digital imaging is used to design each veneer specifically for each client. The designers create veneers from a proprietary resin, first developed by NASA, that looks discretely like natural teeth.

Brighter Image Lab offers an amazing product that gives their clients the ability to smile with confidence.

Many people wonder ... how do teeth look after dental veneers? Do the above examples give you the answer that you've been seeking? Do they give you a picture of what you want your teeth to look like? Click here to view Brighter Image Lab products and affordable payment options!



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