Brighter Image Lab has helped models and pageant contestants from all over the world achieve a beautiful smile with our no dentist process. Read and watch their stories and why they chose to trust Brighter Image Lab with their most valuable asset, their smile.
People all over the world suffer from discolored, misaligned, and broken teeth, and one Texas based company is going above and beyond to provide an affordable smile alternative for clients. Brighter Image Lab partners with New Life Smile to bring this woman not only a newly designed smile, but gives her a full makeover. Watch below!
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Broken Teeth and A Smile Makeover to Remember
“I want you to look at this smile, and this smile, and this mouth. Guys, if you have broken teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, do not push the skip button. It’s worth it to take two minutes to learn what you can do to improve your smile for the rest of your life. It’s gonna be worth it.
I promise you all you have to do is look at these pictures. And these pictures. And these pictures. All these people are live clients. Every smile that I show you today can be transformed for just $149 down.”
“They were sitting there watching YouTube and I asked them for two minutes and they let me show them how I can improve their smile. I’m going to take the first pictures that you looked at, you’re going to see a live video of what it’s like for me to change your smile.
She lived with a bad smile for three years, five years, and I’m gonna change in three to five minutes.
If I can do it for her I’d like to do it for you.
You don’t have to live with your smile any longer but you have to watch this video. Think about sending me two pictures of your smile and thinking about coming to see me at brighterimagelab.com and let’s see what I can do for you.
Last thing I want to say is you cannot afford to live with a bad smile professionally, personally, financially. You’re not going to get away with a bad smile you’re going to suffer with a bad smile. It’s not just me saying it. I’ll tell you what we can do to move forward but you got to…You got to watch it all the way through.
I’ll see you at the end of this video. Bye.”
Meeting with Kerri
Bil: “First of all, I want to tell you something else. This is important to me, to everybody. Perfect freaking impression. Was it hard?”
Kerri: “I was very nervous. I did one by myself and then I went and asked your employee to help me do the other one and she goes, ‘I think these are fine,’ and I was like well I’m really scared that it’s not gonna be okay because this video expresses so much stress on the impressions.”
Bil: “How long ago did you lose your smile?”
Kerri: “A few years ago I just lost it. Well no, got knocked out.”
Bil: “Oh man don’t tell me that. Okay. Got knocked out now we’re trying to fix it, even fixing it with wax?”
Kerri: “No I had a temporary a temporary crown and then knocked it out again. And so that time it broke the prep tooth. And so my dentist was like kind of put out with me because he’s also a friend so I just didn’t go back and ask him to fix it again.”
Bil: “You ready to try this thing? If this does what it’s supposed to do, it’s going to make your features pop. If you will do me a favor look at that camera. Look how pretty your eyes are. This literally should take, this should be proof young lady, nice colored hair, but you didn’t do it today. You just put it out. You wore a helmet really, and then you just drove over here, but this should be perfect. This should make your face pop.
Kerri: “But I’m not young. I’m just gonna point that out.”
Bil: “Well the whole world is gonna think you’re young. And young is all relative. Nervous?”
Bil: “What do you see first? It’s going to be big for your kid to see. I am looking because it looks good. You see what’s up? Wow. Scared nervous?”
[Kerri puts the veneer in and checks it out in the mirror.]
Kerri: “Look at that. Oh my god.”
Bil: “We did it kid, we did it. Oh man, I didn’t mean for this to be that big of a deal.”
Final Words from Bil
Bil: “Guys that’s a wrap. I hope that works you. I hope you like watching what we do, and if you have a bad smile, if you’re thinking about changing the future, do me a favor. Like, subscribe, follow us, and comment.
It helps me communicate with you more. You know me. I want to know you better and the way I do that is by following up on future videos. That notification button is the way people know me the fastest.
I have things that I want to tell you about from time to time. It helps me help you. If I know you better, thank you for hitting the subscribe button.”
Brighter Image Lab was able to help Kerri find her smile again with our Lab Direct dental veneers. She, like many, was unable to afford expensive cosmetic dental work needed to restore not only her smile, but her self-esteem. The confidence she lost in herself after being in an abusive relationship took a heavy toll. Thankfully Bil and the Brighter Image Lab team have been able to give her some of that confidence back.
Check us out on Instagram, or watch more videos from our YouTube channel! There are plenty of stories just like Kerri’s, and Brighter Image Lab has been there to help give you back your smile. Don’t let broken teeth become a barrier to living your life, try Brighter Image Lab today!
People often have a steaming cup of coffee in the morning to get themselves ready for the day. But beyond a morning boost and having to scrub off pesky coffee stains, what else do we know about where coffee comes from?
Middle Eastern legend attributes the discovery of coffee to a goat herder named Kaldi, who noticed how energetic the berries from the Coffea tree made his herd. He showed the berries to monks at a local monastery, and they are said to have brewed the first cup from the roasted grounds of berries that had been tossed into a fire.
Coffee has since became one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Over 400 billion cups are made every day, and coffee houses are still considered popular hubs for social gatherings.
New research has shown that coffee can do more than keep you alert and energized, it has positive effects on our health! It can reduce the risk of cancer, gallstones, and diabetes.
But while coffee is reported to have many added health benefits to regular consumption, it’s not very good for your teeth. Without proper moderation or dental care, coffee can cause tooth decay, cavities, and stains on your teeth.
So what are the added health benefits of coffee, and how can Brighter Image Lab fix coffee stains on your teeth?
Coffee and You
Researchers have found many ways in which coffee affects our health, but majority of them are actually good! Reports from places like the Harvard School for Public Health showcase exactly how coffee can be beneficial to our health.
New studies show that coffee can actually prevent and slow some cancers! Regular coffee drinkers have been reported to be 26% less likely to develop colon cancer. Endometrial and Liver cancers were also seen to be less prevalent in coffee consumers.
Consumption of coffee has been linked to lower levels of depression. Research on individuals who drink 2-4 cups of coffee were 25% less likely to experience depression, and 45% less likely to be at risk for suicide.
Habitual coffee drinkers have shown a decreased chance in developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers theorize that minerals like magnesium found in coffee help the body process insulin and metabolize sugars naturally.
Gallstones are hardened pieces of digestive fluid in your gallbladder. It’s theorized that coffee helps prevent these stones from forming by helping flush and break up crystalized cholesterol, and a 10 year study on men and women found a significant decrease in gallstones among regular coffee drinkers.
Coffee is high in antioxidants, and has shown great reductions in heart disease and stroke among those who regularly consume coffee. Antioxidants help remove harmful chemicals in the body left over from the breakdown of food.
Parkinson’s disease affects specific dopamine producing brain neurons. Although more research is needed, recent studies have found that higher consumption of coffee can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease because the caffeine in coffee protects dopamine producing brain cells.
While coffee can keep you alert during the day, high levels of caffeine have negative effects on the body. As with most good things, moderation is key to enjoying the benefits of coffee. But what can too much do?
Anxiety and a rapid heart rate are common for those who are sensitive to caffeine, or have consumed too much. The chemicals in coffee that keep you from feeling tired also triggers the release of adrenaline, raising your heart rate and anxiety levels. Caffeine-Induced Anxiety is even recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as one of four coffee related mental health issues.
Insomnia and fatigue are also prevalent in those who consume too much coffee. Caffeine can stay in the system for four to five hours, and any amount of missed sleep can add up quickly.
Lastly, coffee is a diuretic. This means that coffee contains laxative properties than can cause issues with digestion, especially for those who suffer from gastric reflux. Making sure to eat solid, healthy foods and drink plenty of water can help prevent coffee from causing digestive issues.
Coffee contains tannins, which is found in many plant based foods. Tannins bind color to the teeth, which is what allows things like coffee, wine, and blueberries to stain.
Over time, tannins can turn teeth a dull yellow color, and without proper cleaning can result in cavities and tooth decay. Sugary versions of coffee are especially bad at stripping the enamel from your teeth, allowing stains to set into the tooth itself.
A bad smile can have a negative affect on your life, both socially and mentally. And regular brushing won’t always clear up those set in stains, or get hard to reach places where cavities can grow.
Seeing a dentist to whiten and clean your teeth can be expensive, but thankfully Brighter Image Lab has created an alternative solution for those with coffee stained teeth. Our lab direct system lets you get a whiter smile without breaking the bank.
Say Goodbye to Coffee Stains!
Coffee has a number of added health benefits that you shouldn’t have to give up just because it can stain your teeth. With the Brighter Image Lab Bilistic Smile Care system, you can now professionally clean and bleach your teeth from the comfort of your own home.
The Bilistic Smile Care kit comes with our Bilistic Pro-Series Sonic cleaner, two black infusion trays, detox serum, bleaching gel, and quality dental tools to help you get the best possible smile.
Getting your teeth whitened by a dentist is expensive, and most over the counter whitening products have you bleaching built up plaque and tartar.
That’s why the Bilistic Smile Care kit comes with a full cleaning kit along with our bleaching gel. Our detox serum is a proprietary blend meant to loosen hardened tartar and calculus build up, and using our Sonic Cleaner helps give your teeth a dentist quality cleaning.
Don’t settle for less, coffee stains can be a thing of the past with Brighter Image Lab.
Coming all the way from Ethiopia, coffee has become a staple of most people’s diet. But despite the many beneficial health reasons for drinking coffee, it can be bad for our oral health. Brighter Image Lab has created an alternative smile solution to make sure your smile never stays dull. With our Bilistic Smile Care system you can get a better smile without the high cost of a cosmetic dentist, and say goodbye to coffee stains.
Many people have perfectly healthy teeth, but are distressed by the natural spacing of their teeth. There are cosmetic dental treatments for gapped teeth such as braces, Invisalign, and permanent dentures.
But these options are expensive, painful, and sometimes take years to correct your teeth. Many have resigned themselves to living with a gapped smile because they don’t know there is an instant affordable solution.
Brighter Image Lab has been the leader in affordable smile solutions for years, but what can we do for people with gapped teeth?
Growing up, Madison never thought much about how her smile looked. Her teeth came in without complications, and she has never needed work done by a dentist. But as she got older, she realized her gapped teeth made her appear childish.
Madison is now a young woman working to build the foundations for her future. The last thing she wants to worry about is her smile delaying her career or romantic life.
Like many who are insecure about their gapped teeth, Madison learned how to hide her true smile. She covered it up to avoid seeing the gaps in her mouth.
In a previous vlog, Madison had worked with Bil to demonstrate our easy to use impression system. Wanting to showcase how Brighter Image Lab dental veneers can fix a variety of smiles, Bil brought Madison back to the studio for a smile makeover.
The Solution to Gapped Teeth
Made with our Lab Direct system, Brighter Image Lab is able to provide a better smile to those with gapped teeth and uneven spacing with our custom dental veneers.
Our dental veneers fit over existing teeth to fill in the gaps left by natural growth. The veneers are hand polished and detailed, giving you the appearance of expensive, cosmetic dental work.
Madison was a little nervous at first to try her new smile, but after snapping the dental veneers into place her whole world changes.
Now Madison’s smile is more mature and appropriate for a vibrant young woman. She doesn’t have to worry about people judging her for her smile.
“And you know what about my original smile? This side of my face [her left side] was always more spaced out, and I hated that. I hated this side of my face. This was my good side. [pointing to her right side] This is crazy.”
She wasn’t the only one impressed. Even Bil, who’s helped thousands of people, was shocked by the change.
“Look how good this is. Like, I’m touching them because I don’t… I don’t believe it, you know? It’s cool though… My number one fallout was my teeth.” She told Bil.
Madison isn’t the only one out there struggling with gapped teeth. She’s also not the only young adult who could benefit from a smile solution from Brighter Image Lab. Teens, college students, and young professionals who don’t have the money for expensive cosmetic dental work can use our dental veneers.
Don’t let gapped teeth delay your career or love life. With Brighter Image lab, anyone can have a better smile. So how can you get yours?
A Fix for Many Kinds of Smiles
Brighter Image Lab’s dental veneers are for more than just broken smiles. Many young professionals like Madison struggle with their self-image when it comes to their gapped teeth, and are unable to afford the costly trip to a cosmetic dentist to have those gaps filled.
Now you can skip the dentist altogether. Our Lab Direct system allows you to order your veneers anywhere!
For those who’s smile isn’t bad enough to need work, but still causes you distress, Brighter Image Lab could be the solution for you.
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Dental Hygiene is an important part of our daily regimen. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes can help reduce the amount of plaque buildup on teeth that can cause health issues.
While most people have a general understanding of how good oral hygiene keeps your teeth healthy, they don’t know all the consequences of bad oral hygiene. So what are the risks you take by not brushing your teeth?
Improper Dental Hygiene
Effects on the Mouth
It’s common knowledge that not brushing your teeth can give you cavities. Plaque buildup mixing with the bacteria in your mouth releases toxins that slowly eat away at tooth enamel, creating holes in the teeth that can be painful.
Bad breath is another common side effect of not brushing your teeth. Food particles being broken down by bacteria release an unpleasant odor that brushing your teeth can mitigate.
But continuing to neglect oral hygiene can lead to more serious consequences than a cavity or bad breath. Gum disease can progress quickly, and cause damage to your teeth and jaw.
Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease. Symptoms include inflammation and irritation of the gums. Bleeding can also occur during regular brushing or flossing. While you should still consult your dentist about better dental hygiene practices, this stage of gum disease is easily treatable and reversible by resuming a daily dental care routine.
Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis is left untreated. Periodontitis pulls the gum line away from the tooth, creating a pocket that collects debris and bacteria that eat away at your teeth. As the disease spreads, it begins to breakdown the very roots holding your teeth in place. Your teeth become loose, and eventually start to fall out.
Effects on Overall Health
Poor dental hygiene doesn’t just affect your mouth, but can affect your overall health as well. It increases your risk for infections and disease by lowering your immune system.
Endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the inner lining in your heart. Bleeding gums allow bacteria to enter the blood stream and attach to heart tissue, causing inflammation in heart valves and the lining of your heart muscle.
Gum disease is also linked to higher rates of heart attack. Researchers aren’t entirely sure of the connection, but it’s reported that those with gum disease are 2-3 times more likely to experience a heart attack or heart issues.
Premature or Low Birth Weight
Advanced periodontitis in women has been known to cause premature birth and low birth weights in newborns. This is because bacteria and toxins created by periodontitis enter the blood stream and affect the placenta and fetal membranes.
Studies between periodontal disease and other adverse health affects is ongoing, and recent research may connect advanced gum disease to rheumatoid arthritis. Much like Endocarditis, specific bacteria produced by periodontal disease cause inflammation in the joints. A number of participants in the study found some relief in their arthritic conditions by treating periodontal disease.
Inflammation and bleeding in the gums changes how oxygen flows to the brain, and researchers report people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer a stroke.
Conditions and Medication that Affect Dental Hygiene
Medications can also make it harder to control oral health. These medications slow the production of saliva, which helps break down food and washes away any toxins produced by the bacteria in your mouth. Be sure to consult your dentist while taking any of the following:
These medical conditions can greatly affect your oral health, and people with any of the following conditions should consult their dentist or healthcare provider on dental hygiene practices.
As this disease progresses, gum disease can become more prevalent. Making sure patients with Alzheimer’s get proper dental care can help prevent other health issues.
Conditions like diabetes carry higher rates of severe gum disease. People with advanced gum disease and diabetes often have trouble controlling their blood sugar. Proper dental care can help prevent gum disease, and help the body better regulate its natural sugars.
Mucosal lesions are often found in people with HIV/AIDS. The weakening immune system also makes it harder to fight off infections and gum disease.
Research has found a correlation between osteoporosis and periodontal disease. Osteoporosis affects bone density and structure, and is often found in older, postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis can be fought off with greater attention to diet and exercise.
Cleaning Up Your Mouth and Your Diet
Keeping up with your oral hygiene is an important part of keeping ourselves healthy. How we take care of our teeth and what we eat can greatly affect the health of our teeth and bodies. Proper oral care and a healthy diet can help prevent serious health complications.
Dentists recommend brushing at least two times a day for two minutes to properly remove any bits of food or plaque. Using toothpaste recommended by your local dentist is always a plus!
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Flossing helps get rid of debris in those hard to reach places between teeth, and can help prevent gum disease.
Mouthwash should be added to your daily brushing regimen if it’s not already. Mouthwash helps clear the mouth of food and plaque that came loose during brushing and flossing. It also promotes enamel protection, and can help with bad breath!
Having a healthy diet is also important for a healthy mouth! What we eat greatly affects the buildup of plaque and bacteria toxins that cause cavities and gum disease.
Avoiding foods high in sugar help prevent tooth decay, one of the most common chronic conditions facing children. You can prevent tooth decay by watching what you consume, like candy, sodas, and snacks. Here’s a list of what to include in your diet to prevent tooth decay:
Drinking plenty of water
Lean proteins, like chicken or fish
Low fat dairy products
Dieting and cutting out important nutrients can also affect oral health. Making sure you’re not cutting out necessary nutrition can help prevent serious gum disease and even slow any spread. Always consult a healthcare professional on the best ways to diet.
If you’re having trouble finding what foods are right for you, you can visit ChooseMyPlate.gov, which was created by an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to give dietary recommendations for children and adults!
Healthy Teeth and Body with Supersonic Cleaning
Proper oral care is an important part of keeping not only our mouths healthy, but our bodies as well. Brushing your teeth twice a day can prevent cavities, gum disease, and reduce the risk of heart attack.
But cheap toothbrushes don’t do the trick. Dentists highly recommend investing in an electric toothbrush, and if you haven’t switched to electric yet there is still quite a bit you could missing.
Thankfully Brighter Image Lab has created the Bilistic Pro-Series Tooth Polisher, which provides you with a dentist grade cleaning every time. Ensuring your teeth are protected from plaque buildup, even in places you couldn’t reach with a regular toothbrush.
Brighter Image Lab is the only company providing dentist level dental care for at-home use, meaning you’re not paying for the luxurious lifestyle of your dentist. You’re paying for a better smile. Get the best dental hygiene with Brighter Image Lab!
A life without a smile can be rough. Many people who suffer from a poor smile have low self-confidence and are more likely to give into peer pressure. Giving into peer pressure and experimenting with drugs and alcohol has landed good people behind bars. Almost half of the people who are released from jail go back within the first year. If we want to keep people from reoffending, we have to do things differently than we have before. Reducing recidivism starts with a smile. It may sound simple, but all you have to do is try.
In this blog, we will discuss recidivism and how something as simple as a smile can change the trajectory of your entire life.
What is Recidivism?
Recidivism refers to a person’s relapse into criminal behavior, often after they have served time for a previous offence.
How Brighter Image Lab Fights Recidivism
People who have spent time behind bars face significant barriers as they re-enter society. Many of these barriers make it hard for them to successfully adjust to life on the outside and contribute greatly to the rate of recidivism.
At Brighter Image Lab, we believe removable veneers have the power to reduce recidivism rates and change the lives of those who have been previously incarcerated by helping them solve one issue that makes it hard to thrive in modern society – a poor smile.
Mother Teresa said, “Your smile is a gift.” At Brighter Image Lab, we believe the gift of a new smile has the power to change a life. Every year, people come to us who want to change their future. They do everything they can not to go back to being the person they used to be, and we redesign a smile they can be proud of.
When people have a bad smile, it affects their romantic connections and career opportunities. For people who have a bad smile, removable veneers from Brighter Image Lab are a great option.
Dentists want you to pay thousands for a new smile, but you don’t have to. Removable veneers have the power to transform your smile in an instant, and with Brighter Image Lab you can do it for under $1,000.
One Brighter Image Lab client named Zack was quoted up to $18,000 by a dentist, but he came to us instead and transformed his smile for pennies on the dollar. Continue on to read Zack’s story and learn how you can achieve the same amazing results he did!
Every day, people are ridiculed, judged, alienated and discriminated against due to a poor smile. Before he came to us, Zack was one of these people.
Zack may be considered a rebel, but he is a rebel with a cause. When he came to Brighter Image Lab, Zack had a smile that was holding him back. He struggled with job interviews, dates, friends and even family. His poor smile had been with him most of his life.
Through drugs, addiction, jail and recovery, Zack’s poor smile was always there holding him back and weighing him down. Thankfully, Zack decided to take action and make a change by coming to Brighter Image Lab.
When you see his results below, you’ll understand that a small change can make a big difference, and something as simple as a smile can help reduce recidivism.
Zack’s Story in His Own Words
“My name is Zack, and I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. I heard about Brighter Image Lab, and it was really appealing to me because it was less expensive (than the dentist). The overall effect was really great in other people, and I really wanted that for myself.
Brighter Image Lab sent me a great smile. It was awesome! I wore it for close to a year. Then, I got into a car accident. I felt really bad, because I was just getting my life back and everything was going great. I’ve battled with addiction in the past that led me down a dark and scary road. I went to prison for a few years, and it straightened me out.
Ten years ago, I was trying to find a place to live, and with a bad smile, nobody wants to give you a chance. I think a smile would greatly impact my life by letting me look at people and smile and have that confidence again, and that’s one thing I’m trying to get back. I’ve been trying to stay in the gym and work on that as well.”
Zack’s Interview with Bil Watson
What got you into drugs and what got you out?
I guess peer pressure got me into drugs, and things just got worse from there. It was like a snowball effect, and before you know it, I was stone-cold addicted. I became an alcoholic. I was sitting in my hotel room, and I was drinking. I had a bottle of tequila, and I told myself, “I can’t do this anymore.”
I’ve been in and out of rehabs and out of jails, but there was always that little voice in the back of my head saying, “You’re not done yet.” This time, when I quit, I was really serious. I was so tired of the heartache and the headache that addiction was causing me, so I made the decision. Then, that little voice in the back went away.
How old are you?
I’m 31 years old.
How tall are you?
I’m 6’ 1”
How old we’re you when you lost your smile?
I was 20 or 21 years old when I lost my smile.
How did it feel to live with a bad smile?
After my teeth were broken, I didn’t know what to think. I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror.
How long did you suffer the embarrassment of a bad smile?
I suffered the embarrassment of a bad smile for about seven or eight years
Did your poor smile affect you on job interviews?
Oh, yeah. Absolutely.
Did your smile affect you on dates?
Did your smile keep you from making friends?
Yeah, I wasn’t making any friends. Some family members kind of shunned me as well.
You tried to contact some dentists. What’d they tell you?
They told me it would be between $9,000 and $18,000.
How did you find out about Brighter Image Lab?
I found you online. I knew I couldn’t keep walking around looking how I did.
How old were you when you got your first smile from Brighter Image Lab?
It was recent, about nine months ago.
Did your life change once you got your new smile?
My life changed drastically.
How long after did you notice a change?
It took a few days to get used to, since I had gone so long without smiling.
Do you remember the first time you noticed a difference in your life?
Yes, it was about a week to a week and a half. I noticed myself smiling. I wasn’t holding back during conversations. I could actually smile with them. It made me notice how much I was holding back.
What happened in the first three months of having your new smile?
I started to go to interviews, and I got really good at them. I lost a lot of weight sort of working out again I started gaining that confidence back. I enjoy it every day, I wear it every day.
If you’d had this smile at 23, do you think you would have ever done a day in jail?
No, I wouldn’t have gone back to jail if I would have had a nice smile like this.
When he made his purchase, Zack put his trust in Brighter Image Lab. With our revolutionary veneers, he has completely transformed his life.
Zack came to Brighter Image Lab because he wanted to fight his way to a better future. Now, he has a bright smile that keeps him from becoming another statistic of recidivism.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, don’t let it ruin your life. You deserve to feel confident, so take action and make it happen A smile is not a luxury, and when you change your smile, you can still be you. You can still fight your fight, right your wrongs and be yourself, but you get to do it under fair standing.
Brighter Image Lab’s removable veneers have the power to transform your smile and change your life completely. Teeth are the only thing in our society that separates people. It’s the only class warfare we have left. If you have a challenging smile, do yourself a favor and take action to make a change.
Reducing the recidivism rate starts with a smile, and you can order yours today. All you have to do is click below. Brighter Image Lab’s experienced smile designers are standing by to craft your future smile, so don’t wait!
In this vlog our Smile Design team reached out to a young mom for a smile makeover, watch the video below to see her smile transformation!
Warning: This post contains mentions of domestic violence. If you or someone you know suffers from domestic abuse please call 1.800.799.SAFE.
Restarting your life after getting out of a bad relationship can be difficult, especially when you’re left permanently disfigured.
Nearly 5 million acts of domestic violence happen annually and will affect 1 in 4 women in their lifetimes. Roughly 40% of victims never contact the police, and most injuries sustained by victims of abuse tend to be around the neck, face, and head. While many women are able to recover, some are left with permanent scars and broken smiles.
So how do you move on when your teeth have been knocked out, reminding you every day of your traumatic experience?
The Sunshine State
Traveling all the way to sunny, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Bil Watson continues his mission to provide a better smile for those who can’t afford expensive cosmetic dentistry.
As the founder and Director of Brighter Image Lab, Bil has worked diligently to disrupt the cosmetic dentist industry with his Lab Direct technology. Now, people can get confidence back in their smile without breaking the bank.
Today he gives a smile makeover to a Florida mom in need.
Ashley has lived with a broken smile for many years. As a victim of domestic abuse, her missing teeth are a reminder of a time in her life she’d love to heal from. She’s found great strength in her children, and a healthy new marriage, but searching for an affordable option to fix her smile has been next to impossible.
She was quoted $30,000 to get her teeth fixed by a cosmetic dentist, way beyond her budget as a working mom trying to find her feet again.
Having to restart your life is difficult enough, but now Ashley faces the discrimination and judgement that comes with having a bad smile. Employers are less likely to hire someone with bad teeth, and romantic partners avoid people with a bad smile altogether.
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Thankfully, Ashley has been married to a decent man for over two years. One that has worked hard to try and help her find an affordable smile solution, and ended up nominating her for the Brighter Image Lab smile makeover.
She’s not afraid to show her smile to Bil, but it’s easy to tell smiling is something she tries to avoid.
Before meeting the Brighter Image Lab director, Ashley used a wax tooth to fill the gap in her smile. But wax teeth are hard to shape, giving them a bulky and uncomfortable fit, and the discoloration is hard to miss.
Bil asks Ashley to smile once more, and it’s clear doing so causes her great emotional distress. Her self-esteem is still healing from an event that happened years ago.
What she’s hoping for is a miracle, one Bil is happy to provide.
Stunning Smile Makeover
The new dental veneers immediately capture Ashley’s attention as Bil pulls them out. Her eyes are hopeful, and she’s eager to see the results of our company’s Lab Direct process.
The change is immediate.
Once a shy and reserved mom, Ashley’s new smile lights up the room, and the years of fighting her self-image begin to fade away. One glance at herself in the mirror and Ashley can no longer contain her emotions.
No longer will she have to hide her smile, or fear being judged and discriminated against for having a bad one. She can now experience all the wonderful benefits smiling can offer, both physically and mentally.
“Thank you Bil, and thank you Brighter Image Lab team. I am so grateful for everything y’all have done.” Ashley says in a video testimony she shared with us after leaving her meeting with Bil. “You let me talk about what I’ve gone through, and hopefully other women will see this and say ‘Hey, I can do this too!'”
Ashley continues to share her excitement and satisfaction with her new smile. She no longer feels self-conscious about appearing in photos with her family and friends. Years of trying to pick up the pieces of her life made easier with a little help from Bil and her new smile makeover.
Getting a Better Smile
Domestic violence victims like Ashley no longer have to worry about the damage to their smile left by abusers, or the high cost of cosmetic dental work.
Brighter Image Lab is able to provide high quality dental veneers at our lab direct pricing, meaning you won’t have to take out a loan for a better smile. And we can do it for under $1,000.
Athletes all over the world have faced injuries related to their chosen field. For some, it means the end of their career. For others, like the athlete in this story, missing teeth became an obstacle in his every day life. How far would you go to fix a smile you broke while participating in a sport?
Bil Watson, founder and director of Brighter Image Lab, has been traveling the country to share his unique and affordable smile solution. He’s changed many lives since he started his company, combating bloated cosmetic dentist prices with his Lab Direct system, and hopes that this time that he can change a life a little closer to home.
Today he visits an old friend at a boxing gym in Fort Worth, Texas. Located not far from Brighter Image Lab Headquarters, Bil’s team hopes to capture the hope a new smile can give.
Robert is a former National Boxing Champion. Once king of the ring, he now works as a coach to train the up-and-coming fighters who could one day title just like him. But since losing his teeth to the sport, this great champion now struggles with self-image, and a job market that doesn’t look favorably on those with bad teeth.
Bil has known Robert for more than forty years. Having been a boxer in his own youth, the pair grew up in the gym together. And after a number of years going their separate ways, the two friends reconnected. Noticing Robert no longer smiles as brightly as he had when they were younger, Bil decided put his company to the test.
The Former Champ
Outside the Ring
Robert works at a local Fort Worth boxing gym that’s alive with young fighters training for their time in the spotlight. He works hard to train the boxers of tomorrow in this fast paced and rough environment, but it’s what Robert calls home.
Photos line the gym walls of young athletes who’ve tested their mettle in the ring, and a few contain a vibrant, youthful version of Robert. The contrast with Robert today is stark. Despite being comfortable in the gym, he doesn’t seem at ease with his own self-image. Bil points to a photo of Robert holding a golden trophy with the rest of his team. His younger self smiling with pride in his accomplishment.
“He always thought he was funny. Always thought he was somebody,” Robert commented, recalling his childhood in the gym.
Since his retirement, Robert has faced many difficulties due to his career in Boxing. While a sport of strategy, power, and finesse, it can leave it’s players with permanent scars. It’s been reported that 45% of most boxing injuries are to the head, with about 5% of head injuries damaging the jaw and teeth. Robert is among that percentage, and lost his smile during his career.
Our smiles are one of the first things people notice about us, and people were quick to take note of Robert’s despite his impressive career history. Bad teeth keeps employers from hiring a person and narrows the pool for potential romantic partners. Instead of being the face of the boxing gym, Robert is resigned to coaching from behind the scenes.
He hardly smiles at all now, preferring a closed mouth grin to hide his broken teeth.
He tried to seek dental work to save a missing tooth once. According to Robert, he ended up losing the tooth because the dentist left a hole after removing an abscess. This caused him to give up on dentists altogether, and stop taking care of his teeth. His broken smile clearly taking a great tole on his self-esteem.
This isn’t surprising, as there are many stories of cosmetic dentists not taking proper care of their patients. In fact, we receive numerous calls every week with stories like Robert’s. Many who, like Robert, are tired of hiding their smile and feel helpless to do anything about it.
This is where Brighter Image Lab steps into the ring, ready to fight for a better quality of life by giving Robert a smile makeover.
Missing Teeth to New Smile
Using our specialized, Lab Direct system, Bil was able to create a new, custom smile for the former Champ. Our dental veneers are hand polished and detailed and we are told by some clients that they are better than the quality cosmetic dentists sell.
An unsure Robert pops his new smile into place, and within minutes we watch him break out of the walls he built to hide his missing teeth. His once broken smile now complete, and the brilliant white, new dental veneers shine in the gym lights.
There’s a happiness and relief in Robert’s eyes, despite his reserved attitude, as he gets to see his new smile for the first time. He’s not used to seeing himself with straight, polished teeth, and has to fight the habit he’s built from years of insecurity to show it off. “I gotta get used to it, you know?… It’s hard.” Robert tells Bil as he encourages him to come out of his shell. “I mean, I mean I like it… Man, I’m not used to smiling this hard.”
With the help of our dental veneers, Robert no longer has to look back at the photos on the gym wall and wish for something he lost. Brighter Image Lab was able to restore his vibrant smile. He won’t be seen just as a retired boxer, but the Champion he’s always been.
Now, he can pass that confidence on to the next generation, who no longer has to worry about paying for a Boxing career with their smile. Those with missing teeth now have options.
Many possibilities have opened up for Robert, and he no longer has to worry about his smile holding him back. “It’s a new look for me man. It’s a new life.” Now, instead of just sitting on the sidelines, Robert gets to be in the mix. Maybe one day we’ll hear about some of the top notch students winning championships from his own gym.
Bil and his team at Brighter Image Lab have been able to radically transform Robert’s life just by fixing his smile. And with your involvement, we can help you change your life with a better smile too.
Not Just for Missing Teeth: What We Can Do For You
Robert isn’t the only person who’s found himself embarrassed to smile due to broken or missing teeth. Odds are, you’re reading this looking for a solution yourself.
Cosmetic dentistry is expensive, and traditional veneers are often bulky. A bad smile can lead to job discrimination, greater anxiety, and higher blood pressure. Robert lost a lot of confidence in himself when his teeth broke, and lost all hope when expensive cosmetic dentistry was unable to help him.
Thankfully, Brighter Image Lab has come up with a solution for missing teeth that has been disrupting the expensive cosmetic dentist industry for years. Using our Lab Direct technology, we have been able to provide a cheaper smile alternative, and not just for those with a love of contact sports. Our dental veneers are for anyone looking to improve their smile, and get their life back from broken and missing teeth. We helped Robert get his life back, and we can help you too.
So how do you get started?
First, check out our articles on how a better smile can positively affect your life.
A cosmetic dentist wanted over $20 thousand dollars and to drill down her already amazing teeth to give this pageant contestant veneers, but she said NO! Instead, when Monica Aguilar, 2019 Miss Intercontinental Runner Up, decided to get a perfect pageant smile with dental veneers, she reached out to BIL. We believe that healthy teeth should NOT need drilling.
Monica competes in pageantry and models for a living, so looks are important in her everyday life. When she came to us, her smile was the one thing the one thing about her appearance that was holding her back.
In her interview, Monica explained that most things about her looks could easily be changed with store-bought cosmetics. If she was unhappy with her body, she could diet. If she didn’t like her hair, she could get extensions. She could wear fake nails, eyelashes and makeup every day if she wanted, but it would never cover her smile.
Monica tried teeth whitening about a year before she came to us. She paid $600 for in-office whitening and was able to see her teeth at their whitest. Unfortunately, this only lasted about three weeks. After three weeks of white teeth, Monica watched as her pearly whites reverted back to their yellowed shade and her $600 went out the window. She admitted it was hard on her self-esteem to see something she had wanted for so long come and go in such a short time.
I believe there are so many things that people use to prove themselves that aren’t permanent or damaging. There are people who do nails, lashes, makeup and all sorts of hair extensions. They do everything that’s cosmetic, but at the end of the day, they get to go back to being themselves.
With dentistry, it’s all in or nothing at all. You either get whitening for $600 that lasts you three weeks, or you get veneers for the price of a new car that have to be replaced once every decade. Some dentists take a girl 16 or 18 or 24, whose life hasn’t even started yet, and make permanent decisions that affect the rest of her life.
We have many critics. People say, “Oh, you shouldn’t help that person cover their smile. They really need this, and they need that.” You know what I think? I think if we can help you cover their smile today, maybe tomorrow they get a job and next month they get insurance, and the next thing now, they’re back in to see a dentist.
If everybody had to start with the Mercedes, we wouldn’t have a car industry. There has to be affordable options for everyone. It can’t just be all or nothing anymore.
Every once while we get a smile that we want to try to improve, and we think if we can improve that one smile, we can literally change the benchmark with cosmetics today.
When I met Monica, I met her on paper. We never met each other before the day I transformed her smile, but when I looked at Monica’s photos, I knew I wanted to help her.
While Monica was happy with the shape of her teeth, she struggled daily with the shade of her smile. No matter how much she brushed or how many teeth whitening treatments she tried, Monica was never able to get the shade she wanted. She often found herself smiling with her mouth closed because she wanted to hide her yellowed teeth.
Monica desperately wanted a pageant-worthy smile, but permanent veneers weren’t an option.
Why Permanent Veneers Weren’t an Option for a Pageant Smile
Monica didn’t want to get permanent veneers because they’re a long-term health hazard. She explained: “I am actually a pre-med student I’d like to go into the medical field and that’s something that completely drew me away from getting permanent veneers. Your teeth are part of your skeletal system. Why would you want to permanently damage part of your skeletal system?” This is a great point. Altering a part of your body has consequences.
I’ve seen many people with porcelain veneers, and the worst part isn’t the grinding or the procedures. Even if everything goes perfect, you have to worry about micro leakage. This means you don’t know what’s going on behind your teeth.
Veneers require grinding and micro leakage can damage teeth. Many people don’t understand how to manage those permanent veneers, and the shading’s not always consistent because it’s not always made out of the same material.
Monica’s PressOn Pageant Smile
99% of the people in the world would love to have a new smile, but what got us started on this thing was the one percent. We started this business for the people who need a solution that’s affordable, who are deeply affected by the downsides and discrimination that come with a poor smile. When you need something, something that’s going to improve your quality of life, then you’ll fly all the way from Florida like Monica did for her pageant smile.
The second Monica snapped on her removable veneers, her baby smile was gone. She said, “I always felt like I had little tiny teeth, and when I would go get my whitening for some reason, they would kind of shave my teeth down. I remember over time seeing a different shape across the line of my teeth. I was never happy with it so I feel like this kind of gave me back what they shaved off.” After years of searching, she had finally found her perfect pageant smile.
Even with her new pageant smile snapped in, Monica hesitated to fully smile. She had been hiding her smile for so long, she had to adjust to showing it off. “I find myself doing closed mouth smiles just because I was self-conscious about my smile, the color of my teeth and the size of them.”
Before PressOn Veneers, Monica’s smile was a bit small. It didn’t feel like it competed with the rest of her face. Now, Monica’s smile is very powerful. We took some chances to make her smile fuller I’m hoping you see that her smile fits her face more.
When considering removable veneers, Monica’s main concern was the lines between each tooth. She was afraid the veneers would look like one big piece rather than individual teeth. When she looked at the detail of her pageant smile, she was blown away: “It’s so realistic. It looks amazing. They have real definition, they’re not just a drawn line!”
PressOn Veneers are truly chiseled into the contour of the tooth, so it reflects the light. When Monica steps on stage, that light’s not going one direction, it’s going all directions. The light is going to reflect off her pageant smile and stun every single judge.
If you open up a seashell, it reflects different ways. We design our veneers so that it catches the gloss and captures the attention and stands out. It’s really sad that people who look for this gloss go to extreme measures like shaving their teeth down for veneers, but anyone can achieve this look with PressOn Veneers without any alteration to the natural teeth.
We knocked Monica’s smile out of the ballpark. “It looks so good I’m obsessed I’m so obsessed I feel like I’m just going to be smiling in the mirror all the time now!” Monica’s smile transformation exceeded my expectations.
A smile is the best accessory that anyone can possibly wear, and I think everybody should be able to open their mouth and show an amazing smile. When Monica came to us, she needed a smile solution that didn’t alter her natural teeth. Her PressOn Veneers pop on and off, so Monica can still be the same girl she’s always been. We didn’t change anything about her, we just gave her a cover for her teeth.
With PressOn Veneers, Monica found the pageant smile she was looking for. Monica has a high standard. She competes at a high level. She has trainers, goes on diets and does fitness. She needed a perfect pageant smile. She needed a smile that any judge could look at from two, three feet away and say, “Wow!” Monica’s smile transformation is amazing. I hope Monica’s results are worth her flight
Do You Need a Smile Makeover? Enter to Win
We have already selected 8 winners to receive a FREE smile makeover! That means we still have 14 smiles still left to give and we’re still accepting entries!
If you haven’t had a chance to enter yet you must complete the following:
1. Subscribe to Brighter Image Lab’s YouTube channel2. Go watch this video3. Complete submission form & upload photos HERE
25 people will receive a set of veneers FREE OF CHARGE! It’s time to take back your life and end 2020 on a high note! We don’t do this often so make sure to apply while you can! We hope that you join us in changing smiles and changing lives this holiday season!
To help you answer this question for yourself, “Are veneers worth it?”, first you should understand the different types of veneers and what they do.
Traditional veneers go on top of individual teeth requiring them to be filed down. The process is done in a dentist office and is irreversible.
Press-On Veneers – Brighter Image Lab
Press-On Veneers are a modern alternative to traditional veneers. They are a full arch for either top, bottom, or both arches of teeth. Press-On Veneers fit most teeth without any preparation necessary, and is only available lab direct from Brighter Image Lab.
What Do Veneers Actually Cost?
Traditional veneers vary in cost depending on geographical location and individual dentist. They typically range from $1,000-$2,500 per tooth. Because it is cosmetic procedure, isn’t covered by most insurance plans.
Press-On Veneers are a much more cost effective option, especially when a patient needs to cover many teeth. Brighter Image Lab offers full arches starting at $795.
Veneers Change Lives
Teeth veneers can change lives in so many ways. A new start seems almost impossible, but a smile is the one change that can make it happen!
Now you have a choice!
Imagine yourself with a new smile, available without a dentist and at an affordable price. This transformation is available to you now.
YES, I’M ASKING TO BE ACCEPTED AS A NEW CLIENT OF BRIGHTER IMAGE LAB
I understand that the full price for Removable Veneers is substantially higher than the prices displayed on this site, and would like to take advantage of the 60% limited time special discounted pricing and only pay listed price plus $46 for the 3-way shipping and processing. I also understand that receiving this discount is contingent on my adherence to the Terms and Conditions linked below. I understand that each set of veneers are custom made for me, that available spots for new clients are limited. By ordering, I confirm I am fully committed to the process and I understand that any payment is non-cancelable and non-refundable and I confirm I have read and agree to all of the terms & conditions.
I understand that the full price for Removable Veneers is substantially higher than the prices displayed on this site, and would like to take advantage of the 60% limited time special discounted pricing and only pay listed price plus $46 for the 3-way shipping and processing. I also understand that receiving this discount is contingent on my adherence to the Terms and Conditions linked below. I understand that each set of veneers are custom made for me, that available spots for new clients are limited. By ordering, I confirm I am fully committed to the process and I understand that any payment is non-cancelable and non-refundable and I confirm I have read and agree to all of the terms & conditions.
People with bad teeth experience a unique type of workplace discrimination and can find themselves in a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to escape!
Why Do Bad Teeth Cause Workplace Discrimination?
Take a second and think about scary Halloween costumes or human-like monsters in horror movies. You will likely picture them with crooked, missing, or deeply-stained teeth. For some reason, many of us see imperfect teeth as scary! Unfortunately, bad teeth have a terrible effect on whether or not people get hired.
Bad teeth and discrimination go hand-in-hand. People tend to see people with bad teeth as being unreliable, having poor social skills, being less intelligent, and even being psychologically unstable! (3) Of course, none of these things are true, but the negative stereotypes tends to cause workplace discrimination.
Workplace Discrimination – “Perfect People”
People who are seen as attractive don’t have these problems. A 2017 study found that people who are more attractive are unfairly more likely to be:
One of the top causes that determines someone’s attractiveness is their teeth and smile. (2) So if you have bad teeth, it doesn’t matter if you are hard-working, motivated, or a good citizen, the odds are stacked against you.
Insecurities Caused By Bad Teeth
People can sense prejudice and discrimination in the workforce. As they look for work, many people feel that their teeth and smile will keep them from the jobs they desperately need. They lose their confidence and take less risks. Many people feel incapable of finding a job because of their bad teeth.
A dental school in Utah performed a study on a group of some of the most at-risk people. They worked with people who had been recently released from rehab and would likely struggle on their inevitable job search. The students provided free dental work to a percentage of patients and tracked their job search. They found that people who had dental care were twice as likely to get a job as those who didn’t. Unfortunately, not everyone gets an opportunity like this. Most people cannot afford the high cost of cosmetic dental procedures they need to get ahead.
Cosmetic Dentists Are Too Expensive
Cosmetic dental procedures to fix people’s teeth are insanely expensive. Cosmetic dentists often charge hundreds of dollars for a procedure done on a single tooth! If you want a full mouth reconstruction, you better cough up tens of thousands of dollars.
People with bad teeth should be able to find work. A ten thousand dollar entry fee into the workforce is unattainable for most! People are tired of this. When people don’t work, they don’t have money for dental care and their teeth keep getting worse and worse! It’s a new form of class warfare! Many people feel like they don’t have options. This vicious cycle has to end!
Brighter Image Lab
Brighter Image Lab has helped thousands of clients with their smiles. We understand the difficulties of a bad smile and we want to provide an affordable option to get you the boost you need.
When you have bad teeth, finding employment is a struggle and going to the dentist may not be an option. Brighter Image Lab offers a home-delivered solution for some of the worst smile struggles. Our dental veneers are a perfect option to give you a bright, new smile!
We use new technology to create affordable PressOn Veneers for many who cannot afford the dentist. Our dental veneers fit over your existing teeth without painful surgeries! Designers work tirelessly to perfect even the tiniest detail. Each set is uniquely designed from your dental impression and photos, to give you a renewed confidence.
Everything you need for the process is done through the mail so you don’t have to worry about paying dentists and their high-fees!
Affordable Payment Plans
We offer payment plans so you can get the PressOn Veneers you need without having to pay everything up front. You can pay as little as $149 to get started and you can pay simple $24 payments!
We want to provide new smiles and new opportunities for as many people as possible. Don’t experience workplace discrimination due to having bad teeth! Get out into the workforce without any fears or insecurities. Click here and let’s get you set up for success!
Are you interest in how to become a model? The modeling industry is tough to get into, but it’s really rewarding once you do. Follow these steps to get started!
Figure Out What Type Of Modeling
Vocabulary Help: Fashion Modeling Vs. Commercial Modeling
Fashion modeling is modeling for clothing. This can be print, catalog, or runway. It’s basically anything involving clothes. Measurements are really important in fashion modeling and there is typically a height requirement.
For women it is often around 5’8” and for men it’s around 6’. Female models typically fit into dress sizes 2-4 or 5-7. Male models wear a suit size 38-42.
Commercial modeling is modeling for anything that isn’t clothing. Models shoot a variety of shots for an endless amount of industries. Measurements do not matter in commercial modeling and you can do it at nearly any age.
Surprisingly, the majority commercial models are often higher payed than fashion models. There is also an element of acting that goes into commercial modeling. This is a big part of figuring out how to become a model.
Clean Up Your Diet
This is especially important if you’re a fashion model because the expectation is that you are fit. This is definitely not a requirement but most fashion models I know are vegan. There are a lot of benefits of a vegan diet and being vegan makes you extra conscious about food, which can be helpful.
Make sure you never diet so much that your weight falls below a healthy weight. If you aren’t naturally small enough to be on the skinny end of fashion modeling, just switch to commercial. Your health is never worth risking.
Make An Exercise Plan
This again is because being fit is part of the job. Find something you enjoy doing that you can continue to do.
Men, make sure you don’t get too bulky, because being too big can keep you from winning some modeling jobs. Women, work to do more toning exercises than bulking ones. This means using smaller weights with longer reps. For creative ideas, check out John Benton Model Fitness on Instagram.
Fix Your Teeth
If you have dental imperfections, this can really hold you back. You’ll likely have to get those fixed before someone will sign you. Cosmetic dental procedures are expensive and are not covered by dental insurance. A great option for an alternative fix would be Brighter Image Lab. We make products that are perfect for models.
Our team has set up a process where you can get amazing dental veneers straight through the mail. Brighter Image Lab products start at $795, but you can set up a payment plan and pay them off with affordable $24 installments. Click here to learn about PressOn Veneers and the rest of their products!
If you end up booking a single good modeling job, you will make it all back.
Fix Your Skin
People with good skin are more likely to be signed by an agency and booked on modeling jobs. The reason for this is because this industry is very fast paced with a lot of deadlines.
If the makeup artist doesn’t have to cover up skin problems or the photographer doesn’t have to edit much in post-production, they save a lot of time.
Take some time to assess your skin and figure out what you need to fix. Invest in some sort of face wash, a product to gently exfoliate, moisturizer, and sunscreen. A great resource for even the most complicated skincare questions is r/skincareaddiction on Reddit.
You can search any issues you have, and read product reviews. Many products have harmful chemicals that can damage your skin more than help, so get educated before you buy anything new.
Take Some Digitals
Vocabulary Help: Digitals
Digitals are simple pictures showing different angles of your face and body.
Wear form-fitting clothes in either black, white, or denim and have someone take several pictures. At the very least you will need pictures of the front and each side of your face (similar to a mugshot) and a shot of your full body. Women should wear heels and avoid noticeable makeup.
This is what people traditionally think about when considering how to become a model.
You need an agent to start getting work, but you can also start out with a management company that will help connect you with an agency. Research agencies or management companies within the area you want to work. They will likely have a place for you to send in your digitals online. You can also go to an Open Call.
Vocabulary Help: Open Call
An open call is a time when you can visit the agency and talk to a staff-member or agent one-on-one. Information about Open Calls will likely be posted on their website.
Only go to Open Calls for reputable agencies and management companies. Make sure they have an active website and not just social media presence. Never sign a contract with an agent that asks for money up-front.
Reputable agencies will simply take a percentage of the money you make on jobs they get you. That percentage should only be 10-20%.
Now that you know how to become a model do you think you have what it takes? Comment your thoughts and goals below.
I’ve had these now for I’d say about maybe eight to ten weeks.
They look amazing!
Thank you I love them like.
It was shocking to me because they look real.
So I think you probably have heard that.
If you didn’t trust them you probably wouldn’t be using them to compete in. The reason why we’re here today is because I think we can do better.
You know I think they can.
Meet Jess Turunen: The Pageant Queen
Hey guys today we’re live in Las Vegas and we’re going to improve a pageant queen’s smile with dental veneers. I’ve never met her, she’s never met me but I think it’s going to be pretty impressive.
When I was little I knocked my two front teeth out, and they have been crooked ever since. I have been really self-conscious about them, and had always wanted them straightened but I guess I was always going be left with my small yellow teeth. So I’ve always been looking at doing something about it. Being a pageant girl especially being on stage and being self-conscious about my smile was a big thing for me, there’s obviously so many other things going on so to be thinking about your smile while you’re on stage is shattering. After a lot of research and I found Brighter Image Lab online and continued to study Brighter Image Lab for a long time before I actually proceeded.
Thank you so much for coming out to me!
Actually it was mutual, you came a long ways too. From understand you’re very busy?
You’re a mom, are you’re married?
Do your boys love their mom?
How old are your boys?
Six and four.
How Did You Find Us?
Oh cool, how’d you hear about us?
Um so I found Brighter Image Lab on Google, but I had been researching for a long time. There is a similar company in Australia but it does involve the dentist so it is very very expensive. So I had originally been looking into orthodontic work, but it would still mean that I’d still be stuck with the same shape teeth so that’s when I started looking into veneers. I don’t know about here but you know in Australia they are so expensive. For ten teeth across the top only no bottom teeth, $30,000. But I have virgin teeth so I was really apprehensive about shaving down my teeth, and obviously the cost came into the equation.
When I found out that you became a client of ours we sent you some veneers, we didn’t have any communication with you we just kind of did it one shot.
I don’t know what made you send us the letter back saying thank you for this design or whatever.
What A Difference Can A Smile Make For A Pageant?
Well because they’ve changed my life, I feel so much different in a good way.
Even though your smile would have been pageant perfect by most people.
Yeah exactly, people used to even say to me if I ever expressed you know the fact that I wanted to have my teeth fixed they’d say why there’s nothing wrong with your teeth. But it’s just obviously everyone has things that they’re self-conscious about.
As a compliment to me, I am really sitting here kind of way impressed.
Like just perfectly impressed! You know you look at your own work and you go oh God she’s going to be in a pageant. If I would have known I would have just put them up there you know. I don’t know do you wear them like that or you just wear them during a pageant?
Yeah no I wear them all the time. I have taken them off at home at times when I’ve been cleaning the house or whatever and gone to school pick up and realized halfway to school that I forgot them. I’ve turned around and gone home to get them.
I look at every veneer that goes out the door. When you see it plastered somewhere big then you go I wish I could have done this. Man if I would have just known I would have done two, you see what I’m saying.
I had a little fit, like I mean why didn’t they tell me or why didn’t she mention that or something.
Well because you will do the best work and so I still didn’t know you but I’m like I would love for her to see this translucent white. Do you know what shade you went with?
Um this is number two.
Which is our natural shade. Because you know there’s an ultra white.
Yes I was scared of that one because I do wear them everyday.
Yes I always ask people please be afraid, because it’s only for people who can carry it. Would you change back to veneers ?
Were you disappointed?
No I wouldn’t.
I think from looking at them no one would ever know.
The Appearance Speaks For Itself
No and actually I was just saying that one of the other Pageant Queens, the Australian Pageant Queens is a dental nurse and she she actually couldn’t believe that they were not real veneers. She nearly died when I took them out. She was like wow I thought they were real what what just happened, so she’s really intrigued by them now.
You do know there’s always a possibility that these aren’t better than the last ones and I always tell everybody when I meet them for the first time there’s even a chance they may not fit.
Yes, No Worries.
I want to show you one thing.
I don’t know if I want to see this.
When people tell you your teeth weren’t bad, they really weren’t bad at all. Every day I have people who would love to have that smile, but they have some gaps and they were pointed. What you want to do is make your teeth a strong feature instead of a neutral or a negative.
The other thing about these is these have a coating to where they’ll always look wet. Let’s try these on.
Sure. This is always the part I don’t like is taking these ones out.
Let me get these here.
Thank you that way you won’t mess those up.
They’re probably covered in lipstick. Thank you. Wow it is lighter I can feel it!
Difference In The Pageant Smile
If you can let me just see the difference with the one that’s in there now. Wow they look amazing, let me get a mirror for you. Let’s see what we look like. It’s like strictly a sleeve.
You see what I’m saying?
That’s so thin, it barely even feels like it’s in my mouth. Yeah so they feel a little tighter, that one feels fine.
Do they feel the same or thicker or less or just tighter?
The top one is a little bit tighter but no they still feel the same they’re amazing.
They just look extra white. Can you notice the gloss?
Yeah I like it.
Yeah it looks pretty cool, and so if you had two you’d basically have choices. I guess it would be like other things you’d have days you’d go hey I want these hey I want these.
They’re so amazing! I can’t get over the feeling they’re so thin. I can see the difference the translucent is beautiful.
Dentists Apprehensive To Shave Down Teeth
If any cosmetic said he would do them for free but he had to grind your teeth I don’t think you let him grind them.
No way no! I’ll admit even the dentist was apprehensive about it.
Tell me about it.
He didn’t want to do it. He literally said why do you want veneers your teeth are virgin? Why are we going to shave them down and he said you know that if we were to do this you’d be signing waivers because there are risks involved in this process?
Do you know how many people don’t get told that risk? A large amount of calls that come in every day say can you take these off? And I go no we can’t take them off. “Can you work around them? Can you work over them ?” They’re not your teeth anymore, you have to stay with what you’re doing. But no one told them. Um I will tell you that the makeup and all the things you do more than compliment the veneers, but it lets the veneers complement the makeup.
Is The IncrediBil Pageant Worthy?
You had so much confidence in the first pair but what would be the difference now?
The feeling, these are just they’re not there, there nothing. It just feels like second to none.
Almost like it went lint?
But from what I understand, a lot of what you do comes down to one tenth of one point.
Not even a point. So one little bit makes a difference.
This is a little whiter, a little more chiseled, a little more detailed, but more reflective. Then I think I would make that choice if it was afforded to me.
You know I must say considering their whiter I actually feel like they look more natural, I love these. I would definitely purchase these.
If you knew in advance?
A Confidence Boost
They look so real like I’m seeing them now for the first time.
I honestly I can’t believe it.
We don’t ever like to get into a win or loss. We don’t think people should have to win a smile, so we don’t try to get into oh you can win as mile or win a pageant but we do think it’s pretty important that they have a chance and a choice. The biggest thing is we try to give them a choice.
Look I like to think of it this way that, I won my national finals without these but this gives me so much more confidence. It’s not about winning or losing with or without the teeth it’s about the confidence that I have when I walk on the stage. It’s about how I carry myself, how I hold a conversation and I’m not self-conscious about people looking at my mouth.
I guess what we can say is are we really getting close enough to be competitive with the doctor?
I think you’ll be an example for people who are sitting on the fence and I appreciate you choosing us.
Yes thank you!
To have a brand that someone can say I can make any choice, because if we were a bad choice you would have made another one.You would have went to someone else.
I get to see them. Do you need to see them again?
Yes I love them! I’m super impressed!
Every time you see that it rebuilds your confidence.
Perfecting A Smile Worthy Of A Pageant Queen
Yeah literally I was like I said I was scared of how white they were going to be, but I actually love them.
I can’t imagine anybody doing a better job. I’m feeling weird saying it because I did it, but the design is perfect. Nothing is too big, everything works.
They feel great!
I think you can see that it was a good find for me to pick you. I had to put these on somebody it was worth the day for us to come say let’s catch her on this side of the water.
Because we want to introduce them on the other side, yes you’re going into competition that starts literally hours like it’s just a few hours away.The the big thing is I think people are going to want to ask you somethings, so you’ll get some feedback on social media. They’re just going to work and we are going to link you below so with that we’re going to wrap it up and I’ll say thank you more than you know.
Thank you so much!
I always do this to end my videos I’ll see you soon thank you. Bye guys.
The largest amount of scrutiny somebody can put on you when you don’t have beautiful teeth, they’ll never doubt your smile. They would have to get so close to see if there’s anything that’s different. You didn’t have to grind, you didn’t go through any pain, and this literally has taken minutes for you. You’ve never seen these, we walk in and in two seconds a lady who a smile is very important to her can smile big. You can’t wait to let it go.
I don’t even know how to smile with showing my teeth, how do people do that?
The Big Apple Experience
Hey guys if you’ve never been to New York City Times Square at four in the morning, you owe it to yourself to try. If you can just see what I’m seeing, it’s un-freakin’-believable! I just walked out in the middle of street for the hell of it, I just wanted to see what I could see guys. Bring your brand New York City get your sign in Times Square, and you’re gonna be seen by the world. It’s four in the morning and I walked down to see this place, and it’s just amazing to me.
I love seeing all the brands. A lot of these brands just want to be bigger than the next brand, but some of these brands make a difference and that’s what I hope Brighter Image Lab does. You think you’ve seen some things that are big, but until you’ve been to New York City it ain’t big at all. That’s why they call it the “Big Apple” .
A model from Germany called me and said hey I’ve got some followers, and I’d like to see what you do. I never spoke with her. I guess with millenials man nobody talks. She just direct messaged our company, and I talked to her through Instagram and said hey if I could help you let’s try. If I could get her to smile, it should be pretty impressive. I don’t even know how to begin to do this modeling shoot tomorrow, but I’m positive we’ll get something good out of it. Maybe I’m moving too fast, or maybe I need more patience but at four in the morning I couldn’t wait to be in New York City. Wish me luck tomorrow!
Meet Lara Helmer
My name is Lara and I’m 22 years old now. So I started modeling with a TV show. I participated in Germany’s Next Top Model about two years ago. I’m working for a bunch of big clients. I do a lot of shows, runway, campaigns, beauty campaigns, and a bunch of different things. It works really well! I’m in New York, I’m super happy, and I think I’m going to stay here.
I was never really happy with my smile totally. My top teeth are way bigger than my bottom teeth, they stick out too much, and they’re not beautiful teeth. I got into modeling, and in this industry it’s really common that everyone has like beautiful teeth in America so I wanted to try something to find a solution for it. So I researched some things, but I could obviously not afford a 20k makeover and also it hurts too much. That’s how I find found you guys.
I think having beautiful teeth will make me much more confident. I might get even more model jobs. I think it would change my like, I don’t know change my life because a smile is I’m thinking a lot about like how my smile looks. It will change a lot!
Getting To Know Your Clientele
Good to meet you kiddo!
So good to meet you, Thank you!
Tell me where you’re from?
I’m from Germany, Munich.
Oh cool I saw a little bit about that, did you grew up there?
I grew up there.
So you speak German?
German, a little French, and English.
You contacted me through Instagram and we’ve never met, today’s the first day right?
It’s a big day!
We chatted and initially we were going to say, if we can design it then we’ll do it. You know there’s always a chance that it may not work, so we’ll see because it was so fast.
My staff says, “Bil you’re always so conservative and they always work” so let’s see what we can do, okay? Isn’t this crazy ?
Oh my God, it’s unreal! Thank you so much!
Only thank me if it works, you see what I’m saying?
No already for your effort.
It already works. What happens is we know we’re 95%, we just don’t know the other five. You’ve never tried these on.
Okay why am I nervous? I think just because we rushed it so fast. Ta da!
Looks so beautiful!
Why Drill Your Beautiful Teeth When You Don’t Need To?
One thing about them is they’re a translucent color, and they have a glaze on them so that when you smile your teeth will always look wet. But we don’t think is is that people shouldn’t take the risk to drill their beautiful teeth if they don’t have to. Why do it especially if they get to look at it.
Especially with healthy teeth, like my teeth are like super healthy and I’m young why should I like go through pain and everything.
What happens if it doesn’t work? Or what happens if they come out with a new color, and your veneer doesn’t match that color? We’re going to try these on, you ready?
Perfect Beautiful Teeth Are On The Way
I’m ready. Am I doing it right?
You tell me it should feel really tight. Let me see first, I’ve got to see a big smile. They look amazing.
They look amazing Can I see?
Yeah you can see.
Oh wow! Oh my God! This is amazing!
We have a couple different designs, so I’m going to see which ones you like better.
I look so beautiful they look amazing!
Sometimes Adjustments Are Needed
What happens is they’re going to get seated here in a few minutes and when they get seated they’re going to be crazy. Let’s try the bottoms.
Thank you. I think they don’t fit?
They don’t fit? Let’s just close and see what it does. Does it go on there? We’re getting there. This one was didn’t stay on?
So what I need to do is adjust the bottoms, so we’ll take a break and then we can try getting them adjusted. When we took a break what happened is we tried to adjust the bottom, and the bottom is just I don’t think we have a good impression. We just pushed it too fast, but we’re going to get you new impressions and we’re going to send you bottoms. It’s not uncommon. About 85% of the people go straight through, if 15% and it just so happens on one that matters to me we didn’t get the bottoms. But I’m very pleased with your top, I just you to learn to smile. I think I’m just kind of shocked. What’s more shocking, the fact they look perfect or there’s no gap?
Enjoying Your Beautiful Teeth
The white is just like perfect smile. I look in the mirror and I see someone else’s smile, it’s in the best way. It’s just a beautiful natural smile and this morning I woke up and I was like, and now…now I have like beautiful teeth.
Generally every day you go all day without showing your smile, and now I think what will happen is you’ll practice all the time going what can I do. We wanted to see what we can do to get your new smile and so hopefully what you’ll do is send me some selfies of how you’re able to make it work for you, and I’ll get you the bottom. The bottom looked perfect on. I think once we get it fitted perfectly they’ll be a great set.
I already forget that I’m wearing them.
Right and the whole deal is it’s a perfect fit.
It feels really good, you don’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Especially when you look at how good they look like from my point of view, you forget real fast. In the right proper environment, those will be so striking it’s unbelievable. That’s the perfect fit!
I just want to laugh the whole time.
I will tell you nobody in the world will ever think those aren’t real. They look amazing but I can tell you love those.
Yeah these are amazing, I just look so perfect!
We’ve just got to get your bottom done.
It looks so beautiful!
We did what we said we were going to do.
Wow! I just want to smile the whole time.
Signing Off From New York
We’ve got to get a picture cause we always do.
Uh huh!I feel like I’m going run through the streets from now on like…I feel like a new person!
Well you definitely look like the person that you were trying to find.
Hey guys I just thought I’d tell you one of the hard sides about vlogging is that it’s about 3:30 or 4 o’clock in the morning and I’m at the airport, and as you can see nobody’s here. I left my luggage on one of the terminal connections and I’ve gotta wait for them to bring it back, but this airport is a ghost town. But I just thought I would show people what it’s like when you’re vlogging and you leave your stuff. So it’s just one of those deals, but everybody thinks it’s all glamorous until you’re stuck at the airport.
I had one of the best trips of my life, I hope to have more of them even with the same kid it’d be so cool. It’s just one of those long nights but I have to tell you it was worth. It is worth a lot, I enjoyed New York City!
Twenty minutes ago we had a lady that could get all fixed up, and the only thing that we were going to notice was probably still that her smile doesn’t help it. In order to fix that it was going to cost more than ten thousand dollars to get a traditional dental veneer makeover to cover that. It’d probably take you a couple of years, and when you’re in your 20’s you don’t want to give up two or three years. You want to have a nice smile now. It took a minute to change your smile!
I just graduated from cosmetology school, so I’m a hairstylist now. I have a nine-year-old son and I’m just trying to send out good vibes, and help people be confident in themselves. My smile has affected me greatly and it’s been for as long as I can remember. It’s been bad!
I had an accident when I was a kid. I was racing on a bike, and I flew over the steering wheel and smashed my face into the concrete. We never could afford to go fix it after that, so I just kind of dealt with it. I do have a very sordid past with dentist visits. The first couple of times I went to the dentist it was in Mexico because it was cheaper than the United States. It was just very traumatizing!
I just have really bad genetics with teeth, and so I’m probably going to have problems all my life. The rest of my teeth kind of suffer from the individual problems that I had. I just got out of school so I don’t have a steady income yet, and I know it’s very expensive. So I think that a new smile will help me spread confidence in my hair styling.
I would love to just smile with them when I turn them around. Show them what their hair looks like, be happy together, and share that moment.
The Promise She Hoped For
We never met before today?
We just met face to face like 30 seconds ago. How did it go? What was today like?
It was very nice! Your stylist does a great job!
We wanted to do a makeover. The reason being is because you seem to be ideal for a lot of clients that talk to us about what they’re hoping or wishing they could do. I think I can give you a pretty good smile and I think it’ll make a big difference if I can get you to get used to it. Had you ever looked at doing anything about your smile before, or was it just to expensive ? What was it?
Why Now And Not Then?
I was really afraid to look because it is very expensive and I just got out of school so I don’t have a super steady income yet.
I think people know this is crazy expensive anyway, crazy expensive! I’m going to show you this on this to see if you’ve seen it. Have you ever seen your smile? When we initially got it that’s how we scanned it.
A lot of times this is a situation to where they would ask you to go get braces to pull the parts of your smile out, and then they would have to do the contouring and the grinding just so they could have something to put it on. I think we can build this out cosmetically which then we beat braces and we beat a dental veneer makeover from a cosmetic dentist at the same time.
So we’re talking about a concept that would be thousands and thousands of dollars. That’s what keeps people from it. They think they don’t have a choice and I am here to tell you everything they can do is about having a choice. Obviously with hair you’re not afraid to do hair, and you’re not afraid of makeup. But there still comes something that says hey that’s not enough I gotta get this thing finished, and so I’m dying to see what we can do if we change the smile.
The Moment of Truth
Let me get some gloves on, and let’s try to get this started with these. We had these put on the model, and the reason why this was pretty important to me and I want to show this to the camera. I don’t think any orthodontist is going to push all that out. They’re going to want to remove some teeth because as you can see that’s not too much space for a person’s mouth. Most people’s mouths are a lot bigger. I think we’re able to build it out just perfectly. I think it’s going to look amazing!
It looks a lot better than it did.
I say we put these in and see how they feel.
They feel a little big.
Veneer Makeover Options and Variations
We’re going to try a couple more pair or two okay? Give it time. Wow that looks so cool! I see you look good, I’m very very pleased but they do feel bulky. I have these in a thinner pair, and I’ll show you. I knew those would be thicker, but they’re ultra bright and you kind of mentioned to us earlier you don’t want ultra bright. So I knew these would be real fast and then we’ll get them back out okay okay so let’s look at this.
Wow! I don’t look like the same person. They look so cool and look like my real teeth.
Nobody would think anything of them. Let’s go with a little bit smaller and see what you think about it. But they went in ?
Yes and they snapped in.
We’re going to try these.
They feel a little less bulky.
Yeah, see they’re a little bit thinner, and they’re not quite as bright let’s try the bottom. I think they’re great! Do you want to try to go a darker color,and see since we have them, or do you want to stay with these?
I mean we can try since you made them.
The Perfect Fit
I really think that these will be your go to pair this would be when you have an event pictures, presentations, seeing people you haven’t seen for a while, or trying to be your best. Let’s try the bottoms first.
They slid on right away.
See we spent the most time with these. Oh my god, they look so much better than the first ones. Here let me show you this, that’s it.
They fit wonderfully!
There’s your magic! Here’s what’s happened, we worked so hard getting these so thin that you don’t have to wait for these to be seated. I promise you I was worried for when she gets the bite in it. That was the only concern. These are 1000% better.
I think I like these the best even though they are lighter.
They’re amazing but here’s what’s happened, they’re translucent . They’re different in different lighting, and I think they look like a perfect dental veneer makeover. Absolutely perfect, and they are still going to set better in a couple of days.
They bite well.
See how pretty that color is? This smile looks like porcelain veneers, it looks like her smile came together but then it’s been well taken care of. Do you see how pretty that is or is it just me?
It’s very pretty.
It just works really really good. When did you have your accident ?
I was about ten, about nine or ten, so I was still really young.
So all junior high, all high school you would have done something if you had some kind of choice. The message I think you would tell everybody is don’t wait.
I just saw you smile for the first time. If you could just keep smiling, it would be amazing for you. There’s going to be a thousand young girls that look at this veneer makeover and wonder if a veneer makeover will work for them. If a veneer makeover could do that for you then I think a lot of them will say, can a veneer makeover do that for me?
I can definitely! Well I mean I can’t make your guarantees for you but I think it worked for me. I am very excited! I’m excited to see what everyone thinks about my new smile. I think that even if you have just a slight embarrassment with your smile, this is the way to go. It’s just so much better than spending thousands of dollars you don’t have to sit and suffer. You can be smiling and happy just like everybody else. I think everyone deserves a smile and everyone deserves to be happy. The only thing that we can do to spread happiness is to smile at each other so that’s what I’m going be doing for along time.