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Brighter Image Lab has helped models 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.

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How To Become A Model In Seven Steps

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!

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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 9-18. Male models wear a suite 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

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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 below being a healthy weight. If you aren’t naturally small enough to be on the smaller 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 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 view their products! 

If you end up booking a single good modeling job, you will make it all back.

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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.

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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.

Get Signed

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.  

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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.

I know.

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.

No.

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?

No.

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!

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International model smiles with Press On Veneers from Brighter Image Lab

International Model Gets Smile Makeover from Brighter Image Lab

Watch this video to see how Brighter Image Lab got an international model to photograph her smile for the first time.

International Model finds Brighter Image Lab

It was, I don't know, I can't remember how I came across your page, honestly. I think, yes, it was through YouTube. I was late up, just searching stuff on YouTube, and then some girl talked about how, oh it says 'affordable teeth'. I'm like, "I have to click this."

And then I forward, forward and just waiting at the end to see what she's going to do, and then when she said that, I had to go on your website. And that's how I found out - not even through Instagram, through YouTube.

Youtube's been good to us.

Then it was so hard for me when I do the fashion week. Everyone is just laughing and having fun and I'm always self conscious. "Oh my god, they're going to just stare at my teeth."

It's not just a smile, it's her brand

So, my goal is to see if I can get you to smile. I think there's a part of you that says, "I just want to grow my platform or my..." I think you said followers. But you just have a lot more opportunities to be able to do some things if you weren't guarded against your smile.

Because everything else is just perfect and then all of the sudden you just get this little limitation and there's no reason for you to have it. You have a whole life to live, you know. What happens if you had to go four more years or five more years.

I always ask people, if you just go back 24 months, how many more people would you have smiled at? How many more people would you've...

I would have talked to a lot of people, especially guys!

Yeah, like you, yeah, because you want them to see.

I never wanted to, like even when someone invited me, I'm like, uh-uh. Just, I didn't like that face to face. I'm like, "They're going to stare at my face." Like it was so...

It's a subconscious thing. I think everybody watching this would agree, if there's something holding you back, you should be able to get past it.

Definitely.

But it's just so frickin expensive.

It is.

An international model that doesn't smile is out of fashion

And I get it, fashion is about being serious and looking good, but I felt like there was something missing in your element. Because when I talk to you, you feel like you have the spirit that you always want to laugh and you just don't.

I don't. People talk to me like, "You're so friendly, you're so like outgoing, but through your pictures you're just like so different."

So, I thought if I could get this international model to smiling. We were just under a real quick timeline and I really liked the way you said, "Hey, I'm here Mr. Watson, you need to, you need to come back to the table. Don't discard me."

And I remember thinking, "Wow, she's pretty serious." And once I knew that, then we kind of got engaged and I think you worked with some people from our staff.

I did. I met a lot of amazing people that helped me through every single thing. You know, doing the process as well. As you can tell, I had a hard time getting the fitting right. They helped me every step out of the way.

A smile is worth the patience

And I thought like taking their time and doing this, I was more than amazed. And that's why I was like, "You know what, it's worth it for me to be patient. Even if it takes a full year."

I want everything I can do to get you to where smiling is not a problem, where you don't think about it. You know, we sent you some draft ones.

Your team helped me. You send me out the first veneers. I was like in love with it. It was perfect. They fit tight enough and just, it was, I feel like these are made for me. The only thing is the bottom, I mean the top one was like, I just felt like they were a little bit big.

Perfecting perfection

Yes and so we, at the time, we thought, it can't be - look at the impression. And then when you said, I want to try again, and I sent your another impression. It made it real clear that we'd actually kind of moved the gum line.

And so, it gave us more opportunity to be aggressive. You haven't seen the last ones yet.

No, I haven't.

I'm like dying to see them.

So, let's get started. Let's get some new ones. Everybody's gonna ask, but I don't think they'd doubt that you haven't seen them.

Oh, I'm dying. Forget about everyone else.

It's going to take a little bit to get used to the adjusted these.

They are definitely so much smaller.

Introducing Translucent White

These are glazed. This is a new shade that we have introduced. It's a translucent white and it's got a new coating on it that makes it gloss like it's like lip gloss. But your teeth always look wet. Okay?

I'm like give it to me!

I think you can tell, these are so much smaller than the ones we've sent before.

Oh, yes.

This is yours.

Oh my God, they look great. I'm gonna get you a mirror in just a second. Hold on one second.

I can tell they feel different because my lip is not up. Oh my God.

They're gonna set down a little bit more in the next few days.

Yes.

Let's try the bottoms. That way you can push more on them.

I'm, like, even more nervous to put them on.

They look amazing from here.

I honestly love them!

They feel smaller?

They do, definitely. My lip is not like out here. I just have to get used to when I speak. That's it.

She was never able to smile

You've had spaces between your teeth your whole life.

I did. Even I had braces when I was in high school.

So you've never been able to have a conversation where everybody sees you as just straight teeth?

Never. I'm always like looking down or just playing with my hair.

They look so freakin good. Like, it takes a little bit for them to get used to.

It does.

And your job's to find a flaw in anything because you're a perfectionist. Anybody who sees her would go, "Wow, she's so put together." It's exactly and then look at your- I'm just, I'm going to give you a minute.

They're really beautiful. I love it how it fits my face like so much smaller. I feel like I can talk wearing it much, much better, compared.

Yes. The impression is incredibly important. Do you agree? Remember I told you-

I think they are so worth it for everyone to invest in. I honestly think, I just wish I knew 10 years back.

No real choice with the dentist

And you didn't have to grind your teeth. You didn't have to pay thousands. I'm sure you went to...

All that pain.

...You went to the dentist?

I did. They actually said it would at least cost up to $10,000.

Are you going to live, are you going to eat, or are you gonna get your teeth done?

Or just smile and say, "Yeah, I spent all my money on getting new teeth."

And be in debt.

It's just not worth it.

Like, I'm sure it's just tough.

It's sad because there's a lot of people who can't afford it. The average person cannot afford something that expensive without some help.

Only about 4% of the people who are looking into getting their teeth, what's called dental restoration, actually get it done. And they just don't do it. Some of them...

Definitely, someone has to go to NBC. Where, you know, people can know - I feel like enough of the world doesn't know about you and what you do. And you don't just sell something you actually put hands and you go and help the customers.

The dentist only cared about money

It's not just like, "Oh, let me just have her money and give her whatever that fits her."

I think you can tell, we worked hard to get yours done.

I know.

It was pretty challenging because of the way they gapped down a little down. But, if you didn't, if we didn't work together, the only choice you would have had was to grind your teeth.

Definitely. I love it. I'm not going to stop looking at myself now.

Well, it's just that you've trained yourself not to let your lips go up.

International model learns how to smile

Yeah and that's why now, it's like now I have to train back myself to smile. Like, 'it's okay, you can smile, no one is looking at you." Now, that's what I have to get used to. I still feel like, "Oh my God, they're staring at me."

I'm staring at you now because-

It's been 15-20 years. God knows how long I didn't smile.

I'm hoping that you'll use it as a tool to have a voice, to do stuff that's closer - not just clothes, makeup, hair - and things that you're passionate about.

And go out there and not be so scared.

Straight up. Just go right and get...

Exactly.

But you're a strong person. You realize you ran over me. You're like, "Hey, dude!"

She won't back down

I get that a lot. I'm so tiny but I tell someone like, no. If something is wrong or something is unprofessional, I like to stop them.

I like the way you say that.

Because I feel like I grew up enough here to know what's right and what's wrong. Where, where I come from, it depends on who you are.

As big a following as you have, as many pictures as you post, hundreds of thousands of people, and you don't smile at guys because you're afraid they're gonna judge you. Your teeth look so freaking good.

Thank you! Thanks to you. I mean, you're the genius behind it.

Well, you're just a happier person. If anyone ever wants to know what you're really like, I can tell you that I think you're a lot more happy than you are serious. Even though you've done really good at carrying yourself, I was very glad that you worked with me.

You always have to have motivated people on both sides.

That's true.

And we're always looking for people we can make a change with. I think today we made a big change. Don't you think?

Definitely. Definitely.

Yeah we made a change.

Reflecting on making an international model smile

You made an international model that never smiled, pretty much my whole life, to like the biggest smile. I mean that's like, forget about giving her money or anything, that means more to her than anything else.

It's uh, you can give it better, you can thank people with your smile.

Yeah.

And if you can't-

You don't even have to talk, by just smiling you can make someone else smile.

And um, yeah you know. So, we're going to end it there. We'll talk soon. Thank you for coming.

Boom, thank you!

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International Model Gets Smile Makeover from Brighter Image Lab

Watch this video to see how Brighter Image Lab got an international model to photograph her smile for the first time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX9wR0ONLUA

International Model finds Brighter Image Lab

It was, I don’t know, I can’t remember how I came across your page, honestly. I think, yes, it was through YouTube. I was late up, just searching stuff on YouTube, and then some girl talked about how, oh it says ‘affordable teeth‘. I’m like, “I have to click this.”

And then I forward, forward and just waiting at the end to see what she’s going to do, and then when she said that, I had to go on your website. And that’s how I found out – not even through Instagram, through YouTube.

Youtube’s been good to us.

Then it was so hard for me when I do the fashion week. Everyone is just laughing and having fun and I’m always self conscious. “Oh my god, they’re going to just stare at my teeth.”

It’s not just a smile, it’s her brand

So, my goal is to see if I can get you to smile. I think there’s a part of you that says, “I just want to grow my platform or my…” I think you said followers. But you just have a lot more opportunities to be able to do some things if you weren’t guarded against your smile.

Because everything else is just perfect and then all of the sudden you just get this little limitation and there’s no reason for you to have it. You have a whole life to live, you know. What happens if you had to go four more years or five more years.

I always ask people, if you just go back 24 months, how many more people would you have smiled at? How many more people would you’ve…

I would have talked to a lot of people, especially guys!

Yeah, like you, yeah, because you want them to see.

I never wanted to, like even when someone invited me, I’m like, uh-uh. Just, I didn’t like that face to face. I’m like, “They’re going to stare at my face.” Like it was so…

It’s a subconscious thing. I think everybody watching this would agree, if there’s something holding you back, you should be able to get past it.

Definitely.

But it’s just so frickin expensive.

It is.

An international model that doesn’t smile is out of fashion

And I get it, fashion is about being serious and looking good, but I felt like there was something missing in your element. Because when I talk to you, you feel like you have the spirit that you always want to laugh and you just don’t.

I don’t. People talk to me like, “You’re so friendly, you’re so like outgoing, but through your pictures you’re just like so different.”

So, I thought if I could get this international model to smiling. We were just under a real quick timeline and I really liked the way you said, “Hey, I’m here Mr. Watson, you need to, you need to come back to the table. Don’t discard me.”

And I remember thinking, “Wow, she’s pretty serious.” And once I knew that, then we kind of got engaged and I think you worked with some people from our staff.

I did. I met a lot of amazing people that helped me through every single thing. You know, doing the process as well. As you can tell, I had a hard time getting the fitting right. They helped me every step out of the way.

A smile is worth the patience

And I thought like taking their time and doing this, I was more than amazed. And that’s why I was like, “You know what, it’s worth it for me to be patient. Even if it takes a full year.”

I want everything I can do to get you to where smiling is not a problem, where you don’t think about it. You know, we sent you some draft ones.

Your team helped me. You send me out the first veneers. I was like in love with it. It was perfect. They fit tight enough and just, it was, I feel like these are made for me. The only thing is the bottom, I mean the top one was like, I just felt like they were a little bit big.

Perfecting perfection

Yes and so we, at the time, we thought, it can’t be – look at the impression. And
then when you said, I want to try again, and I sent your another impression. It made
it real clear that we’d actually kind of moved the gum line.

And so, it gave us more opportunity to be aggressive. You haven’t seen the last ones yet.

No, I haven’t.

I’m like dying to see them.

So, let’s get started. Let’s get some new ones. Everybody’s gonna ask, but I don’t think
they’d doubt that you haven’t seen them.

Oh, I’m dying. Forget about everyone else.

It’s going to take a little bit to get used to the adjusted these.

They are definitely so much smaller.

Introducing Translucent White

These are glazed. This is a new shade that we have introduced. It’s a translucent white and it’s got a new coating on it that makes it gloss like it’s like lip gloss. But your teeth always look wet. Okay?

I’m like give it to me!

I think you can tell, these are so much smaller than the ones we’ve sent before.

Oh, yes.

This is yours.

Oh my God, they look great. I’m gonna get you a mirror in just a second. Hold on one second.

I can tell they feel different because my lip is not up. Oh my God.

They’re gonna set down a little bit more in the next few days.

Yes.

Let’s try the bottoms. That way you can push more on them.

I’m, like, even more nervous to put them on.

They look amazing from here.

I honestly love them!

They feel smaller?

They do, definitely. My lip is not like out here. I just have to get used to when I speak. That’s it.

She was never able to smile

You’ve had spaces between your teeth your whole life.

I did. Even I had braces when I was in high school.

So you’ve never been able to have a conversation where everybody sees you as just straight teeth?

Never. I’m always like looking down or just playing with my hair.

They look so freakin good. Like, it takes a little bit for them to get used to.

It does.

And your job’s to find a flaw in anything because you’re a perfectionist. Anybody who sees her would go, “Wow, she’s so put together.” It’s exactly and then look at your- I’m just, I’m going to give you a minute.

They’re really beautiful. I love it how it fits my face like so much smaller. I feel like I can talk wearing it much, much better, compared.

Yes. The impression is incredibly important. Do you agree? Remember I told you-

I think they are so worth it for everyone to invest in. I honestly think, I just wish I knew 10 years back.

No real choice with the dentist

And you didn’t have to grind your teeth. You didn’t have to pay thousands. I’m sure you went to…

All that pain.

…You went to the dentist?

I did. They actually said it would at least cost up to $10,000.

Are you going to live, are you going to eat, or are you gonna get your teeth done?

Or just smile and say, “Yeah, I spent all my money on getting new teeth.”

And be in debt.

It’s just not worth it.

Like, I’m sure it’s just tough.

It’s sad because there’s a lot of people who can’t afford it. The average person cannot afford something that expensive without some help.

Only about 4% of the people who are looking into getting their teeth, what’s called dental restoration, actually get it done. And they just don’t do it. Some of them…

Definitely, someone has to go to NBC. Where, you know, people can know – I feel like enough of the world doesn’t know about you and what you do. And you don’t just sell something you actually put hands and you go and help the customers.

The dentist only cared about money

It’s not just like, “Oh, let me just have her money and give her whatever that fits her.”

I think you can tell, we worked hard to get yours done.

I know.

It was pretty challenging because of the way they gapped down a little down. But, if you didn’t, if we didn’t work together, the only choice you would have had was to grind your teeth.

Definitely. I love it. I’m not going to stop looking at myself now.

Well, it’s just that you’ve trained yourself not to let your lips go up.

International model learns how to smile

Yeah and that’s why now, it’s like now I have to train back myself to smile. Like, ‘it’s okay, you can smile, no one is looking at you.” Now, that’s what I have to get used to. I still feel like, “Oh my God, they’re staring at me.”

I’m staring at you now because-

It’s been 15-20 years. God knows how long I didn’t smile.

I’m hoping that you’ll use it as a tool to have a voice, to do stuff that’s closer – not just clothes, makeup, hair – and things that you’re passionate about.

And go out there and not be so scared.

Straight up. Just go right and get…

Exactly.

But you’re a strong person. You realize you ran over me. You’re like, “Hey, dude!”

She won’t back down

I get that a lot. I’m so tiny but I tell someone like, no. If something is wrong or something is unprofessional, I like to stop them.

I like the way you say that.

Because I feel like I grew up enough here to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Where, where I come from, it depends on who you are.

As big a following as you have, as many pictures as you post, hundreds of thousands of people, and you don’t smile at guys because you’re afraid they’re gonna judge you. Your teeth look so freaking good.

Thank you! Thanks to you. I mean, you’re the genius behind it.

Well, you’re just a happier person. If anyone ever wants to know what you’re really like, I can tell you that I think you’re a lot more happy than you are serious. Even though you’ve done really good at carrying yourself, I was very glad that you worked with me.

You always have to have motivated people on both sides.

That’s true.

And we’re always looking for people we can make a change with. I think today we made a big change. Don’t you think?

Definitely. Definitely.

Yeah we made a change.

Reflecting on making an international model smile

You made an international model that never smiled, pretty much my whole life, to like the biggest smile. I mean that’s like, forget about giving her money or anything, that means more to her than anything else.

It’s uh, you can give it better, you can thank people with your smile.

Yeah.

And if you can’t-

You don’t even have to talk, by just smiling you can make someone else smile.

And um, yeah you know. So, we’re going to end it there. We’ll talk soon.
Thank you for coming.

Boom, thank you!

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Smart Smile Makeover with Kimby Kloss

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No Drill - Ju​st BIL

Not wanting your teeth to be drilled isn't unreasonable, it's smart. Kimby wanted a smart smile makeover, so she contacted Brighter Image Lab. This is her story.

When you smile, you teach people to smile around you. Or, when you don't, it teaches them to be more concerned around you.

It's contagious.

I've seen that with even parents who can't smile who is in your pictures where you take a serious look. It tends to make people draw from that look. Even though it works for you...

It's not as approachable.

Right, and so, if you had...If you can go back and take a quarter of those chances back, or fifty of those chances...

I would do it in a heartbeat.

Right. There you go, "Hey, let me show you what I really want to do," you know, "but I don't want to be..."

Meet Kimby Kloss

This is who I really am I really am, a smiley person and happy and bubbly. This is who I am.

How'd you hear about us?

I was on Instagram, and there was this social media, you know, person that I loved her teeth. And she was just really real about, you know how she approached getting, you know, a better smile. I looked at her YouTube, and on her YouTube videos she had she was one of your clients.

I was so intrigued I had to, you know, I was brought to...

Mm-hmm.

Dental Solution to Drill - BIL Solution is a Smart Smile Makeover

Your web page and I was just like it was almost like automatically I felt like my perspective had changed upon, you know, getting a sense of doing dental veneers. I'm just so impressed that there she avoided doing the drilling and the step-by-step process that it would take that's so invasive that to me I like...It...The cost is high.

Yes, that's incredibly deceptive.

Oh my god...

Cosmetic Dentistry Needs to Show The Real After Photos

What happens is cosmetic dentistry shows the before, they show the after, but they never show the ride home. And the difference is when they show before and after it's a deceptive position. Like before and after it's like these are your teeth and now these are your teeth, drilled down.

And so there's really not an after past that because the third picture is here your here's your teeth when you apply a veneer. Here's how we hide your teeth, but the before and after should be real teeth, cone teeth.

"Perfect" Teeth Weren't Good Enough

My entire life I have...Growing up I had, you know, pretty baby teeth. My dentist always said that and it stuck with me because when my teeth came in the way that they did I was not as pleased.

You just want them different.

Yeah, exactly. Exactly!

Smart Smile Makeovers Shouldn't Involve Drilling Healthy Teeth

And so, it's like...And that's one of the theories that we get into is that nobody should drill healthy teeth.

Yeah, that's terrifying to me. It really, really is.

Here's what's happened. What cosmetic dentistry does is they drill a tooth to grind it down, but it the grinding comes from the drill, and so we just say stay away from the drill. We all the time see people who send us their cases, and want to know if they can get their dental veneers removed. Because they want to go back to what they had and you can't. It's like, "You can't. Are you crazy?"

Yeah.

Rejecting The Drill, Leaving Invisalign

When you said that you didn't want to drill, then that got my attention. Like for instance I don't know if you know, but I think you told me you were in Invisalign? Jumped out of them?

Yeah.

The reason being is cause..?

Oh my god, orthodontics was the biggest mistake ever. It was not productive.

Orthodontics, Braces Isn't The Solution For Everyone

What what I tell people is is that they're, you know, you have to know what to expect if your teeth didn't come in fully. They don't continue to come in fully. Straightening them with orthodontics don't make them nicer, it just makes them more obvious. And sometimes, if they're not shaped right, they have to be straighter teeth, and that makes it more obvious. "Oh, I really need cosmetic dentistry..."

And so most people go straight from orthodontics, braces straight into cosmetic dentistry...

Which is crazy.

They could have bypassed it, and so especially for little things if you'd done it ten years ago, or even five years ago. The choices we make today for those same dental veneers are so different in color and shade and translucency and a bunch of things.

So why commit yourself to something that's going to potentially..?

Technology Produces Better Alternatives

it's backdating. The technology has changed. Why continue to service that?

I want to show you something on your smile.

Okay. Let's see.

You have almost no changes. The shape of this one and this one's underdeveloped. This is probably one of those cases that are strictly cosmetic like, and...But if you could make those changes on a case like this, you can do any case. And so...

Kimby Gets Her Dental Veneers

I can't believe this is really happening. Those are my impressions? These are my teeth? Are those are gonna go in my mouth?

The reason i said they work, this is supposed to be your mouth. They fit on, and so that's where we take it from. So the best thing to do is try it. Ok? Boom!

Ah! This is crazy! I have to take a deep breath. I...

It's gonna feel weird.

No. I can't even describe...Since I have...Like this is a big moment for me, because since I have been like a little girl on, I have always had such...Since I was six years old and my front teeth came in, and this tooth has always been such an insecurity of mine.

I never smile with my teeth and it's you know maybe it's all a mental thing but I just, like I can't believe this moment is really here!

Kimby's Transformation

OK.

Is it on?

They look amazing.

What do you see?

I'm going to let you see.

I'm ready.

Oh...

You gotta let the camera see.

This is unreal!

You look amazing.

I can't...

Look how shiny they are, they look so perfect and shiny.

I can't.

I noticed in your Instagram your lip to lip on almost everything.

Everything, and my family always gives me such a hard time and it's always been an insecurity thing.

You're not having a problem smiling?

No.

Or, I mean...

I'm never going to do the duck face again!

We're talking...I just learned that that was a real face. I thought it duck meant hide.

Oh my god!

They look perfect.

I can't believe it.

Kimby Tries Another Set of Dental Veneers On

Do you mind changing to the other ones? I always tell people wait three or four days before you get used to the bottom, but some people get adjusted the first and they wear the second one. It all depends on how good it looks. Should look surreal, but it's gonna feel big, and it's gonna feel bright, so let's look at it.

Ok let's do it!

This is yours. Look how white it is.

Oh my god. I know. Oh my gosh.

Just push them down.

Like this?

They should be tight.

Ok. Oh my god, I can't believe this! No!

That's a lot to get used to. How does it feel? It's crazy to me.

Feels great. I can't believe this.

Brittney's Smile Journey

You know, a large percentage of the people that come to me and never came to me to look good. They never one time asked to look better. I met a young lady in Ohio called me and said that I need I mean a really great smile.

Was this Brittney?

Yeah.

I watched it!

And she's like, "You can do this!" And she was in the dentist for four years and he couldn't fix her smile, and so that's when we really got on: "Let's make these more perfect."

So with that, I'm getting to see the work for the first time. Normally, I don't get to see it up this close.

I am so happy!

No Prior Communication with Kimby

I have to tell you something else.

Tell me!

People are gonna ask, we don't know each other.

No!

And we never met before today, right?

No, no, no, no, no.

Like we instagrammed one time.

Yeah, I reached out to you. I didn't know I was reaching out to you. Didn't know who I was reaching out to, because...

It was like a Saturday or Sunday morning.

It was a Sunday morning.

You didn't try these on before today?

No.

Ok, and so with that...

Oh my god!!! Like, I, this is unreal.

Smart Girls Choose Smart Smile Makeovers

Another thing I liked about your graduating from college. These smart girls that they do their work, they don't drill. You obviously know enough people to know any cosmetic dentist in Florida. If you wanted to make that choice you could've easily made it, and it wasn't an accident that you put that in our first message.

Like, I'm not drilling, so help me. And I'm thinking how does she know to say that like I'm always concerned that somebody in my office might have heard me say that, so they go "I'll just tell them this," but we were looking at trying to start a campaign that says don't drill, and I knew you were doing your investigation.

Finally - The Perfect Smart Smile Makeover

And I knew that you could make other choices, and I know there's a time to where you don't want to be making mistakes. You got too many people coming in, but I will tell you I have been here for the last 15 minutes or so and I don't see anything about you that's going to have anything but positive on you making an impression.

Or you didn't no longer have the negative. I don't think you're ever going to worry about that one tooth being too small. It looks perfect now.

They're perfect.

Let me see. They're perfect, perfect. Like the tips match exactly bite for bite.

I'm so excited.

It's still way hard for you believe, I can feel the energy of shock.

I can't believe this is real. I love them so much!

This is insane crazy.

A Smile Ready For Graduation

Your parents are gonna see you for graduation. Your mom's gonna see you for Mother's Day, and you're gonna walk your stage, you're gonna have your friends...

Oh my god!

And there are going to be one more, "I have to...Oh, these are my...These people will judge me..."

Smiling the entire way down.

We did pretty good.

I have to see again. Oh my gosh.

We did good.

You did good.

We did good.

Kimby Reveals Her Smart Smile Makeover to Her Friend

I know Kariann always had the best teeth. She's my twin, I got robbed. Hey, can you believe it?

They look so good!

You're the first one I'm showing.

Oh! How do they feel?

Amazing.

Oh my gosh.

Aren't they amazing, KK?

You're so happy, you're smiling!

I know I'm so happy!

You're smiling, that's awesome.

I know!

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