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!