DIY Veneers

by Alison

I love YouTube. It put this YouTuber, Roberto Balanzar, into my feed. I have a lot to say about Roberto’s DIY veneers that he got from Brighter Image - a lab that makes low cost, do-it-yourself dental veneers.

First off, we all know that most dentists and the ADA will not approve of anyone getting dental care without the supervision of a licensed dentist. That is good advice and always will be, so there’s that. But what I found even more alarming is that Roberto has pretty nice, natural teeth that he is covering with something terribly artificial looking. You can check them out with this link, and see if you agree with me.

Robertos veneersIMHO Roberto’s natural teeth could use a bit of whitening, and for the $750 he spent on those veneers he could have got a lot of dental bleaching. If I were Roberto I would rinse with Peroxide every day. Not for long, just swish for a minute or less before brushing. Over time that would brighten them up safely, and very affordably. I think the gap in his front teeth is rather charming and natural. His teeth are a fine shape, although it looks as if he might be missing his lateral incisors.

Seriously, if I were Roberto, I’d lighten with peroxide and that’s it. His natural teeth are nicely shaped, properly sized, straight, and unstained. I think they look just fine. This is my professional opinion, and I have been working in dentistry for 29 years now.

While I am not a huge fan of his DIY veneers, please don’t get me wrong, as long as you take the veneers out twice a day to clean your natural teeth thoroughly I think they are a fine option for folks on a budget. I think these veneers would probably look really good in still photos. And I get that Roberto doesn’t like the gap between his front teeth.

Here’s what I am offering to you, Roberto. I don’t know where you live, but if you are in the Falls Church, Virginia area we will do Clear Correct braces for you, and chairside composite veneers for you free of charge. Well, we’d expect you to make some nice YouTube videos saying how great we are, but no charge money wise. :-)

What are chairside veneers? You can check it out with this link or many other YouTube videos about chairside veneers. And keep in mind until we do a full examination for you, I cannot say if that is indeed the proper treatment to get you the smile you have always wanted. But we will work it out.

If you have any questions give us a call 703-532-1712