should I get veneers?
on 4 Dec 2012
I got veneers two months ago. As Megan says, if there is any other solution for your teeth, don't do it. Personally, I am really against plastic surgery but I think a smile is so important and I was convinced my smile was terrible and I really needed to get veneers. But it has been really hard on me mentally. Because when I look at pictures from last year now, I start to think that maybe it wasn't necessary at all. Also I'm having trouble with the fact that they are 'fake', even though none of my friends noticed I had something done on my teeth. Only my parents know and they think they look great. So, my concerns are probably mainly in my head. Also the fact that it is irreversible and I ruined my 'healthy' teeth bothers me. Plus, I'm really paranoid about the possibility that they'll fall of one day. What it comes down to: ever since I got them, my head is full of worries. Where before I was only insecure when I looked in the mirror or needed to pose for a picture. I haven't had my veneers very long, so I can't tell you much about possible side effects. But for the mental aspect: if you are a person to who looking natural is very important, I wouldn't do it. If you do decide to get them: check out your sources. Look for the very best place to do it and don't go for the cheapest one. Make sure you tell them exactly what you want and if you have to, tell them five times. Also, don't go to white. I have one of the 'least white' tints because I really expressed my concern about them looking unnatural and I still think they're a bit too white. And also, I read normally you can 'try on' the veneers before placing them and they can still make small adjustments. That wasn't the case with me. Make sure you can do that. Most of all: don't rush your decision. Think about it, be very aware that the choice is permanent and only do it when you are 200% certain. Good luck!
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