A TV personality, from Agoura Hills, California, didn’t smile for six years because she was embarrassed by her ‘tiny’, ‘shrimpy teeth’.
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Marcela Iglesias would never smile and put her hands on her mouth while talking.
Her wedding was televised on Showstopper Bride in 2013 and when she saw herself on TV, she realized how bad her teeth look and was so embarrassed.
After seeing herself on television, she decided to do something about her teeth.
Marcela always loved the smile of Hollywood actress Julia Roberts, Kourtney Kardashian, and Jersey Shore star Pauly D. She said whenever they smile on TV, she smiles with them.
After a painful root canal 20 years ago, Marcela feared dental work.
She thought she would never smile again but then she decided to not feel self-conscious. She visited Dr. Kam at Agoura Advanced Dentistry and underwent surgeries that cost her $45k.
Marcela said: “I made the decision that 2019 is the year I want to smile again. My first inspiration was Julia Roberts, hers is the smile of a generation when you saw her smile it was contagious.”
“I also love Pauly D and when Kourtney Kardashian smiles it is so beautiful, it really shows her happiness – I wanted to deliver a message like that through my smile.”
After all the surgeries, when she looked in the mirror for the first time, she laughed and cried at the same time.
She said: “We used to call my ‘shrimpy’ teeth but now I have strong big teeth, my whole family were shocked, it’s changed my whole face and made me look younger.”
“My husband and other people have told me my teeth make me look like a teenager, because they are so much bigger and have changed my appearance.”
Her tooth even has her initials on it.
Marcela said: “My idea was to carve my initials into the middle tooth of the bridge in the colour pink, so I visited the lab myself to have it done, Drs Kam was very shocked.”
“That one tooth has caused me so much drama in the past I wanted to remind myself of everything I went through an overcame.”
Marcela is now not embarrassed and loves her new smile.
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