Miss Kentucky Kaitlynne Postel
Dental Veneer Makeover
Kaitlynne first came to Justice Dental for her dental veneer makeover right after she was crowned the Lexington/Fayette County Miss Kentucky. Since Justice Dental is the official dental office for the Miss Kentucky winners, Kaitlynne came for an initial dental visit and met Dr. Laura Justice. Actually Kaitlynne had been flying all over the country talking to kids about her platform. So we agreed to pick her up at the Lexington Blue Grass Airport and bring her straight to the office.
During her initial meeting with Dr. Justice, she talked about the fact that she had already had Dental Veneers installed at another dental office. However, she was not happy with the way they looked and said they “looked like Chiclets”. She told us they kept her from really feeling confident about smiling the way she wanted to. She asked if there was anything that could be done to give her the smile that reflected the happy way she felt inside.
Although Lexington is the 60th largest city in the country, and is known as Big Blue Nation, The Horse Capital of the World and home to Keenland Race Track. The fact that there is a World-Class dental office with two massively accredited dentists in one place is unheard of. Kaitlynne knew she was in good hands.
Dr. Laura Justice and the team at Justice Dental listened to her goals and then created some great options for her to consider. The first and best option was to replace her old Dental Veneers with new state of the art Porcelain Veneers.
What is a Porcelain Veneer?
You can think of a porcelain veneer a lot like a press-on nail, but for your teeth. Porcelain veneers are very thin (0.3mm, about the thickness of a business card) custom designed covers of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your tooth. Porcelain is the material of choice because it most naturally replicates human enamel. They are used to change the shape, color, size, and symmetry of the teeth and smile.
The porcelain veneers we have today are technologically much different than they were in the past. You may remember, Kaitlynne said her teeth looked like Chiclets. That look is a result of old technology, where very opaque and monochromatic porcelain was used, or it was a porcelain crown fused to metal. The advanced technology we have today produces veneers that are:
- More translucent, like your natural teeth
- Super thin
- The best option for creating a beautiful, natural smile!
Therefore, they made the decision to replace her old, misshaped dental veneers with new Porcelain Veneers that were custom designed according to the shape of her face and mouth. Smaller, more natural and less Chiclet like!
Kaitlynne’s Smile Makeover Results
Since Kaitlynne was going to the Kentucky Derby the next day and had a big photo shoot with UK Basketball Coach John Calipari and Mayor Jim Gray, she was concerned about what her smile was going to look like once her old dental veneers were removed. Since we knew this was going to be a quick turn around, we had KaitLynne take advantage of our Virtual Consult technology. She simply snapped a picture of her smile with her iPhone and send it in over the website. Then we were able to do a Smile Makeover for her ahead of time using our Smile Imaging program. This allowed her to see what her new smile could look like before she even landed back in Lexington, Ky. Kaitlynne and Dr. Justice selected a color that gave her exactly the shade of white she wanted to give her the Hollywood smile she had always wanted. She was prepped for the new Porcelain Dental Veneers that day and left with some very beautiful and natural looking temporary veneers.
The entire time she was there, she kept commenting about how relaxing the office was and that it felt more like a Spa than a dental office! She came back her next appointment and had her final Porcelain Dental Veneer restorations placed. All this right before she had to rush off to sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Horse Park. She said she had never smiled so big in her entire life. Check out her testimonial video below to hear it in her own words.
If you think you might want to have the confidence to smile like her, whether you have never considered this, or this is a Dental Veneer Makeover for you, click here to get started today.