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    I hate my teeth. I've had braces but my teeth are out of line with the rest of my face, I don't know how to explain it well but if I hold my head straight and smile, my teeth are on a diagonal and slope down on one side of my face. As in, if my face was level like this (--) then my teeth would be on a line like this (\). Obviously not to that extent, but it's noticeable and it's all I can see when I look at pictures of myself. Additionally, they're quite short and my gums come down quite far.

    I've always wanted nice teeth and recently I stumbled across some aesthetic dentists near my hometown. While prices generally aren't available, I found an example of something I would like that said it cost £2500. It's 8 composite veneers (on top middle teeth) and some laser gum lift. From looking online, they should last for between 4-10 years.

    Obviously this is a high cost for a student but over the long term, it's not so much and it's something I'm really self conscious about. I have about £5000 in savings (though I'm going on holiday over Easter and will probably spend £500+). I do some matched betting and I aim to make £500 each month. I have a job over Easter which should earn me around £600 (accounting for associated expenses) and I'm due a pretty hefty tax refund at some point (at least a couple hundred pounds). Aside from that, I have odd bits of money coming in, e.g. birthdays and I try to save £30 a week from my student loan. Sorry for the long explanation, but I think it gives more context to the cost of the veneers.

    So basically, am I mad to be considering paying that much to fix my teeth? I have the money, just paying for them would halve my savings. That said, it would still leave me with a decent amount for a 20 year old (I think?) and I should earn most of it back in a few months.

    TL;DR - want composite veneers as I absolutely hate my teeth, but they're pricey (~£2500). Student so not earning huge amounts. I have the money but it would halve my savings. Could earn it back in a few months through various incomes. Am I crazy to get them?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I hate my teeth. I've had braces but my teeth are out of line with the rest of my face, I don't know how to explain it well but if I hold my head straight and smile, my teeth are on a diagonal and slope down on one side of my face. As in, if my face was level like this (--) then my teeth would be on a line like this (\). Obviously not to that extent, but it's noticeable and it's all I can see when I look at pictures of myself. Additionally, they're quite short and my gums come down quite far.

    I've always wanted nice teeth and recently I stumbled across some aesthetic dentists near my hometown. While prices generally aren't available, I found an example of something I would like that said it cost £2500. It's 8 composite veneers (on top middle teeth) and some laser gum lift. From looking online, they should last for between 4-10 years.

    Obviously this is a high cost for a student but over the long term, it's not so much and it's something I'm really self conscious about. I have about £5000 in savings (though I'm going on holiday over Easter and will probably spend £500+). I do some matched betting and I aim to make £500 each month. I have a job over Easter which should earn me around £600 (accounting for associated expenses) and I'm due a pretty hefty tax refund at some point (at least a couple hundred pounds). Aside from that, I have odd bits of money coming in, e.g. birthdays and I try to save £30 a week from my student loan. Sorry for the long explanation, but I think it gives more context to the cost of the veneers.

    So basically, am I mad to be considering paying that much to fix my teeth? I have the money, just paying for them would halve my savings. That said, it would still leave me with a decent amount for a 20 year old (I think?) and I should earn most of it back in a few months.

    TL;DR - want composite veneers as I absolutely hate my teeth, but they're pricey (~£2500). Student so not earning huge amounts. I have the money but it would halve my savings. Could earn it back in a few months through various incomes. Am I crazy to get them?
    See a dentist and see if they would be any good for you first. They may not achieve quite what you think they will on your teeth. I have composite filling on my top two front teeth to make them a better shape, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows having it. Get your teeth looked at and explain that you've been considering this and ask what they think
 
 
 
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