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So, here's what happened when I got clip-in veneers

Now, we can all look like Jack from Love Island.

TEETH HAVE BEEN the talk of this series of Love Island. If it’s not chat about Jack’s shiny set of gnashers, it’s estimations concerning the cost of Megan’s immaculate veneers.

Double tap if Jack’s smile is brighter than your future. #LoveIsland

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LOOK AT THEM. THEY ARE LUMINOUS.

Porcelain veneers can start at as much as €3,000 for a set, but what if there was a way to replicate those Bobby Dazzlers without the commitment or cost?

Well, you’re in luck. Teeth Whitening Fairies in Walkinstown offer clip-in veneers for a fraction of a price, and invited DailyEdge.ie to try them.

Right, so how do they work?

The clinic takes an impression of your top and bottom set of teeth, which basically means they make a mould of them.

Your teeth are pushed into this sticky substance, left to dry for a couple of minutes et voila! The impressions are then sent to a lab to be made out of a sturdy plastic, which usually takes up to a week and a half after your initial appointment. You can also choose your desired colour, if you’re not brave enough to go as blingin’ as Jack.

Your finished product will look your standard retainer, but opaque. Then, you just stick them in over your own teeth.

Why do people get them?

For vanity and aesthetic reasons, obvs – Aisling Burke of Teeth Whitening Fairies explained that long-time smokers ofter get them due to staining on their teeth.

However, they are also popular among cancer patients, whose teeth may have been affected by chemotherapy.

Ok, and how much do they cost?

One row will cost you €299; both will cost €500.

What did yours look like then?

I had to get the impression for my bottom set done again, but here’s my top set before and after, if you’re interested.

veneers My own teeth on the left, veneers on the right

A couple of things – I’m lucky that, by no means, do I “need” these. I had braces, and my teeth are grand colour-wise (for the most part).

I went for the second whitest option, and I’m extremely happy with the colour – they’re super snazzy. It took a while getting used to them in my mouth, but that’s just a matter of practice. With that said, they’re easier to put in then what I was expecting – the name ‘clip-in’ veneers had me a bit freaked!

I don’t think you can tell they’re veneers unless you’re up close, and I think that’s only because my own set of teeth are so large – my top lip pushes slightly out with the veneers in.

I didn’t know how chemo can affect the teeth, so for that alone, I think these are a great idea (if not entirely suited to me).

For more info, visit teethwhiteningfairies.ie.

You can watch our full rundown of the procedure on Instagram by clicking here.

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