My wife has always wanted to get a smile makeover, but we’ve never been able to afford it. I noticed there’s a Groupon for Lumineers. It’s still expensive but just in my ability to cover. She’s spent her entire life putting her desires on hold for everyone else. I thought this might be a way to thank her and let her know we recognize her sacrifices. Is it safe for me to get her a Groupon makeover?
Alex M. – Tennessee
It’s lovely that you’re wanting to acknowledge her years of loving service. We often overlook the sacrifices our family makes because we’re with them all the time. I’d take some precautions before investing.
First, before someone gets a smile makeover they generally have to be examined to ensure they’re a good candidate for Lumineers (or any other brand as well). If you purchase the Groupon and it turns out she’s not a good candidate, then there’s no way to get a refund.
Next, I’d like you to know a little more about the dentist who’s doing the procedure. Not all cosmetic dentists are alike. Two dentists can do the exact same type of smile makeover with the same materials and the cases will look totally different.
There are lots of cosmetic dentistry horror stories. I’d hate for your wife to be one of them, especially with this being a dream of hers for so long. It might be safer for you two to work together on this. She’d appreciate the recognition and getting to team up.
Call the office that’s giving out the Groupon. See if they do complimentary consultations to see if she’s a good candidate. Then, do some research on their cosmetic skill. Look at their smile gallery to see what before and after pictures look like of actual cases he’s done. Don’t let them show you stock photos.
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