What? Huh? A new smile? Yup, made to measure just for you. No pain – and within about an hour’s time if you’re in a hurry.
Who’s the best guide to a city, someone who loves it?
It’s someone who’s booooored by it. Or so I say. And since I’m constantly bored in Berlin (underground parties, fashion weeks, openings-shmopenings, beentheredonethat), I tend to find eccentric things instead. And so I’m starting a new series: weird things to do in Berlin!
Founded by a team of dental technology rockstars from Berlin, lächeln2go (“take-away smile”) make testeneers, unique jewels that you put on your teeth to make them look whiter and healthier and younger. See that little shiny on my finger tip? It’s a fang. I ordered just two of them (approx. €80 each).
Don’t worry, I’ll spare you a close-up of my teeth 😉What I like about this crazy idea is that you don’t need to go to a doctor to get those; the staff are amazing – and each “testeneer” is hand-made, modelled for the perfect fit; not too white-ish, with little irregularities that make them appear like real, natural teeth, not the plastic fantastic you sometimes see in people who overdo their dental embellishment.
In fact, they’re like coloured contact lenses, or artificial nails – just not for your eyes/nails but for your teeth. The lächeln2go team evaluate what nature gave you and make suggestions. Or you just walk in and ask for vampire fangs, like me.
Each set includes testeneers (as many as you order/need), a brush to cleanse them, and a little jar of a non-toxic glue. While you can’t – mustn’t actually – eat with the ‘neers in, you can smile, talk, even cautiously drink. I went to readings, and they didn’t change the way I spoke. Now, my couple of ‘neers don’t make for a True Blood sort of vamp smile, but they do create a look of “she has rather distinctive canines”. Which is highly appropriate. For reading stories of macabre of course 😉
I have really no idea why not more beauty or Berlin bloggers discover this absolutely weird and brilliant venture. I mean, how cool is that: a brand new smile overnight?”
It occurred to me thanks to the lovely comments and to a comment offline that I maybe forgot to mention three important things!
1. This is of course not a sponsored post. I met the founder and the team through a friend who’s married to the founder’s brother, but the fangs cost me money – with no reductions.
2. When I wear the fangs for longer than 40 minutes, I start feeling a tension. If I don’t remove them then soonish, I’m in for some headache. Not sure why it’s so, maybe it’s my individual reaction.
3. They’re not made for fun initially. For example, you plan to have veneers or other aesthetic corrections made but dread to end up with an artificial “fence” in your mouth. In such a case, the testeneers are great help – the team will take care of creating a truly harmonic appearance, and if you’re happy, you can run to your dentist, if you’re not happy, it’s only a “cover”, and your teeth are as they were.