A young Australian who flew to Turkey for a cheap teeth makeover was criticized by dentists, one of whom said it was the worst thing he could have done to his teeth.
The latest cosmetic fad, nicknamed ‘Turkey Teeth’ involves filing teeth into dowels and then replacing them with crowns or veneers.
The procedure, which leaves patients with a Hollywood smile, is being promoted on social media under the hashtag #Turkeyteeth, which has been viewed more than 100 million times.
Australian TikTok influencer Mahmoud Ismail traveled to Turkey in December to get his gapped front teeth fixed.
The 35-year-old spent more than $3,000 on 18 crowns, and his teeth were polished so they could cover the entire framework.
Ismail shared a video of his transformation on his social media accounts documenting each step of the treatment process.
“Alright guys, I’m here in Turkey and the main reason I’m here is to close this gap bro,” Ismail explains as he points to the gap in his upper front teeth.
The young Australian Mahmoud Ismail was not happy with his smile and decided to travel to Turkey to get veneers. He documented his transformation by showing his shaved teeth (pictured)
I’ve lived with it all my life, it’s my signature and it’s time to let go of the gap. Let’s close it… I’m fucking nervous.’
The clip then shows Ismail sitting in a dentist’s chair in the middle of the procedure with all his upper teeth shaved.
“Look how it looks bro, I’m screwed,” Ismail says as he lifts his upper lip.
The social media influencer explains that she has to wait two days before the dentist can place crowns on her shaved upper and lower teeth.
The video then cuts to Ismail with his hand over his mouth before he reveals his smile transformation.
“After a week of fucking torture, bro, my teeth have finally come in,” says Ismail.
‘I’ve got my teeth in and I have to say it, because it looks so weird. Brother, there is no more space.
“Bro I’m having an identity crisis, I miss the gap already, what the hell.”
Ismail explains that he opted for the ‘third whitest shade’ for his teeth, claiming that he did not want his smile to appear fake.
The 35-year-old said he wanted to get rid of his ‘signature gap’ in his upper front teeth (left). Ismail revealed his new smile by claiming that it was ‘weird’ not to see his gap and that he opted for the third shade whiter so that his smile wouldn’t look fake.
But many dentists were not impressed with the inexpensive transformation of teeth.
‘OMG, as a dentist this is a crime, please don’t recommend people to do this. I just needed to close the gap so as not to destroy the entire teeth,” said Dr. Alhadi.
‘As a dentist, it pains me to see you destroy your teeth. It could easily have been closed with two compound bonds or a brace,” said Dr. Gurvinder Bhirth, a cosmetic dentist.
A third dentist, Dr. Mubashir Bilal Hussain, claimed the procedure was the “worst” thing he could have done to his teeth.
“The effects will be felt when you are around 50 years old. It is like removing the brick wall from the foundation of your house to build a beautiful apartment on top of it that will collapse in a few years,” Dr. Hussain wrote.
Another person chimed in: “This is the equivalent of destroying a perfectly good brick and mortar house and replacing it with plywood just to change the color of the roof.”
“Six months with Invisalign and some whitening to finish and you’d have the same result but with your own teeth,” said one.
Other social media users defended Ismail claiming that his teeth looked great.
‘Mashallah, awesome transformation! As long as you’re happy with them my brother,” wrote one person.
Another person agreed: ‘Great result. These people who judge you and say whatever… if it makes you happy and you like it, then that’s fine.’
The Sydneysider said he was happy with his decision despite the barrage of backlash he received from dentists who claimed the procedure was the “worst” thing he could do.
Ismail said he had a “bit of an identity crisis” in the weeks after the procedure, but was happy with his decision despite the backlash he faced from people online.
“I had pain for the first few days due to the pressure of the crowns on my gums, but I loved the new look, but it took me a while to adjust to the look since I had my space my whole life,” she said. media.
‘I have not stopped smiling in the last two months. I feel more confident in front of the camera and smile in the mirror more often.’
“Even if my teeth go bad in 5-10 years, it would still be extremely cheaper to go back to Turkey and have them fixed again.”