People spend tens of thousands of pounds in the quest to getting the perfect smile. A set of porcelain veneers cost around £500 to £1000 per tooth. PER TOOTH. So when Ben Watson spotted a set of veneers online for £42, he probably thought he'd got himself a bargain. But the 19-year-old was in for a bit of a surprise when, after sending off a mould of his teeth, the new veneers arrived.
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At £42 a pop we can assume that Ben wasn't expecting a set of pearly whites to rival Tom Cruise, but he probably wasn't expecting this, either.
Worth every penny. Credit: Deadline News
Ben said: "They were advertised as the 'perfect smile'. They took an impression of my teeth and I sent it back.
"£42 pounds later they sent me the teeth. My partner called me saying they had come.
"I told him to open the package and see what they're like and he just burst into hysterics and told me to wait and see them when I get back."
But the weird teeth have resulted in a bit of fame for Ben, after his pal Mollie shared the video of him and it quickly went viral. Ben said he's now even stopped in the street by people who want to get a selfie with him...and those teeth. So, every cloud and all that.
Ben with his own, perfectly lovely, teeth. Credit: Deadline News
He added: "I actually burst into tears and not just in a laughter way but more for the decrease in my bank balance.
"I FaceTimed my mate Mollie and she posted a photo of it on Twitter and the whole thing just blew up.
"Even when I've been going out in Halifax people have been stopping me asking for photographs of my teeth.
"They have now become more of a comedy effect and everyone in my local town of Halifax now know me for the teeth.
"That's the last time I buy anything online again. They're ugly and disgusting but hilarious.
"The only thing they're 'perfect' for is stand up comedy."
Ben got his knock-down price Perfect Smile Veneers from wish.com which has the brass neck to advertise the teeth with this info: "The amazing removable veneer that gives you the look of perfect teeth you'll be proud to smile about.
"Now you can get your confidence back and put your best face forward."
Before adding that they 'look great in pictures', well, I can't argue with that. They do look pretty special.
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