Congratulations to our Ultimate Smile Makeover winners!
Over the last 10 weeks DentalPlans.com has received over 630 entries from 47 different states and gave away 10 free Discount Dental Plans.
This past week DentalPlans.com judges awarded 26-year-old Stephanie Feld from Freeport, IL, the grand prize of a $5,000 smile makeover.
Below is Stephanies winning essay:
I am 26 years old & am in dire need of a smile makeover. Growing up my family struggled on so many levels so dental care was often put on the back burner. I started fixing my teeth at 19 but soon after became pregnant & started saving for my wedding. Again, dental care was put on the back burner. Today, all of my molars are cracked & broken, as well as a crack right in the front of my smile. I LOVE TO SMILE but I dont feel pretty when I smile. I see how people look at me when I smile & it makes me sad. If I could take away all of those judgmental stares I would probably NEVER stop smiling. But it is so much more than what meets the eye. It genuinely hurts to eat anything harder than a burger or grilled chicken & because hard food cracks my teeth more it takes a huge toll on my eating habits as well as my self-confidence. To have a healthy smile is a true dream of mine. Its not that I neglect my mouth- I brush, floss, rinse and take care of my teeth but the damage was done so long ago & I just bluntly cannot even attempt to spend that kind of money on myself. I am a divorced, hardworking, single mother whose stubbornness prevents me from asking for help or handouts but to win this chance to improve my smile would honestly change my life. With going back to school soon and gearing my focus towards a career I feel this chance to have a beautiful smile would give me an opportunity to provide a better future for my son by giving me the confidence I truly believe I deserve. Thank you for taking the time to hear my story and I wish all of the contestants the best of luck!