I don't know if seeing me smile on my avatar creeps anyone out but it is my "new smile" that I am thrilled about. I had my permanent teeth come in when I was 8 years old, dark from tetracycline medication taken long term. Anyway, I am 55 years old now, and went in and had porcelean veneers put on my top front 6 teeth. I cried all the way home because it is the first time in my life I have had white teeth. When I say dark, they were really brown all my life. I sat a total of 4.5 hours in the dentist chair but wouldn't change it for the world. Anyway, to make a long story short, never stop your dreams from happening no matter how long it takes.