Teen Mom fans on Reddit were concerned after Leah Messer announced on Instagram Story on June 20 that she’s getting veneers.
“So at my very first veneer appointment at Smile Savvy, I went with Dr. Joya Lyons,” Messer said in the video with her twins – 12-year-old Ali and Aleeah - in the background. “Jaylan got his veneers from her husband, Dr. Drew Lyons, got it done and I’m super excited. What do you think?”
“Looking forward…to you,” Aleeah replied. “Me too,” Ali added.
Veneers are a type of home procedure that involves grinding down the front of the tooth and placing a thin layer of material — like dental porcelain — over the enamel to protect the tooth’s surface from damage and enhance the smile.
Messer isn’t the only “Teen Mom” star getting veneers. Teen Mom 2 grad Kailyn Lowry also changed her teeth, debuting her new look on The Doctors in 2017.
“My teeth have been bothering me for a long time. I have a lot of pressure on TV,” she said.
Lowry claimed she spent $10,000 on her teeth — between buying braces and braces — and all she wanted was her “million-dollar smile.”
Messer might have been excited about the change, but viewers on social media didn’t think Messer needed to improve their aesthetic. A majority of fans said their teeth were already “perfect”.
“I do not get it. She has beautiful, natural looking teeth. 100% will make the veneers look ugly and make them look more plastic. It will blend in perfectly with the rest of Instagram. Sad,” one person wrote.
“Kind of confusing that someone with decent teeth would ruin them with veneers. I hate this trend,” agreed a second person.
Some people suspected that Messer had the procedure done to prove himself.
“Veneers have become a ‘status symbol’ for reality stars. Let’s see in 10 years, when they’re off TV, if they can afford the upkeep 😬😬,” they claimed.
Messer announced she was changing her teeth the day after her sister announced she was pregnant with twins.
Victoria Messer and her husband Royer Rodriguez are expecting a boy and a girl. The couple, who married in February 2022, already have one child together, a 2-year-old son, Cai.
While congratulating her sister, Messer poked fun at fans who thought she was expecting a child.
“& they all thought I was pregnant 😂 How did your due date end up on the twins’ birthday?! Happy birthday folks! you have that! 🍾❤️,” Leah Messer wrote.
Victoria Messer called Rodriguez “the love of my life” in her Instagram announcement.
“I knew without a doubt that you would make the best father and stepfather. I’m so glad I chose you. & I couldn’t be happier living life and raising our kids with you!” she said. “On that note: Our beautiful family will not only grow by ☝🏼 but also by ✌🏼 because the TWINS due date was December 16th Ilysm.”