Kailyn LowryTeen Mom star Kailyn Lowry has been all smiles since getting her braces off (finally!) just a few days ago. And man, can you blame her? Her pearly whites are lookin' absolutely fab. Well that, and what woman in both her 20s and her right mind would LIKE having braces?!

But what if I were to tell you that Kailyn's gorgeous smile isn't solely because of those braces, eh? Get this: Kailyn had another majorly transformative cosmetic procedure that you've probably NEVER considered. And after you see her before and after photos, you just might.

Oh and warning, the photos you are about to see are slightly graphic.

Check out Kailyn's teeth before and after the procedure:

Kailyn Lowry teeth

Told you so.

So if you can get past the slightly bloody gum line and stare at Kailyn's actual teeth -- you'll see how AMAZING her pearly whites look. Like, seriously. Kailyn had gum reduction surgery to reveal even more of her straight teeth to the world. Heck, I didn't even know that was something that people elect to get done! 

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It makes you really think about the costs and benefits of so many elective beauty procedures women get done. Breast implants, nose jobs, liposuction ... these aren't inexpensive procedures! But if it's something a woman really wants, and something that she feels will REALLY make her life better, then that's what matters.

In Kailyn's case, she paid a lot of money I'm sure for however long she wore those braces. For her to get this gum surgery and enhance the amazing effects they had on her teeth? Well, I say all the power to her. You look great, Kailyn!

Would you ever try this?


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