Footballer Ronaldhino was all smiles this week after revealing the results of the dental work that has reportedly cost him £40,000. The Atletico Mineiro player was famous for his crooked teeth and had previously said that he would not want to get any work done to improve them because their appearance made him look more individual. According to The Sun newspaper, Ronaldhino underwent the treatment in Belo Horizonte before showing off the perfect veneers on Brazilian TV.
Speaking about the improvements, Ronaldhino said ‘The best thing is that they have power to look in the mirror and make me feel good.’ Although he said in the past that he would not have dental treatment, he admitted recently that this was something he had always considered because the teeth were becoming more famous than his skills on the pitch. He told the TV show, ‘the teeth were always something I wanted.’
Still shots from the programme were quickly making the rounds on the internet, showing Ronaldhino displaying his brand new veneers in a wide grin, next to a picture of his previous dental condition. The player clearly had some porcelains fitted and gum surgery to reduce the gum tissue visible when he is smiling.
Although he might be pleased with his new teeth, the 33-year-old is currently struggling to win favour with international coach Luis Felipe Scolari ahead of next summer’s World Cup and looks unlikely to feature in the Brazilian squad.