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By Aisha Sultan
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

Missouri woman gets new smile after years of bullying


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pat McGee noticed her daughter had not returned to the oral surgeon's waiting room shortly before her surgery was supposed to start.

She walked to the nearest bathroom and found Jessica McDaniels, 32, outside the stall, crying. Pat took her daughter into her arms.

"We are going to say bye to the old Jessica," she said. "And hi to the new Jessica."

McDaniels, a hairstylist in St. Louis, had been praying for this day since high school, when the taunting about her misshapen teeth started. Now that it was finally happening, she was a nervous wreck.

She hadn't slept well in da...

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