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Crystal Bowersox smiling big time after getting her teeth fixed

July 12, 2010 |  9:27 am

Crystal Bowersox with her teeth fixed.

For Crystal Bowersox, stardom really is something to smile about. With a gap in her teeth recently fixed, she says she's "smiling with pure confidence for the first time in my life."

The singer, who has been on her verified Twitter account only since June 8, in late June tweeted a picture of herself with the caption, "whats NOT missing in this picture?????? Yeah. That's right." The 24-year-old "American Idol" runner-up, who's currently out on tour with the show's Top 10, then talked to People at the "Good Morning America" show Friday.

Bowersox said she had turned down a "very rude" public offer from a dentist to do the repair for free: "[H]e didn't contact me personally, and so I turned him down publicly." (The gap happened after money ran out when she was younger and had braces.)

Video from the "GMA" appearance is after the break, as is a "before" picture of Crystal's smile, for those who managed to miss the most recent season of "American Idol." We even stuck in a poll.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

  Crystal Bowersox performs before getting her teeth fixed.


Photos: (top) Crystal Bowersox performs July 1 during the 2010 American Idol Live! tour opener  in Auburn Hills, Mich. Credit: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images

(bottom) Bowersox appears on the "Today" show in New York on June 3. Credit: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Check out the rest of the Ministry's 'American Idol' coverage -- including posts on Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert.