Celebrities seem so glamorous that it is hard to imagine any could ever have had self-confidence issues about their smiles. But like anyone else, celebrities can experience the everyday struggles of yellowing teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth and bite problems. Many simply undergo a smile makeover before their image hits the big screen. But some have obviously received help for their dental concerns, as evidenced through archival photographs.
Below are some celebrities who have experienced smile makeovers. Just like many of us, they visited their dentist for smile improvement.
Miley Cyrus was considered cute as a young person with crooked teeth while starring in the Disney Channel’s hit show “Hannah Montana.” But as she matured and started making hits as a top pop music performer, she wanted a smile makeover. Her dentist met these needs through teeth whitening and teeth straightening. Now, every time she smiles broadly in a music video or on the red carpet, she proudly flashes her pearly whites.
As another Disney queen like Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff did not have any major dental problems as a young girl. But in 2009, she chipped a front tooth while singing into a microphone in front of a live audience. Duff then decided to have a smile makeover. Her dentist used veneers to provide her new smile, fixing the chipped tooth and correcting her uneven teeth simultaneously.
Once named America’s “Most Handsome Man” by People Magazine, movie star George Clooney exudes Hollywood glamour. But even this top movie star and producer once experienced dental problems. During his time on the hit TV show “Roseanne,” he had yellow teeth and a tooth-grinding problem called bruxism.
Clooney’s dentist helped make this leading man what he is today by installing veneers as part of a smile makeover. This gave George the straight, white smile we all recognize today. His dentist also used crowns to strengthen his molars and improve his bite.
Tom Cruise has long been considered a Hollywood star. But early in his career, his smile was terribly crooked. In fact, audiences believed he was wearing prosthetic teeth to suit his role as Steve Randle in “The Outsiders.” The actor’s primary problems were crooked and yellowing teeth. But through the years, Cruise has had multiple dental procedures to make his smile close to perfect. This smile makeover has included teeth straightening and teeth whitening. More recently, his dentist applied veneers.
50 Cent was once dissed by another rapper for having a gap between his teeth. It was not long after this that the rap music icon visited his dentist for a smile makeover. But 50 Cent had concerns about looking too polished after his procedures. So he asked his dentist to leave some of his flaws as they were, such as the length of his front teeth. Even after veneers upgraded his smile to pearly white and provided a straighter-looking bite, Curtis Jackson still looks like the same guy who hit the music scene in 1996.
A smile makeover is a common part of any professional heavyweight boxer’s self-improvement regimen. This is particularly true after a successful career that involves taking many hard punches to the face. Mike Tyson was certainly no different in needing dental care throughout his time in the ring. From childhood, Tyson also had gaps between his teeth. Some extensive dental work from early in his life also needed replacement over time, such as his once gold-capped front teeth.
Through a smile makeover, Tyson’s dentist closed the gaps using veneers. This dental work provided a more even and balanced-looking smile. In fact, cosmetic dentistry has enabled him to confidently enjoy a second career as an actor in multiple hit movies and TV shows.
Demi Moore appears as polished and youthful in her 50s as she did decades ago when her career began. Known worldwide for hit films like “Ghost,” Demi once had a yellowed smile that made her appear older. But through a smile makeover that included veneers, Demi now flashes her pearly whites with confidence every time she steps on the red carpet.
Do you want a smile makeover?
Fortunately for the rest of us, you do not have to be a Hollywood star or Grammy Award winner to have a beautiful smile. A smile makeover can help anyone look their best and feel more confident about their appearance. It is also possible to correct bite problems, at the same time. A smile makeover is highly customizable to your individual needs.
Common issues corrected through a smile makeover include:
- Yellow or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Receding gums
- Missing teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
Procedures often part of smile correction include:
- Teeth whitening
- Teeth straightening
- Gum grafting
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
Choosing to correct your smile and bite problems can improve your oral health and your overall physical health, at the same time. You also gain a boost in self-confidence from an improved smile. Schedule a visit with your Carolina Dental Arts dentist today to learn more about smile makeovers and the procedures that will best improve your dental health. With locations in Raleigh, Durham and Goldsboro, NC, Carolina Dental Arts makes cosmetic dentistry convenient for your whole family.