You might have heard the term “Hollywood smile” mentioned by Instagram influencers or even your local cosmetic dentist. Hollywood smile is associated with celebrities who flash those perfect pearly whites on magazines and TV.
Not all celebrities were born with perfect teeth. Many of them had misshapen, crooked teeth that was an impediment to their success once they started achieving stardom. Some celebrities opted for subtle changes with minor dental work, while others had major smile restorations done which changed their look entirely.
Below are 10 celebrities with before and after pictures that shows how far they have come to achieve that perfect smile.
Tom Cruise used to have discoloured and misaligned teeth and his million-dollar smile is a result of many dental procedures including teeth whitening, straightening and veneers. The next time you need a rerun of Top Gun, compare how he used to look with how he looks today.
Ben Affleck was known to be one of the best-looking men in Hollywood. His good looks and golden smile enabled him to land several leading roles in Hollywood. But before he was the leading man that Hollywood knew him, he was a young man who had buck teeth. Ben Affleck is said to have undergone multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures including veneers to fix the problem, which probably enabled him to get major film roles such as “Daredevil” and “Batman vs. Superman”.
The star of many Hollywood heartthrob movies including the last Baywatch suffered from uneven teeth and a gap between his two front teeth. His teeth were quite different during his first series, “High School Musical” and he opted for get porcelain veneers to get a straight white smile that we see today.
Nicolas Cage in the film “Birdy” had two teeth pulled out. This star was quite dishevelled with protruding misaligned teeth in his earlier days, and he had veneers to get a complete smile makeover.
Superstar singer Taylor Swift always had a pretty great set of teeth. But in 2013, Swift chipped a tooth on a microphone during a live performance which made her get veneers. By 2016, her teeth were looking picture perfect once again.
One of the most handsome men in Hollywood, George Clooney always had perfect teeth and he did not look like a candidate for veneers. But his reason for getting veneers was not cosmetic. George used to grind his teeth when he got stressed and his dentist recommended him to get a set of veneers to replace his damaged teeth.
Catherine Zeta Jones
This Hollywood beauty known for her impeccable looks had cosmetic procedures done on her teeth. When she was young, she suffered from crooked teeth and used to wear braces. She also underwent teeth whitening and along with her beauty and talent, has a perfect set of teeth to show the world.
The star known in her early years as Hannah Montana, had bouts of problems with crooked teeth in her teens. Although this made her look cute when she was young, she decided to get veneers after she left Disney Channel. This former Disney star and pop star now sports a gorgeous smile wherever she goes, making it to the list of celebs with veneers.
Demi Moore is one of those Hollywood actresses who seemed to look better as they age. Her spectacular set of pearly white teeth is part of the reason why she looks impeccable. But Demi suffered from yellowish and aged teeth. She went through numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures including veneers which made her teeth looked straight and natural.
Everyone knows Emma Roberts as Hermione in the famous Harry Potter films. But before she rocked the cute smile that made her famous, Emma Roberts had crooked teeth. To achieve her perfect smile, her dentist recommended that she wear veneers. This helped to straighten and whiten her teeth, which she proudly displays in her red-carpet appearances.
So, even top Hollywood A-listers such as Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck, and Catherine Zeta Jones are proof that celebrities have veneers, no matter how picture-perfect their smile might look.
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