When we think celebrities, we often think red carpet ready glamour, so you might not imagine braces are a popular accessory to the stars. But famous faces with braces are more common than you think! Many of our favorite entertainers have sported traditional braces or Invisalign to get their smiles ready for the spotlight and makeup part of the 45% of adolescents who wear corrective braces.
Take a look at these former brace-faced stars and find out more about the treatment they chose — and what treatment options you have with our talented team here at Newpark Orthodontics!
1. Emma Watson
The Harry Potter star didn’t wave a wand to get her magical smile. She had her traditional braces on for 4 months when she was 14, and has said that she chose to wear them because a smile is for life. Hermione always was the smartest girl at Hogwarts!
2. Dakota Fanning
Dakota grew up on camera, so we were able to watch her orthodontic journey unfold firsthand. She’s explained in various interviews over the years that she lacks the enzyme that breaks down the roots of the baby teeth. Because of this, they don’t fall out on their own, so every tooth she’s lost was one she had to have pulled. This celeb has had the full works–from expanders and head gear, to braces and retainers–but judging by the beautiful smile she’s sporting these days, it was all worth it!
3. Gwen Stefani
She’s got The Voice and she’s got the looks! Gwen has always been known for her eclectic fashion sense, and that includes a brief stint wearing a full set of traditional metal braces as an accessory in the 90’s. She may not have needed them to straighten her smile, but we love that she made metal so mainstream.
4. Jaden Smith
This karate kid lit up Tinseltown at 11 years old when he stepped out in a set of traditional braces. And because you always have to have what your big brother has, little sister Willow got her own set of traditional braces when she turned 12.
5. Ariel Winter
Ariel plays super smart Alex Dunphy in Modern Family, and during the second season she had traditional braces put on in real life. It fit right in with her character, and even helped Ariel herself embrace them! In an interview, she said, “It’s cool to have glasses; it’s cool to have braces. I myself had braces, and I was kind of like, ‘Oh, mom, I have braces, I don’t like this,’ and then finally I was like, ‘You know what? The majority of young teenage girls in the world have braces. I’m gonna embrace them.‘” High five, Ariel!
6. Chelsea Clinton
While the former First Daughter is now a poised professional, she spent some time in the White House in traditional braces. If her current confident smile is anything to go by, orthodontics in the Oval Office served her well!
7. Justin Bieber
At the height of his days as a teen heartthrob, the Biebs invested in Invisalign braces, even posting a video to show them off. Invisible Invisalign are not only a great choice for celebs, but for the rest of us, too! Justin wore his daily for about a year, only taking them off for eating and cleaning. When he flashes that familiar fantastic smile, the results speak for themselves!
8. Kendall Jenner
Kendall is our cautionary tale here. She had traditional metal braces at 13, but admits she didn’t wear her retainer regularly. As a result, a couple of teeth went crooked after the braces came off. She decided to try out Invisalign braces when she was 16, and it’s clear they worked for her, given her current model-straight smile.
9. Khloe Kardashian
Kendall’s big sister Khloe opted for Invisalign braces in her late twenties. She already had a stellar smile, but really wanted to go the extra mile to shine in the spotlight. She wore her customized set for just a few months, but her dentist said it took her smile from a “9.5 to a 12!”
10. Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge was as pretty as a princess even before she married Prince William, and she can thank Invisalign for at least some of that loveliness! Kate saw a French orthodontist who specializes in an “imperfect” look of perfection by attaching the invisible braces to the backs of the teeth, instead of the front. She kept these on for about six months before the couple’s big day, giving her a radiant smile to walk down the aisle with.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be heir to the throne to receive the royal treatment from our experienced staff right here in Alpharetta!
Metal braces are the most commonly used type, and they are more comfortable and affordable than ever before. Made of stainless steel, they straighten your teeth using a combination of brackets and wires. Because they’re customizable, you can even have colored elastic bands to fit your personality!
Ceramic braces offer the effectiveness of metal braces with the benefit of being less visible. This is a great option for patients that are concerned with the cosmetic look of having braces because they aren’t easily noticed. Patients do have to be more careful and selective in the foods they eat because the ceramic is more brittle than their steel counterparts.
Invisalign is a set of removable, comfortable, and invisible aligners used to straighten your teeth. Because they are completely transparent, nobody can tell you are wearing them, and because the aligners aren’t made of metal, they are also more comfortable and gentle on the mouth. A major benefit of Invisalign is that they are removable, meaning you get to eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment. Brushing and flossing are also much easier.
If braces do happen to be in your future, we’d love to spend some time with you here at Newpark Orthodontics discussing the options we have available! Dr. Nima is a highly trained and dedicated orthodontist, and we take every patient’s individual needs into consideration. Our helpful, friendly staff will treat you like family from your first appointment, so call our Alpharetta office today to set up your initial consultation. We offer this first visit free of charge. We’ll have your smile ready for the red carpet before you know it!