Braces can often get a bit of a bad press. You may think that your favorite celebs would never be seen dead with a set of train tracks in their mouths, but how do you think they got them perfect smiles in the first place?
A whole host of celebrities wore braces as kids, such as Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, and Gwyneth Paltrow, but did you know that many celebs have worn them during adulthood?
Thanks to Invisalign invisible braces, many celebrity’s braces went totally unnoticed, whereas some actually wore them as a statement to support their fans who had to wear them!
We’ve put together this list to show that it’s not just us mere mortals whose teeth need a bit of looking after!
1- Tom Cruise
Probably the biggest name to have needed braces as an adult is Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise.
Cruise had pretty awful teeth as a kid and treated himself to a post-40th birthday treat by giving them a tune-up.
The Top Gun star did his best to disguise his braces, however, opting for ceramic brackets which are mostly invisible, showing only the regular wire.
Fortunately for you, these types of braces are pretty much standard now, and far less obvious that those you may remember from your younger years!
2- Faith Hill
One of the older celebs to get a set of metal braces installed was American country singer Faith Hill, who showed supreme confidence flaunting her metal mouth at the 2013 Grammys.
45-year-old Hill was pretty upfront about her braces, admitting that she’d had them for a couple of months and had had orthodontic issues since she was young.
She even gave a valuable piece of advice: “I had braces as a kid. And I forgot to wear my retainers. Kids, wear your retainer!”
We couldn’t agree more Faith!
3- Miley Cyrus
Did you know the former Disney star’s actual name is ‘Destiny Hope Cyrus’? So why Miley?
As a youngster, she apparently couldn’t stop smiling, and so her parents gave her the nickname ‘Smiley’, which was shortened to Miley.
So, good teeth were a pretty good deal for young Miley who needed braces throughout her teenage years.
But much like she used to hide her pop star alter-ego Hannah Montana, young Miley’s braces were very well disguised.
Going one step further than the Invisalign invisible braces she opted for lingual braces, which are actually worn on the back of the teeth making them completely hidden!
Another who opted to go for the Invisalign treatment was the nation’s sweetheart, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Or Cole…Or Tweedy).
The X-Factor judge and former Girls Aloud star is recognized as a style icon, and it’s almost impossible to imagine her with braces.
5- Gwen Stefani
Ok, so the No Doubt singer didn’t actually need braces, instead choosing to wear them back in 1999 as a “fashion statement”.
It’s not as crazy as it may sound though! In Asia, where dental care can often be an expensive luxury and status symbol, teenagers are apparently spending over £60 each on fake braces!
And it sounds like Stefani felt the same way, telling Access Hollywood she had always wanted them as a kid: “I could afford them at that point and that’s when I went and got them.”
Shelly Rayner is a nurse by profession. She loves writing articles, blogs and product reviews that helps users. Hopefully you will find them useful.