With everyone on the lookout for that oh so perfect smile, it’s perhaps not surprising that cosmetic dental work and procedures are on the increase. From teeth whitening and veneers through to adult braces (that’s right, you’re never too old for braces!), there are plenty of options available to help your smile shine.
Once reserved for teenagers, braces have become something of a go to accessory for people of all ages looking for a flawless set of teeth. Even celebrities are embracing them and wearing their braces proudly.
In 2002, at the age of 40, Tom Cruise proved that you really are never too old for braces. In an attempt to discreetly improve his already famous smile, the film star had almost invisible braces fitted with ceramic brackets, which he wore for several months in order to give his pearly whites a boost.
Inspired by Tom Cruise, Academy Award winning actress Faye Dunaway decided to get braces at the age of 61. In an effort to add a touch of polish to her already glamorous image, Dunaway wore braces for several months before having veneers put on.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Miley’s perfect smile is completely natural, after all, we’ve never seen her wearing braces, right? In fact, Miley Cyrus did sport braces as a teenager, however she cunningly opted for lingual braces, which were places behind her teeth rather than in front of them, ensuring that they remained her little secret.
It’s not surprising that Dakota Fanning has had more than her fair share of dental issues. Now 18, the former child star has grown up in the public eye, allowing us to witness the missing teeth, retainers, braces, and even halo-style headgear, that have led to the perfect smile that she sports today.
Since being a teenager, Gwen Stefani always said that when she got rich, the first thing she would do is buy herself some braces. And that’s exactly what she did when she could finally afford it at the age of 30!
Nicholas Cage was another actor who proved that you’re never too old for braces, when he got them fitted on his lower teeth at the age of 29.
The Hollywood star may have an enviable smile today, but during her high school years, the actress turned to a set of braces to perfect her teeth – and they certainly seem to have done the trick!
Even the Royal Family needs a bit of help perfecting their smiles. As a teenager, Prince Harry wore braces to get his teeth looking just right. And the press were so interested that an official statement even had to be released on the subject!
In her quest to achieve a prettier smile, Khloe opted for braces in 2013. Although the then 28 year old already had a great set of teeth, both her and her dentist wanted to tweak her smile to make it the very best it could be.
In 2012 and 2013, Faith Hill attended A-list events wearing subtle set of braces. And it turns out that this wasn’t the first time the country singer had tried to fix her smile, Faith had also worn braces as a child but forgot to wear her retainer!
Another royal to make the list. According to experts Hampsteadortho.co.uk Kate Middleton turned to invisible braces on the backs of her teeth to help straighten her smile using micro-rotations without losing little quirks that made it special!