While you might not imagine braces as an accessory to the stars, celebrities with braces are more common than you think! Many of our famous favorites have had their teeth straightened up for the limelight. Actors, writers, and royalty all help make up the 45% of all adolescents who get corrective braces.
Check out the gorgeous smiles of these former brace-faced stars, and learn more about the kind of treatment they chose – choices that are available to you, too!
1. Dakota Fanning
Dakota has grown up on camera, and is one of our more well-known celebrities with braces. As she’s explained in various interviews over the years, she lacks the enzyme that breaks down the roots of the baby teeth, so they don’t fall out on their own, meaning every tooth she’s lost was one she had to have pulled. Dakota has had the full works–from expanders and head gear to braces and retainers–and it shows in the beautiful straight smile she’s sporting these days.
2. Ariel Winter
During the second season of Modern Family, in which Ariel plays super smart middle daughter Alex Dunphy, the actor had traditional braces put on in real life. Fortunately, it fit right in with her character, and even helped Ariel herself embrace them! In an interview, she had this to say about her experience: “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.'”
3. Jaden Smith
This karate kid lit up Tinseltown with his traditional braces when he was just 11 years old. And he’s not the only Smith who was shooting for a straight smile; sister Willow followed in her big brother’s footsteps and got her own set of traditional braces when she was 12.
4. Miley Cyrus
Miley may be known for her on-stage antics more than her pearly whites. However, there’s no denying she’s got a show-stopping smile, thanks in part to a brief stint in braces when she was 14 years old starring in Hannah Montana. Miley actually wishes she’d been able to wear them longer, explaining, “If I was me now, I would have been like, ‘Normal 14-year-olds have braces. I’m going to have braces on the show, so kids who have braces in real life know that’s okay.’”
5. Emma Watson
The Harry Potter star didn’t always have a magical set of teeth. While she only had her traditional braces on for 4 months when she was 14, the results surely helped shape the confidence she has today. She has said that she chose to wear them because a smile is for life. We always knew Hermione was clever!
6. Justin Bieber
The Biebs invested in Invisalign braces as a teen heartthrob, even posting a video showing them off. Because Invisalign are invisible, they’re a great choice for celebs and for the rest of us, too! Justin wore them every day for about a year, only taking them off for eating and cleaning, and the results speak for themselves when he flashes that familiar smile.
7. Kendall Jenner
Kendall is a cautionary tale – she had traditional metal braces at 13, but because she didn’t wear her retainer regularly, a couple of teeth went crooked after the braces came off. She opted to correct this with Invisalign at 16, since she was a bit more in the spotlight than she’d been before. All that extra work paid off in her current model-straight smile.
8. Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge looked pretty as a princess even before she married Prince William, and she has Invisalign to thank for that. Kate saw a French orthodontist who specializes in creating an “imperfect” perfect look by attaching the invisible braces to the backs of the teeth. She kept these on for about six months before her wedding, giving her a radiant smile to walk down the aisle with.
9. Prince Harry
Kate isn’t the only British royal on our list! Prince Harry sported traditional braces as a teen in a quest for a smile fit for a king (well, almost.) Considering what an unexpected heartthrob he turned out to be, we think he was pretty successful.
10. Khloe Kardashian
Kendall’s big sister opted for Invisalign braces at age 28. She already had a stellar smile, but wanted to go the extra mile for super straight teeth. She only wore her customized set for a few months, but as her dentist said, “We’ll take her from a 9.5 to a 12!”
The great news is you don’t need a Hollywood dentist to get you to a 12 – you’ve got an A-list orthodontic practice right here in Hixson, Tennessee!
As you can see, celebrities with braces have a lot of choice, and so do you. Here at Webb Family Orthodontics, we specialize in:
These brackets are tooth colored and are less noticeable than conventional brackets made of metal because they blend in with the color of the teeth, but they work the same way as metal braces. Many patients that want a beautiful smile but want to make their braces less noticeable choose this option for treatment.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With this type of braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile that fits your personality!
These braces are a lot of fun! They are metal braces that offer the patient even more customization. They come in various shapes, so a patient can customize their colors at each appointment and they can choose their favorite shape at the onset of treatment.
This orthodontic treatment consists of a series of plastic trays that apply pressure and move the teeth, so there are no braces at all! This is one of the most aesthetic options available for orthodontic treatment, and it’s available for both adults and teens.
Your next move
If braces are in your future, we’d love to spend some time with you here at Webb Family Orthodontics discussing the options we have available to you! Dr. Webb and Dr. Hodges are highly trained and dedicated orthodontists who take every patient’s individual needs into consideration, and our helpful and friendly staff treat you like family from your first appointment.