Movie legend Tom Cruise, actress Angelina Jolie and Harry Potter star model Emma Watson all have one. What are we talking about? A flawless Hollywood smile!
It would appear however, that it did not come naturally for any of them. They have all reportedly fixed their teeth with braces.
Years ago, perfect teeth felt unattainable to mere mortals but these days, they are no longer just for film stars and celebrities. It is now easier than ever for anyone - famous or otherwise - to discreetly fix their smile at any age with invisible braces. Modern braces are far more sophisticated than in the past, which helps explain why increasing numbers of adults are opting for teeth straightening treatment.
Many stars have opted for teeth straightening braces in adulthood, well in to their successful careers. Tom Cruise reportedly had invisible braces fitted at the age of 40, while actress Faye Dunaway decided to polish off her image with a set at the age of 61, it is reported. Eva Longoria, of Desperate Housewives fame, reportedly opted for Invisalign invisible braces in her 30s, after she was unhappy about the way her teeth looked in publicity photos.
High School Musical star Zac Efron also reportedly used them to close a gap in his front teeth.
Even with fixed bracket-and-wire style braces it’s possible to choose subtler options that have transparent brackets and clear wire. Damon Braces are more discreet and comfortable, thanks to a modern slide mechanism which reduces friction, compared with traditional fixed braces.
Lingual braces are also fixed but are fitted behind the teeth to keep them out of sight. These appliances are also popular with actors and performers, who want to improve their teeth without wearing visible braces.
Invisalign aligners - clear plastic braces made to fit exactly over the teeth - can be removed for eating, brushing or special occasions.
A series of custom-made clear aligners gradually shift the teeth into a straight position over several months.
The cost of invisible braces can be a concern for some people but, despite many more additional benefits, prices compare favourably with those of traditional braces.
Still not sure?
Advances in dental technology mean that, in the case of Invisalign, you can now get a 3D preview of how you would look with straight teeth thanks to the use of “iTero imaging”.
The iTero simulator uses optical and laser scanning to generate an impression of your teeth and gums, before producing a before and after image.
In most cases, fixing your smile as an adult is much easier than you may think. If you have concerns, questions or any special requirements, the specialist orthodontists at Metamorphosis Orthodontics in south London can help.
For a limited time only, we’re inviting you to come for a free teeth-straightening consultation at Metamorphosis.
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