Not everyone is born with the perfect smile. Even some of the world’s most recognizable celebrities have had their share of dental problems, causing them to seek treatment with braces and other orthodontic devices. Below you’ll see just a few of the famous people who have been photographed with their braces over the years, proving that just about anyone may end up needing orthodontic treatment at some point in their lives.
One of Miley Cyrus’s most distinguishing features is her smile, which she shows off in almost every photograph. During her rise to stardom as a teenager Miley (and her alter ego Hannah Montana) wore lingual braces, which are worn behind the teeth, making them completely invisible to the casual observer.
Faith Hill is a living example of the importance of wearing a retainer following orthodontic treatment. When she was spotted with braces on at the Grammy Awards, a 45-year-old Faith admitted that she had worn braces as a child, but neglected to wear her retainer after the braces came off.
As a child star and Hollywood sweetheart, Dakota Fanning has had much of her orthodontic care well-documented on the red carpet. Dakota had a number of major dental issues growing up, which led to pulled teeth, retainers, and several sets of braces. Perhaps the most memorable of her braces included headgear, which she wore on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Being royalty does not offer much time out of the spotlight, which means that there are tons of photographs of Prince Harry wearing braces in his formative years. Fortunately for the prince, all those years of wearing braces as a teenager have paid off with a nearly perfect smile that continues to make headlines.
Tom Cruise was actually a Hollywood trendsetter when it comes to orthodontics. Faye Dunaway actually credited Cruise when speaking about why she chose to don braces at the age of 61. For Tom Cruise, ceramic brackets were the key to keeping his orthodontic care from overshadowing his famous smile.
With so many glamorous examples of orthodontic care in action, you may not have many reasons to postpone your own care with braces of your own.