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Hollywood Smiles: How the Stars Aligned their Teeth for the Big Screen


Believe it or not, celebrities aren’t born with beautiful teeth. Nope, most of them have to shell out the big bucks to get their big screen smiles. But with the Kelowna dental services at Okanagan Smiles, you don’t have to be a star to get a winning smile.

From chipped and yellow teeth to gaps and gummy smiles, many actors and singers have spent a lot of time in the dentist’s chair to get their perfect teeth. Here are some of the Hollywood smile makeovers that have made headlines.

The Gap

Mike Tyson
You probably remember those flashy gold caps and the missing teeth that used to mark boxer Mike Tyson’s sparing smile. Thanks to a combination of bad teeth genes and a few knockouts, there was no contest that Tyson had one of Hollywood’s worst smiles. That was until he was asked to appear in the 2009 hit The Makeover. Tyson appeared on the set with a perfect set of pearly whites, save for that signature gap he chose to leave intact.

50 Cent
Not all A-list celebrities are keen to keep their gap. Rapper 50 Cent must have been unhappy with his smile, marked by a big gap between his two front teeth. When he appeared at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, 50 Cent caught the attention of cameras with a perfect smile, sans gap, thanks to some porcelain veneers.



Tom Cruise
It’s never too late to achieve the smile of your dreams, even if you’re an adult. Even if you’re an adult called Tom Cruise. Rumour has it that when Cruise was at the dental clinic with one of his teenagers, the orthodontist suggested some repairs to get his teeth aligned. For the next 18 months, Cruise wore invisible braces before revealing his new four-stars smile.

Zac Efron
As a teenage actor and heartthrob, Zac Efron’s smile is definitely in the spotlight. In the beginning of his career, his teeth looked like any other teenager’s: a few gaps and a couple of crooked incisors. Today, the gap is gone and so are any other imperfections thanks to the short time he reportedly wore removable braces.

Are you thinking about braces? See our post Kelowna Dentists Give Breakdown on Braces—From Fixed Metal to Invisalign.


Whiter, brighter, bigger, smaller

Miley Cyrus
Myley’s teeth were almost sweet when she was just a rising star. Different shapes and a bit of crowding gave her smile an innocent look that suited her Hannah Montana days. So fans definitely noticed when the teen diva soon emerged with a brighter, more adult smile that’s the picture of perfection.

Victoria Beckham
This celeb’s admired pearly whites were once pretty average. Even as Posh spice, before she became Mrs. Beckham, Victoria’s teeth were straight but too yellow for the lights of Hollywood. Today her teeth, especially under red lipstick, are the envy of many.

Whether you’re visiting us for cosmetic or general dentistry, we provide a comfortable experience with results that will last. Contact us to book an appointment today!

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