Let’s face facts: finding out you need braces or Invisalign isn’t exactly exciting news for most people. Especially for kids and teens, it can feel like you’re the only one in the world who has ever needed orthodontic treatment. As your orthodontist in Greer & Simpsonville, we understand that there are a lot of emotions that come up when starting Invisalign or braces. You might be nervous about developing new oral health habits. Since your appearance will change a bit, you might be feeling self-conscious about your hardware.
Whatever has you worried about getting braces or Invisalign, know that you are not alone. In fact, over four million people have braces in the United States at any given time — including many faces you might recognize. Celebrities who have had braces or Invisalign are people too and they have all the same orthodontic concerns as us regular folks. Most famous people aren’t born with straight teeth. Just use Kiera Knightley’s teeth as an example. Kiera Knightley said her teeth are “wonky” in an interview and that while she embraces her smile quirks, many of her fellow stars have had to straighten their teeth (you can read the interview on Kiera Knightley’s teeth here).
Here, Davis Orthodontics is sharing some of the celebrities who have had braces or Invisalign.
- Angelina Jolie
In the early days of her career, long before she became the superstar and activist she is today, Angelina Jolie rocked a set of braces. Safe to say her braces played a pretty big role in her making her famous for that megawatt smile!
- Tom Cruise
Nowadays, Tom Cruise has one of the most iconic smiles in Hollywood but it wasn’t always this way. The star used to be embarrassed by his crooked front teeth, so he underwent orthodontic treatment to get the smile he always wanted. However, he wanted a discreet way to straighten his teeth, not a flashy mouth of metal. He chose to use ceramic braces and then continued treatment with Invisalign. If one of the biggest stars in Hollywood can get braces as an adult, so can you!
- Kate Middleton
Did you know that Kate Middleton is one of many celebrities who have used Invisalign to straighten their smiles? It’s true! Under the recommendation of a French orthodontist, she wore Invisalign for six months leading up to her wedding to Prince William. If even the Duchess of Cambridge has turned to orthodontics to improve her smile, there’s no reason for you to feel self-conscious about it. Invisalign is a discreet way to get a smile you’re proud to show off.
- Jaden & Willow Smith
When Jaden Smith made his debut on the silver screen in The Karate Kid, he was proudly sporting a set of traditional metal braces. Sister Willow also had braces, wearing them as a fashion accessory by matching her elastics to her outfits.
- Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani wasn’t afraid to show off her metal braces when she had them back in 1999. The star was 30 years old at the time and was finally ready to make an investment in her ideal smile. She only wore her braces briefly, but it made all the difference.
- Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a proud supporter of Invisalign, having used the state-of-the-art technology to straighten his teeth as a young teen. Before treatment, he suffered from a common orthodontic issue known as crowding. Now, he has a beautiful set of straight pearly whites. Justin even posted videos during his treatment to show his fans how Invisalign works. Pretty cool, right?
- Emma Watson
Emma Watson got lucky and only had to wear her braces for four months when she was 14 years old, but it goes to show that even short braces treatment can go a long way. The Harry Potter star says she chose to get braces because “a smile is for life.” We couldn’t agree more!
- Prince Harry & Prince William
It’s hard to believe that celebrities aren’t all born with perfect smiles — especially members of the royal family. But everyone’s favorite princes are just as human as the rest of us. The brothers both wore braces in their teens and allegedly had braces on their bottom teeth for nearly a decade! Prince William and Prince Harry are perfect examples that braces are for everyone, royalty or not.
- Zendaya Coleman
Zendaya Coleman has been in the limelight since she was a kid, first appearing on the Disney channel. Having spent so much time in the spotlight, it makes sense that she wanted an incognito way to straighten her teeth. That’s why she chose Invisalign: the clear plastic aligners are almost invisible and are proven to effectively create a winning smile.
- Zac Efron
Back in his pre-High School Musical days, Zac Efron had a pretty sizable gap between his front teeth. He turned to Invisalign to fix the issue and now, you’d have no idea! Zac Efron is living proof of how effective Invisalign can be for even more complicated cases.
See? Even in Hollywood, the biggest music celebrities have had braces or Invisalign. After all, professional orthodontic treatment is the best way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Ready to take the first step towards your dream smile? Contact Davis Orthodontics to book a free consultation.