Actors, musicians, and reality stars all have one thing in common – beautiful teeth. Considering their faces are part of the product they’re selling, it’s not surprising to learn that the vast majority of Hollywood stars have benefitted from cosmetic dentistry.
Without a bright, beautiful smile, there’s less opportunity for aspiring actors to receive a role. Cosmetic dentistry options include; teeth whitening and straightening, as well as bonding, veneers, and dental implants. Sound interesting? Visit your local Las vegas cosmetic dentist to see how they can brighten up your smile.
Here’s a list of the top 10 Hollywood celebrities that underwent a cosmetic dental procedure.
1. Nicolas Cage
Nick Cage had two teeth pulled to land the role in the 1984 motion picture classic “Birdy.” However, after landing leading roles in some of the hottest movies of the 90’s, Cage decided to “bite the bullet” and get his teeth fixed. Industry insiders say that his new teeth landed him the role for “Leaving Las Vegas,” earning the academy award for his performance.
2. Hilary Duff
Life didn’t bless this Disney child star with perfect teeth. However, when she made a move into a singing career, she decided to take care of her dental issues. Duff cracked a tooth on the mic while singing at a concert in 2009. She decided to use the opportunity to acquire a new set of stunning veneers.
3. Tom Cruise
As Scientology’s front man and the star of so many Hollywood’s smash hits, you’d never think he started his career with stained, ugly teeth. The “Top Gun” decided to visit the dentist for an overhaul which resulted in multiple rounds of cosmetic surgery. The actor had he teeth straightened and whitened, before replacing everything with a full set of veneers.
4. Cheryl Cole
Cheryl sits on the judging panel of Britain’s version of the reality show, “X-Factor.” Cole is one of the UK’s most loved performers, and her fame spread across the Atlantic to American audiences as well. Upon entering the entertainment industry, Cheryl’s teeth were notably long and pointy. After joining the team at “X-Factor,” she decided to visit a dentist to shorten the length of her teeth and close the gaps.
5. George Clooney
The man of every woman’s dreams, George Clooney is another example of a perfect smile. It wasn’t always that way for the star of “Facts of Life.” The actor admitted grinding his teeth during stressful situations, ruining his smile. After leaving the show, he decided to opt for a full set of shining veneers.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was the star of MTV reality show “The Jersey Shore.” The girls in the show were well-known for their beehive hairdos and over-use of makeup. However, Snooki wasn’t satisfied with the state of her dentures and decided to have her teeth straightened and whitened during the second season of the show.
7. Ben Affleck
Star of the Hollywood hits “Superman vs. Batman,” and “Goodwill Hunting,” Affleck understands the value of a perfect smile. The actor grew up with buck teeth, discolored from smoking and drinking coffee. Upon landing leading roles in his 30’s, he decided to upgrade his teeth and underwent several cosmetic dental procedures to straighten and whiten his teeth into the smile he owns today.
8. Victoria Beckham
Wife of footballer David Beckham, Posh is best remembered for her days as part of the UK’s most famous girl-band, “The Spice Girls.” Her nickname, “Posh,” describes her interest in high-fashion and style. Unfortunately, her smile didn’t match her nickname, with uneven spacing and wide gaps. Beckham had her teeth straightened, bonded, and whitened before she joined the Spice Girls in the late 90’s.
9. 50 Cent
The American rapper, Curtis Jackson, best known for the hit track, “In the Club,” got called out by fellow rapper for the gap in his front teeth. Jackson fixed it and had his teeth whitened shortly after that.
10. Miley Cyrus
This childhood star grew up with crooked teeth during her “Hannah Montana” years. At the time it added to her charm as a child singer. However, when she blossomed onto the international stage as the superstar Miley Cyrus, it was time to visit the dentist to fix her smile. Miley’s dentist straightened and whitened her teeth, giving her a gorgeous look she has today.