Cosmetic Dentistry: Not Just for Celebrities

October 30, 2020
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Do you dream of being a Hollywood star? Who doesn’t?! Living large, walking the red carpet, making tons of money and flashing your smile to paparazzi — for many people, it sounds like a dream come true. But if all this sounds great right up until the “showing your smile” part, you are not alone. Not to worry — while many famous people have tremendous and gorgeous smiles, they didn’t all start that way. Some got help from cosmetic dentistry.

The Facts About Famous Smiles

Many of your favorite A-listers have likely undergone a significant transformation of their teeth and smiles to trade common issues such as crooked teeth, stained tooth enamel and “gummy smiles” for bright white and perfectly straight teeth. 

After all, Hollywood royalty started as regular people, too; they do not have superhuman genes for perfect oral health and aesthetics, so attaining the “Hollywood Smile” doesn’t happen overnight. Their smile transformations might have included cosmetic treatment options such as tooth whitening, Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments, dental implants, laser gum treatments, and porcelain veneers. 

You may have seen pics of your favorite celeb before their crowded or discolored teeth were corrected, but if not, we’ve taken a trip back in time to give you a glance of the now-glamorous grins of your favorite stars. 

Kylie Jenner

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Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner’s natural smile, pictured here, and how it looks after treatment. 

Emma Watson

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When actress Emma Watson was young, her natural smile looked great, but her now-updated smile after cosmetic dentistry looks fantastic! 

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo had some smile problems when he was younger, but cosmetic treatments changed his look!

Tom Cruise

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Actor Tom Cruise’s smile hasn’t always been so stellar, but we think it is picture-worthy now after treatment by a cosmetic dentist. 

This is just a handful of stars who have had cosmetic dentistry to improve the look of their smiles. 

Cosmetic Dental Treatments Are Not Just for Celebs

Smile makeovers are not just for the famous; you can also update the appearance of your smile and treat common cosmetic dental issues with smile-restoration treatments. 

Here are the most common cosmetic dental issues we see and the solutions we offer to make you feel like a star:

Discoloration. Discoloration is one of the most common cosmetic concerns people mention when visiting our office for a smile makeover. Discoloration can range from yellowing and dullness that happens as a natural part of the aging process to dark staining caused by certain medications. But don’t worry! Tooth whitening treatment can help. 

In most cases, we recommend tooth whitening to treat staining that is mild to severe. In some cases, tooth whitening does not remove some staining; this might leave porcelain veneers as your best option to whiten and brighten your smile by covering your stained teeth, giving you a beautiful, white smile.

Crooked Teeth. Do you hesitate to smile because you’re feeling self-conscious about your crooked teeth? If you’re hiding your teeth in conversation and keeping your smile tight-lipped, you don’t need to — we offer several solutions to treat your crooked teeth, including Invisalign and porcelain veneers, which are an excellent choice to treat individuals who have minor crookedness instantly. 

Adults aren’t the only ones who can benefit from treatment for crooked teeth; we also offer children’s orthodontic services to help correct crooked teeth and prevent future problems that could impact your child’s smile and health.  

Gaps. Do you have small gaps between your teeth that make you feel self-conscious about your appearance? These gaps can be covered with porcelain veneers or dental bonding. 

Missing Teeth. Are you missing a tooth and have a space (or two) that makes you not want to talk to others because you feel embarrassed about your smile? There is a cosmetic treatment option that can help complete your smile! Dental implants can help replace a missing tooth or teeth, and they look, feel and function just like the real thing! 

Chipped or Broken Teeth. Chipped or broken teeth not only detract from your smile, but they can also contribute to poor dental health. This is because if your enamel is compromised by cracks, chips or fractures, the bacteria that can cause tooth decay can reach the inner, living part of the tooth and cause infection and decay. 

Teeth that are flawed due to cracks and chips can benefit from porcelain veneers or bonding. If the damage is severe, you may also be a good candidate for a dental implant or other dental restoration, such as a dental crown or bridge. 

Misshapen or Uneven Teeth. Teeth that are uneven or misshapen can also be corrected with cosmetic dentistry. Misshapen teeth and crooked teeth can be restored with cosmetic procedures such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers and dental crowns to give you a beautiful, even smile. 

Unsightly Gums. Struggling to love your smile because it’s “too gummy.” If your gums are uneven, puffy or just too big, laser gum recontouring can give you something to smile about by making your gums even and beautiful. Gum contouring can bring balance to your smile, which allows you to feel fabulous when flashing our pearly whites. 

Smile Stats

Are you living with a smile you don’t love? You’re not alone. According to Dentistry Today, more than 25 percent of people avoid smiling because they feel self-conscious about their teeth. 

The study, conducted by Bupa, an international health care group, polled 2,000 participants to determine how people feel about their smiles. Twenty-eight percent of the participants reported they do not show their smiles in pictures on social media because they think their teeth are unattractive. 

Also, 81 percent said they believe their teeth look unattractive in photographs.

The study also revealed that 42 percent said their smile was the first thing they would change about their appearance by undergoing cosmetic dentistry. More than 30 percent of individuals said they were embarrassed by their smile. 

You don’t have to live with a smile you don’t love. Call Miami Designer Smiles today at 305-595-4616 for more information and to schedule a consultation for cosmetic dentistry treatments. 

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