Not everyone is gifted by nature with perfect teeth. How to stop being ashamed of this flaw and turn it into a virtue — celebrities whose smiles are far from ideal show.
Not all stars strive for a “Hollywood smile” and are even proud of crooked teeth and malocclusion. From which celebrities it is worth taking an example, and from which not — we figured out together with Lilia Kuzmenkova, a dentist, candidate of medical sciences, owner and founder of the center for innovative dentistry “Regale”.
Steve Buscemi and Kate Moss
Steve Buscemi does not consider yellow and crooked teeth a problem. Thanks to his extraordinary appearance, he received many bright roles that made him famous throughout Hollywood. Kate Moss has also conquered the modeling world with her personality and charisma, despite the uneven dentition.
Although some cult personalities find advantages in their flaw, there is still a danger in this. The curvature of the teeth is an indicator of malocclusion. It is because of it that over time a person’s bone tissues are injured and the quality of enamel decreases, as well as facial features are distorted and diction suffers.
Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Cruise
The lead singer of the band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, suffered for a long time from malocclusion — an abnormal closure of teeth that violates the symmetry of the face and can also cause bleeding gums and headaches. The defect also affects the posture, increasing the load on the spine. To remedy the situation, Gwen wore braces for a long time to correct the position of her teeth. For a certain period of time, she even made them part of her stage image.
Tom Cruise supported the singer and was also not ashamed of his bracket system, with which he walked for two years. But Reese Witherspoon remains beautiful even with a malocclusion and is proud of her “zest”.
Anna Paquin and Ashley Smith
Anna Paquin is the owner of a diastema, a large gap between the front teeth. Diastema can form due to low attachment of the frenulum of the upper lip. This feature does not affect your health in any way, so some stars turn it into a dignity of appearance. However, the diastema can be easily corrected with the help of special dental systems.
In an interview, New Zealand actress Anna Pakuin said that she can’t stand being asked questions about her smile. At the same time, she has no plans to get rid of the cleft, as does Ashley Smith. The American model won public recognition largely due to her unusual appearance and set the trend for a diastema in the modeling world. Now girls with such a jaw defect are especially in demand among fashion houses.
Cynthia Nixon and Drew Barrymore
The star of the cult TV series “Sex and the City” Cynthia Nixon has a yellow smile instead of a snow—white one. This flaw doesn’t bother Drew Barrymore either. These girls, it seems, have never thought about teeth whitening, ignoring public opinion. This position has prompted many other celebrities to follow the “wrong” example and agree to their natural shade of teeth.
But here it is important to make a reservation: sometimes yellow enamel indicates hidden diseases in the body. In general, all people turn yellow with age, as their upper layer begins to gradually wear off, and the lower one, dentin, becomes translucent. This problem is solved by conventional bleaching at the dentist.
Natalie Portman and Miley Cyrus
Natalie Portman and Miley Cyrus are among those stars who have introduced a “naked” smile into fashion. Dentists call it gingival, because when the upper lip is raised, the gums open at a distance of 2 to 5 mm. This defect is often inherited, but does not pose any threat to health.
If the gingival smile causes discomfort, you can decide on a surgical operation. But since celebrities have formed a positive attitude to the features of the jaw architecture, today appeals to plastic surgery among the owners of the gingival smile are happening less and less.
The trend for the curvature of teeth and malocclusion can have a bad effect on your well-being. It’s better to follow the example of Gwen Stefani and Tom Cruise and make braces your accessory for a while. But a piquant gap, a gingival smile and yellow enamel are absolutely safe for health and can easily turn from a lack into a highlight of your appearance.
PhD, doctor of the highest category, member of the Eurasian Association of Aesthetic Dentistry, member of the European Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons. The owner and founder of the center for innovative dentistry.