So you're well into adulthood and found out that you need braces. The thought of adult braces is a special kind of horror, and most people aren't comfortable with it. What you probably don't realize is many gorgeous celebrities had braces in their adult life. You surely aren't alone. Here are 6 celebrities who have had to face the special horror too.
In 2013, two decades after her career took off, Faith Hill finally decided to improve her smile. The 45-year-old singer proved that it's never too late to get braces. Hill was seen arm in arm with her husband Tim McGraw on the red carpet, with a mouth full of braces. Hill opted for invisible braces, which are a great way to get the benefits of traditional braces without them being so obvious. The wire and the brackets are clear, making them difficult to see unless you're up close. If you're worried about everyone seeing your braces, clear might make you feel better.
If you've seen Top Gun, you have noticed that Tom Cruise's teeth were far from straight. Now when you look at the actor on the big screen, you see straight and dazzling teeth. In 2002, Tom Cruise finally decided being an adult with braces is better than being an adult with crooked teeth. Like Faith Hill, he used the invisible brackets, but he didn't have time to wait for a clear wire to be made for him. The clear brackets with a regular wire make them noticeable without being bulky.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian decided to take the plunge get her teeth straightened. Khloe opted for a type of modern braces called Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear, plastic piece that goes over your teeth. It looks similar to a teeth whitening tray. The personalized molds come in a set that you switch out every two weeks or so, gradually straightening your teeth. You can take them out to eat and brush, and no one can see them. If you want something that isn't as permanent as traditional braces, ask your orthodontist about Invisalign.
Not long after No Doubt hit the big time, Gwen Stafani got braces. She always wanted them, and she finally decided to do it once money wasn't an obstacle anymore. Although she didn't actually need braces, she thought it would make a good fashion statement for her look. If a celebrity can wear braces as a fashion statement, you can wear them to correct your smile.
If you watch the movie Shooter, you'll notice that Daniel Glover has a mouth full of braces. He didn't opt for Invisalign or invisible braces. He went all out with shiny metal on his teeth. The 69-year-old actor proves that age has no bearing on whether you should get braces or not.
Another actress who decided to have her smile fixed is Katherine Heigl. In 2007, she wanted to perfect her already gorgeous smile. Since she was busy filming movies, she wasn't allowed to get traditional braces. She chose the same Invisalign correctors as Khloe Kardashian. Now, the one tooth that was bothering Katherine is fixed and she is more proud of her smile than ever.
All of these adult actors prove that it is never too late to get braces. Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you should have to walk around with crooked teeth and be self-conscious for the rest of your life. There are many different options you can choose. You can get traditional metal braces, invisible braces, or the Invisalign aligners. Talk to your orthodontist to see what is best for you. Click here for more info on what an orthodontist can do to help improve your smile.