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When we see celebrities flashing their million-dollar smiles, we may assume that they were born with perfect teeth. But the truth is, many of our favorite actors, singers, and professional athletes required orthodontic treatment such as braces to perfect their pearly whites.

The following list of celebrities with braces and Invisalign proves that you’re never too talented or famous (or Royal) to use orthodontics to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Celebrities with Metal Braces

If you’re worried about getting braces, take heart—several celebrities wore metal braces to achieve their Hollywood smiles, and many of them did so while in the center of the spotlight!

Angelina Jolie

This actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian had braces when she was a teenager. She must have kept up with her retainer wear, because decades later her smile is still flawless.

Celebrity Angelina Jolie before and after wearing metal braces

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Serena and Venus Williams

Both of the Williams sisters achieved their winning smiles by wearing braces when they were teens. Serena later used Invisalign to make further corrections.

Serena and Venus Williams wearing braces as teens

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Serena and Venus Williams have beautiful smiles

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson gained her magical smile by wearing braces while on a break between the third and fourth Harry Potter movies.

Emma Watson celebrities with braces before and after

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Jaden and Willow Smith

Both of the superstar Smith siblings wore traditional metal braces during their tweens.

Jaden and Willow Smith wearing braces

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Jaden and Willow Smith have straight smiles

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Kendall Jenner

The model originally wore metal braces when she was 13 and later turned to invisible braces to further perfect her smile.

Kendall Jenner celebrities braces before and after

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Gwen Stefani

Legend has it that this Voice judge wore braces as a fashion statement rather than out of a true need for orthodontic treatment. Would you wear braces just for show?

Gwen Stefani with braces and after braces

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Ariel Winter

The Modern Family actress wore braces on screen and in real life during the beginning of the series.

Ariel Winter before and after braces

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Other celebs that have worn metal braces include:
  • Drew Barrymore
  • R&B singer Fantasia Barrino
  • Willow Shields of Hunger Games fame
  • pro surfer Bethany Hamilton
  • Miley’s younger sister Noah Cyrus
  • NBA star Dwight Howard
  • supermodel Cindy Crawford
  • legendary actress Faye Dunaway

Dunaway started adult orthodontic treatment at the age of 61, proving it’s never too late to achieve an amazing smile!

Celebrities with Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are perhaps the best of both worlds: they use the reliable technology of traditional braces along with clear or tooth-colored brackets, which make them less noticeable than their metal counterparts. Scroll down to see if one of your favorite celebs opted for ceramic braces.

Prince Harry

Being born into royalty doesn’t preclude one from needing orthodontic treatment. Prince Harry, his brother Prince William, and their cousin Princess Eugenie all wore braces growing up.

Even the Queen herself admitted to having braces when she was younger. “I think it’s worth it, in the end,” she said to 11-year-old Ilia Astrovitch when he told her he would soon be getting braces.

Prince Harry before and after orthodontic treatment

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Dakota Fanning

Growing up in the spotlight meant that Dakota Fanning’s intensive orthodontic journey wearing braces and headgear, was also a very public one. But that didn’t stop her from putting on amazing performances—not to mention being the youngest Screen Actors Guild Award nominee in SAG history!

Dakota Fanning before and after braces and headgear

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese football (soccer) sensation Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a stunning smile with the help of ceramic braces.

Cristiano Ronaldo during and after treatment with ceramic braces

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise turned to ceramic braces to straighten his smile shortly after he turned 40.

Before and after Celebrity Tom Cruise in ceramic braces

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Niall Horan

No one saw this former 1D singer as anything less than Perfect when he wore clear braces.

Niall Horan wearing braces and after braces

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Celebrities with Lingual Braces

Miley Cyrus

Although Miley Cyrus grew up in the spotlight, she kept her orthodontic journey hidden with the help of lingual braces attached to the back of her teeth.

Miley Cyrus before and after lingual braces

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Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge gained her royal smile with the help of lingual braces as well.

Kate Middleton before and after wearing lingual braces

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Celebrities with Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign clear braces use aligners to gently move teeth into place. Given the fact that the aligners are removable and nearly invisible, it’s no wonder the celebs below are among the 5 million (and counting) people that have used Invisalign to enhance their smiles.

Zandaya Coleman

Zandaya Coleman is one of many young celebrities who used Invisalign Teen to improve her smile.

Zandaya Coleman before and after in Invisalign Teen

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber may be Sorry for a lot of things, but we’re sure wearing Invisalign to perfect his smile isn’t one of them.

Justin Bieber wearing Invisalign before and after treatment

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Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick’s smile is as perfect as her pitch, thanks to Invisalign.

Anna Kendrick showing off an amazing smile after Invisalign treatment

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Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian briefly used Invisalign to correct minor imperfections in her smile.

Khloe Kardashian used Invisalign to correct minor imperfections

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Oprah Winfrey

Even the queen of—well, just about everything—used Invisalign to enhance her smile. Although she hasn’t said much on the topic, it is reported that this media mogul was seen wearing the clear aligners on her show.

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Other celebrities that have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth include:
  • Eva Longoria
  • Zac Efron
  • supermodel Gisele Bundchen
  • pop superstar Katy Perry
  • Katherine Heigl

Whether you choose Invisalign treatment or ceramic or metal braces to align your smile, we hope that our list of celebrities with braces encourages you to embrace your orthodontic journey as they have.

And if you are considering braces in Vancouver, WA for yourself or your child, take the first step and set up your FREE consultation today!