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!
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.
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.
Emma Watson gained her magical smile by wearing braces while on a break between the third and fourth Harry Potter movies.
Jaden and Willow Smith
Both of the superstar Smith siblings wore traditional metal braces during their tweens.
The model originally wore metal braces when she was 13 and later turned to invisible braces to further perfect her smile.
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?
The Modern Family actress wore braces on screen and in real life during the beginning of the series.
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.
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.
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!
Portuguese football (soccer) sensation Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a stunning smile with the help of ceramic braces.
Tom Cruise turned to ceramic braces to straighten his smile shortly after he turned 40.
No one saw this former 1D singer as anything less than Perfect when he wore clear braces.
Celebrities with Lingual Braces
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.
The Duchess of Cambridge gained her royal smile with the help of lingual braces as well.
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 is one of many young celebrities who used Invisalign Teen to improve her smile.
Anna Kendrick’s smile is as perfect as her pitch, thanks to Invisalign.
Khloe Kardashian briefly used Invisalign to correct minor imperfections in her smile.
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.
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.