Some celebrities were born with seemingly perfect smiles, making them a little more drawn to the limelight. Other stars had to work to improve theirs a bit. Several household names once had gapped, stained, crooked or even missing teeth at some point, but have undergone some incredible dental transformations. Here’s a glimpse at some smiles before they were of the million-dollar variety.
One of the most profound smile makeovers belongs to Tom Cruise. In this photo, taken from 1983’s The Outsiders, you can see that Cruise’s teeth were crooked and yellowed before cosmetic surgery.
It is estimated that Cruise has undergone more than $30,000 worth of cosmetic dental procedures to give him his hollywood smile. From alignment procedures, dental veneers and whitening, Cruise has spent thousands to make his smile perfect, and since The Outsiders, Cruise has starred in numerous blockbuster films.
Another case of profound smile transformation comes to us from England. Back in the 90s, the frontman for Oasis didn’t have quite the beatufic smile. His teeth were crooked, discolored and full of gaps. Since then, Gallagher’s got a new musical career and a new smile to go along with it. Cosmetic procedures involving veneers and whitening have given his smile a star quality.
The two-time sexiest man alive even had a little bit of help from cosmetic dentistry. Clooney received a full set of veneers after his run on “Facts of Life.” While they definitely did improve his look, they were also placed to correct the effects of teeth grinding.
Today, Clooney’s got a great smile and plenty to smile about. He’s newly married and still has a net worth of $180 million.
These are some of the dazzling effects that cosmetic dentistry can have on your smile. If you’re interested in getting that “Hollywood” look, talk to your dentist about the cosmetic dentistry procedures available to give your smile a makeover.