17 Celebrities With Braces

Celebs: They're Just Like You and Me

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise with braces
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Ahh, celebrities. They're just like you and me. Not everyone has the perfect smile, celebs included, and veneers aren't always an effective solution alone. Sometimes orthodontic treatment is necessary to align the teeth before veneers or other cosmetic procedures can take place. It's refreshing to the remember that celebs are just like us, although maybe a little braver: these 17 celebrities with braces showed off their metal mouths on the red carpet.

 

The mission wasn't impossible for Tom Cruise's orthodontist when the famous actor underwent orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment of his teeth at the age of 39.Cruise didn't hesitate to flash his tin grin at the premiere of "Space Station 3D" in April 2002 at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Argelia Atilano

Argelia Atilano
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"K-LOVE 107.5 FM" radio host Argelia Atilano was photographed flashing her braces at the Padres Contra El Cancer 20th Anniversary Gala at Skirball Cultural Center in March 2005 in Los Angeles. The beauty wore clear braces for the duration of her treatment.

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Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem
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Singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem wore braces back in 2004, apparently to prevent her teeth from moving during her treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The talented singer was photographed at the Sony Music Entertainment Post-Grammy Party at Maple Drive Restaurant on February 2004 in Beverly Hills, Calif., with clear braces on her teeth.

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage
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Nicolas Cage was photographed at the 55th Annual Writers Guild Awards in March 2003 in Beverly Hills, Calif., wearing silver braces on his lower teeth. Why did he undergo orthodontic treatment at that specific time? The actor was reportedly in between films.

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Nadja Swarovski

Nadja Swarovski
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Nadja Swarovski was seen wearing braces at the 8th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February 2006. It's too bad braces can't be adorned with Swarovski crystals. That would definitely be considered a star-studded smile!

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Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca
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"The Young and the Restless" actress Lyndsy Fonseca showed off her braces at the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Lisa Foiles

Lisa Foiles
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Actress Lisa Foiles was seen wearing braces at the First Annual Golden Apple Awards at the Friars Club of Beverly Hills in December 2002. Foiles wasn't spotted biting into any golden apples with brackets on her teeth; we all know how difficult eating hard foods is with braces, right?

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Butt-Head

Butthead
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Butt-Head, of the popular "Beavis and Butt-Head" series, is an animated celebrity known for perpetually sporting braces. I'm curious to know if he is using the correct brushing technique for brushing with braces.

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Tiffany Trump

Tiffany Trump
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Tiffany Trump was seen wearing her barely there, clear braces at the Nakheel Introduces Trump International Hotel and Tower Dubai party in August 2008. I'm curious to know if her father wore braces as a child. Maybe he fired his orthodontist. I have a feeling this question will remain unanswered.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani
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Gwen Stefani is well known for her trendsetting fashion sense and enduring success as a business mogul. Here she is backstage with No Doubt at the 1999 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. Gwen famously accessorized herself with stainless steel braces.

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Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton
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Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer and shark attack survivor, smiles proudly at a press conference for the Women's Sports Foundation Annual Salute to female athletes in 2004. Bethany wore universally popular stainless steel braces.

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Antonio Pontarelli

Antonio Pontarelli
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Singer-songwriter and rock violinist Antonio Pontarelli, the 2004 winner of "America's Most Talented Kids," displays his braces while smiling at the William Morris Agency Grammy Party in February 2006 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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David Diehl

David Diehl
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David Diehl, former offensive lineman for the New York Giants, flashes his braces-clad smile for the cameras at "Gotham Magazine's" Seventh Annual Gala in January 2007. I wonder how many bullies are willing to tease Diehl about his brace face? Any takers?

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Danny Glover

Danny Glover
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Danny Glover smiles during a photocall for "The Exonerated" - a series of harrowing true stories based on the real-life drama of people on death row - in April 2006 in London. Like many celebrities, Glover chose to wear clear braces for the duration of his treatment.

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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning
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Dakota Fanning, seen here at the Tokyo premiere of "Charlotte's Web" in November 2006, gleefully flashed her "tin grin" for the paparazzi.

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Lourdes Leon

Lourdes Leon
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Lourdes Leon, Madonna's daughter with actor Carlos Leon, makes braces look more like a fashionable accessory than a medical device used to straighten teeth. I wonder if her "Material Girl" mom wore braces.

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Chris McMillian

Chris McMillian
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Celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillian helps clients improve their appearance by vamping up their hair. Chris already has a beautiful mane, so he went ahead and improved his smile, with braces. I wonder if any of his clients were inspired to get braces, too.

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