If your teeth are misaligned, crooked, or crowded, braces can give you a straighter, healthier smile. They can also correct problems with your jaw alignment or the shape of your mouth.
While many people associate braces with teens and children, adult braces are becoming increasingly more common as more people explore options for improving their smile and oral health. It’s never too late to enhance your smile, and the 2023 Oscars prove that even celebrities have embraced adult orthodontic treatment. Here are just a few of the Oscars attendees who have had braces as an adult.
While singer, songwriter, and vocal coach Gwen Stefani wanted braces as a child, her family was unable to afford them. When Stefani was 30, she got braces to straighten her already dazzling smile.
Though Tom Cruise arguably has one of the best smiles in Hollywood, this smile didn’t happen overnight. Tom Cruise has undergone a series of dental treatments to improve his smile, including orthodontic treatment with braces. Cruise underwent treatment with ceramic braces when he was 40. Ceramic braces use clear or tooth-colored components so that they’re less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
In the early 2000s, Nicolas Cage wore adult braces only on his lower teeth to correct issues with the alignment of his teeth. Teeth that are misaligned can affect your appearance and make it more difficult to maintain proper brushing and flossing habits.
Faith Hill debuted her braces at the age of 43 and serves as a cautionary tale as to why post-braces maintenance treatment is important. Though Faith Hill wore braces as a child, she neglected to consistently wear her retainer once her treatment was complete. Unfortunately, this caused her teeth to shift their positions, causing her to require additional orthodontic treatment. Patients must follow dental recommendations regarding retainer usage to maintain their new smiles.
Faye Dunaway debuted her adult braces when she was 61 years old, shortly after Tom Cruise was spotted with his. She stated that Cruise inspired her to explore her options for improving her teeth and dental health.
Learn More About Adult Braces
It’s never too late to put your best smile forward or to optimize your oral health. Contact I Song Orthodontics to learn more about your options for adult braces.