Whether they are whitened, straightened, veneered or replaced, it’s hard to find a celebrity who hasn’t had something ‘done’ to their teeth. Some stars opt for subtle differences with minor dental work, while others make changes that entirely alter the look of their faces. Here are 25 inspiring before and after photos of celebrities who have had their pearly whites (and not-so-whites) worked on.
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Before: Tom Cruise
One of Cruise's first gigs was in The Outsiders, and his look was perfect for the role of greaser Steve Randle. Beyond that movie, however, Tom changed up his appearance, beginning with correcting his teeth, which were discoloured and out of alignment.
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After: Tom Cruise
Multiple cosmetic procedures later, including straightening and whitening, it appears as though Cruise now has a full set of porcelain veneers. Shiny and new.
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Before: Victoria Beckham
Before making it big, Vic had typical English teeth.
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After: Victoria Beckham
Funnily enough, she grinned more back in the day, long before she got a set of veneers. Though she's not exactly showing off all her teeth, what you can see is a bright white.
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Before: Cristiano Ronaldo
Long before he became ultra-famous, the footballer had a slightly different look. One tooth was growing behind the rest of his teeth, which showed signs of chips. His smile was also gummier, but thankfully he found a good dentist who worked a bit of magic on the soccer player.
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After: Cristiano Ronaldo
He likely had extensive work done, from braces to extractions to wiring. The shape of his teeth have changed considerably, with the gap no longer present, teeth are whiter and even, and his smile is more symmetrical. Oooh, these cosmetic surgeries are covered by insurance in Canada.
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Before: LeAnn Rimes
It's been quite the roller-coaster ride for Rimes, or Rimes' mouth, to be exact. It started fairly mildly, with the singer having cosmetic work done via pre-veneers in the '90s. But then things took a turn.
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After: LeAnn Rimes
The singer sued her former dentist in 2013, claiming the veneers and crowns she was given between December 2009 and April 2012 caused her more pain than anything else, leading to chronic dental troubles that compromised her ability to perform. As of 2015, she has had 29 dental surgeries (including nine root canals). Hopefully it was all worth it, though from a purely aesthetic point of view, they look fantastic.
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Before: Niall Horan
Niall was just a normal teenager and aspiring singer, until that fateful X Factor audition that found him grouped with four other boys. Once One Direction made it big, Niall changed a few things up — like his teeth.
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After: Niall Horan
He was happy to slap braces on (the clear ones, so they wouldn't distract too much) during the group's early days, to correct some crooked, almost overlapping gnashers. Not that Horan minded the attention. In fact, he was more than willing to share his dental visits on Twitter, whether he was tweeting about a regular visits or letting everyone know that the braces were finally coming off.
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Before: Nicolas Cage
Nic tended to lean towards playing quirky characters, which suited everything about him, from his stature to his style to his appearance.
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After: Nicolas Cage
But this is Hollywood we're talking about, and like many actors before him, Cage underwent extensive cosmetic dentistry — including new veneers — to up his profile. And it worked.
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Before: Michael Douglas
Douglas has always had a decent set of chompers, though perhaps not as white as they could be.
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After: Michael Douglas
Porcelain veneers, however, have upped his smile to the point where he's like Ross Geller on that episode of Friends. You know the one.
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Before: Hilary Duff
The singer and actress had her teeth done after repeatedly chipping her front teeth on microphones, according to People magazine. Now those must've been some seriously energetic performances.
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After: Hilary Duff
Her first set of teeth resulted in some slightly oversized chompers, but after a second trip to the dentist, Duff now boasts a perfect set of veneers.
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Before: Oprah Winfrey
Even back in the day, the superstar had a lovely smile.
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After: Oprah Winfrey
Thanks to invisible braces, the lack of uniformity in her teeth were corrected. Throw in a little whitening and now Oprah's teeth are bright and sparkling. Love Oprah? You might also like: Famous childless women on why they didn't have kids.
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Before: Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay's years as a party girl took their toll on her teeth.
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After: Lindsay Lohan
Lohan visited her dentist and traded in her decaying, yellow, chipped teeth for pearly-white veneers.
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Before: Miley Cyrus
As a tween star, Miley showed off her big natural smile.
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After: Miley Cyrus
Bleaching brightened and whitened her teeth, and braces and veneers straightened out Miley's signature smile to make her small incisors look a bit more proportionate.
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Before: Zac Efron
A young Zac Efron looks adorable while showing off a gap-toothed grin.
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After: Zac Efron
Seeing the star's perfect smile today, it's hard to deny that he may have a set of veneers.
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Before: Taylor Swift
Superstar singer Taylor Swift always had a pretty great set of teeth.
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After: Taylor Swift
But in 2013, Swift chipped a tooth on a microphone during a live performance. By 2016, her teeth were looking picture perfect once again, presumably thanks to a cap.
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Before: Emma Watson
Actress Emma Watson didn't have a bad smile, but her teeth did have some noticeable chips and yellowing.
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After: Emma Watson
After apparently having to wear fake teeth on the set of Harry Potter, Watson was no stranger to changing her smile. Now she shows off a set of perfectly straight sparklers due to veneers.
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Before: Nicole Kidman
Bak in 1989, Kidman's smile sported a noticeable slant.
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After: Nicole Kidman
All it took was a little whitening and, bam! She's all good.
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Before: Celine Dion
Try to tear your eyes away from that wild '80s hair and appreciate Celine's beautiful smile and perfectly straight teeth.
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After: Celine Dion
Still a stunner, the songstress shows off a pearly smile that's blindingly white and shows no signs of staining. Thanks, whitener!
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Before: Demi Moore
Demi revealed that her smile needed an update after she lost her front teeth due to stress.
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After: Demi Moore
Now, Demi sports a perfectly capped smile. Let's hope the actress has found some healthier ways to deal with stress today.
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Before: Emily Blunt
Actress Emily Blunt actually had a beautiful smile to begin with.
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After: Emily Blunt
Still lovely, some dental experts have commented that Blunt's veneers are too thick and were unnecessary to fix her already-gorgeous grin. We think she looks gorgeous regardless.
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Before: David Beckham
Although always gorgeous, David Beckham's teeth weren't quite as pretty.
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After: David Beckham
After a teeth-whitening makeover and some veneers, Beckham's teeth now complement his rugged good looks.
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Before: Hillary Clinton
Clinton's teeth were noticeably stained and not quite the smile you know today.
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After: Hillary Clinton
Today, her teeth are definitely looking fresher and whiter than ever.
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What a beauty! Her teeth weren't as straight as they are today, but the superstar still stunned nonetheless.
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Cher hasn't been shy about sharing the work she has had done. Cher recommended veneers over caps to fans on Twitter.
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Before: George Clooney
George Clooney has always had a knockout smile. His need for a tooth makeover wasn't purely for cosmetic reasons but rather because of the actor's habit of grinding his teeth.
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After: George Clooney
Clooney got a full set of veneers after his Facts of Life days, and now sports a straight smile.
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Before: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones says she was teased for having crooked teeth in her early years, but then got braces as a teenager.
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After: Catherine Zeta-Jones
After straightening and whitening procedures, the actress has perfectly pearly whites.
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Before: Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
The Jersey Shore star's smile has changed significantly over the years.
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After: Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
The star revealed that she got Lumineers (porcelain veneers) shortly before giving birth to her first child.
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Before: Morgan Freeman
Freeman's teeth had yellowed over time and weren't as straight as could be.
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After: Morgan Freeman
Now, Freeman's smile is as beautiful as that memorable voice of his after a little whitening.