Celebrities are enigmas. They smile, but they don’t always smile with their teeth. When they do show teeth, however, it’s like a shining new, flawless movie marquee is revealed. Sure, some celebrities refuse to alter their dental imperfections, but then there are the likes of some of 2016’s Oscar nominees: Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sylvester Stallone, Rachel McAdams. Their smiles, so white, so perfect – did they or didn’t they invest in cosmetic dentistry? The fact that we don’t know for certain means they chose excellent smile makeover procedures and an even better dentist to perform them.
Here are just some of the Oscar-worthy cosmetic dentistry treatments you should discuss with your holistic dentist to get the Hollywood smile you’ve always dreamed of:
Veneers are quite possible the #1 choice of celebrities everywhere for revamping smiles. If you take a look at photos of celebs “then” and “now,” you’ll noticed marked differences in appearance. No doubt the upgraded smiles of Denzel Washington, Ben Affleck, and Catherine Zeta Jones helped catapult them to star status. But you can accept a leading man or leading lady role too with your own set of customized porcelain veneers. Wafer-thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth to give you a smile that is uniform and natural-looking in size, shape, and color.
Seeking a treatment that’s similar to veneers but slightly less invasive? Lumineers by Cerinate are growing in popularity. They’re much thinner and stronger than porcelain veneers and, most of all, they don’t require the removal of healthy tooth structure in order to place and bond the porcelain to your teeth. Lumineers are the friendlier version of veneers, but even if this procedure makes you nervous, no stress dentistry options – including IV sedation dentistry – are available to help make you comfortable and calm during your smile makeover procedures. You’ll zone out and wake up with a brand new, gorgeous, Hollywood smile.
Yes, you read that correctly – celebrity and orthodontia go hand in hand. And plenty of stars have endorsed the benefits of Invisalign for straightening their smile on the down-lo and allowing them to be camera-ready at a moment’s notice. TV star Katherine Heigl coined them as “Netflix for your teeth” and Justin Bieber openly flaunted his Invisalign trays in a YouTube video. Other celebrities rumored to have enjoyed the benefits of this nearly invisible alignment treatment include Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, and Khloe Kardashian. There are probably plenty more celebs who have used Invisalign – we just weren’t able to see those incredibly thin and snug-fitting aligners on their teeth in paparazzi photos. And isn’t that the point? You want to align your teeth without drawing attention to yourself – go the celebrity way and choose Invisalign.
The easiest look-like-a-celeb cosmetic dentistry option is, of course, teeth whitening. One professional whitening treatment – on your lunch-break, no less – and your smile will be beaming, whiter than white, so stunning people will wonder if you’re a movie star. But in all seriousness, if you’re feeling bad about your teeth, if you feel like your smile is aging you and you’re desperate for a quick fix that will revitalize your appearance with zero downtime, teeth whitening is the way to go.
Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Yolanda Cintron at Fort Lauderdale’s International Center for Dental Excellence to learn more about the celeb-style smile makeover that’s right for you.