How to get that celebrity smile

OrthodonticsCelebrities: what’s their secret? Those dazzling smiles look so natural and beautiful, yet you may remember a time when they didn’t have such gorgeous teeth. Lots of superstars have undergone cosmetic dental treatment of one form or another.

It’s not just your stars of the modern Instagram era such as Cher Lloyd or Tulisa Contostavlos who have opted for cosmetic treatment to create the smile of their dreams, either. Even Pogues frontman Shane Macgowan, who was at one point as famous for his interesting smile as he was for his music, opted to have treatment with dental implants in 2015 – not just to create a new, healthy smile, but also because he was becoming aware of the effect tooth loss was having on his ability to sing like he used to.

You may be sitting at home thinking “well, it’s OK for celebrities with their pots of money and access to superstar dentists”, but in 2016 you don’t have to be a multi-million earning rock star like Noel Gallagher or a supermodel like Abbey Clancy to enjoy Hollywood-style teeth. Modern dental practices offer a number of cosmetic treatments, ranging from teeth whitening to orthodontics.

So, what are the best ways to get that celebrity smile yourself?

Obviously, everyone’s case is different, and their smile aspirations will vary widely. A cosmetic dental consultation is the place to start; depending on what your current issues are and what you want to achieve, a good cosmetic dentist may recommend:

Teeth whitening

This is a very popular way to make over a smile, both quickly and effectively. Many celebrities enjoy this treatment and it is available from the majority of dental practices. Remember that you must always consult a dentist for whitening treatment, to ensure it is safe, reliable, and legal.

Orthodontics

Specialist orthodontic practices such as Surrey Braces offer a number of discreet teeth straightening options, from lingual braces to Invisalign clear aligners. Tom Cruise is one star who had his teeth straightened with discreet braces.

Dental implants

If, like Shane Macgowan, you’ve lost some teeth, dental implants combined with crowns, a bridge, or dentures, are a permanent and natural-looking way to replace them.