Friday, April 18, 2008

Worst Celebrity Smiles

I was watching a movie this weekend and I couldn't get over how bad most of the main actors' and actresses' teeth were. Maybe my curse in life now is that I can't help but to look at everyone's smile in a critical manner. I don't mean to do it but I can't help it. But I thought it would be fun to put together some of the "Worst Celebrity Smiles." So here it goes...

Tom Cruise

He is an interesting case because you don't notice that his teeth are bad until you know what you are looking for. His teeth are all straight but his entire upper jaw is shifted to the left...a lot. Instead of his middle teeth being lined up with the middle of his nose, they are lined up an entire tooth to the left. Unfortunately for Tom, the only way to really fix this would involve breaking his upper jaw away from his skull and repositioning it to the right. It feels as good as it sounds so I think he'll keep it as is.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten's teeth have always bothered me. Mostly because they could be fixed so easily. You can see how her middle teeth are slanted backward and her little teeth right next to them are flaring out slightly. Plus, she has very short teeth. Her gums cover so much of her teeth that they almost look like baby teeth.

Treatment recommendation
: Invisalign clear braces followed by teeth lengthening.
Treatment time: Probably 4-5 months total including the Invisalign braces.

Steve Buscemi

Poor Steve is a mess. I guess it is a good thing he is mostly only a supporting actor in comedic roles. I don't know how you ever audition for a movie with a smile like this but it works for him. Just watch some of his movies (Armageddon, Desperado, every Adam Sandler movie). His teeth look a little advanced for just veneers. Probably porcelain crowns would be needed to give him a good shape, color, etc,

Recommended Treatment
: Teeth whitening, Porcelain Crowns
Treatment Time: Less than a month

Amy Winehouse

Multiple Grammy winner Amy Winehouse is a good example of what drugs, alcohol, and neglect can do to your teeth. One is obviously missing and by the looks of the picture, the decayed tooth root is still in there. Farther back she has the same thing happening to another tooth. She looks bad but wouldn't be too incredibly difficult to get fixed up.

Treatment Recommendation: Dental implants to replace missing teeth, porcelain crowns and veneers to fix broken teeth, and...lots of counseling.

Mike Tyson

I had to put this one in here because it makes me laugh. Iron Mike Tyson was the baddest guy around when I was a kid. He knocked out everyone (except for me on the Nintendo game!) Now he is just like a circus show. Anyway, not that you would want to change anything with this smile...but if you did,crowns and veneers would be great to replace those gold crowns and also to close that huge gap between his front teeth

Treatment Recommendation: Porcelain crowns and veneers
Treatment Length: As little as 2 weeks but I'm thinking he would be one of those problem fact I don't think we'd even treat him.

So there it is. Some bad smiles and possible ways to fix them. For some others, see: Madonna, Hillary Duff (she got veneers but they look so fake), John Heder, Jewel, and many more.