Society takes its cues from celebrities. The Jennifer Anistons and George Clooneys of the world set the style standards, from haircuts to clothes to, yes, teeth. Here is a round-up of the celebs who’ve opted for cosmetic dentistry, and those who steadfastly refuse to alter their smiles in any way, shape, or form. If you’re going to follow a celebrity trend, improving your own smile is wise choice.

Altered Celeb Smiles

Whether it was for a movie role or just to make sure they stay employable, the following celebs have changed their smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry, most likely through porcelain veneers, but dental bridges and crowns as well as dental implants and teeth whitening are not to be ruled out.

Miley Cyrus

The singer and actress had a very gummy grin but now has less-prominent front teeth and straighter teeth overall. Good thing too since she’s drawing so much attention to her mouth lately by sticking out her tongue.

Ben Affleck

One of the most noticeable celeb smile changes is in Ben Affleck. There is a drastic change between his gapped, small teeth in Good Will Hunting to his white, perfect smile in Armageddon. In fact, it’s rumored that Armageddon director Michael Bay requested the star see a cosmetic dentist before filming the movie.

Matthew Lewis

Pudgy, awkward, and sporting incredibly bad teeth, Matthew Lewis spent a decade as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movie franchise. He was actually contractually obligated not to undergo cosmetic dentistry during filming. But look at him now!

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones’ movie star status went up tenfold after her cosmetic dentistry. That megawatt smile was highlighted by some serious red lipstick in her memorable Oscar-winning turn in Chicago.

Other notable celeb smile changes for the better: Nicolas Cage, Cheryl Cole, Demi Moore, Victoria Beckham, David Bowie, 50 Cent, and Tom Cruise.

Less-Than-Perfect Celeb Smiles

Some celebrities make a point of refusing to get any sort of work done on their teeth. To each their own, but you have to wonder: Aren’t these people tired of being on every list of “Celebs with Bad Teeth”?


The singer/actress proudly displays her one snaggle tooth. She created some buzz recently when she was spotted with a picture-perfect smile, only to reveal that she was wearing a prosthetic for a movie role.

Steve Buscemi

The Boardwalk Empire star has famously said that if he fixes his teeth he’ll never work again.

Vanessa Paradis

The French model and former love of Johnny Depp is recognizable for her incredibly gap-toothed smile.

Anna Paquin

The True Blood star has never felt pressured to alter the gap between her front teeth.

The bottom line is this: You don’t have to be a movie star to get a five-star smile. Cosmetic dentistry is accessible to everyone. Contact Sherman Oaks Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Harold Perlaza to discuss porcelain veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, or other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

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