When you see a photo of a celeb lighting the world with dazzling smiles, you can bet your bottom dollar orthodontia had a lot to do with this marvelous effect. The whiteness, the perfection, the evenness make the teeth look far superior to anything that Mother Nature can ever create.
Understandably, everyone wants to look gorgeous, and teeth do need care, but perfection isn’t always tantamount to beauty – sometimes it’s these trifling flaws that make people unique and attractive. So, while it’s always advisable to have your teeth seen to to assure their health and the proper development of the jaws, keeping your own natural teeth may add to your charm rather than detract from it… Anyway, here are some examples of luminaries who chose to retain the chompers they were born with, judge for yourself whether they are better off smilewise.
Anna Paquin’s too-obvious gap could have been closed up long ago, but the actress doesn’t think it mars her warm smile – and even more, as noted by Winona Dimeo-Ediger at The Frisky, it creates a distinction to her mostly conventional beauty. Paquin’s first big success came with True Blood, a show that has to do with teeth, and this fact tells its own tale.
Madonna’s front gap looks a notch tidier, but not less unique, and she doesn’t set such great store on the bleach.
Woody Harrelson is a good male example of one appreciating his gap and refusing to let go of it. Charming?
Kirsten Dunst means to keep her smile intact including what she calls her “snaggle fangs” which, as she shared with UK’s Elle, give her individuality and sexiness.
Jewel is dead sure that her natural smile played a big part in her getting a movie break. The singer told the story to People about her wanting to know why she had gotten chosen for Ride With the Devil. The director replied that her “period teeth” looked perfect for the role. So, Jewel has a good reason for taking pride in her unfixed teeth!
Model Lara Stone also has her gap to thank for her popularity. The Daily Mail praised her smile that “sparked a shift” among the perfection contest.
Vanessa Paradis represents French gap-toothed charms, and her flaw has often been pointed out as one augmenting her particular willowy kind of beauty.
Seal doesn’t mind showing a gap when he smiles, and no chance he will ever want to close it up.
Lauren Hutton – when anyone feels like looking it up – may well be the first uneven-teethed model, and her impressively long modeling career is a good proof of nature over art.
Steve Buscemi has probably more reasons than other celebs to have his teeth evened out, but he is not having any. He considers his chompers to be a career propeller. The Hollywood Reporter quoted Buscemi saying that he told his dentists he wouldn’t work once his teeth had been fixed!