Tom Cruise’s dashing smile today wasn’t always that perfect. If you think the Mission Impossible star was born with perfect teeth, think again. Tom Cruise used to have a chipped front tooth during the early part of his career, and then later had to get braces for tooth misalignment issues. Today, there is no denying that Tom Cruise’s smile is as great-looking as we have always remembered him to be. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, Tom Cruise’s tooth flaws and imperfections were corrected, so he can smile up to movie star standards.
How Did Tom Cruise Correct his Chipped Tooth?
As we are not related to Tom Cruise and his dentist, our guess is that the star had porcelain veneers placed over his chipped tooth. A veneer is an ultra thin, tooth-colored shell that mimics the natural look of the teeth. Before-and-after photos of the star reveal a remarkable difference between his previous set of teeth and his teeth today. His chipped tooth is now gone and his other teeth appear to have been reshaped as well. As porcelain veneers have the ability to reshape a tooth and mask its imperfections, we’ve made an educated guess that Tom’s gorgeous smile today is a result of porcelain veneers.
Veneers can be designed to either replicate the look of your natural teeth or enhance them further. It is bonded over the visible side of the tooth, to cover flaws like chips, cracks and discoloration. Veneers can also be used to lengthen, shorten or widen a tooth; thus, addressing teeth that are gapped, misaligned and badly misshapen. Like Tom Cruise, porcelain veneers can also help you achieve gorgeous, picture-perfect teeth.
Tom Cruise Had Ceramic, Tooth Colored Braces at the Age of 40
Tom Cruise shocked his fans when he attended his “Minority Report” premiere in 2002, with braces on his teeth. Obviously, Tom needed to address bite and tooth misalignment problems. He even donned a wide smile to flaunt the braces on his teeth.
How was Tom able to do it with confidence? The answer lies in invisible orthodontics. Contemporary orthodontic treatments like Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles can help you achieve straight teeth invisibly.
Invisalign involves the use of removable, plastic aligners that are completely transparent. This treatment is perfect for individuals who want to maintain their professional image during the treatment. Since Invisalign aligners are clear and removable, this straightening technique is just perfect for models, Hollywood celebrities, and self-conscious teenagers among others.
6 Month Smiles, on the other hand, is perfect for those who are in a hurry to get their teeth straightened, and want it done discreetly. This treatment involves the use of tooth colored brackets and wires to straighten the teeth. What’s great about this treatment is that the entire process can be accomplished in 6 months. If you want to unleash that movie star look in you, try the 6 Month Smiles therapy too!
Visit Forest North Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments in Lake Forest, IL
Dr. Rich Rosenblatt would be happy to discuss cosmetic dentistry with you. He is a competent, experienced cosmetic dentist who specializes in teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, Invisalign and the 6 Month Smiles therapy. Be like Tom Cruise and millions of people around the world whose smiles have improved with cosmetic dentistry. Call (847) 234-4405 to schedule your appointment, or request an appointment online.
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