With a perfect smile becoming an increasingly sought after accessory, it’s perhaps not surprising that more and more adults are turning to cosmetic dental treatments like lingual braces to try and achieve a straight, white, and healthy smile.
Although the perceptions and stereotypes that go hand in hand with orthodontic treatment have changed massively over recent years, many adults turn to invisible braces to try and keep the impact that their appliance has on their overall appearance to a minimum.
Lingual braces offer the perfect solution – allowing adults to improve their smiles without the need for any noticeable orthodontic appliances. So it’s perhaps not surprising that more and more celebrities are turning to this discreet treatment to perfect their smiles.
So what makes lingual braces so discreet?
The wires are positioned along the back of the teeth, making them practically undetectable in your mouth, taking away a lot of the stigma of orthodontic treatment.
Which celebrities have worn lingual braces?
The discreet and undetectable nature of lingual braces makes them incredibly popular for people in the celebrity spotlight – allowing their attempts to perfect their smiles to go largely unnoticed.
Some of the high profile names to call upon this treatment include:
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – In 2009, a cunning aerial shot brought Prince William’s lingual brace to the world’s attention. But, what many people didn’t realise was that he had actually already been wearing the brace for a number of years. As one of the most photographed people on the planet, William’s ability to keep his lingual braces hidden for so long really is testament to their discretion.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge – Despite the huge amount of media scrutiny surrounding Kate Middleton, she successfully managed to hide the fact that she was wearing braces behind her teeth. In fact, it only came out in the lead up to the Royal wedding when it was leaked to the press!
Myleene Klass – Another celeb in the spotlight, Myleene Klass owes her perfect smile to adult lingual braces. Despite being frequently photographed, Myleene’s treatment was not noticed until she decided to open her mouth as wide as possible to an event photographer in a deliberate move to show them off!
Of course, there are most likely to be many more celebrities out there who have reaped the benefits of lingual braces. However, by their very nature, unless they decide to tell us all about their dental treatment, we’ll probably never know!