Faith Hill showed up at the Grammy Awards last night looking glowy and gorgeous as usual, but she was rocking one unexpected accessory: braces! Yep, the stunning country diva has joined a growing roster of celebrity metal mouths. Click through to check out 11 other stars who aren’t too proud to show off their brace faces…
Asia is kind of notorious for its long-standing monopoly on bizarre “trends,” from bagel heads and tentacle porn to ANIMATRONIC CAT EAR HEADBANDS THAT MOVE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS. Sorry, I am a little stoked on that one (see also: cat cafes). So, as mind-bendingly strange as many of them are (so, so, so strange), I can’t say I’m ever shocked to hear that something new and batshit crazy is going on in Asia. And yet! Young people (I’m 80 years old) in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia are getting into fashion braces. Like, for your teeth. Listen, it physically pains me to admit this, but I, too, wanted braces as a child. What the fuck, former self? I thought they were cool! Metal in your mouth! What isn’t cool about that? Keep reading »
I was born with a giant, gaping hole in the roof of my mouth. Also known as a cleft palate, the cave within my lips has been through a 20-year nightmare from which I recently awoke. A rather rare occurrence, I was born with a cleft palate, but not a cleft lip.
My cleft palate surgery was performed when I was two-years-old. The opening was closed, but the odyssey was only beginning. A couple of years later, I had another surgery to have little tubes implanted into my ears, called ear tubes, to help me hear better. My cleft palate would cause many earaches and a mild loss of hearing, so these tubes, protected from the water with custom-made, hot pink earplugs, were crucial. Later on in life, I would have these tubes ripped out of my ears while wide-awake, resulting in one of the two most painful experiences of my life. The doctor told me I could punch him after he was finished, and I took him up on the offer as I was screaming bloody murder. Keep reading »
I know I am gonna get rotten tomatoes thrown at me for saying this, but I actually wanted braces when I was younger. Although I am technically gap-toothed, I wasn’t gap-toothed enough to justify a wire grill. My parents told me I was lucky, but I was so jealous of my peers’ mouths full of rubber bands so stylishly color-coordinated for every holiday. Gwyneth Paltrow, no doubt, was one of those high schoolers with an enviable metal mouth. She doesn’t seem the least bit self-conscious about her braces in this picture. She’s working them. [This photo is officially the 8th thing I like about GP. Previously, there were only 7. – Editor] Click through to see some celebrities with brace faces. Warning: you may have a sudden urge to go to the orthodontist — or maybe you’d rather embrace that snaggle tooth. [Huffington Post]
“I wear braces. Look how crooked my bottom teeth were, and I never even knew … I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup when I was young. I would melt crayons and try to put them on my lips, and I would use watercolor for eye shadow.”
—Eva Longoria confesses in the new issue of In Style that she recently got braces. But I’m more interested in how creative she got in making up her face as a kid. Isn’t that the same thing they do in jail? Regardless, I like Eva sans makeup best. [InStyle] Keep reading »
Behold, an image of Katy Perry from the set of her new music video, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F).” Wow, that is some serious hardware on her teeth. Good for her for joining the ranks of celebrity brace faces. I love that she opted for the colored bands to match her earrings. [Oh No They Didn’t] Keep reading »