Nobody understands the importance of a great set of teeth and a dazzling smile more than the men and women of Hollywood. Having an alluring smile can be the deciding factor between booking a job or leaving the audition empty handed. Although the world of acting requires a vast range of looks, from the slightly odd and immensely overweight to the cookie-cutter beauties with perfect-charming smiles, a good set of teeth is an asset in the entertainment world.

Many of the “rich and famous” have turned to cosmetic dentistry to help further their careers. The leading ladies and gentlemen of our dearest rom-coms are supposed to make us swoon when they flash their pearly whites, but some of them (and many of us) are not born with that kind of natural-dental beauty. Not to fret, the advances in the dental world today can take a mediocre set of chompers and turn them into a spotlight-worthy grill.

Here are a few of the A-listers in Hollywood that have made the plunge in cosmetic dentistry, and have been reaping the benefits ever since:

Jim Carrey

When Jim Carrey was young he chipped his front tooth. He had it fixed with a cap, but for the role of Lloyd Christmas in “Dumb & Dumber,” he removed the cap to add to the appeal of his character.

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With the help of cosmetic dentistry, Jim now sports a smile that fans go crazy for. His bright and dazzling grin is something that has helped launch his career from “funny man” to “leading love interest:”

Jim Carrey fans are grateful for the humor and charm that he brings to this world. A life without smiling and laughter can be grim indeed.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has been gracing the world with his onscreen presence for years, but his heartwarming smile wasn’t always perfect. Studies have shown that people are more attracted to faces that are symmetrical. Tom’s teeth didn’t start out that way:

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With the help of braces, Tom Cruise took his already engaging smile to a new level:

Even though he has already had a full and successful career, the understanding of the power of a great smile was not lost on this Top Gun.

Zac Efron

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Teenagers and adults alike swoon over this baby faced heartthrob, but before he was making ladies (and men) around the world blush, he was turning to dental procedures to take what was already adorable to a level of smoking hot. His perfect smile helps him land many of his roles and has advanced his career immensely.

Ben Affleck

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Back in his days at Harvard, Ben was just one of the guys. Smart, funny, and ready to make the career switch to Hollywood. But before his Oscar winning days, he was gifted with a smile that wasn’t ready to make the switch with him. With the help of cosmetic dentistry, Ben Affleck went from playing the goofy sidekick to the sexy leading man.

Nicholas Cage

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Nicholas Cage is a legend in the Hollywood world, but before he won his Academy Award for “Leaving Las Vegas” in 1995, he was working with a set of teeth that were holding him back in his career. Through the power of cosmetic dentistry, he was able to turn his smile into something he was proud to show, on and off the silver screen.

These 5 men radically changed their careers by turning to cosmetic dentistry, but you don’t have to be a Hollywood star to want to have a stunning smile. Smiling affects all aspects of our lives, from our overall well being to the success we find within our careers. If you are thinking about taking your pearly whites to a new level, we can help. Contact our office today and start reaping the benefits of a perfect smile.