Most kids understand that they need braces, but they don't want them. For many, they see braces as an ugly addition to their already-complicated teen life. However, some of them may be able to be persuaded when they find out that some of their favorite celebrities have actually had their own set of braces at some point in their lives (as a child or an adult) and have survived to tell about it.
1. Country Music Star Faith Hill
Apparently, Faith Hill had braces when she was a child. Unfortunately, she did not wear her retainer as her orthodontist instructed. This led to her needing braces later in life. For Faith, she chose to go with clear braces, which are far less noticeable than traditional braces. She was never afraid to show them off as one of her main accessories, as she rocked them well at the Grammys in 2013.
2. Child Star Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning is a very prominent young actress, who has starred in various movies like The Secret Life of Bees and part of the Twilight franchise. She's also sported braces before. This post shows the transformation from when she wore braces to when she had them taken off. For some kids, the improvement in her smile may be just enough to get them to give it a try without much complaining.
3. Pop Rocker Icon Gwen Stefani
The former No Doubt lead singer and now coach on The Voice, Gwen Stefani has come a long way over the years. This includes adult braces. Apparently, she was never able to afford braces as a child. As a result, she told her herself that if she ever got rich that the first thing she would do would get braces – and she did! Now, she has a beautiful smile to flaunt.
4. Reality Star Khloe Kardashian
Although she was 28 when she got them, Khloe Kardashian has had braces. Likely in order to keep up appearances, she opted for Invisalign, which are clear aligners that fit over the teeth and help straighten them.
Braces come in various forms, as the traditional square pieces of metal are no longer the only option available. Take your child to the orthodontist to discuss what potential types of braces are available. The same assortment of orthodontic options are available to most adults who would like to consider improving their smiles before it is too late.