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Brace Yourself

7 celebs who faced the horror of adult braces

Niall Horan just got his off!

YESTERDAY WAS A big day for young Niall Horan.  It was the day he got his braces off.

He’d been wearing them since December 2011, so he was suitably excited to say goodbye.


He even shared a before and after shot with us after the big event.

Look at the fluffy little hairs on his chin!  Bless his cotton socks. Twitter/NiallOfficial

We can understand his excitement, it’s not fun wearing braces and probably made a lot worse when you’re super famous and have people taking photos of you all the time.

Niall’s not the only celeb who’s turned to orthodontics during their career though.

Let’s take a moment to remember all these poor souls who had a mouth full of metal while the photographers were going crazy for them.

Delta Goodrem


The former Neighbours star and fianceé of Brian McFadden got braces in 2004.  Unusually, her braces’ purpose were apparently to prevent her teeth from moving during her treatment for cancer.

Gwen Stefani


Apparently Gwen’s braces were the first thing she bought once No Doubt made a bit of money.

She told Harper’s Bazaar, ‘I always told myself when I got rich, that’s the first thing I’d do.’

Nicholas Cage


Nic got braces at age 39 to sort out his lower teeth.

Tom Cruise

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Apparently Tom’s issue was a crossbite.  He got it sorted in 2002, tg (as your mother might say).

Faye Dunaway

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The legendary actress followed in Tom’s footsteps when she was in her 60s.

She said, “You just sort of let your teeth go for a while. But it’s time to have something done. Tom Cruise has them now so I’m right in style.”

Faith Hill

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Country star Faith Hill is wearing braces at the moment, she recently tweeted, ‘Wear your braces proudly.’

Yeehaw Faith!


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Estelle got braces in 2008 but was able to get rid of them after a year.

Good thing too, because they’re mad for the straight teeth in America and that’s where she seems to spend her time these days.

Maybe she’s looking for an American Boy. (GET IT?  SEE WHAT WE DID THERE?)

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