Tom Cruise was conscious about his bad teeth

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Tom Cruise’s may be the epitome of the Hollywood smile, but the star’s teeth have not always been perfect.

In fact, Cruise was once so conscious of his chops that he refused to have his photo taken, according to his once co-star Patrick Swayze . The pair starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Outsiders in 1983, Sky News reported, when they were both still unknown actors.

Swayze’s memoirs were published just a few months after the Dirty Dancing star died of pancreatic cancer and reveal that Cruise was so uncomfortable with the state of his teeth that he declined invitations to appear in magazine shoots.

Of course, his shyness dwindled with success. Top Gun catapulted Cruise into Hollywood’s elite and made him into a worldwide heartthrob. With extra incentive and plenty of cash, the star invested in a glamorous set of pearly whites, which he still confidently sports today.

But even teeth as good as that require their fair share of maintenance. In 2002, Tom Cruise’s publicist silenced rumours by confirming that the actor had indeed been making extra trips to the dentist, according to People.

“Yes, Tom Cruise has braces — I don’t know what else to say,” Pat Kingsley told Reuters. The braces were due to stay on for “year or so . . . He’ll take them off for movies. To him, it’s no big deal.“

The Mission Impossible star had apparently embarked upon the treatment after a trip to the orthodontist with one of his children revealed that the then 39-year-old’s teeth were out of allignment. Cruise reportedly wore see-through braces with only the single wire strung over his upper teeth clearly visible. He showed off his fantastic new smile at the premier of The Last Samurai in 2003.

Another celebrity who has invested in getting her teeth fixed is actress Demi Moore

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5 thoughts on “Tom Cruise was conscious about his bad teeth

  1. He’s teeth are much better than mine or most of normal falks outthere. He has a invisalign . I’ve got justa mouth piece that use for the Teeth griding!! lol Besides, If he commit to spending bit of his money He can repelace all of his teeth to the Zirconium dioxide bolt teeth implants stead of titanium bolts!!!! Which there is no way in hell guy like me can afford or put on the card!!!

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  3. Tom Cruise had his teeth featured in a dental magazine many years ago. If my memory serves me correctly he had a missing upper left bicuspid, which caused his front teeth to shift over to the affected side.

    There is also at least one front tooth with a root canal that he stated allows him to pull the post out when he wishes. His smile is a featured topic of the book ‘Confessions of a Former Cosmetic Dentist’.

  4. I think his dentist is very good, seeing how perfect his teeth were done. I can tell that Tom was a little bit shy about his teeth when I first saw him in a show in Las Vegas a few years back. It’s amazing how dentists are able to boost one’s confidence and change their lives.

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