Smile Makeover 1 - Cristiano Ronaldo

There are very few people born with the perfect smile, even in Hollywood (maybe especially there).

If you’ve ever looked at celebrities and felt envious of their smiles, you can take comfort in knowing that many of them weren’t born with bright, straight, flawless teeth. In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how many movie stars, singers and other celebrities have had cosmetic dentistry done over the years.

Celebrities are human just like everybody else. When they want to improve their smile, they need to see a dentist. From minor gaps and chips to more noticeable work like full veneers and dentures, famous people have done what was necessary to achieve a smile they’re happy to share with the world. We will go through a number of celebrity before and after makeovers to show you how much dentistry played in helping them become the swans they are today.

We will analyse the pictures and highlight what they had done, how long it likely took, how much they paid. 

We will attempt to explain and demystify the treatments along the way and we will also outline how much a similar course of work would cost with Mint Dental.

People these days, perhaps inspired by aforementioned sparkling celebrity smiles beaming at us everywhere, have become less tolerant of chipped choppers, wandering bicuspids and seemingly any degree of dental discoloration. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a new smile, take a look at the series of blog entries we will do over the next few weeks and hopefully get some ideas and see just how much a little cosmetic dentistry can do.

Estimated Cost €15,000.

Cristiano was an average teenager and needed braces to correct irregular spacing and teeth that were out of alignment. When he was 18 years old, and just starting his professional career with Manchester United in England, Ronaldo wore ceramic braces (harder to see than metal ones) to correct his teeth. In a relatively short time, his smile was completely transformed. 

On the right upper next to the canine and central incisor, it looks like space was opened up for a lateral incisor tooth.  Whether that tooth was a real tooth (meaning it was hidden behind those front teeth) or fake tooth(meaning he was born without that tooth is unknown).  The incidence of missing upper lateral incisors is 1-2% and accounts for 20% of all missing teeth. It's likely that he had an implant after the space was created.


It also looks like he had Gum Surgery done to lengthen his teeth and reposition and even up the gum line before the veneers were placed.

Since then, he has reportedly had veneers fitted to ensure his teeth retain their smooth appearance. Patients can reap the benefits of having veneers added for up to 20 years.

He also has undergone a course of Cosmetic Teeth Whitening and the result is really good.

We think his teeth look great and he has a really natural smile. His teeth are a lovely colour white without being overly white and false looking.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are the treatment of choice for many sports stars and celebrities as they are less noticeable than traditional all metal braces.  They work similarly, exerting a gentle force that slowly moves the teeth into better positions. 

They are less obvious because instead of having brackets made of metal, this style of braces uses a high-tech ceramic material to attach the archwire to the teeth. The brackets blend right in with the natural shade of the tooth, so all you can see from a distance is the thin metal wire. That makes them a great orthodontic option for image-conscious celebs (like Tom Cruise and Faith Hill, who both wore them) — as well as anyone who may be concerned that traditional metal braces don’t fit in with their “look”.

Gum Surgery 

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile. We may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.


Dental implants are small screws designed to replace the root of a tooth and restore the physical appearance and the chewing function of patients with partial or full tooth loss. Dental implants are intended for use in either the upper and/or the lower jaw to support prosthetic devices, such as artificial teeth. By integrating with the jaw, they enable restorations that range from replacement of one single tooth to an entire arch of bridgework, or as stabilizing elements for over-denture applications.
Most dental implants are manufactured from titanium, which is both biocompatible ( suitable to bond with human tissue) and strong.


Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain bonded firmly to your teeth to recreate the natural shade and shape of your original teeth. In cases of severe discolorations, fractures or tooth wear, veneers are very effective in restoring the original look of your teeth.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

Treatment from Mint Dental & Specialist Partners

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