People have different reasons for getting braces. Some get them to correct overbites and underbites. Others get braces to correct jaw position and other disorders of the jaw joints. There are also people who get braces to improve their orofacial appearance.
Getting braces can feel uncomfortable. As the interconnecting wires of the braces are tightened, a mild pressure gets applied on the bands or brackets to shift the jaws or teeth into the correct position. However, even though the process takes time and causes discomfort, most people still find those inconveniences worth it.
If you’re finding that hard to believe, check out these 75 photos of dental brace transformation.
1. After two years
Spending two years wearing those braces is nothing compared to all those years he had his crooked teeth. You can see that sense of relief in the way he smiles now. He looks seriously happier.
When you go through a dental transformation, your teeth aren’t the only ones that’ll experience change. You’ll get an instant boost in confidence. This woman’s case is one great example.
Her crooked teeth didn’t stop her from showing her bubbly personality. With her teeth fixed, this woman has more reason to smile and charm people.
4. Then vs now
Although the snaggle teeth look nice on her, she looks way prettier without them. It’s like she became a totally different person without those irregularly projecting teeth.
5. A life goal
His single mother couldn’t afford to get him braces when he was still young. When he finally got a job and insurance, he got his teeth fixed and crossed out one of his life goals.
6. In just 6 months
This transformation didn’t even take a year. He got his dream teeth in just six months. That’s quite fast, right?
7. Just beautiful
She’s already beautiful before she got the braces. Now, she looks prettier with that smile. It’s no wonder why this woman felt thankful for braces!
8. A big change
In 16 months, this guy experienced a massive change in the way he looks. As part of the process, he also decided to get a hair cut.
9. Just thankful
It’s hard not to feel thankful when you finally get to take off your braces. It’s the day where you can finally smile without crooked teeth or metal wires on your mouth.
10. A reason to smile
It must have been hard to do public speaking when you’re wearing braces. However, if you compare it with the confidence issues he struggled with before his dental transformation, it’s nothing. He’ll be able to enjoy his perfect smile for a lifetime.
11. A long process
For this guy, the process of getting his perfect smile wasn’t easy. He had to wear his braces for 3 years. Now that they’re gone, he can finally smile with more confidence.
12. Worth it
This woman didn’t get her perfect smile that easy. Apart from the dental braces she had to wear for 4 years, she also had to undergo surgeries. Well, nothing worth having comes easy, right?
13. A stunner
She looked cute with that gap between her teeth and her braces. After they’re gone, no one can deny how stunning she looks.
14. Amazing transformation
Getting her teeth fixed helped her to grow up as a confident woman. It’s really amazing how changing one’s smile can transform a person.
A lot of people consider getting braces and jaw surgery as scary. This woman posted her picture to give anyone in need of those treatments a bit of encouragement.
16. After 2.5 years
This guy paid his dental work from his own pocket. For sure, there’s no way he’d be letting everything go to waste.
17. The special smile
This guy’s smile is super special. After braces and jaw surgery, he was finally able to show off his new smile.
18. What a difference!
This little guy looks handsome with that smile. It won’t be long before he starts impressing girls with it.
19. Amazing work
The 13-month long process of transforming this girl’s smile wasn’t easy. You see, before she was able to get that perfect smile, she also had to do mechanical bite expansion and veneers.
20. Before and after
It looks like there are two different women in this photo. The one on the left looks like an unsure woman while the one on the right is full of confidence.
21. Very pretty
The sweet little girl on the left turned out to be a really fine lady. Her hair and smile suit her really well.
22. Puberty and braces
Puberty is a complicated phase for most kids. The same goes for dental braces. It’s a good thing everything went well for this young lady.
23. 2016 vs 1994
He grew up to be a fine-looking man. The way his teeth changed from 1994 surely helped a lot. He looks more confident now, too.
24. The difference
There’s a 2 year and 10 month difference between these photos. For such a short time, the guy was able to achieve a massive improvement in his smile and overall look.
25. This glow up
As a kid, she didn’t look that bad with those teeth. In fact, she looked cute. However, as a grown woman, she needed the change and it definitely worked for her. She has one of the most gorgeous smiles on this list.
When this woman knocked on her grandparents’ neighbor’s door, they had a hard time recognizing her. Well, you really can’t blame them. She looked different after losing weight and the braces.
27. 8 years of treatment
It took 8 years of treatment before this woman finally fell in love with her smile. Through those years, she had 10 teeth pulled, a surgery, and 2 rounds of braces.
28. A throwback photo
When this woman posted a throwback photo, she didn’t just show her weight loss transformation. She also showed off her orthodontist’s great work.
29. The whole face
This woman had the option of posting a photo of just her smile- just like what she did on the left photo. However, since she was feeling a bit more confident with her teeth, she decided to post a photo of her entire face. Good for her!
30. Finally free
Getting your braces removed is like achieving freedom. Finally, you’ll be able to smile without feeling extremely conscious of how you look.
31. Simple but better
With her smile, she won’t need to wear bold eyeshadow colors anymore. She already looks gorgeous with just her smile.
32. No more braces and glasses
She’s no longer wearing her glasses and her smile looks better. The way she did her eyebrows is a tell-tale sign, too. Clearly, she’s all grown up now.
33. That gap
For others, that gap between her teeth made her look cute. However, for her, it isn’t that great. Thankfully, braces were invented to fix this kind of issue.
She’s feeling thankful for her braces. Unfortunately, the same thing can’t be said about the color. She’s having a hard time understanding why she chose it back then.
35. Getting braces
Her age didn’t stop her from achieving that perfect smile. This proves that you can still get your teeth fixed even when you’re older. Well, you’d have to see your dentist and orthodontist for that just to be sure.
This woman’s transformation is nothing short of amusing. She’s owing it to puberty, hair dye, makeup, braces, and growing.
37. Farewell, braces.
Although she’s feeling quite thankful for her braces, she doesn’t want to see them again. Most people who wore them would find this woman’s sentiment relatable.
38. Her level of confidence
She’s proud to show off her teeth and smile not because they look good. She’s showing them off because she’s feeling more confident about herself now.
39. Day 1 vs day 25
It hasn’t been a month yet but this woman’s smile has already changed. It’s hard not to feel excited about the end result.
She has endured years of wearing braces. It’s no wonder why she’s feeling thankful and super appreciative of everything she went through just to get that perfect smile.