Many people find gaps in their teeth unappealing. A gap, especially between the two front teeth, is common and usually caused by having a larger jaw compared to the size of your teeth. Gap teeth are medically known as ‘diastema’. Many dentists, such as the Liverpool Smile Studio, may fix this by applying an orthodontic appliance or filling in the area using porcelain veneers.
There are those who choose to keep their gap smiles. In fact, some celebrities even made them part of their iconic look. Some say it makes their faces stand out.
Here are some of the most famous gap-toothed smiles:
1. Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin’s trademark look showcases her gap-toothed grin and her petite figure. She is best known for her role in the supernatural television show ‘True Blood’, where she plays the lead. She also appeared as Rogue in several of the X-men films distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.
Beloved English comedian and character actor Terry-Thomas is perhaps the first to popularise the gap. The man died 26 years ago, but his contribution to cinema and the arts is so enduring that it earned him the title ‘the last of the great gentlemen of the cinema’. Thomas has an iconic 8.55 mm tooth gap that is still referenced in pop culture.
London-born and bred singer-songwriter Seal is famous for his Grammy Award-winning music and unique look. His scarred face, gap teeth smile and clean shaven head make him recognisable just about anywhere in the world.
4. Elton John
Another English singer-songwriter, Elton John is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 300 million records to date. His signature look of sunglasses, a suit and a gap-toothed smile makes him memorable in the eyes of the public.
Madonna is a living legend in the world of pop music, crowned as the Queen of Pop. She is a major influence to hundreds of other artists. Madonna’s smile only adds to her beauty and enduring appeal.
Though having a diastema may seem like a flaw to some people, others have made it work for them. As these celebrities prove, it can be a unique and intriguing look.