This blog is dedicated to dental health and how it relates to a person's overall health. I will post articles and subjects relevant to today's most forward thinking on dental health, beauty, and comfort. Your participation and comemnts are welcomed in order to enrich the experience. Dr. Neal
Celebrities often find it necessary to improve their appearance in order to advance their career. Smile enhancements can include whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, braces and even complete smile makeovers in some cases, Since Crystal Lake Dental Associates is dedicated to helping people improve their smiles as well as their oral health, it is fitting that we point out the dramatic improvement celebrities have achieved with their own smile enhancements. Crystal Lake Dental associates did not provide any of the treatment for these celebrities, however we do provide a level of care on par with the examples shown.
William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) is an American film and stage actor and artist. He has appeared in over 120 films not including regular appearances on Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, and Entourage. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1978 for his role in The Buddy Holly Story. His high lip line makes his dental problem more noticeable. He has however undergone quite an improvement in his smile as seen in the lower photos.
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. For his work as an actor, he has received two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Clooney is noted for parlaying his celebrity into social activism and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31, 2008.George is considered one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood. He had a smile makeover in 2008. Previously his teeth were worn, and discolored.
Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and fashion designer. Stefani is the lead vocalist for the rock band No Doubt. Stefani recorded her first solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004.In 1999 Gwen had braces placed, but it did not slow her down one bit.
Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress and singer. After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, Duff gained fame for playing the title role in the Disney Channel television series Lizzie McGuire. She subsequently ventured into motion pictures and has many successful films to her credit including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.During her transition from Disney star to Hollywood actress, Hilary made a few visits to the dentist. Hilary's first trip was reportedly due to her weak teeth. "My teeth aren't the strongest, and I kept chipping them on the microphone," Duff said in 2005. "One show, I literally spit half of my two front teeth out." However, over-sized, blinding white chompers didn't fit the delicate features on her face. Hilary has since fixed her Chiclet teeth for a more natural looking smile.
Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and her starring role in the movies Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, and The Ugly Truth. She has admitted to wearing Invisalign clear braces in the months leading up to her 2007 wedding to singer Josh Kelley. And she even maintains her perfect smile with a retainer!
Keith Lionel Urban (born October 26, 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian, country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia. Urban was born in New Zealand and began his career in Brisbane having moved to Caboolture, Australia at an early age. Keith appears to have had his teeth whitened a few shades lighter, as well as had gotten veneers to fix the spacing between his teeth.
Keyshia Michelle Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American recording artist. She released her platinum selling debut album The Way It Is in June 2005, and her sophomore platinum album Just Like You in September 2007. Cole's third studio album, A Different Me was released on December 16, 2008, and is also certified platinum. In June 2008, the singer began sporting a more polished look thanks to a procedure that closed the gap between her two front teeth.
Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards; first as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role in Wall Street. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009 In his earlier acting days, Michael's two front teeth appear to be much larger than the rest of his smile. Now, the veteran actor is showing off a camera-worthy smile that is brighter and symmetrical.
Born in the Midwest.
Married with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Attended Maine West High School, Harper Jr College, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Practice in Crystal Lake, Illinois.