One Direction for Straighter Teeth: Niall Horan’s Braces

Teenage girls all around the world know him as one-fifth of the world’s biggest boyband, but One Direction crooner Niall Horan is also a great example of work from a cosmetic dentist!

The Irish star and X Factor UK alumnus completed his treatment of dental braces earlier this year, celebrating the occasion with a tweet to his adoring fans in April and posting before and after shots of his pearly whites.

Prior to the treatment, Niall’s teeth were noticeably crooked and more dull, but with some professional whitening and dental braces his smile has seen some dramatic improvements.

The ‘what makes you beautiful’ singer now flaunts a set of perfectly straight teeth with a visibly brighter sheen. While he may be sporting a braces-free grin now, his pre-treatment smile will be immortalised forever in his wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s!

Niall wore clear braces to get his Hollywood-worthy grin, but you can get the effects of invisible braces yourself with Invisalign.

This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment uses custom-made trays of clear aligners that are fitted specifically for you by your dentist.

Each set of aligners is exchanged for the next in the series every two weeks, and treatment typically takes between nine and 15 months to complete.

Many people prefer Invisalign to traditional braces as they are clear and almost completely undetectable once worn on the teeth, yet they work in a similar fashion by gradually moving teeth around.

Another great advantage of Invisalign is that you can take the trays out whenever you want, so you can still be comfortable when eating tricky foods such as corn, popcorn or apples.

Niall Horan’s smile is a great example of the effects of dental braces – to find out whether this type of treatment would be suitable for you, talk to your cosmetic dentist.