3 of the Best Braces Moments in Pop Culture

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — isaakyelizar @ 7:06 am
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Over the years, braces have gotten a pretty bad reputation in pop culture. All too often they’re associated with awkward teenage years, but the truth is that they can open the door to a beautiful new smile. People with braces are trying to reach their best selves, and that’s something that should be celebrated.

To change the narrative, here are a few of the best braces moments in pop culture that show how beautiful they can be.

Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi Ad

In this classic 90s Pepsi ad, a young girl is nervously waiting for her date, looking in the mirror at her braces and not liking what she sees. But after cracking open a Pepsi, she opens the door, smiles, and transforms into model Cindy Crawford!

While it’s certainly not recommended to drink soda with your braces, this ad makes a good point. If you love yourself and your braces, other people will be able to see just how beautiful you are.

Donald Faison as Murray from Clueless

Clueless epitomizes everything that was 90s chic, telling the story of high schoolers in the suburbs of Beverley Hills. Donald Faison plays Murray, a confident brace-faced high schooler who didn’t let orthodontic care get in the way of his style.

If you want braces, you don’t have to give up on fashion—as Murray shows, you can use them as a brand-new form of self-expression!

Faith Hill at the 2013 Grammy Awards

Like many adults, Faith Hill had braces as a kid but neglected to wear her retainer. As a result, she saw her teeth start to come out of alignment.

When her kids needed braces, she decided that she would get some herself. This led to her making a huge impression at the 2013 Grammys, walking the red carpet with a set of shiny new braces.

As you can see, braces aren’t something to dread—they can be something worth taking pride in!

About the Author

Dr. Isaak Yelizar was always insecure about his teeth as a child, and it wasn’t until he got braces when he was 13 that he saw what a difference beautiful teeth can make. Today, he feels enormous pride in being able to offer that sort of confidence to his patients. Dr. Yelizar received his degree from the New York University College of Dentistry, where he was in the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He completed his orthodontic residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

If you have any questions about how braces can change your life, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (929) 229-1009.

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