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5 of the Most Iconic Movie and TV Characters with Braces!

December 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nancy @ 11:14 pm

Not all of us naturally developed a perfectly straight smile. By beginning your orthodontic journey now, you will be showing off a beautiful straight smile before you know it. If you are one of the millions of people who are getting braces this year, you aren’t alone. Some of your favorite movie and TV characters have gone through the exact same process. Here are some of the most iconic characters out there with braces.

Mike Wazowski – Monsters University

We all know the fun-loving, one-eyed green monster from “Monsters, Inc” and later “Monsters University.” While Mike was at Monsters University, he had already completed his orthodontic treatment. He even wears his retainer to keep his teeth from shifting back to their original locations. Now you know how he ended up with a perfectly aligned smile!

Chuckie Finster – Rugrats

You remember Rugrats, but do you remember the sequel, “All Grown Up.” Tommy Pickle’s best friend, Chuckie Finster, has reached the age where he needs braces. In his younger days, he was known for his crazy red hair and buck teeth, but in the future, he will be able to show off a straighter smile without an overbite!

Eliza Thornberry – The Wild Thornberrys

Eliza is the primary character from the show, “The Wild Thornberrys.” You may remember her long red hair and ability to talk to animals, but did you know that she also had braces? While she spends her time using her superpower to save animals, she is also working towards a straighter smile.

Lisa Simpson – The Simpsons

In the episode, “Last Exit to Springfield,” Lisa wears a headgear attached to her braces. During this 1993 episode, Mr. Burns is trying to eliminate the workers’ dental plan just as the Simpsons learn that Lisa needs braces. Homer ends up becoming the head of the union and organizes a strike to keep their dental insurance.

Murray – Clueless

Do you remember Murray from Clueless? He is one of the main characters in the movie as Dionne’s boyfriend. One of the great things about Murray is the fact that braces don’t get in the way of his style! He flashes them proudly throughout the movie and continues to be a cool guy!

There are numerous lovable characters out there who sport braces. They are the perfect reminder that you aren’t alone in your orthodontic treatment!

About the Author

Dr. Frances Hamman is an experienced orthodontist who has been working in the field for over three decades! She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University and received her degree in orthodontics from Case Western Reserve University. She’s been recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine and the Washington Consumers Checkbook magazine as one of “Washington’s Top Orthodontists.” To learn more about braces or to schedule a consultation at her office in Ripon, visit her website or call (920) 748-7130.

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