Hollywood smile, a grin from ear to ear, a row of pearly whites - a beautiful smile is what all of us would like to have. Showing your ivories, after all, is proven to reduce stress, create more positive emotions, and not to mention, charms everyone around you.

But what if you weren't born with the perfect set of chompers? Thankfully, these days, oral medicine is advanced enough to offer a solution to the physical problems the crooked teeth present and bring back the confidence to smile as you please. Sure, getting braces on is not a very pleasurable experience, and there is some measure of pain involved, but the resulting perfect teeth are more than an excellent reward.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of before-and-after comparison shots of these incredible transformations achieved by wearing orthodontic braces and, in some cases, even dental surgeries. So scroll down to check our list of ugly ducklings turned swans below!

#1

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Me Growing Up. When I Got Insurance Though Work I Got Some Finally. Life Goal Complete

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Me Growing Up. When I Got Insurance Though Work I Got Some Finally. Life Goal Complete

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is rather sad from a societal point of view. Just imagine how much suffering and even money could have safed when fixing this during childhood...

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#2

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Us Growing Up. So When I Got A Job, I Saved And Paid For Them Myself. Most Fulfilling Decision I've Ever Made

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Us Growing Up. So When I Got A Job, I Saved And Paid For Them Myself. Most Fulfilling Decision I've Ever Made

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#3

Smile Transformation

Smile Transformation

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Holly Hofmann
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually like gaps in teeth, I have a smaller one and have always been pushed by my dentists to fix it.

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#5

Amazing Transformation

Amazing Transformation

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#6

Never Underestimate The Power Of Braces

Never Underestimate The Power Of Braces

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#7

Got My Braces Off Yesterday, Here's Before, During And After

Got My Braces Off Yesterday, Here's Before, During And After

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Just a Purpler
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did they even get the braces on those bottom teeth?

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#8

After Almost Two Years, I Just Got My Braces Off

After Almost Two Years, I Just Got My Braces Off

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Faced Ventura
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really love his smile. He looks very happy :D

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#9

Amazing Smile Transformation!

Amazing Smile Transformation!

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Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful smile & those eyes reflect your new found confidence!!

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#10

Showing Off The New Smile

Showing Off The New Smile

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#11

4 Years Difference Amen For Braces

4 Years Difference Amen For Braces

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#12

After 2 Sets Of 25 Months, 12 Teeth Pulled, & Wisdom Teeth Pulled, Im Finally Braces Free

After 2 Sets Of 25 Months, 12 Teeth Pulled, & Wisdom Teeth Pulled, Im Finally Braces Free

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#13

My Orthodontist Deserves To Be Praised

My Orthodontist Deserves To Be Praised

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#14

After 8 Years Of Treatment, 10 Teeth Pulled, Surgery, & 2 Rounds Of Braces, I Finally Love My Smile

After 8 Years Of Treatment, 10 Teeth Pulled, Surgery, & 2 Rounds Of Braces, I Finally Love My Smile

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CC
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks gorgeous! Seriously what is wrong with you other people.

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#15

Before And After - 2 Years And 10 Months

Before And After - 2 Years And 10 Months

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#16

It's Crazy What Less Than 2 Years With Braces Will Do. Thank You Mom And Dad

It's Crazy What Less Than 2 Years With Braces Will Do. Thank You Mom And Dad

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Allana Rose
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First pics, this is a cute girl but in the second one, she turned into a beautiful young lady

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#19

I'd Like To Thank Jesus And All Those Years Of Braces For This

I'd Like To Thank Jesus And All Those Years Of Braces For This

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Brigitte
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jesus didn't put on your braces, your dental technician did.

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#20

2 Years And 10 Months Of Braces

2 Years And 10 Months Of Braces

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#22

Progress Pics Of My Journey From Surgery To Braces To Straight Teeth

Progress Pics Of My Journey From Surgery To Braces To Straight Teeth

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#23

I Would Like To Thanks Braces And Puberty For This Transformation

I Would Like To Thanks Braces And Puberty For This Transformation

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#24

Great Results

Great Results

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing improvement! I also love the way the filters and the poses are the same :D It really shows the amount of work that went into getting those teeth straight!

#25

Let's Thank God For Braces

Let's Thank God For Braces

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#26

A Transformation Because Finally After Over 2 And A Half Years My Braces Are Off

A Transformation Because Finally After Over 2 And A Half Years My Braces Are Off

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#27

13 Months Of Braces, A Mechanical Bite Expansion And Two Veneers Later

13 Months Of Braces, A Mechanical Bite Expansion And Two Veneers Later

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Kerri Russ
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy cow! That is almost what my son's teeth looked like before his braces years ago. Beautiful smile now!

#28

Holy Wow, What A Difference!

Holy Wow, What A Difference!

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#29

Smile Transformation

Smile Transformation

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Sally Brite
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like when people keep their natural teeth and don't go for the veneer look.

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#30

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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Stella Wass
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Braces are not just about looks they are about bite function and comfort

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#31

Just Got My Braces Off! Before And After

Just Got My Braces Off! Before And After

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Cathy Binder
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i know this is a gallery about teeth, but those eyes tho...

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#32

I Have Been Kicked Out Of The Club After 2.5 Years

I Have Been Kicked Out Of The Club After 2.5 Years

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#34

Hopefully A Little Encouragement For Anyone Thinking Of Braces/jaw Surgery

Hopefully A Little Encouragement For Anyone Thinking Of Braces/jaw Surgery

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#36

Shoutout To Braces For This Transformation

Shoutout To Braces For This Transformation

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Storm Chaos
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like the girl from home alone, les incompetent

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#37

Praise Jesus For This Transformation! From The First Day Of Braces To When I Finally Got Them Off

Praise Jesus For This Transformation! From The First Day Of Braces To When I Finally Got Them Off

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#38

Thank God For Braces

Thank God For Braces

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Lauren Kufner
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

at least she gave some credit to god , think about it god made people and there brain. without our brain we couldn´t think or solve anything. (sorry if you dont believe in god dont find this comment offensive)

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#39

After 4 Years Total Of Braces, Surgeries, And Countless Times Going To The Dentist, I Finally Have A Full Smile

After 4 Years Total Of Braces, Surgeries, And Countless Times Going To The Dentist, I Finally Have A Full Smile

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Sven Mom
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Try braces from 2nd grade into high school.

#40

Smile Transformation - The Braces Are Off!

Smile Transformation - The Braces Are Off!

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#41

Thank You Braces

Thank You Braces

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#42

After Almost 3 Years Of Teeth Work I'm Free Of Braces

After Almost 3 Years Of Teeth Work I'm Free Of Braces

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#43

Dakota Fanning Before And After Having Braces

Dakota Fanning Before And After Having Braces

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#44

A Reason To Smile: Getting My Braces As A 25 Year Old

A Reason To Smile: Getting My Braces As A 25 Year Old

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#45

Just Want To Thank The Man Who Invented Braces

Just Want To Thank The Man Who Invented Braces

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Ashlie Casey
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beginning orthodontic practices are actually credited to a man. There is nothing wrong with her statement.

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#46

Thank You Braces!

Thank You Braces!

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#47

I Just Need To Take A Second And Thank My Orthodontist For Giving Me Braces

I Just Need To Take A Second And Thank My Orthodontist For Giving Me Braces

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Coffee and Paste
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the first pic she looked like Eliana Walmsley

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#48

Finally Had My Braces Off! What A Massive Change 16 Months Has Made

Finally Had My Braces Off! What A Massive Change 16 Months Has Made

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#49

Thank You Jesus For Braces!

Thank You Jesus For Braces!

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#50

Here I Am Finished After Six Months In Braces. Four Days After Removal And I'm Still In Complete Shock

Here I Am Finished After Six Months In Braces. Four Days After Removal And I'm Still In Complete Shock

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#51

A New Smile

A New Smile

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#52

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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#53

Crazy How Much Changes In A Little Over A Year And A Half

Crazy How Much Changes In A Little Over A Year And A Half

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#54

Lily Got Her Braces Off Today! What A Difference 1 Year Makes

Lily Got Her Braces Off Today! What A Difference 1 Year Makes

HannersPing Report

#55

Thank God For Tweezers, Makeup And Braces

Thank God For Tweezers, Makeup And Braces

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#56

First And Last Day

First And Last Day

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Stella Wass
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely can’t wait till I get mine off

#57

Since I Got My Braces Off Today, Here's A Little Transformation

Since I Got My Braces Off Today, Here's A Little Transformation

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#58

Four Year Difference

Four Year Difference

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#59

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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#60

Thank You Braces

Thank You Braces

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szatan667
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5 years ago

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That's a sex transformation as well :)

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#61

Before And After Braces. 4 Years Is A Long Time

Before And After Braces. 4 Years Is A Long Time