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!