Tom Cruise’s Smile

Let’s face it, most people would agree Tom Cruise has a great smile, but does he really? As a dentist with expertise in orthodontics, I know what a great smile is and Tom Cruise’s is far from being a great smile, orthodontically speaking. Let’s look at

The Anatomy Of Tom Cruise’s Smile

Tom Cruise's Smile Analysed By A Dentist

Starting from top right going clockwise:

  1. Thin upper lip due to underdeveloped upper jaw.
  2. Gum line of 2nd tooth on the left is higher than 1st tooth and 3rd tooth higher again. Ideally the 1st and 3rd tooth should be about the same level and the 2nd tooth lower.
  3. The upper midline is drastically off to the left hand side. Probably due to a missing tooth. This is why it’s hard to find a frontal shot of Tom Cruise. He has learnt well to camouflage this by not having photos taken full frontal, but angled from the side.
  4. Gum levels are off and the smile width is narrow showing darkness between the edge of the lips.

Tom Cruise has won 3 Golden Globe Awards for his acting, but he’s not going to win any awards from a dental or orthodontic association anytime soon!

At Bay Dental And Orthodontics, we ensure that your smile is the best it can be. Not everyone has the style and charisma of Tom Cruise. Your smile is one of the most important cosmetic aspects who you are, one of the first features people look at to determine if they like you, want to do business with you, trust you…

It’s important that you get the best advice available. I’ve developed my skill and expertise as a dentist who specialises in orthodontic work. Give us a call if you’d like your smile analysed and improved. Today, there are so many cost effective and pain-free options available.

I bet you'll never see Tom Cruise's smile the same way ever again!

17 Responses to “Tom Cruise’s Smile”

  1. 1 Sam Kritsotakis

    Hi Bay Dental and Orthodontics,

    Great post here! I was reading it and have drawn so many similarities to how I fit my custom Designer rings to my clients, its fascinating that you too have to put so much though and pre planning into your dentistry work.

    When I am creating Bridal Jewelry for clients, i have to consider the length of their fingers, if the would normally wear a longer nail, are their fingers slightly chubby or slender and also what kind of work they do. All of these points will affect how I custom design their jewellery and which orientation I place the diamonds.

    Sam Kritsotakis
    Eskae Private Jeweller

  2. 2 Ray Keefe

    I never knew there was so much that went into a great smile. Thanks for showing what the ingredients of a great smile area as well as letting us know what we can do if we want a better smile.

    Its the same with Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Most people don’t know just how much better their product could be or how much more profit they could make as an Australian Electronics Manufacturer if they only got their existing product checked out and redeveloped.

    Thanks for sharing

    Ray Keefe
    Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd
    Award Winning Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development

  3. 3 jina lee rabie

    I found this really interesting seeing how far Tom Cruise’s smile is wonky, made me feel much better about my own smile. It just goes to show that you can be super rich and still not achieve a perfect smile. Maybe Tom Cruise should have seen you.

  4. 4 Clint Moilanen

    Good infomation here, thanks.

  5. 5 Pete Starr

    Always the best research and latest info from Cary!

  6. 6 Markus T.

    Wow. I came here from another site talking about interesting post matter drawing attention and credit to a blog- but I have to say that I never thought any kind of interesting post would have me considering following a DENTAL blog of all things. Great site here, with great information. I am very impressed. Poor Tom- maybe thats why Nicole had to leave him. His wonky smile got to be too much for her. :)

  7. 7 Andrea Jackson

    I still think he is hot! That being said, I saw the title for this post on another blog and headed right over. Fascinating stuff, mate!

  8. 8 Brendan Rigby

    This highlights again the importance of unique individual differences that exist in everyone. Its the same as when we develop an individually tailored exercise program in Personal Training – each persons health and fitness history must be considered. Each body has unique differences that must be considered when starting at the gym

    Brendan Rigby
    Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing

  9. 9 Rebecca

    I knew all this before I read it here, and I still love Tom Cruise’ smile. I think it’s charming, even though his middle-line is displaced – just like mine was.

    Not because I want to criticize this debate, but I think this article is too materialistic. I know that this is from a dentist’s point of view, but I bet it’s the fewest persons, or women, who wouldn’t be charmed by his smile.

    Just my opinion so don’t take it too seriously, I just think this article was too condescending.

  10. 10 Dr Cary Fraser

    Rebecca, this point was not meant to be condescending, but illustrative and informative. I agree as I state in the post that Tom Cruise is a successful, good looking actor. That doesn’t take away the orthodontic reality that many people would not notice. As a dentists who practices orthodontics, it’s my job to have this eye for detail. My patients look to me for this level of expertise and experience.

    Thanks for posting your comment – I appreciate it. Dialogue is always appreciated.

  11. 11 Single Mom

    I’m a single mom and I have 2 kids who both needed braces. I make just enough to not qualify Medicaid services. I had to pay over $4800 so that my child can have braces and a beautiful smile… She was very scared and timid at school. I couldn’t find anyone in Dallas who would do the braces at a normal price so I had to search launch for free services which were hard to find I did find this one. (HealthSouk)

  12. 12 Kim

    How would you fix it Dr Cary?
    I am guessing you would have to remove a tooth, then slide all the teeth to the right. Would that leave him with a narrow smile which could mean you would totally miss that flash of white that… He is reknown for.

    The reason I ask this is because I have that exact problem…… and I don’t have a missing tooth anywhere.

  13. 13 Dr Cary Fraser

    Hi Kim
    There are many ways to fix this problem. One of which is to expand the upper jaw . This will create space which will allow the teeth to be moved around to line them up.
    Each individual case is different, and it is best if you came in so we could do some digital x-rays to help diagnose the best treatment option for you


  14. 14 Kristian Engström

    You can see a really beautiful, flawless person on the street and the next second you can´t find that image of that persons face in your mind, the person is to perfect. It´s small strange features in especially the face that makes a person stand out. You obviously have to be pretty lucky when it comes to bone structure in the first place but the point is that small “defects” like this can really make a person stand out!

  15. 15 Laurita


  16. 16 Charlie

    I also have the exact same problem and I noticed that Tom Cruise (and other local celebrities) has it because I have developed the habit of watching people’s teeth due to the fact that I try to cover mine in every picture I take.

    Unfortunately I am from the Middle East and I am not sure I can afford a trip to wherever this clinic is to fix it. I read that one way is to expand the upper jaw, which means pulling out one tooth to give room for the others to move or….. what exactly?

    I so need to visit some orthodontics here…..

  17. 17 Tom Fan

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Always has been. Always will be.

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