Monday, September 30, 2013

Should Keira Knightley get braces?

With the help of a reader, I realized she doesn’t actually have a Class III malocclusion (see below)! So in her case, she probably won’t benefit from braces. Although you may think otherwise if you’ve seen the first scenes from A Dangerous Method…

I was watching Last Night this weekend and recognized what was so unique about Keira Knightley’s smile. She has a Class III malocclusion! Probably skeletal, because her jaw comes out so forward.

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In her case, it makes her look pensive and a little mischievous- it works for her. I think that she is so beautiful that having crooked teeth makes her only more endearing.

 

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More fun reads about Keira Knightley (and people’s obsession with her teeth/bite/jaw):

- Keira Knightley’s chin versus Claire Dane’s
- Criticizing Knightley’s acting or her jaw?
- A Dangerous Method had her jaw talent on full display
- For Anna Karenina, Knightley was asked to be more mindful of her pouting

Did I really just spend an hour looking up articles about Keira Knightley and her dental problems? …

19 comments:

  1. While she's got a prominent jaw I'm not convinced she has class III malocclusion.
    If she did you'd expect her lower front teeth to be more prominent than her upper front teeth when her mouth is closed, but pictures seem to indicate
    otherwise.

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  2. Your comment made me look into this more... and you're right! I guess her habit of pushing her jaw forward makes it look like she has a class III but she really doesn't. ;) Thanks for the comment! More ortho classes needed.

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  3. Your comment made me look into this more... and you're right! I guess her habit of pushing her jaw forward makes it look like she has a class III but she really doesn't. ;) Thanks for the comment! More ortho classes needed.

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  4. she does have feminine teeth i think! retruded max centrals relatively protruded max laterals...i like!

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  5. It wasn't until I saw this picture that I noticed there is definitely something very unusual about Keira Knightley's jaw. Maybe she has maxillary prognathism?

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  6. I got the impression Keira had an open bite (because her teeth never seemed to touch) when I was watching Pride and Prejudice, but I watched that movie a long time ago so I might be remembering it wrong.

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