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Taylor Swift's teeth transformation in before-and-after photos spark debate - see here

The Eras megastar accidentally chipped her tooth during a performance in 2013

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Faye James
Senior Editor
25 October 2023
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Taylor Swift has made headlines for many reasons: her chart-topping hits, her relationships, her heartrending lyrics, and of course, her signature red lipstick. But recently, it's her teeth that have taken center stage.

It's hard to forget that moment in 2013 when Taylor accidentally chipped her tooth during a performance. 

By her own recounting, she inadvertently "uppercut" herself with a microphone, leading to the mishap. What was particularly astonishing was how quickly she seemed to bounce back. "I'm not doing anything about it. It's just gonna be a little bit jagged, I guess," she admitted to Rolling Stone. 

Yet recent photos of Taylor reveal a seemingly flawless smile, sparking speculation and curiosity. One fan posted before and after pictures of the star showing how her chipped tooth had been recently fixed.

One fan posted before and after pics of Taylor's teeth© Instagram
One fan posted before and after pics of Taylor's teeth

How did the singer's teeth go from chipped to chic in such a short time? The answer might be hiding in plain sight. Given Taylor's global success, she undoubtedly has the means to access premier dental care. 

But while she's been open about various aspects of her life, dental care isn't one of them. Fans have been piecing together clues to determine the secret behind her dental transformation.

Taylor recently fixed her chipped tooth© RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The
Taylor recently fixed her chipped tooth

A recurring observation among fans is Taylor's habit of licking her front teeth during interviews. 

Some believe this points to a likelihood of her wearing veneers. A fan with veneers mentioned, "false teeth can cause a dry sensation in the mouth. It feels odd." 

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at Foro Sol on August 24, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)© Hector Vivas/TAS23
Taylor Swift chipped her tooth during a performance

This sensation might cause people with veneers to frequently wet their teeth, trying to alleviate the discomfort. 

Others argue that maybe Taylor is just ensuring her iconic red lipstick isn't smeared. Whatever the reason, the veneer theory seems to have gained traction among her followers.

This isn't the first time fans have speculated about Taylor's dental care. Over the years, there have been murmurs of Taylor wearing retainers or undergoing other dental procedures. Such suggestions aren't new and only add to the intrigue of her smile's evolution.

Taylor Swift performs onstage© John Shearer/TAS23
Taylor Swift performs onstage

However, as fans play detective with before-and-after photos, another smile-related trait has caught their attention: Taylor's unique "teeth-showing non-smile" pose. 

This facial expression has become something of a signature for Taylor on the red carpet. Some believe this might be due to her mouth's natural resting position. An interesting theory floated on Reddit suggests that this unique pose might indicate the presence of an overbite — a condition harder to address than a simple chipped tooth.

The potential implications of such a condition aren't lost on her well-wishers. If Taylor does have an overbite, fans hope she's aware and taking necessary precautions. Left unattended, overbites can lead to complications such as jaw pain, tooth decay, and gum diseases.

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