5 T.V. Legends That Totally Rocked Their Braces

5 T.V. Legends That Totally Rocked Their Braces


1.   Eliza Thornberry – The Wild Thornberry’s

Eliza could speak to animals (super cool) and used her gift to help out creatures from a variety of species around the world! Not to mention her best friend was a chimp named Darwin.

2.   “Tootie” – The Facts of Life

Tootie had the “Gift of Gab” and a heart of gold. Kim Fields, the actress who played Tootie, had braces in real life for three years,  throughout the show’s 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th seasons.

3.   Paul – The Wonder Years

Paul was the best friend everyone needed in middle school. Through thick and thin, Paul stuck it out with the show’s main character –Kevin Arnold – all while rocking that million-dollar smile! 

4.   Betty Suarez – Ugly Betty

Through her breakout show, Ugly Betty, America Ferrera showed the nation just how cool braces could be. On March 10th 2010, 4.63 million people watched as Betty got her braces removed in the show's fourth season, but we'll always remember her for totally rocking her iconic orthodontic gear!

5. Butthead – Bevis & Butthead

Huhhh, huh, huh, huhhh. If you were a teen in the 90s, chances are you remember Bevis and Butthead's apathetic antics. Butthead never let his braces get in the way of a good headbanging session. Totally rad dude. 

Honorable Mention: Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) 

While she might not be a "T.V. Legend", there's no doubt that KP's orthodontic gear is the star of her Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) video.  As of December of 2017, the vid has racked up over 1,000,000,000 (One Billion!!!) views on Youtube. More than worthy of an honorable mention! 

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