Many people with dental misalignments will get orthodontic treatment but that’s not the choice that Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette made and she stands by it. Although there are lots of new ways to treat dental malocclusions, some without the work being obvious in any way, the True Romance star said that she has never felt the need to get braces to straighten her teeth out.
The actress explained that when she was in the ninth grade a boy told her she should get her teeth straightened so she could pose for Playboy. Arquette replied ‘Why would I want to be in Playboy?’ and explained to People magazine that she ‘didn’t want to look perfect’ and didn’t feel that straightening her teeth would make her more attractive. The Oscar-winner added ‘I didn’t think that was my responsibility.’
Even from a young age Patricia had decided that she didn’t feel the need to fix her teeth and told her parents she did not want braces because she felt that it would change the way she had been born. She explained ‘It didn’t feel like it would fit who I was inside.’ The malocclusions didn’t stop Arquette from building a stellar career and scooping the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Boyhood.