Jeff Golub-Evans, DDS, of the New York Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and one of the premier smile design artists in the country, designed Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi's smile almost 20 years ago. Dr. Golub-Evans says that most celebrities desire smiles that echo their celebrity “character.” Some may be looking to perpetuate a sexy, athletic, romantic or sophisticated image. Lakshmi accomplished this by having Golub-Evans manipulate the shape and position of her teeth.
“I originally used small increments of bonding material to create a big, bold, white supermodel smile that accentuated Lakshmi’s high cheekbones and the oval shape of her face,” says Golub-Evans. He adds that while the materials have changed over the years and Lakshmi’s smile has been upgraded to reflect those changes, it’s always in keeping with the same, original smile that makes her beautiful.
Lowenberg says that Klum’s super white smile, square-shaped teeth, and the step between her two front teeth and her next teeth give “a certain kind of sex appeal” to her gorgeous smile — no doubt helping the supermodel, actress, and television show host grace the covers of Sports Illustrated and top fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Marie Claire.