Andy Murray paid a small fortune to fix his charmingly crooked teeth, why??

Andy Murray

Andy Murray missed the majority of 2018’s tennis season, and he thought he might be able to start his season in Australia in January, but he ended up announcing his retirement. His issue was a bad hip. After the Australian Open, he got a new hip (same as one of the Bryan Brothers) and he’s spent the last four months resting, recuperating and trying to figure out if he really needs to retire, or merely give his body more time to heal before attempting another comeback. It looks like his hip surgery wasn’t the only thing Andy had “done” while he’s been away though! Andy has always had an imperfect smile. His teeth were sort of crooked and all over the place. I actually liked it – it gave him a boyish, sweet look when he smiled. But Andy got his teeth fixed this year. *sob*

Sir Andy Murray has changed his appearance, opting for a striking new set of teeth. His new appearance is rather subtle but when paired with how his smile used to look but the 31-year-old’s natural gaps have been replaced with perfectly straight teeth. According to The Sun, the sportsman, who married Kim Sears in 2015, paid thousands of pounds to alter his appearance.

Andy showcased his new look at the London Marathon on Sunday, where he headed as an official starter while recovering from a hip operation. A source told the publication: ‘Andy was always quite conscious of his teeth. He had a slight gap-tooth and others were quite spiked. The more tournaments he won, the more he had to smile for pictures. He didn’t like the way he looked, so he decided to finally get the treatment done. As he was out injured he thought it was the perfect opportunity. Andy inherits his teeth from Judy but she had them fixed a few years back. He spoke to her about getting his done and she offered him some advice.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m including some photos and video below of Andy at the London Marathon over the weekend. His new teeth look nice and I’m not criticizing – he probably loves his shiny new smile. But I’ll miss his crooked teeth. There are so many people who claim that everyone should have the same bright white perfect teeth but really… I feel like it’s the same as different body types, hair colors, whatever. Diversity is nice. Teeth diversity is nice.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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28 Responses to “Andy Murray paid a small fortune to fix his charmingly crooked teeth, why??”

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  1. Tammi says:

    Because dental work is a status indicator in a country as backwards as ours (separating out dental from medical insurance, making it even more unattainable).

    • xdanix says:

      Nothing to do with status for him. He just always hated his teeth. I remember him saying that a couple of years back, it was why he was so hesitant to smile properly in photos- it was because he was always horrifically self-conscious of what they looked like, he hated seeing them in pictures and it made him feel really shy of smiling with his mouth open. It made me sad to hear, cause I always thought he had a lovely smile. I hope he feels GREAT in himself with his new teeth!

    • Starkiller says:

      You know he’s British, right?

  2. Tiffany says:

    I have gotten work done on my teeth, as I have a family history of bad teeth leading to other health problems.

    Sometimes denture work is not because of vanity.

    • Nina Simone says:

      How much did it cost ? Or thereabouts? I have been wanting to get mine done. I have an overbite and it’s getting worse the older I get

      • Tiffany says:

        My last go around out of pocket was in the $200’s. The insurance that I had with the company covered about 80% of it.

        And since I don’t have anywhere near Andy Murphy money, my budget had to be rearranged but it needed to be done.

        My late grandmother’s dental descent was enough for me to keep up.

      • Nina Simone says:

        Thanks for the response ! $200K omg!!! 😳😳

      • Elizabeth says:

        I think she may mean $200+ (just 3 figures, not 6). Especially if insurance covered that much, no?

      • Tiffany says:

        @ Elizabeth. Yep, it was a few hundred dollars and I was fortunate that insurance covered most of it.

        @ Nina, sorry about the mix up.

      • Nina Simone says:

        Lol phew 😅

  3. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    Eh, probably wants to segway into a sports announcer’s job. As for “jacked teeth”, perhaps he was always self conscious so finally he did something about it. That was my thing, too. Perfectly straight teeth, but small, a bit of a front gap, and turned incisors, making me feel fanged lol. As soon as I could, I capped them. Since then, I always get lots of compliments on my smile.

  4. DiegoInSF says:

    If he felt uncomfortable with his old teeth, he had every right to fix them, no matter how much others liked them.

    • Jess says:

      I had overlapped teeth as a kid and had to have them straightened for a small fortune on my parents’ income because overlapped teeth are hard to clean and thus increase risk of gum disease, which leads to other problems like increased risk of heart disease. It’s not only his right in terms of self-determination, but also his right in terms of his own health. What is bad here with this post is that it inclines people to think dental care is just vanity and luxury for wealthy people and not basic health care that everyone’s entitled to.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Exactly. And I know what it’s like to be sooo self-conscious about my teeth. I perfected the no-teeth smile as a kid. My eyeteeth were long, pointy, & high & up front–my friends called me ‘Fang’; my molars were lying on their sides; my lower incisors pushed forward & back. The insides of my cheeks got all chewed up because of my molars. I begged for braces, and when my dad’s insurance OKd them, I finally got them on in 8th grade. I’m happy every day that I had those six years of orthodontia.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I like the new teeth. I have slightly wonky teeth and if I had the money and time I’d probably fix them too. I get it. If it makes him feel more confident in his smile then more power to him.

  6. Lucy says:

    He looks handsome both ways!

  7. Lisa says:

    I like him both ways. Hope that he is doing well.

  8. Valerie says:

    I dunno. I think he looks okay either way. He could’ve been self-conscious about it, so if he was, I’m glad he had the means to fix it. I expected a lot ‘worse’ when I clicked? His teeth are perfectly normal-looking.

    A few years ago, my friend from NZ was visiting and he was telling me he never understood the American obsession with straight, blindingly white teeth. He thought it was creepy!

  9. Lucia says:

    Cheers to Andy for doing what he felt he needed to do. As someone who was incredibly self-conscious about my spread out and crooked teeth, the happiest day of my life was getting my veneers when I was 19.

  10. TheRickestRick says:

    Yes for teeth diversity!! I don’t love the homogenous look personally.

  11. Leskat says:

    I love the work he had done! It’s small changes and it made so much difference. And he didn’t go with the chiclet blinding white special that most celebs seem to get. It just looks more polished and if he’s happy with it and feels more confident then great! Not everyone feels happy with crooked teeth and there’s no reason to keep them that way if you have the money to change it.

  12. Mimi says:

    They look much better. His teeth were unsightly before, so good for him.

  13. Giddy says:

    I didn’t realize how unhappy my father had been all his life with his teeth until he decided to get full veneers at 87. He was thrilled with his new look and smiled constantly to show his new teeth off. He died at 92 and I’m happy that he had his gorgeous smile for the time that he did.

  14. VeronicaLodge says:

    My father never smiled due to being exposed to agent orange in Vietnam, his teeth were not good and he was very self conscious. I’ve been blessed with perfect, straight, white teeth. When he was able to afford a full dental implant, he took a pic of my smile to the surgeon. He basically has my teeth now. As much as I don’t get along with my father it was funny watching him learn to smile. He still kind of grimaces. It really improved his confidence and people don’t see him as this grumpy old guy any more. So, get your teeth fixed if that is what works for you! My mom had the cutest Lauren Hutton gap and got it fixed. I was upset about that. Maybe I’m a hypocrite. Oh well.

  15. Ange says:

    One of the best things I ever did for my self confidence was spend $10,000 on getting my teeth sorted. I have my same original teeth but they’re straight now and I feel a million bucks for it. I’ll never begrudge anyone spending money on dentistry, our teeth are always front and centre of our face and can have huge implications for us health wise so do what you like with them.

  16. J. Leo says:

    Don’t know what he paid but correcting my overbite cost me $27,000USD.