If you’ve ever wondered what Michael Strahan might look without its iconic front opening, you’re not alone. The iconic NFL player turned actor and TV host also wondered what he could look like without his iconic tooth opening. So he decided to fix it. But worry, for now the change is only temporary.
Michael Strahan recently underwent a procedure to fill the iconic gap between his two front teeth. But he didn’t want to make the look permanent. So he teamed up with Dr. Lee Gause and his team at Smile Design Manhattan. Strahan shared the experience, and what he looks like with his hole fixed, on social media.
The reason Michael Strahan hadn’t fixed the rift before is because friends, family, and fans all love him. Whenever the 49-year-old NFL legend even suggested that he consider having a procedure to close the gap, it seemed like everyone in his life would persuade him to close the space in his mouth, from business associates and strangers discussing the idea online. Nobody wanted him to do it.
But he did, just to see what the results would be, with the option of going back to his iconic smile. Dr. Lee Gause was able to come up with a temporary solution to the gap, using a dental piece that appears to fill the space between Michael Strahan’s two front teeth.
Unsure of how he would fill in the solution ahead of time, once the TV host stood in front of a mirror to see himself without the hole for the first time, he was all for it. He even stated, “I love it! Holy f ** k!” Some thought he was closing the hole as part of an April Fool’s Day prank, and at this point it’s unclear if Strahan will go through another procedure to plug the hole permanently, which would be pretty obvious that quite a few fans would disappoint. But at least it would make Strahan happy.
Michael Strahan has struggled with the hole in the front tooth for years, and it has been a constant topic of conversation for the man. He explains that his parents told him a long time ago to just embrace the look. And that’s what he did. But for now, Strahan thought a small change would be good. And who knows, he might keep the look. About accepting his gaping smile, Strahan offers this.
“I made the conscious effort to say, ‘This is who I am.’ ”
Before the tooth gap was temporarily repaired, Strahan had shared a tweet with his fans a few days earlier, saying, “I’m rocking my hole with pride! It’s who I am!” Will Michael Strahan go back to his iconic look? That is still in the air for the time being.