Fake mouth braces seem to have two main uses in the movies: as a cheap sight gag; and to indicate that a character is younger – and gawky – in a flashback.
A Lot Like Love (2005): This was a pathetic attempt to rework When Harry Met Sally. Oliver’s sister Ellen (Taryn Manning) is shown over a seven year period and wears braces at her youngest appearance. Tracey Levy was the makeup department head; Desne J Holland was the key makeup artist; Gary Archer (GA Enterprises) was responsible for for Taryn’s braces.
Non ti muovere (2004): The role of Angela (Elena Perino) is a very small part in the movie – with barely one scene to establish her rebellious teenage credentials before she is injured in a motorcycle accident. Not only did she start off looking decidedly unglamorous as a mingy teenager but she then had her head shaved to play Angela after her head injury. Thereafter, apart from some flickering eyelids, she just lies there. Maurizio Silvi and Whitney James were the makeup artists; Mauro Tamagnini was the hairstylist.
La piscina (2003): When a writer accepts an offer from her publisher to stay at his home in the South of France she finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her – until her publisher’s indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) unexpectedly arrives. But all is not as it seems: hence this image of a somewhat different Julia (Lauren Farrow). Gill Robillard was the makeup artist.
Love & Sex (2000): Kate Welles (Famke Janssen) is seen in a flashback in bed with one of her teachers: the only visible sign of her age regression is that the younger Kate is wearing braces. Luisa Abel was the key makeup artist.