Michael Strahan Closes Signature Tooth Gap in Must-See Transformation

Michael Strahan revealed the results of his dental procedure, calling it a "moment 50 years in the making." See the Good Morning America host's new smile here.

By Cydney Contreras Mar 30, 2021 10:53 PMTags
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Michael Strahan has a new reason to smile.

The Good Morning America host revealed he had the famous gap in his front teeth closed by the professionals at Smile Design Manhattan. Michael posted a video of himself going into the dentist office for the procedure, calling it a "moment 50 years in the making."

According to the TV personality, he didn't post to about closing his gap on social media or talk to anyone about it because he knew people would tell him not to do it. As he put it, "I've got to do what I want to do for myself now."

After all was said and done, Michael could not stop smiling. He declared, "I love it," before doing a little happy dance for the camera.

However, people are apprehensive to believe this procedure really happened, especially since he announced it only a couple of days before April Fool's Day.

The former pro football player tweeted about his pearly whites last week, writing on Twitter, "I rock my gap with pride! It's who I am!"

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But Michael has also said he previously considered having it closed when his football career was just taking off. In 2012, he told Elle, "I was really close to closing it up. I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man."

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"There's so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say 'This is who I am.' I'm not perfect. I don't want to try to be perfect," he continued. "At this point, I don't think my kids would recognize me without it. They'd be like, 'Who is this stranger in the house? Call 911!'"

E! News spoke to exclusively to Strahan's dentist, Dr. Lee Gause, who shared, "There are lots of miraculous things that can be done with cosmetic dentistry and Michael Strahan has probably the most signature gap on television. It just shows the miracles that are possible with cosmetic dentistry to be able to close a gap that is the size of Michael Strahan's. I think he looks great. I think he was pretty excited about it." 

(For the record, Dr. Gause declined to comment when asked if the change to Michael's smile was permanent or temporary.)

Only time will tell if Michael really had his signature gap closed, or if this was one giant ruse. Either way, he looks great.