SWINGERS star Jon Favreau enjoyed being tucked away from cameras while he directed his new movie ZATHURA - because he'd just had braces attached to his teeth.

The 39-year-old Hollywood star admits that he waited until a relatively late point in his life before straightening his teeth, and he's thrilled with the results.

He tells US magazine Maxim, "I recently had braces, but I hid the fact by doing it while I was directing Zathura.

"Bad teeth lead to heart disease, so good dental hygiene is important.

"My braces are off now, and they got the job done. Now I more than I ever have."