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Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo Shows How His Rare Genetic Disorder Has Affected His Teeth!

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As a principal actor on one of the most beloved shows out right now, Gaten Matarazzo has a lot to smile about.

But with flashing those pearly whites on Netflix comes a bigger responsibility for the 15-year-old: representing the small population of people who share the same genetic disorder, cleidocranial dysplasia.

The Stranger Things star has previously spoken out on his rare condition, which caused him to be born without a collarbone and has affected the growth of his teeth. Now, he's using his platform to shed more light on the disorder.

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On Wednesday's taping of The Doctors, Matarazzo revealed he is working with nurse practitioner Kelly Wosnik, founder of CCD Smiles, to help bring awareness to the condition.

The foundation raises money for people whose insurance does not cover medical procedures and surgeries — bills that Matarazzo can relate to, as he has undergone two surgeries and four tooth extractions in dealing with his cleidocranial dysplasia.

Watch the teen star's full interview (below) to learn more about how his condition and see what his teeth look like now!

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Stranger Things Fan Favorite Gaten Matarazzo Finds The Bright Side In Living With Rare Genetic Disorder

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If you've gotten hooked on Stranger Things, there's no doubt you've already fallen in love with Gaten Matarazzo!

The breakout star is using his platform garnered from playing the lovable Dustin on the Netflix hit to bring awareness to his reality of living with cleidocranial dysplasia.

In case you didn't know, this particular disease is a rare genetic disorder that can range in severity, and affects the development of bones and teeth.

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Speaking to People about his condition, the 14-year-old explains:

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