Following the announcement that US network ABC was cancelling 'Ugly Betty', the makers of the show have revealed that heroine Betty (America Ferrera) will be seen without her famous braces.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the show's creator, Silvio Horta, said that the braces would be coming off in an upcoming episode.

"There's a big fantasy element to it," he said. "We'll ask the question, 'What if Betty had perfect teeth?'”

Horta also said that Betty would be offered a new job opportunity that "may take her away from Mode [magazine]".

"We're going to see how that impacts the people she works with as well as her family," he said.