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Taking a selfie has more detail and planning behind it than just snapping a photo of yourself. Especially if you want to achieve that "perfect" selfie; a pretty good bit of thinking and practice must go into it. Below, we list 5 tips on how to achieve the perfect selfie.

Tips for a Selfie Ready Smile:

  1. Healthy, Bright Smile
    A good first impression starts with a healthy, bright smile. Maintaining strong, healthy teeth and gums requires consistent brushing and flossing, a good diet and regular checkups to prevent serious problems. Show off your beautiful smile in your selfie! If you are embarrassed of your smile because of a chipped tooth, crooked teeth, stains on your teeth, or any other reason, Oak Ridge Dental Arts is here for you. If you are interested in enhancing your smile, we offer comprehensive services including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic treatment- including invisalign and traditional braces, whitening treatment, and more. We would be happy to help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.
  2. Lighting
    The perfect lighting makes a HUGE impact on selfies. Natural light tends to be the best and makes your skin look great! It is best to let the natural light shine on you, not behind you. Facing the light will help brighten your face and make it appear smoother, while standing with the light behind you will take away from your features, and cast dark shadows. There are even "Selfie Lights" now that clip onto your phone to give that perfect lighting in your photos. Walk around the room, face a window, or venture outside to find the perfect lighting, then snap that selfie!
  3. Angle
    Everyone has their "good side" and "perfect angle" in photos that show off their best features. If you don't already know your "good side" take some photos of you on each side and see which side you think you look best in. Practice taking selfies at different angles- above, below, or to the side, and find your perfect angle! Stand on your good side, hold your phone at your perfect angle, and take the perfect selfie!
  4. Background
    One thing most people forget about when taking a selfie is what is in the background of their photo! Before taking your selfie, look around and check the background behind you. You wouldn't want people to see your beautiful face then a messy room in the background. For the perfect selfie, you want a clean clutter-free background.
  5. Smile With Confidence
    Show off your beautiful smile, and show it off with confidence! Try not to force your smile, let your smile be natural, have fun and be confident!
Are you embarrassed to show off your smile? We are here for you! At Oak Ridge Dental Arts, we are able to help improve your teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments. With our cosmetic dentistry services, orthodontic treatment, and whitening services, we can help you get the beautiful smile you deserve. If you are interested in getting a straighter, whiter smile, or even a complete smile makeover, give us a call today so we can help start you on your journey to your perfect smile.