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A Guide to the Perfect Selfie Smile

A Guide to the Perfect Selfie Smile - Cory Liss Orthodontics - Orthodontist in Calgary

We all know that red carpet smile: bright pearly whites and poker-straight teeth. Even the shape of each individual tooth is beautiful. But how do they do it? A lot of visits to their orthodontist for starters. Celebrities have been rocking incredible smiles for years, investing in braces, Invisalign, and whitening treatments for that perfect pout. Not all of us may have a celebrity budget, but there are ways we can make our Instagram smiles look red-carpet ready without all the hassle!

Au Natural:

Forced smiles can be seen a mile away. They tighten your skin in weird places and make you look tense. The solution is simple: don’t force it! Keep your face relaxed as you snap away. Think of a good joke that makes you laugh and try to capture that moment.

Know Your Colours:

For those of us who love makeup, this can be a great asset in boosting your smile! Lipsticks that have cool tones such as blue, pink, or russet make teeth appear whiter. Amping up your lip game by adding a touch of foundation to the centre of your bottom lip will make your lips appear naturally plumper. Do this, and your followers will be quick to tap twice for your smile!

Watch Your Posture:

Practice tilting your head at different angles to the camera to see what works best for you. Often if your chin is too far down in relation to the camera, your smile will look shrunken and your neck may overtake the photo. Keep your shoulders back and your head slightly turned for best results.

Have Fun!

The most important part is to have fun and play around! With all of the filters and options out there, the internet can be a selfie playground! A dash of confidence and a few good angles later, and you’ve got yourself a grin worthy of the red carpet. If you’re ready to take your selfie game to the next level, however, the staff here at Cory Liss are always here to help you with a straighter smile.