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Tricks to Make Your Smile More Natural

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

Did you know 76% of people don’t feel confident when smiling for a photo? It is normal to feel awkward, but there are tricks to help your smile feel and look more natural when posing for the camera. If you have a photo-worthy event approaching, here are some tricks to help your pictures shine a little more naturally:

Do Smile Exercises

A smile workout will not only improve your smile, but can also make your face look younger and healthier! A smile exercise will give you greater control of your happy expressions. Some easy workouts involve stretching the corners of your mouth to the sides for 10 second intervals, or smiling as wide as possible then tightly puckering your lips. These exercises when paired with the suggestions below can really improve your natural smile.

Keep it Simple

Try not to force your smile. Keep it simple by just thinking about things that naturally make you smile. If that doesn’t help, one trick is to first make an unnaturally grumpy face.  Many photographers use this trick on their clients to get natural smiles. When they tell their clients to make a grumpy/serious face and hold it, the clients can’t resist eventually reverting to a natural smile. This trick will work especially well if you combine it with the smile guidelines below!

Follow Smile Guidelines

Practice keeping your smile within optimal smile guidelines.  A model-worthy, natural smile generally shows off the top teeth, but hides the gums and bottom lower teeth. The edges of the top teeth should smoothly follow the curve of the lower lip.
If you find your mouth doesn’t follow this criterion, then you still have options! Art of Modern Dentistry in Chicago offers cosmetic dentistry to help smooth and transform your smile. Which brings us to the next trick: A cosmetic dentistry makeover.

Cosmetic Dentistry Makeover

At Art of Modern Dentistry, we offer cosmetic makeovers for your smile. This can include a combination of cosmetic dental procedures to enhance the beauty and appearance of your smile. We can transform and tailor your smile to the smile guidelines above in order to create the perfect smile. For a smile that is straight, white, and even, contact Art of Modern Dentistry today.

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