Picture Perfect: Achieving a Selfie-Ready Smile That Steals the Spotlight

Get your selfie-ready smile on.

Say cheese! Spotlight your selfie-ready smile.

Did you know that the average millennial will spend 38 hours this year taking selfies? That’s a lot of smiling! But for someone who isn’t comfortable with their smile, all those selfies can easily affect their self-esteem. 

If you are looking to regain a smile that can steal the spotlight, visit Newport Beach’s Luminous Smiles. Led by Dr. Dimple Desai, the only female American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry-accredited doctor in the area, celebrity-recommended Luminous Smiles is the go-to place for premier dental care.

Get a Hollywood smile close to home.

Everyone deserves a dazzling Hollywood smile that captures the eye. If you feel like your smile isn’t up to par, Dr. Desai and our Luminous Smiles team have plenty of solutions. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry and offer everything from teeth whitening to complete smile makeovers. And we’re conveniently located in Newport Beach, California, meaning you don’t need to make the trek north to Hollywood to find the best cosmetic dentist when she is right here in your own backyard.

Smile-Enhancement Options

If you want to enhance your smile through a cosmetic dental treatment, Luminous Smiles offers solutions for everyone. Here are 6 ways to get a picture-perfect smile:

1. Teeth Whitening

Over time, your teeth can become dull and stained from the foods and drinks you consume. Instead of giving up red wine, coffee, curry, or any other food that can cause discoloration, you can visit Luminous Smiles for professional teeth whitening to bring back your bright, dazzling smile. We offer in-office teeth-whitening treatments and at-home bleaching kits so you can get your smile up to 10 shades whiter. Come in for an evaluation to see which option will help you achieve your brightest smile.

2. Composite Bonding

If you have a tooth that is chipped, composite bonding can restore your tooth’s natural shape and appearance. Bonding uses a tooth-colored resin material to replace missing enamel and make it look just like your natural tooth again. No one will ever know!

3. Veneers

If you have one or more teeth that are chipped, broken, or crooked, veneers can correct any of those issues. Veneers can make your teeth look straighter, cover up stains, and eliminate gaps in between teeth. Luminous Smiles offers porcelain and composite veneers to achieve the smile you are looking for. 

4. Gum Contouring

Do you feel like your gums take the focus off your smile? There is a solution for that! Dr. Desai can perform a treatment called gum contouring, or gingival sculpting, that reshapes the gums slightly to show off more of your teeth when you smile.

5. Dental Crowns

Dental crowns preserve the remaining structure of damaged teeth while restoring and enhancing their appearance. A dental crown is a restoration that fits over the entirety of the tooth. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, we can design dental crowns to look exactly like your other teeth in both shape and color.

6. Invisalign

If you’ve always wanted a straighter smile, Invisalign may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces that uses clear aligners to gently apply pressure to teeth over time and shift them into correct alignment. You’ll need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day, but they are easily removable so that you can eat, brush, and floss normally.

If you are looking to fix your smile, visit Dr. Desai for a smile makeover evaluation.

Tips For a Perfect Selfie

If you take selfies often, here are some tips to help achieve the perfect selfie.

  • Background: Something people often overlook is their background. Before you snap a photo, take stock of what is behind you. No one wants to be distracted by clutter in the background!
  • Lighting: Lighting makes a huge difference in picture quality. Natural light works best and will make your skin look great. Make sure the light shines on you and isn’t coming from behind, as that will cast shadows. Standing with light behind you can also take away from your features.
  • Angle: Know your angles! Practice taking selfies from different angles to find which angle is your best.

As with most things, practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to experiment to find what works best for you.

Stop by Luminous Smiles for an evaluation.

If you are interested in having a smile makeover, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Desai to discuss your goals and explore your cosmetic treatment options. Dr. Desai has years of cosmetic dental experience and specializes in smile makeovers, so she’ll work with you to form a treatment plan that is sure to get you a selfie-ready smile you’ll be proud to show off.