Get That Smile Selfie Ready!

woman with sunglasses taking a selfie

​It’s a term you keep hearing – maybe too much – but you better get used to it: The “selfie” isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. These cute photos are all the rage on social medial, and they’ve generated a rush to cosmetic surgeons’ offices to get that selfie-ready look most can only find in app filters. But what about the teeth? A new trend in cosmetic dentistry is getting “selfie-ready” teeth for social media posts.

But why go through all the trouble of correcting your teeth cosmetically when there’s a filter for that? Therein lies the problem: The smile is harder to correct with an app than any other body part. You can make your teeth whiter, but there’s currently no app to make them straighter or to repair broken teeth.

As a result, getting “selfie-ready” teeth has become a new trend among millennials – and it’s one that could soon catch on with older adults too. After all, what good is a flawless face when you’re hiding your smile?

There are many options for getting a selfie-ready smile, from simple whitening to veneers and full-mouth reconstruction. If you’re tired of your smile keeping you from, well, smiling, call Dr. George at 724-220-2347 for a consultation today and get that selfie-ready smile started.

Dr. Alexandra S. George

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alexandra S. George - D.D.S., L.Vl.I.F. on December 9th, 2019