You’ve been thinking about straightening your teeth for a while now.
All the options you’re aware of are either way out of your budget or require some form of metal be placed in your mouth, and you’re not down for that. You see a Zenyum ad, “Invisible Braces at $2,400” – sounds too good to be true!
It’s the perfect solution for you – if only you can figure out how to take pictures for this pre-assessment!
If this sounds like you, read on.
Why do I need to take pictures?
TLDR: Not every crooked teeth condition can be corrected with invisible braces.
In fact there are several ‘severe’ teeth conditions that are too complicated for invisible braces to treat.
ZenyumClear™ Aligners only make aesthetic corrections to your front teeth, in mild to moderate cases. Cases that require movement of the back teeth or changes to be made to the bite, aren’t ideal for Zenyum.
After the initial “getting to know you” questions, the Zenyum pre-assessment asks you to upload three pictures of your teeth, from a front, lower and upper angle.
These pictures are used to assess your suitability for our clear braces.
- You save time as you don’t need to plan a trip to the dentist’s office immediately
- You save money since our pre-assessment is absolutely free
- You get to do a happy dance (how often do you get to save time AND money simultaneously?)
Your pre-assessment pictures are reviewed by our team of dentists and orthodontists.
They assess your suitability and the complexity of the case, in line with your treatment goals. Only once deemed suitable do we then book you in for a consultation session in-clinic done by your treating doctor.
So here’s a step by step guide on taking the right pictures and getting the most out of your pre-assessment survey.
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Step 1: Snap a picture of your front teeth
The first picture you’ll be prompted to take is of your front teeth.
The key is to bite back on your back teeth naturally and just smile. A common mistake people make is biting down on their front teeth and clenching their jaws.
This isn’t ideal because the purpose of this picture is to assess your bite, your natural smile and check for any malocclusions.
Step 2: Snap a picture of your lower teeth
Hold up your phone and angle your phone’s selfie camera down, open your mouth wide, make sure your lips are not covering your teeth, and snap a picture!
It’s important that all your lower teeth are visible, including the ones at the back.
This picture is used to assess the condition of your lower teeth and check for any obvious overcrowding or gaps in your teeth.
Step 3: Snap a picture of your upper teeth
This is probably the hardest picture to take but don’t worry we’ve got some hacks that can help you out:
- Tilt your head back, angle your phone’s selfie camera upwards while holding it below your face. Open your mouth wide just like you did in the second picture. Make sure your lips are not covering your teeth and your back teeth are clearly visible.
The purpose of this picture is similar to the previous one, to assess your upper teeth and see if there are any obvious conditions that Zenyum can’t treat (like cases that require movement be made to the back teeth etc.).
- If this doesn’t work, flip your phone around and follow the same steps above. This way the selfie camera can go further into your mouth and you can get a more precise look at your upper teeth. Before uploading the picture make sure to flip the photo, and you’re good to go!
If all else fails and you’re still struggling with these pictures, get a friend to help you out!
And there you have it – the easy step-by-step guide to snapping your photos and nailing your Zenyum pre-assessment on your first try!
So, what are you waiting for?