The most important file for your designs, whether working with 2D smile designs or 3D smile designs, is the Frontal Facial Photo. 


When working with a Simple Smile Design. 


This photo is a full image of the patient's face. The photo should include the patient's chin, forehead, and ears. The patient should not be wearing any additional accessories such as a hat and glasses. Make sure that the patient has a full smile when taking this photo. We recommend asking your patient to say the word 'Emma.' The resetting position that the smile is left with after pronouncing the word will provide you with a good smile quality for your design. 


When working with an Advanced Smile Design. 


Suppose you wish to work with an advanced design in addition to the Frontal Facial Photo. You will also need to incorporate your patient's intraoral scan. To learn how to add this file to your design, please refer to our article titled How Do I Upload My Intraoral Scan Into the App?  Or How to Download & Upload My iTero Intraoral Scan Into the App?


Additional aspects to consider:


background: your background color should be a solid white, black, or grey background. 


-lighting: make sure your ambient lighting is good. If you are working with poor lighting, this will create shadows in the image that will affect the design's coloration. A ring light is highly recommended. 


** For more detailed instructions on how to take the perfect Frontal Facial Photo, please refer to our article titled How Do I Take the Perfect Frontal Facial Photo Using My iPhone/ iPad? Or How Do I Take the Perfect Frontal Facial Photo Using My DSLR camera? **