The Snap-On Smile dental accessory allows patients to easily cover crooked or misshapen teeth at their own convenience. It’s a great temporary and cost-effective alternative to traditional veneers while providing a non-invasive and non-surgical natural smile transformation.
What is a Snap-On Smile?
A Snap-On Smile is a temporary solution to cosmetic dental issues. The clip-on or temporary veneer allows patients to quickly and painlessly hide missing, crooked, or discolored teeth and easily obtain the aesthetic results they desire.
A Snap-On Smile is often referred to as “press-on veneers” because of the way the device comfortably covers the top and bottom teeth. The end result is a set of white, straight teeth, similar to the look of natural, porcelain veneers./p>
However, the device differs from traditional veneers in a few ways. The biggest difference is the Snap-On Smile is temporary, meaning patients may wear or remove the device daily. Because of its temporary convenience, many of our patients opt to use the device for important events and gatherings, or throughout the workday.
Additionally, unlike veneers, the Snap-On Smile is non-invasive and requires less commitment. The procedure is quite simple compared to the process of obtaining veneers. The device does not interfere with your gums or alter the shape of your actual teeth. The product fits comfortably over your teeth, making the device painless to wear. You may eat and drink while wearing your Snap-On Smile. However, there is a bit of a learning curve. We advise that each patient become comfortable with the accessory before dining in public.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone can wear a Snap-On Smile, regardless of age. It’s important that the patient receives the accessory from a Snap-On Smile provider and is in good dental health.
Dr. Ema notes that the rest of your teeth will need to be healthy and free of cavities, and dental work should be completed prior to the device fitting. “If dental work is done after the Snap-On Smile is made, it might not fit. Also, we don’t want small problems to turn into larger ones by not treating them before placing an appliance over the teeth.”
Patients who do not want to make the physical or financial commitment to more invasive procedures like bridges, dental implants, or porcelain veneers are also good candidates for the Snap-On Smile.
What to Expect
During your appointment, Dr. Ema takes a model of the patient’s teeth to send off to the lab. This model will be used to create the custom-made device and ensures that it will fit comfortably and painlessly over the patient’s teeth.
Cleaning Your Snap-On Smile
As the name implies, this device snaps on and off the patient’s teeth with ease and does not contain adhesives, glue, or bonding. At the end of the day, the patient will remove the Snap-On Smile and clean the device with the solution given to them by their provider. Patients may find directions for cleaning on the side of each bottle. Patients may buy refills of the cleaning solution and other supplies through their dentist. However, patients must remember to brush their natural teeth and set of gums twice a day despite wearing the temporary veneer.
You no longer have to hide or cover your smile. The Snap-On Smile allows our patients to effortlessly achieve the smile aesthetic they desire without the commitment and price tag of traditional veneers.
Show off a smile you’re proud of. To learn more information, call our office today at (312) 435-0411.