Snap-On Smile is a removable cosmetic dental arch made of a very thin and robust dental resin. Snap-On Smile is by prescription only and made by licensed dentists to custom fit over your teeth, providing you with a natural and beautiful smile.

Snap-On Smile®


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Snap-On Smile®

Snap-On Smile dental arch

What is Snap-On Smile?

Snap-On Smile is a noninvasive cosmetic appliance that snaps over the existing teeth and improves the appearance and function of the smile. It’s a dental accessory that fits over the front and bottom of your teeth to enhance their appearance instantly. It’s a temporary, removable solution, not a permanent one, so it won’t change the physical structure of your natural teeth. It covers them, giving you a new smile with straight, white teeth.

How to Get Your Snap-On Smile

The process of getting a Snap-On Smile involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Your perfect smile begins with a consultation with a qualified dentist. During this visit, your dentist will assess your health and discuss your goals.
  2. Impression: Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create your customized Snap-On Smile.
  3. Customization: You’ll have the opportunity to choose the shade and style of your Snap-On Smile.
  4. Fitting: Once your Snap-On Smile is ready, you’ll return to your dentist for a fitting. Your dentist will ensure that the appliance fits comfortably and securely.
  5. Snap On!: With your Snap-On Smile, you can snap it onto your teeth to showcase your stunning new smile.

How to Use and Care for Your Snap-On Smile

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to use and care for your Snap-On Smile:

  1. Preparation: Before using your Snap-On Smile, ensure your natural teeth are clean and free from food particles or debris. Brush your teeth thoroughly and floss if necessary.
  2. Snap-On: Hold your Snap-On Smile by the edges, ensuring that you don’t touch the inner surface, which will rest on your teeth. Position the appliance over your natural teeth, starting from the back and moving towards the front. Press the appliance firmly but gently, ensuring it snaps into place over your teeth. You should feel a secure fit.
  3. Adjustments: If your Snap-On Smile feels uncomfortable or doesn’t fit right, try gently removing it and snapping it back on. Ensure that it covers all your natural teeth evenly. If it still doesn’t fit comfortably, consult your dentist for adjustments.
  4. Daily Use: You can wear your Snap-On Smile throughout the day, but removing it before bedtime is advisable to allow your natural teeth to breathe.
  5. Cleaning: Proper cleaning is essential to maintain your Snap-On Smile’s appearance and hygiene. After each use, remove your Snap-On Smile and rinse it under cold water. Avoid using hot water, as it may warp the appliance. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush with non-abrasive toothpaste to gently clean the Snap-On Smile.

Pros and Cons of Snap-On Smile

Pros:

  • Snap-On Smile is a quick, painless way to get a new smile.
  • It costs significantly less than invasive dental procedures, like porcelain veneers or a smile makeover.
  • It’s noninvasive (no drilling or shots) and will not change your teeth’s alignment or structure.
  • You can eat and drink while wearing it because it doesn’t cover the chewing surfaces of your molars (it just fits around their edges).
  • You can take it off at night and any other time you don’t want to wear it.
  • Typically, it takes just two visits to a dental office to get the device created and fitted.

Cons:

  • It’s not a permanent solution for fixing crooked, broken, stained, or missing teeth.
  • Most people have a slight lisp as they adjust to their Snap-On Smile, though this usually goes away within two weeks (especially if you wear it daily).
  • Snap-On Smile veneers can look too perfect, so people may be able to tell they’re not your natural teeth.
  • Some reviews also say their appliance looked and felt bulky.
  • Several other reviews say their Snap-On Smile developed holes in the arch or other structural problems after one to two years and had to be replaced or repaired at an additional cost.
  • If you wear it daily, you’ll likely have to replace your appliance every few years.

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