The Snap On Smile – All you need to know
The Snap On Smile is a removable dental appliance which attaches over your own teeth. It actually covers your existing teeth. There is no grinding or preparation of you natural teeth necessary. You simply put it on and take it off as you wish.
The product is very lightweight and is technically called a Duracetal – non-toxic polymer which is non-allergic. It is only 0.5mm thick thus making it comfortable to wear.
Once you get accustomed to it you will hardly know it’s there. You are able to eat while wearing it and take it out at night, as this helps it’s longevity.
WHAT PROBLEMS CAN IT CORRECT?
The Snap On Smile does not fix all dental problems or permanently redesigns your smile like that of crowns and bridges. It is however a unique, temporary cosmetic fix for particular situations that instantly enhances the current look of your teeth.
Dental problems it can hide include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Badly stained or discolored teeth
- Teeth that are worn down (i.e. from grinding your teeth)
- Missing teeth
- Splinting of loose teeth
The Snap In Smile is ideal for weddings, family/school reunions, job interviews or other special events in which you want to be certain to look your best.
Dental problems it CANNOT hide include:
- Severe periodontal disease
- Severe “buck” teeth
- Inadequate enamel on the natural teeth where it will sit
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
To correct your entire smile costs the same as your partial denture which only replaced a few of your missing teeth.
CARE OF THE SNAP ON SMILE APPLIANCE
The unit can break and should be handled with care.
It is best not to sleep with it in
You should utilize special cleaning and anti-microbial solutions – commercial toothpastes and denture cleaners are extremely abrasive and will cause harm. A simple 15 minute soak in the special cleaner and light scrub with your toothbrush is all you need.
With good care the Snap On Smile should serve you well for 3-5 years depending on care, eating/ drinking/smoking habits, grinding of teeth (bruxism).