If you feel insecure about your smile due to gapped, stained, or crooked teeth, you might want to talk to your dentist about getting a Snap-On Smile. The results could have you grinning like a kid again with confidence…with a beautiful smile! The Snap-On Smile appliance comes highly recommended by dentists for several reasons and some even prefer them over veneers and other forms of cosmetic dentistry.
You likely have some questions and concerns that need to be answered before you make your appointment—and that is what we’ll cover today. Let’s talk about:
- What a Snap-On Smile is
- How it differs from veneers and Lumineers
- Who a Snap-On Smile may be right for
- How the process of getting it works
- The potential end results and how natural your Snap-On Smile could look absolutely natural
What Is a Snap-On Smile?
A Snap-On Smile (or SOS, for short) is a removable set of false teeth precisely fitted to your own natural set that will give you the appearance of a whiter, straighter smile.
Essentially, a Snap-On Smile is a removable partial denture that gives you the same results as porcelain veneers or Lumineers without painful drilling, shots, or adhesive that is difficult or near impossible to remove…and you still end up with a perfect smile for that great first impression.
How an SOS Differs from Veneers and Lumineers
We covered this briefly above, but explaining it a little more comprehensively with their unique benefits may quell any remaining fears you have about asking whether a Snap-On Smile is right for you.
- No teeth shaving or drilling required
- No adhesive used to bond to the natural set of teeth
- One set as opposed to individual false teeth
- Easily removable for your day-to-day activities
- Typically costs $1,000–$2,000 per arch
- Lasts for 3–5 years
- Teeth will be shaved down to fit veneers over your natural set
- A strong adhesive is used to bond to teeth; they are difficult to remove and it is a hassle to reverse the process
- Individual false teeth are applied one at a time
- You cannot remove these at home
- Can range from around $800–$3,000 per tooth
- Last for 10 years on average
- Teeth are not shaved down—no drilling is involved
- A strong adhesive is also used to bond the Lumineers to your teeth
- Individual teeth are applied one at a time
- You can have the process reversed at the office where you got them applied
- You cannot remove these on your own at home
- Price range is usually $800–$2,000 per tooth
- Typically supposed to last for 20 years
A Snap-On Smile is painless, removable at your convenience, and a set costs less than veneers or Lumineers in many cases.
Who Is a Prime Candidate for a Snap-On Smile?
Like the process of getting veneers or Lumineers, getting a Snap-On Smile depends on whether or not you qualify for it. If the damage to your mouth or mouth or gums is extensive, you may not be eligible to get a set. Who would qualify? Allow me to answer that.
- People with gaps between teeth, stained teeth, crooked teeth, or missing teeth
- People who did not qualify for arches or implants
- Anyone looking for a more affordable alternative to veneers or Lumineers
- Those with partial dentures who would prefer something more comfortable
- People from all different age groups
This covers a pretty wide range of potential users of a Snap-On Smile Even if you think your teeth are beyond repair, talk to your dentist and ask before giving up hope.
How the Process of Getting a Snap-On Smile Works
If you have spoken to your regular dentist and they have given you the green light, you are ready to make appointments for the fitting of your SOS. You may be wondering how long the process of getting a Snap-On Smile is. The answer is simply that it’s quick, easy, and requires only two appointments. That is far less time than it would take to be fitted for dentures and receive them, and it is the same amount of time you would be waiting for veneers. Let’s go through each stage.
- You get to choose the shade of white that you would like your Snap-On Smile to come in. You also select the style you would like.
- Your dentist makes a mold of your teeth to send in for the creation of your personalized set.
In between visits, your dentist will receive the Snap-On Smile appliance.
- You get your Snap-On Smile fitted to your teeth to see if you are satisfied with the results.
- If you are happy, then you go your own way with a bright, joyful new smile!
The Potential Results of an SOS
Once you get your Snap-On Smile customized to your preferences, you can take it home and enjoy. The results you can expect will be:
- A brighter looking smile—the appearance of stains is completely diminished
- More confidence due to the decrease in insecurity and anxiety over your teeth
- A comfortable appliance that works better than dentures or veneers
- A natural looking smile
Snap-On Smile dentists work diligently to ensure that you get the most natural results possible. The shades you pick are designed to mimic whitened and clean teeth without being too bright or distracting.
The shapes you select from straighten teeth and cover up gaps without having the squared-off look that dentures do. Remember, a Snap-On Smile is made with a mold of your own teeth, just enhanced.
Because of this, your smile will look like a better version of what you already had—no artificiality about it. If you have any additional questions or concerns, look on the SOS page to find out more.
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