A snap-on smile is a revolutionary appliance that allows people with crooked or missing teeth to enjoy a flawless smile, without having to undergo teeth whitening or having porcelain veneers. The device is a flexible, durable shield that fits comfortably over the teeth and gums to hide imperfections, avoiding the need for any re-moulding or drilling – which is necessary for more invasive techniques like implants or veneers. The smile is easily removed and simple to care for, it’s a less costly, less permanent approach to cosmetic dentistry, it’s also cheaper than the average course of orthodontics and gives instant results.
The main reason most patients get a snap-on smile is miss-alignment. Badly spaced teeth can be a problem for some people, and they can really affect confidence in social situations, fortunately snap-on smiles can help with this. The smile is moulded to fit snuggly over every imperfection, to give the appearance of straight, white teeth in seconds.
Staining is another issue that can be covered up with an appliance like this, it won’t change the colour of the natural teeth underneath, but it will hide the unsightly stains from public view. Don’t underestimate the affect a new smile can have on self-esteem, it’s usually the first thing people notice when you speak or smile – having teeth that are remembered for the right reasons could be more important than you think.
Snap-on smiles are made of acetyl resin, which is highly durable and stain resistant. The material can be cut as thing as .5mm and remain very hard wearing, making it ideal for the daily pressures of biting and chewing.
Removable dentures normally last about 12-18 months before they need replacing, the snap-on smile falls into this same category. Temporary fixtures like this are built to be durable and comfortable, but they won’t last forever – particularly if they are worn constantly over a long period of time.
To get the best out of your snap-on smile, it’s recommended that you don’t wear it to sleep in – especially if you have problems with grinding or clenching, this will only make it wear out faster. Patients will usually find that they don’t need or want to wear the appliance to bed, as it’s easier to maintain cleanliness if it is left out, and it’s probably more comfortable.
Soak the device in cleaning solution for about fifteen minutes every day and brush lightly with a soft tooth brush – don’t use toothpaste, soap or washing up liquid, it will take the shine off and spoil the finish. Store in the carry case supplied when not in use, and remember to keep it in a safe place.
We can provide you with a quality Snap-on smile appliance at Pearl Dental Clinic. Despite the fact that there is a lot of technology involved in manufacturing a snap-on smile, there is still a significant amount of human participation, which means you’re not just paying for the appliance itself, you are also paying for the expertise and experience of a top cosmetic dentist.
Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book a FREE Snap on Smile Consultation appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or by booking an appointment online.