What is Snap-On Smile®?
Smile® is a patented, removable custom dental appliance that involves no
drills, no prepping, no needles and no adhesives, which simply snaps
over a patient's natural teeth, and it's removable. It's non-invasive,
meaning it is also reversible. They fit directly over existing teeth and
can be applied to a variety of situations.
It's made with a
specialized resin which allows the appliance to be made as thin as .5mm
without compromising strength. Its simple patent design allows a patient
to eat without any impingement into the gums.
Does it come in different shades like crowns and dentures do?
and your dentist can choose from 23 shades and 18 smile designs, giving
you an array of choices for your cosmetically enhanced custom fitted
Who's A Candidate?
patient looking for an affordable cosmetic alternative to permanent
dental work is a Snap-On Smile® candidate! Well suited for instant
gratification, dental phobic and or medically compromised patients, such
as chemo or radiation treated patients.
It can also be used in
some cases of periodontal disease, as a periodontal splint for mobile
teeth by strengthening the teeth going through periodontal treatment.
The splint is also helpful because the patient can easily maintain
excellent oral hygiene.
Snap-On Smile® appliance is also ideal
for those patients considering a more permanent restoration like
veneers, which allows them to take their new smile for a test drive. For
others Snap-On Smile® gives them options they never had before.
Can I see Snap-on Smile® images of real people?
Please visit our Snap-on Smile image gallery.
What are the steps to receiving Snap-On Smile®?
After your free consultation, we will take an upper and lower impression.
Second, we will choose the preferred shape and shade.
your case is sent to Snap-On Smile® Creations for fabrication and
within 10-14 business days, a beautiful Snap-On Smile® is ready to be
No cementation or bonding is ever needed. It will never come loose or fall out.
What is the turnaround time?
10 to 14 business days is our normal turn-around time. Rush cases are possible, so that could mean a new smile in half the time.
Can you sleep with them on?
One of the indications for Snap-On Smile® is that it can be used as a
brux guard. So, if have permanent restorations like veneers and want to
protect them while you sleep, you can use your Snap-On Smile®. For
normal dentition, we DO NOT recommend sleeping with your Snap-On Smile®
How does it attach?
Smile® uses the natural curvature of your teeth to hold in place (due
to the material's flexibility) by utilizing the heights of contour of
each individual tooth.
Can you wear them everyday? Will it break or tear?
Smile® can be worn everyday, all day. We suggest that the patient
removes and cleans the appliance before going to bed unless the dental
professional advises the patient to wear it while sleeping due to