Snap-On-Smile: Try it Out First
What is a “Snap-On Smile”?
As the name implies, a Snap-On-Smile is just that – it is an appliance that snaps onto your teeth to give you the instant appearance of a better smile. We use Snap-On-Smiles in dentistry for several reasons. Sometimes our patients want to get an idea of what they will look like with their new smile — before they move forward with the procedure and the investment. This procedure allows these patients to “try-out” the new smile and wear it around for a short period of time.
Some patients decide they want a new smile, but can't afford a smile makeover right away. These patients can wear a Snap-On-Smile while they save up for their permanent smile improvement. Snap-on Smile is not a permanent solution, but more of a quick fix.
The appliance is made of plastic and snaps in and out. The appliance can last anywhere between a few weeks and a few months depending on how much you wear it and how well you care for it. Many patients find Snap-On-Smiles to be ideal for occasions when they need a fast new smile makeover and don’t have the finances for something more permanent. For example, several of our models and musician patients have used a Snap-On-Smiles when they need a “perfect-smile” right away for photo shoots or filming music videos.
How can I get a Snap-On-Smile?
If you are in a big rush, you can have a Snap-On-Smile in under a week if we rush the case. Normally, the process starts with a consultation appointment and impressions (records) of your teeth. After we have the records, it takes about 2 to 3 weeks to make your appliance. At Atlanta Dental Spa, we find great enjoyment in seeing our patients new smile.
Snap-On-Smile is a fast approach to giving you the smile you enjoy showing. Your smile is a gift to everyone who sees it — we want you to feel great about showing your smile. If you think Snap-On-Smile is right for you, call us (770) 998-3838 in Roswell (Alpharetta) or at (404) 816-2230 in Atlanta and schedule an appointment for a new smile consultation. If – after your consultation visit – you feel ready to proceed, we can start right away. If – after your consultation visit – you feel ready to start, we can start right away.
Are there drawbacks to the Snap-On-Smile?
A Snap-On-Smile is not permanent. It is an appliance made of high-quality resin that is designed to allow you to “try-on” a nice new smile. Depending on how much you use the appliance, it may last several weeks or several months.
Also, because the appliance fits over your teeth, it will feel a little bulky compared to your natural teeth, and you may need to adjust your speech slightly. Most people get used to this bulky feeling very quickly, and they are able to speak normally right away.
Finally, because the Snap-On-Smile fits over your teeth, it is essential that you still take good care of your natural teeth. Our Atlanta cosmetic dentists will show you how to care for your teeth and your Snap-On-Smile. We ask you to visit us regularly for cleanings and check-ups so that we can help you make sure your natural teeth stay healthy. These visits will also help extend the lifetime of your Snap-On-Smile.
Can I eat or drink with my Snap-On-Smile?
You may eat and drink with your Snap-On-Smile. However, we at Atlanta Dental Spa recommend you take it out before you go to sleep.