blog-january-woman-smiling-snap-on-smilesA beautiful smile can play a positive role in one’s confidence and overall appearance. Imperfections in teeth can therefore be an ongoing battle that is not easily solved. Unfortunately, cosmetic dentistry is often costly and requires invasive procedures. If you are looking for an easy, non-invasive, and affordable way to vastly improve your smile, Snap-On Smiles may be the best option for you. Consider the benefits of this treatment, as offered by our North Dallas dental practice.

What Is a Snap-On Smile?

As its name suggests, Snap-On Smiles is a dental appliance that fits over your natural teeth, completely altering your smile. Made from durable resin, Snap-On Smiles are shaped and colored to mimic the appearance of any naturally straight, white smile. And because the appliance is easily removable, patients do not have to worry about any permanent changes to their teeth.

What Can Snap-On Smiles Fix?

Before receiving Snap-On Smiles, it’s important to remember that they cannot fix inherent problems with teeth. Any decay or health risks to your teeth should be directly addressed through a restorative procedure. With that said, Snap-On Smiles are an excellent way to hide a variety of aesthetic flaws, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshaped teeth

Missing teeth can also be hidden under a set of Snap-On Smiles, when restorations such as dental implants or bridges are not possible or too costly. As long as they are given the same hygiene and care as normal teeth should receive, along with use of a special cleaning solution, Snap-On Smiles can be a long-lasting solution to a majority of cosmetic problems.

Benefits of Snap-On Smiles

Snap-On Smiles can provide numerous advantages for the right candidates. Benefits include:

  • Instant improvement: The moment you attach the appliance, the appearance of your teeth will be instantly improved. This complete smile makeover can achieve similar aesthetic results to those of extensive dental restorations.
  • A noninvasive procedure: The only necessary step to make Snap-On Smiles is an impression of your teeth. No needles, drills, or tooth alterations are necessary.
  • Inexpensive: Because cosmetic procedures are not generally covered by insurance, treatments such as porcelain veneers are out of financial reach for some patients. Snap-On Smiles provide a much more affordable alternative.
  • Removable: Similar to dentures, Snap-On Smiles can be removed and replaced at any time. Patients who are looking for a temporary solution, or may consider alternative treatment in the future, need not worry about permanent changes to their teeth.

The Snap-On Smiles Procedure

To receive Snap-On Smiles, the procedure is quick and simple. First, your cosmetic dentist will take impressions of your teeth, to be used as a mold for the appliance. After the mold is sent out, it will take approximately two to three weeks for the appliance to be crafted and sent back to the dentist. Once ready, you will be called in for a second appointment, wherein the Snap-On Smiles will be given to you and tested out. Assuming the fit is good, you can immediately begin to benefit from your new smile.

Give Yourself a Reason to Smile

Don’t let flaws in your teeth continue to detract from your smile. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khodabakhsh, and learn which of our cosmetic dentistry services are right for you.