What is a Snap-On Smile?
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What is a Snap-On Smile?

What is a Snap-On Smile?

Many patients long for a more attractive smile, but they may be wary of permanent cosmetic dental treatments that irreversibly change the structure of their teeth.

Now, those patients have an alternative. North Austin dentists can use a Snap-On Smile to improve a patient’s smile instantly with minimal impact on the teeth. A versatile device, the Snap-On Smile can conceal a variety of flaws, such as stains, crooked teeth and gaps. In fact, the product’s tagline is “A Multi-Purpose Restorative Appliance.”

A Snap-On Smile slides over the teeth, attaching to them without a need for drilling or adhesives, and no invasive procedures are involved. Unlike veneers, a Snap-On Smile does not require that any alterations be made to the enamel.

If you choose a Snap-On Smile, the process takes just two visits to your dentist. At the first appointment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth that will be used in creating your new smile.

At this planning appointment, you will also select the aesthetics of your Snap-On Smile. Your dentist can customize the device to your specifications. You can choose from 18 different smile designs and 23 shades for the material. A Smile Style Guide is available to help you navigate that decision-making process.

All of that information is then sent to the technicians tasked with making your Snap-On Smile. When your dentist has received the device from them, you will come back to the office for a final fitting.

The appliances are made of high-quality materials. The resin used in the Snap-On Smile is quite thin and flexible, but strong, durable and stain-resistant at the same time. Patients can even eat and drink while wearing the device.

Another advantage of the Snap-On Smile is cost. The Snap-On Smile is much more affordable than some alternative cosmetic dentistry procedures. When cared for properly, the appliance can last up to five years. Your dentist can help you develop a plan to maintain your Snap-On Smile.

If you are dissatisfied with your smile’s current appearance but reluctant to consider permanent cosmetic dentistry techniques, contact Balcones Family Dental at 512-200-7422 and ask if a Snap-On Smile would be effective for your case.


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