A Temporary Smile Design
The Snap-on Smile is a temporary smile design, made out of acrylic, that snaps over your natural teeth.
It can be used for special events, such as weddings or graduations, or it can be used to "try on" a smile design to see if it works.
How a Snap-on Smile Is Made
This product is made by Den-Mat, a dental materials company and laboratory in California. It is made out of a crystallized acetyl resin that is fairly flexible and durable.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Keeping this appliance clean is a simple matter of taking it out to brush and floss, and then putting it back in.
The material is tough enough that patients can eat with this in the mouth. Be careful if you do this, though. The appliance will trap plaque and food particles and this can promote serious decay problems. This will hurt your teeth, of course, and also it will be annoying. Everytime you eat anything, even if it is only a single potato chip, I recommend that you excuse yourself to a rest room, take the appliance out, swish, and put it back in.
Snap-on Smile Pictures
As you can see from these pictures, the result looks natural, and this product can be used for a variety of situations. Here is a smile where the teeth are uneven and a little dark looking. The result is natural-looking and attractive.
How Will Your Snap-On Smile Look?
How it looks is going to vary greatly according to the dentist that is doing it. The dentist needs to translate what the patient wants into a smile design prescription that is sent to the laboratory. The teeth are going to be a little bigger and bulkier. With some people and some mouths, that will be fine. With others, it's going to look like too much teeth are in their mouth. And then the results are going to depend on the expectations the dentist creates. In no way is this going to be equal to a set of beautifully crafted porcelain veneers. But if someone has a truly ugly smile otherwise, this can't help but be an improvement.