Snap-On Smile vs. Veneers: Which One Is Right For You?

A woman is smiling outdoors. She is surrounded by trees and the sun is shining brightly behind her creating a glare effect. She is wearing a white top and her hair is pulled back.

Many adults aren’t happy with their smiles. Whether you’ve struggled with insecurities revolving around cracked, stained, cracked, and chipped teeth, or you’re looking for a photo-ready celebrity smile, there are a few options available for you. 

What Is Snap-On Smile?

Snap-On Smile allows you to explore a long-lasting smile makeover without the price tag of porcelain veneers and other invasive cosmetic dental procedures. As the name suggests, Snap-On Smile is placed over your existing teeth and then snaps into place. If you’ve previously seen an orthodontist or worn a retainer, Snap-On Smile may remind you of a retainer. Your dentist can take impressions of your teeth in two visits and cast a Snap-On Smile made from resin. The whole process takes roughly three weeks. Snap-On Smile can be removed during sleep, athletic activities, and routine cleaning, but it’s designed to be easily worn during eating and drinking. 

While Snap-On Smile can be used on a long-term basis, it’s generally utilized as a temporary solution while a patient waits for a dental implant or other cosmetic surgeries. The average Snap-On Smile lasts 3-5 years. Occasionally, people will consider Snap-On Smile for special occasions when they expect to be photographed a lot. 

What Are the Advantages of Snap-On Smile?

Whether you are pursuing a temporary or long-term smile solution, Snap-On Smile is attractive for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Affordability: Dentistry can be expensive, and many procedures may not be covered by insurance. Compared to other cosmetic procedures, Snap-On Smile offers a more flexible price point. Full arches can range from $1,000 to $3,500, but partial arch options are available for budget-conscious individuals. 

  • Non-invasive and no needles: Veneers are one of the most invasive procedures in the dental field. Because Snap-On Smile fits over your existing teeth with no additional dental work, it’s a non-invasive procedure.

  • Instant gratification: While you can always pursue teeth whitening and orthodontics to improve your natural teeth, these processes can take months and even years to show results. When you choose Snap-On Smile, you can have the smile you want instantly. 

  • Fast treatment: In as little as three weeks, you could be enjoying the photo-ready smile of your dreams. 

  • Worry-free 12-month warranty: Unlike natural teeth, Snap-On Smile can be independently repaired if damage occurs during a year of fabrication. 

Are Veneers Right for Me?

If you want a complete smile overhaul, you may also want to consider veneers. Some of the reasons people opt for veneers include: 

  • Durability: Compared to other dental solutions, porcelain veneers provide exceptional durability. While they cannot be considered permanent, the average set of veneers can last as long as 15 years. 

  • Easy to maintain: Once porcelain veneers are installed, all you have to do is treat them the same — or better — than your natural teeth. You should brush and floss twice a day to maintain the longevity of your veneers. 

  • Corrects multiple issues: When you choose veneers, you can correct numerous issues at one time rather than individually addressing them with your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can fill in gaps, improve overbite and underbite, offer a pearly white smile, cover cracked teeth, and more.

  • Results in as little as a month: Veneers can be applied in as little as four weeks. The process is simple and straightforward; your dentist can answer any questions and concerns you have about the procedure ahead of time. 

For more information about Snap-On Smile, veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including bonding, contact us today.

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