How Much Do Snap-On Smiles Cost & Are They Safe?

How Much Do Snap-On Smiles Cost & Are They Safe?
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Table of Contents

  1. What Is Snap-On Smile
  2. Costs of Snap-On Smile
  3. Are They Safe
  4. Does Snap-On Smile Work
  5. A Customizable Option
  6. The Bottom Line
  7. References

The Snap-On Smile generally costs between $1,000 and $3,500 depending on your dentist. It is relatively risk-free and considered safe.

This prescription device must be delivered by a licensed dentist. It can effectively enhance your smile.

Often called the “Hollywood Smile,” the Snap-On Smile is a brand-name cosmetic dental prosthesis made by DenMat Lab in California. It is designed to help improve your smile by covering imperfections and serving as an alternative to more expensive veneers or dental implants.

What Is Snap-On Smile?

Around 70 percent of Americans are self-conscious about their teeth, and over 60 percent wish that something about their teeth could be changed. The Snap-On Smile is a specific brand of dental arch that can be prescribed by a dentist to enhance your appearance by improving your smile.

What the Snap-On Smile Can Correct

The Snap-On Smile can help to correct the following:

  • Gaps or spacing between teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misshapen or small teeth
  • Dental work that is aging
  • Aesthetics in your smile that make you unhappy

The Snap-On Smile is custom-made. It needs to be prescribed and delivered by a licensed dentist who will take impressions of your teeth and then send them to DenMat Lab to be fabricated and sent back. The Snap-On Smile fits over your existing teeth and is removable. It is a cosmetic prosthetic device that can be an alternative to more in-depth oral reconstructions, such as veneers or dental implants.

Costs of Snap-On Smile

The Snap-On Smile must be prescribed by a licensed dentist who will give you a consultation and final price for the device. The Snap-On Smile can be a more cost-effective option than a full mouth reconstruction. It ranges in price from $1,000 to a few thousand dollars.

Specific costs depend on the following factors:

  • Your dentist
  • Location of the dental office
  • Your oral health
  • Whether or not you need an upper or lower arch, both, or even a partial arch

As a cosmetic appliance, the Snap-On Smile is not generally covered through dental insurance. Many dental offices can offer payment plans or financing options, spreading out the payments so they can work within your budget.

Snap-On Smiles do not require drills, shots, or adjustments in tooth structure and cleaning your Snap-On Smile is simply using their unique cleaning solution.

Are They Safe?

The Snap-On Smile does not require prep work to apply and can be removed if needed. It is therefore considered to be risk-free and noninvasive. It does not damage your teeth, can be worn 24 hours per day, and does not impinge on your gums.

The Snap-On Smile can be a more budget-friendly and less invasive cosmetic answer to an enhanced smile than more intensive and permanent dental work.

It fits snugly on top of your existing teeth, which can help to keep them from moving and shifting. It also helps to deter particles from getting underneath it. Since the Snap-On Smile is completely removable, you can always take it off if you are not happy with the way it looks or feels.

Does the Snap-On Smile Work?

The Snap-On Smile can be used as a temporary fix while waiting for more extensive dental work. It can also be used as a more permanent solution, as the product is fairly durable and designed to last several years with proper care.

You can eat and drink normally while wearing a Snap-On Smile, but certain foods and drinks that can stain teeth, like coffee and wine, can also stain a Snap-On Smile.

The Snap-On Smile can improve your oral aesthetics, which can make you feel better when you smile and show your teeth. An enhanced smile can also lift your self-confidence and self-esteem, helping to improve your mental health as well.

A Customizable Option

The Snap-On Smile is customized and specially made out of a durable resin material. The device should last several years if you take care of it and practice good oral hygiene. You can wear it all day and night, as long as you take it off to brush and floss your teeth as needed — at least twice per day.

You should not eat sticky foods or chew gum while wearing your Snap-On Smile. It can be beneficial to take it out if you are consuming foods or drinks that can stain the device. You will be given a specialized cleaning solution with your Snap-On Smile, and you can obtain refills through your dentist.

The Bottom Line

The Snap-On Smile can enhance your appearance by improving your smile. It is a durable, safe, and effective appliance for helping to cover up imperfections in your teeth. If your teeth are broken, have tooth decay, or gum disease, you may need more extensive dental work before obtaining a Snap-On Smile.

Your dentist can help to determine which option is optimal for your oral health and teeth.


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Disclaimer: This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to serve as dental or other professional health advice and is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any condition or symptom. You should consult a dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.