I can’t get my snap on smile off and I’m too embarrassed to call my dentist about it because the problem is that it’s not really mine. At least it wasn’t made for me. I’ve been wearing a snap on smile for almost 4 years. I’ve had to replace it twice because I wear it every day. Last month the smile cracked. I know it was wearing out but I didn’t expect it to break so soon. I was determined not to buy another one this early in the year. I only had the one that cracked for barely a year. I have friends who have snap on smiles too. One of my friends used to wear them but she decided to get veneers instead. She has kept her all of her snap on smiles so we decided that if one of hers fit me, we could disinfect and bleach it and I would wear it until I decided to get another one or buy porcelain veneers. So I got one of her snap on smiles on. It fit pretty snug but not too much worse than how it’s supposed to feel. I had been able to take it off to floss and brush my teeth but yesterday I couldn’t get it off. I can’t get it off today either. I can’t call my dentist about this. What do I need to do to get it off? Heather
Your dentist or any dentist will be able to get the Snap-On Smile off for you. A dentist has the tools needed to get between the appliance and your natural teeth so it will loosen and dislodge. If you’re too embarrassed to call your own dentist, make an appointment with a different dentist.
Act quickly to prevent the appliance from harming your teeth. If the Snap-On Smile is fitting so tight that you can’t get it off, it will likely start to move your teeth to a new position. You can’t brush or floss your natural teeth if the appliance won’t come off, so bacteria and plaque will build up.
Alternatives to a Snap-On Smile
Speak with a cosmetic dentist about alternatives to the Snap-On Smile. Depending on your smile goals, a combination of cosmetic treatments can help. Some of which include:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Gum contouring
- Tooth contouring
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
Schedule an appointment with a dentist right away.
This post is sponsored by Bedminster, NJ top cosmetic dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley.