I am not trying to get the cheapest thing out there but I do save money where I can. There are a variety of snap on smiles online. Or it seems they are at least the same concept as a snap on smile. How long can I expect one of those to last vs. one from a dentist? Thx. Jeff
Jeff – We can’t speak for the quality of an appliance that is similar to the Snap-On Smile if it is purchased online.
We can let you know what you need to be aware of. When you receive the appliance from a dentist, it is made of high-quality dental resin. It is safe for use in your mouth.
The Snap-On Smile is custom made, based on impressions of your mouth and teeth that are taken at a dental office. The impressions are accurate and result in an appliance that fits well—not one that is too large or too small.
When the appliance is ready, your dentist will ensure a proper fit. The top of the Snap-On Smile can be professionally trimmed at the gumline to help it look more natural. Or if needed, the appliance will be returned to the lab and remade.
The things we mentioned above aren’t likely to happen with an appliance that you purchase online. The quality of the material, along with the quality of the measures taken to give you the best fit and most natural-looking results are in question.
Compare the features, process, and warranty for the appliances you are considering before you make a final decision.
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