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Snap-On Smile Cost


How Much Does a Snap-On Smile Cost?

 
 average costPer Arch: $1,000-$3,500+ 
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Snap-On Smile is a brand name for a patented process in which a dentist creates a removable set of cosmetic teeth that fit into place over the patient's existing teeth. They are typically used to hide crooked, stained, worn-down or missing teeth on people who for financial or health reasons cannot have veneers, crowns, implants or other dental work done. Unlike fit-it-yourself cosmetic teeth, a Snap-On Smile provides a customized fit and can be worn while eating.

Typical costs:

  • A Snap-on Smile typically costs $1,000-$3,500 or more per arch (upper or lower), depending on the size, shape and style of the teeth, and the individual dentist. Prices can vary significantly between dentists, even in the same location; a few dentists advertise prices as low as $500-$1,000 per arch. A Missouri resident reports paying $1,700 for his Snap-On Smile, and shares his experience in a video testimonial[1] .
What should be included:
  • Creating a Snap-On Smile arch typically involves two visits to the dentist, and does not require any drilling or anesthetic. In the first visit the dentist will determine whether the patient is a candidate for a Snap-On Smile, and take an impression of the patient's teeth. The second visit is scheduled for about three weeks later, for a final fitting of the Snap-On Smile.
  • A Snap-On Smile should be cleaned daily, and taken out at night or when the patient is alone; it typically lasts three to five years, depending on how often it is worn.
  • The Snap-On Smile doesn't fix any dental problems; it is used simply to improve the appearance of the teeth. Unlike permanent dental work, a Snap-On Smile is reversible; patients who don't like the Snap-On Smile simply don't wear it.
  • Because it fits over the existing teeth, a Snap-on Smile will be slightly bulkier than the person's natural teeth, and it may take several days of practice to become comfortable talking with the arch in place. A Snap-On Smile is lightweight, and about 0.5mm thick. It can fracture or break, and is not recommended for people who clench their teeth. Celebrity Dentist in West Hollywood, CA lists the pros and cons of a Snap-On Smile[2] .
Additional costs:
  • The Snap-On Smile arch must be cleaned daily with a special cleaner and bacterial gel, which are generally only available directly from a dentist, without a published suggested retail price. However, HealthyDentalProducts.com[3] charges $22 for a 2-ounce bottle of Snap-On Smile antibacterial gel and $22 for a 6-ounce bottle of cleaner.
Discounts:
  • As an alternative, fit-it-yourself cosmetic teeth can cost $10-$80 an arch, but they can't be worn while eating or when drinking hot liquids, and are only temporary.
Shopping for a snap-on smile:
  • Dentists who offer Snap-On Smile arches must have a Snap-On lab in their offices. SnapOnSmile.com offers a Snap-on Smile dentist locator[4] .
  • Snap-On Smiles are a relatively recent development, and other than the manufacturer's website, there isn't a lot of information available for consumers. It's important to remember that a Snap-On Smile is just a cosmetic cover to improve the appearance of the teeth; it does not fix any underlying dental problems.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Snap on smile
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Posted by: Marlenaa[email protected] in North Little Rock, AR.Posted: March 30th, 2018 08:03PM
Upper, Lower or Both: UpperDentist: Dr. Wade Robertson DDS
I love my upper snapon smile. They are beautiful. The Dentist is my son-in-law so I just paid his cost for it. I can eat anything I want to eat with them on. I really don’t wear them until I go out in.
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Snap On Smile.
Amount: $1,350.00
Posted by: Albert T. in Virginia Beach, VA.Posted: July 26th, 2016 04:07AM
Upper, Lower or Both: UpperDentist: Ruth Abraham
It exceeded my expectations. Looks great and I feel much more confident. Truly a WOW moment every time I smile. Remove and clean after each meal. Must also brush teeth.
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my snap on smile
Amount: $3,000.00
Posted by: Charlotte J Bradley in Brodhead, KY.Posted: July 10th, 2016 04:07PM
Upper, Lower or Both: bothDentist:
my snap on smile did not last I have had two upper and two lower and now I need a new upper
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i wasted my money
Amount: $2,400.00
Posted by: a user in durham, NC.Posted: June 19th, 2016 03:06PM
Upper, Lower or Both: bothDentist: community smiles
the dentist that did mine, i would never go to again, my snap on do not fit and I wasted my money
she made me buy an upper plate because she said i had to have it for the snap on to fit, later, she said you dont need that I figured it out, well that was 900 pissed down the drain, she should of made ma a partial for the lower front when not wearing snap ons as my teeth shifted and they are no good to me now. they are too big for my mouth and too fake looking, i am really disapointed in what i have i have
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Snap on smile upper and lower
Amount: $3,500.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Providence, RI.Posted: June 6th, 2015 10:06AM
Upper, Lower or Both: 3500Dentist: dr. Vandogen
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External Resources:
  1.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aWlzCUhjpk
  2.  www.celebritydentist.com/snap-on-smile/
  3.  www.healthydentalproducts.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=43
  4.  www.snaponsmile.com/sos_CTD_website_get_started
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