Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Health & Personal Care  > Dentistry & Orthodontics > Snap-On Smile

Snap-On Smile Cost


How Much Does a Snap-On Smile Cost?

 
 average costPer Arch: $1,000-$3,500+ 

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.
 
post Post   Comments (6)  
CostHelper News


7 Tricks To Make Home Appliances Last Longer
Give your household equipment a little workout now and then, to make sure anything mechanical will perform well when needed. Periodic exercise can extend the usable life of many items. || Posted October 14 2013


5 Important Things to Know Before a Tornado Hits
This week the Midwest has been battered by tornados, which are one of the most violent and destructive type of storms nature has in its arsenal. || Posted November 19 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
My snap on smile
Amount: $2,300.00
Posted by: BubbyMiller in Stuart, FL.Posted: September 7th, 2019 02:09PM
Upper, Lower or Both: bothDentist: Melita
I love my snap ons. I can eat anything. They look real, I smile now and I don't have to keep my hands covering my mouth. I take them off at night and somtimes I don't wear them if I am staying in the house. I have had a little bit of a hard time talking until I got used to them. The suction is very tight & I had to get used to that also. I would and have reccomended them to other people
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Snap on smile
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: [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.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
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.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
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
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
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
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
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
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Snap-On Smile
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Upper, Lower or Both: Dentist: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



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
More Health & Personal Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Health & Personal Care How Much Does an X-Ray Cost? How Much Do Body Piercings Cost? How Much Does a Heart Stent Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Cost of care
Paid: 0.00
Wow, some of these previous comments seriously concern me. We have a dentist carrying on about how much it cost for his entire education and the cost of building and supplying an entire office... [more]
-Jason B
Dental Implants Cost
Generac 22kw quote
Paid: 18000.00
Recently quoted$18k for 2,400sq ft. Home. The generator itself is $5,300 with transfer switch. Nearly $13k install seems very high... [more]
-Jon Rad
Standby Generator Cost
2013 honda crv ignition cylinder repair
Paid: 180.00
Locksmith came to my house and repaired lock cylinder in an hour... [more]
-Brad Cowan
Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Cost
Teacup Pig
Paid: 100.00
Looking for a teacup pig. I’ll pay $100-300 if you have what I’m looking for in my price range please let me know... [more]
-Evelyn Hernandez
Teacup Pig Cost
You will not believe this!
Paid: 75000.00
Non emergency flight from Tucson to Phoenix this was 2021 I could have flown around the world several times what a 130 miles was these people need to go to jail for fraud and theft!I will never pay the huge bill chapter 7 only costs $2500... [more]
-Paul Polito
Air Ambulance Cost
L3-L4,L4-L5,L5-S1 multilevel laminectomies with micro disectomies.
Paid: 0.00
I had laminectomies and refused to have spinal fusion. I made a complete recovery. I had my surgery Apr/2020. Returned to work in mid-June. Feel good as new today. No back stiffness or pain... [more]
-Jose A Elizondo
Back Surgery Cost