A smile is an important feature, unfortunately not everyone has been naturally blessed with gorgeous looking white teeth. As a result, cosmetic dentistry is one of the largest growing sectors within the dental care industry and estimates have suggested that optional dental treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers and dental bonding can generate half a million dollars in revenue per dental practice. Snap on smiles are the latest trend contributing to the cosmetic dentistry income mix.
As with any type of beauty, the attractiveness of a smile is in the eye of a beholder. While some individuals are following trends in cosmetic dentistry such as paying money to tweak their smiles to feature diastema, elongated cuspid teeth or less-than-perfect teeth, others invest their resources at the dentist to get a gorgeous looking smile devoid of such imperfections. Snap on smiles are the latest cosmetic dentistry technique for those who favor the latter.
Snap on smiles are nothing new, however until the recent trend, the fake gnashers were primary reserved for being used as fake teeth on Halloween, within the entertainment industry or on the child pageant circuit (where the devices are called flippers). Now dentists are handcrafting the items for patients in need.
Snap on smiles are growing in popularity for numerous reasons. The devices are easy and painless to create, a dentist simply takes an impression of the teeth to be covered and off of that mold (and the feedback of a patient) fake teeth are constructed that will easily lock into place over an existing smile. While with other types of restorative dentistry dental health is a high priority in order for the treatments to take, a snap on smile can instantly improve the looks while a patient and dentist can target dental health behind the scenes. Plus the devices are far less expensive than traditional cosmetic dentist work, ranging from around $1,000 to $2,000 for a complete set while other options like dental veneers can cost many times more.