Snap-On Smile in Wheaton, IL

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A Perfect Smile in Two Visits

If you want a perfect smile without undergoing costly, time-consuming procedures, Snap-On Smile might be just what you’re looking for. Within a matter of weeks, we can transform the appearance of your smile into one you won’t want to hide.

Snap-On Smile is an affordable, custom-made resin tray that snaps onto your natural teeth for a flawless look — it’s that easy. No need to worry about invasive procedures or waiting years to achieve your smile goals, Snap-On Smiles is virtually pain-free, and we can have your new teeth ready in just a few weeks.

Benefits of Snap-On Smile

Most people aren’t born with a picture-perfect smile, but achieving the results you want can seem out of reach or require several procedures. Some patients prefer to try Snap-On Smile before making permanent transformations such as a full mouth reconstruction or porcelain veneers.

Snap-On Smile can hide a variety of cosmetic imperfections, including:

  • Missing teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth

They also make great alternatives to professional teeth whitening treatments. While some patients prefer Snap-On Smile instead of tooth replacement options, it’s important to note that they’re only a temporary solution and that restorative treatments should be a priority.

The Process to a Perfect Snap-On Smile

During your initial consultation, Dr. Hausten will evaluate your oral health to ensure you’re an ideal candidate for the treatment. Then, you’ll pick the shade of your teeth and an impression will be made, so the appliance perfectly fits the contours of your smile.

These impressions will be sent to a lab where your new smile will be crafted from a thin, durable resin. Once we receive your Snap-On Smile, you’ll come in for any final adjustments. Finally, you’ll leave our office with your brand-new smile. No drilling, no pain medicine, and no costly procedures required.

Caring for Snap-On Smile

Taking care of your new smile is easy but crucial to ensuring its longevity. You’ll want to soak the appliance for 15 minutes a day. If there’s any leftover residue you can brush your Snap-On Smile with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

In addition to any recommendations given by Dr. Hausten, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines, including:

  • Avoid hot liquids
  • Clean your Snap-On Smile each time you remove it
  • Continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily
  • Avoid food and beverages that are known to stain your teeth
  • Store the appliance in a safe place

With proper care, your Snap-On Smile can last for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will Snap-On-Smile last?
Who isn’t a candidate for Snap-On-Smile?
Is Snap-On-Smile expensive?
What if I break or lose my appliance?
How long will Snap-On-Smile last?

Snap-On-Smile typically lasts between 2 and 5 years with proper care. In addition to soaking your appliance, you’ll want to continue your regular oral hygiene routine by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. This will keep your natural teeth in the best of health. During your biannual appointments, Dr. Hausten will examine the integrity of your appliance to ensure that it’s in excellent condition, or recommend a new one if it’s time.

Who isn’t a candidate for Snap-On-Smile?

While most people qualify for Snap-On-Smile, people with very few natural teeth, loose teeth, or advanced periodontal disease may not be suitable candidates. Patients who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment also aren’t eligible. To see if you’re a good candidate for Snap-On-Smile, we recommend contacting our office and scheduling a consultation by calling (630) 653-3440. 

During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Hausten will examine your oral health so she can create a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. If you don’t immediately qualify for the treatment, she can recommend supplemental procedures so that you may be eligible in the future.

Is Snap-On-Smile expensive?

Snap-On-Smile is an affordable treatment, especially in comparison to alternative cosmetic treatments such as veneers, braces, or dental implants. In addition to being cost-effective, the treatment requires virtually no recovery time. Unlike other procedures that take months or years to complete, you’ll have your new smile in just two short appointments. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of Snap-On-Smiles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hausten by calling (630) 653-3440. During the consultation, she’ll explain the benefits of the treatment so you can make an informed decision. We also offer flexible financing options so you won’t have to put your dental needs on hold.

What if I break or lose my appliance?

If you break or lose your appliance, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We may be able to fix your appliance, or we may recommend ordering a new Snap-On-Smile. If it’s still under warranty, you may qualify for a new appliance and only be charged for shipping and handling. 

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