• A Snap-On Smile® Is an Affordable and Pain-free Solution for Patients with Aesthetic Flaws

    on Jun 29th, 2018

The perfect smile used to take months or even years to achieve, through uncomfortable bracket-and-wire braces or seemingly endless procedures in the dentist’s chair. Plus, it cost a small fortune. But with a Snap-On Smile, you can fix those annoying aesthetic flaws by literally snapping on the dream smile you’ve always wanted — and it’s affordable. What’s not to love?

Michael Shakin, DDS, of Eltingville, Staten Island, New York, shares his insights on the Snap-On Smile:

A cosmetic solution for numerous dental issues

One of the major pluses of the Snap-On Smile is its versatility. We can customize your prosthetic appliance for your lower teeth, your upper teeth, or both. Dental issues like gaps, crooked or chipped teeth, or discolorations can be fixed in a snap — literally. A Snap-On Smile can even hide missing teeth.

The Snap-On Smile is suitable for just about anyone. In fact, patients with health conditions that prevent them from getting dental bridges or implants often turn to the Snap-On Smile as an alternative.

Just two visits

Once you’ve decided to make a dramatic change to your smile, the last thing you want is a long, drawn-out process. With only two visits required, a Snap-On Smile is an ideal solution when you want that perfect smile, and you want it yesterday.

During your first appointment, we conduct a thorough examination to make sure you’re a good candidate for the Snap-On Smile. If so, we take an impression of your teeth so the lab can create your perfect smile.

You’ll also pick the all-important smile style you’re going for, as well as the tint or shade of your new teeth. After all, once you snap them in, you want your smile to be as picture-perfect and natural as possible. After about three weeks, your Snap-On Smile is ready.

During the second appointment, we place your Snap-On Smile over your teeth, make minor adjustments for comfort and fit if needed, and off you go with your brand-new smile.

No tooth preparation needed

The Snap-On Smile is a thin dental resin prosthetic that comfortably fits over your existing teeth. Unlike some more invasive cosmetic dental solutions, the Snap-On Smile doesn’t require any changes to the structure of your teeth. Say goodbye to drilling, thinning, and shots, and hello to a new beautiful smile. It’s all gain and no pain for your mouth or your wallet.

Permanent or temporary

Although many people turn to the Snap-On Smile for a quick, affordable, and permanent solution for multiple aesthetic flaws, some patients use it as a temporary preview of a more involved smile makeover. This allows them to test out what they think they want before committing to more expensive and permanent cosmetic treatments.

Easy to maintain and long-lasting

With proper care, a Snap-On Smile can last for several years, similar to the life expectancy of dental appliances like partial dentures or night guards. When you get your Snap-On Smile, you will also receive a special cleaning solution and instructions on caring for your new smile.


Simply clean it every time you remove it and continue to perform at-home hygiene care for your natural teeth. Make sure to stay on top of your routine dental checkups to keep your natural teeth healthy and in good working order, and you’ll keep smiling for years to come.


If you think a Snap-On Smile may be just the thing for you, make an appointment with Michael Shakin, DDS. Call today or book your appointment online.

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