I have used “Snap-On Smile” for 4 years. They are a fantastic addition for me because of discoloration and missing/crooked teeth. The problem is that they affect my speech (I love to read to children and so this is a hard to overcome problem) and are so dry in my mouth. My dentist has seen the same type of appliances at a dental conference, but cannot locate the information about them. What other companies make such devices?? If any, would you please give me web references for them? Thank you for your time and consideration!
– Peggy from North Carolina
I’m posting your comment because it gives a nice “review” of the Snap-On Smile.
As far as what company makes them, this product started out as the invention of a private practice dentist, if my memory serves me well he was in New York. Then very recently the rights to the product were purchased by DenMat, a dental materials and laboratory company in California, and they are now making it available to other dentists and will be making a big marketing push.
The Snap-On smile snaps on top of your teeth, so it is going to make your teeth feel bulkier and it could cause problems with your speech, as you are experiencing. If you want something different, you’ll need to upgrade to porcelain veneers. When porcelain veneers are done right, they don’t cause any of these problems.