Ugly Teeth? Dress Them up with Snap-on Smile

bottom c 02 03a1 Ugly Teeth? Dress Them up with Snap on SmileEveryone hates going to the dentist, but no one likes having ugly teeth either. The Snap-On Smile snaps on to your teeth and presto, you get a set of pearly white like you never imagined – without the need for any adhesives, drilling or shots. And it’s removable on your own. You will unfortunately have to go to the dentist for a consultation so that he can take an upper and lower impression of your teeth, and so that you can choose a preferred shape and shade – but after that it’s all over. As expected, pricing isn’t cheap – a Snap-On SmileT costs $900 to $1,600 per arch.
The whole concept reminds us of those fake vampire snap-on teeth you find at costume stores, but it’s sort of like the reverse. Instead of taking off the vampire teeth and revealing your pretty teeth, you’ll be removing your pretty Snap-On Smile teeth , only to reveal your vampire teeth.

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  • Distinctive

    After I came back to dentistry, I was very disappointed. The young dentists are money hungry, have no ethics and don’t care. For example: On your wedding night having yogurt or mashed potatoes as was recommended in the New York Daily News as the only foods you can eat while wearing the snap on smile can be embarrassing. In addition, since the teeth that cover the originals must be larger than what the patient has, may present a dilemma when you choose the “Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, or Jessica Simpson smile” and your teeth are of the same size or are slightly larger. To complicate the situation further, this type of appliance will only work for patients who do not have many curvatures on their teeth and if they do, they find out about it after they already paid for the appliance, “no refunds.” As in Jennifer Vasquez case, she already had nice looking teeth with the exception of discoloration. A simple bleaching would have served her and her pocket book much better.

  • Distinctive

    After I came back to dentistry, I was very disappointed. The young dentists are money hungry, have no ethics and don’t care. For example: On your wedding night having yogurt or mashed potatoes as was recommended in the New York Daily News as the only foods you can eat while wearing the snap on smile can be embarrassing. In addition, since the teeth that cover the originals must be larger than what the patient has, may present a dilemma when you choose the “Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, or Jessica Simpson smile” and your teeth are of the same size or are slightly larger. To complicate the situation further, this type of appliance will only work for patients who do not have many curvatures on their teeth and if they do, they find out about it after they already paid for the appliance, “no refunds.” As in Jennifer Vasquez case, she already had nice looking teeth with the exception of discoloration. A simple bleaching would have served her and her pocket book much better.

  • Confused

    This is an excerpt from New York Daily News – “You can grin like a star!” Thursday, March 24th, 2005- BY TANYANIKA SAMUELS, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER -
    “Golub-Evans, who first started making prosthetic teeth for theatrical performances, has been fitting his patients with perfect pearly whites for about two years now.
    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung is another of the few dentists nationwide who offer the prosthetics, which cost $1,000 to $1,500 per set. He has been fitting his patients with the snap-on teeth for about three months.”
    I don’t get it. If Dr. Liechtung claims that he is the inventor of the snap on teeth and Dr. Evans says he has been making them almost two years before Dr. Liechtung , how is this possible? Can someone connect the dots?
    Confused

  • Confused

    This is an excerpt from New York Daily News – “You can grin like a star!” Thursday, March 24th, 2005- BY TANYANIKA SAMUELS, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER -
    “Golub-Evans, who first started making prosthetic teeth for theatrical performances, has been fitting his patients with perfect pearly whites for about two years now.
    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung is another of the few dentists nationwide who offer the prosthetics, which cost $1,000 to $1,500 per set. He has been fitting his patients with the snap-on teeth for about three months.”
    I don’t get it. If Dr. Liechtung claims that he is the inventor of the snap on teeth and Dr. Evans says he has been making them almost two years before Dr. Liechtung , how is this possible? Can someone connect the dots?
    Confused

  • Paul

    Don’t waste your money, I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed 9teeth are too big), can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth or that i have a speech impediment), are uncomfortable and feel and look like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    After wearing for a couple of hours I have a tremendous headache, my own teeth hurt and just try and eat with them.
    As usual, advertising that doesn’t come through on the promise.

  • Paul

    Don’t waste your money, I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed 9teeth are too big), can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth or that i have a speech impediment), are uncomfortable and feel and look like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    After wearing for a couple of hours I have a tremendous headache, my own teeth hurt and just try and eat with them.
    As usual, advertising that doesn’t come through on the promise.

  • Paul

    Don’t waste your money, I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed ( teeth are too big), can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth or that I have a speech impediment), are uncomfortable and feel and look like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    After wearing for a couple of hours I have a tremendous headache, my own teeth hurt and just try and eat with them (can’t eat anything unless it is of “baby food” texture or softness).
    As usual, advertising that doesn’t come through on the promise.

  • Paul

    Don’t waste your money, I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed ( teeth are too big), can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth or that I have a speech impediment), are uncomfortable and feel and look like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    After wearing for a couple of hours I have a tremendous headache, my own teeth hurt and just try and eat with them (can’t eat anything unless it is of “baby food” texture or softness).
    As usual, advertising that doesn’t come through on the promise.

  • John

    Maybe this is why.
    Marc Mordecai Liechtung a/k/a Mordecai Marc Liechtung, Brooklyn, NY
    Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040754; Cal. No. 14494
    Regents Action Date: December 16, 1994
    Action: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine.
    Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting an insurance claim form for payment indicating that porcelain with gold crowns had been placed on four teeth of a patient when only porcelain laminates had been placed on the teeth.

  • John

    Maybe this is why.
    Marc Mordecai Liechtung a/k/a Mordecai Marc Liechtung, Brooklyn, NY
    Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 040754; Cal. No. 14494
    Regents Action Date: December 16, 1994
    Action: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine.
    Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of submitting an insurance claim form for payment indicating that porcelain with gold crowns had been placed on four teeth of a patient when only porcelain laminates had been placed on the teeth.

  • John

    This is an excerpt from New York Times Magazine
    Celebrity Teeth
    By REBECCA SKLOOT
    Published: December 11, 2005
    People don’t ask Liechtung whether the Snap-On causes permanent damage (it doesn’t) or whether you can eat with it (you can – even corn on the cob). “No,” Liechtung says, “they just want to know: ‘Which is the most popular celebrity?’ ‘What kind of girls get Halle Berry?’ ‘Who do guys ask for?’
    “In the beginning, it made me sick. I thought I invented some serious medical device, but all people wanted to do was use it to make themselves look like celebrities!” Eventually he thought, Well, why not? “A person comes in, I say I can give them any teeth they want, who are they going to want to look like? Me? No!”
    This is just too much
    John

  • John

    This is an excerpt from New York Times Magazine
    Celebrity Teeth
    By REBECCA SKLOOT
    Published: December 11, 2005
    People don’t ask Liechtung whether the Snap-On causes permanent damage (it doesn’t) or whether you can eat with it (you can – even corn on the cob). “No,” Liechtung says, “they just want to know: ‘Which is the most popular celebrity?’ ‘What kind of girls get Halle Berry?’ ‘Who do guys ask for?’
    “In the beginning, it made me sick. I thought I invented some serious medical device, but all people wanted to do was use it to make themselves look like celebrities!” Eventually he thought, Well, why not? “A person comes in, I say I can give them any teeth they want, who are they going to want to look like? Me? No!”
    This is just too much
    John

  • Confused

    People don’t ask Liechtung whether the Snap-On causes permanent damage (it doesn’t) or whether you can eat with it (you can – even corn on the cob). “No,” Liechtung says, “they just want to know: ‘Which is the most popular celebrity?’ – Does “no” mean you can eat corn on the cob or “no” means they just want to know which is the most popular celebrity?
    Cofused

  • Confused

    People don’t ask Liechtung whether the Snap-On causes permanent damage (it doesn’t) or whether you can eat with it (you can – even corn on the cob). “No,” Liechtung says, “they just want to know: ‘Which is the most popular celebrity?’ – Does “no” mean you can eat corn on the cob or “no” means they just want to know which is the most popular celebrity?
    Cofused

  • Bill

    Snap on, snap off — celebrity choppers
    By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
    Posted 3/21/2005 10:20 PM
    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung recently saw an up-and-coming rapper. “He can’t even face people to sign a record contract,” Liechtung says. “His teeth were that bad.”
    Arvid Saunaitis, a former dental technician, started wearing his self-designed smile 1½ years ago to disguise his discolored and slightly worn teeth.

    Snap on teeth
    URL: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=&vid=5c90e5bc-31e5-4e37-9d23-9884be1846d1
    Aug. 16, 2004: A new dental invention instantly transforms old-looking teeth into a movie-star smile. WMAQ-TV Nesita Kwan reports.
    How come the other media didn’t broadcast this appliance until 2005?

  • Bill

    Snap on, snap off — celebrity choppers
    By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
    Posted 3/21/2005 10:20 PM
    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung recently saw an up-and-coming rapper. “He can’t even face people to sign a record contract,” Liechtung says. “His teeth were that bad.”
    Arvid Saunaitis, a former dental technician, started wearing his self-designed smile 1½ years ago to disguise his discolored and slightly worn teeth.

    Snap on teeth
    URL: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&brand=&vid=5c90e5bc-31e5-4e37-9d23-9884be1846d1
    Aug. 16, 2004: A new dental invention instantly transforms old-looking teeth into a movie-star smile. WMAQ-TV Nesita Kwan reports.
    How come the other media didn’t broadcast this appliance until 2005?

  • Distinctive

    Lies, Myths, and Fairytales told in Dentistry
    Myth #1. All you have to be is a good dentist and patients will flood your office.
    Reality: The public doesn’t know the difference between a good and a bad dentist.
    Good Dentists are usually to busy helping patients and don’t spend enough time to promote their dental practices. Bad dentists know how to attract unsuspected patients and later talk them into procedures they don’t need.
    Myth #2: Advertising and Marketing is unprofessional.
    Reality: Advertising and marketing is the best way to educate the public on what they need and to sell them what they don’t need.
    Myth #3: We are in a Recession.
    Reality: While The New York Times and CNN is brain washing everyone about the doom and gloom of our economy, those who know how to take advantage of the situation also know how to profit from it. I believe that while some dentists are using this philosophy to promote business, other dentists use it to “clean patients”. The term clean is a term thieves use on the streets in Russia to rob unsuspected tourists.
    Distinctive

  • Distinctive

    Lies, Myths, and Fairytales told in Dentistry
    Myth #1. All you have to be is a good dentist and patients will flood your office.
    Reality: The public doesn’t know the difference between a good and a bad dentist.
    Good Dentists are usually to busy helping patients and don’t spend enough time to promote their dental practices. Bad dentists know how to attract unsuspected patients and later talk them into procedures they don’t need.
    Myth #2: Advertising and Marketing is unprofessional.
    Reality: Advertising and marketing is the best way to educate the public on what they need and to sell them what they don’t need.
    Myth #3: We are in a Recession.
    Reality: While The New York Times and CNN is brain washing everyone about the doom and gloom of our economy, those who know how to take advantage of the situation also know how to profit from it. I believe that while some dentists are using this philosophy to promote business, other dentists use it to “clean patients”. The term clean is a term thieves use on the streets in Russia to rob unsuspected tourists.
    Distinctive

  • John

    Bill, I have the answer to your question “How come the other media didn’t broadcast this appliance until 2005?” They have. I found it on this website, Snap on Teeth – Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community. There you’ll find a quote from URL http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2004-11-26/1011179.html From 11/26/2004
    ________________________________________
    Today marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season, and — surprisingly — a lot of people will be in the market for false teeth. Dentists who make the relatively-new Snap on Teeth are expecting to have patients chomping at the bit to get them for the holidays.

    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung is one of the few doctors who make Snap on Teeth and says the typical customer uses the clip-on choppers to hide nasty, stained or worn-down-to-the-nub teeth.

    Unlike a full plate of dentures, you don’t have to get your real teeth pulled in order to make room for the snap ons, which fit over the teeth.

    Dr. Liechtung makes a dental impression of existing teeth to create a prosthetic model that snaps onto the back teeth and can be removed at any time.

    He says the $3000 process is easier and more economical than the other tooth-covering option — getting a full mouth of veneers for about $30,000.

    Then there is also a recent response, by Distinctive:
    ________________________________________
    If you have to get your teeth pulled, your teeth are probably in bad shape and putting snap on teeth over them can cause infections or other problems. Also, since the snap on teeth can brake while eating baby food, it doesn’t make sense to place them over decaying teeth unless you are on a liquid diet. If your teeth are that bad, you’re better off going to a good dentist, saving the teeth that can be saved and getting a partial denture that you can use for looks and function.

  • John

    Bill, I have the answer to your question “How come the other media didn’t broadcast this appliance until 2005?” They have. I found it on this website, Snap on Teeth – Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community. There you’ll find a quote from URL http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2004-11-26/1011179.html From 11/26/2004
    ________________________________________
    Today marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season, and — surprisingly — a lot of people will be in the market for false teeth. Dentists who make the relatively-new Snap on Teeth are expecting to have patients chomping at the bit to get them for the holidays.

    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung is one of the few doctors who make Snap on Teeth and says the typical customer uses the clip-on choppers to hide nasty, stained or worn-down-to-the-nub teeth.

    Unlike a full plate of dentures, you don’t have to get your real teeth pulled in order to make room for the snap ons, which fit over the teeth.

    Dr. Liechtung makes a dental impression of existing teeth to create a prosthetic model that snaps onto the back teeth and can be removed at any time.

    He says the $3000 process is easier and more economical than the other tooth-covering option — getting a full mouth of veneers for about $30,000.

    Then there is also a recent response, by Distinctive:
    ________________________________________
    If you have to get your teeth pulled, your teeth are probably in bad shape and putting snap on teeth over them can cause infections or other problems. Also, since the snap on teeth can brake while eating baby food, it doesn’t make sense to place them over decaying teeth unless you are on a liquid diet. If your teeth are that bad, you’re better off going to a good dentist, saving the teeth that can be saved and getting a partial denture that you can use for looks and function.

  • http://cybercorrespondent.blogspot.com Cybercorrespondent

    The following is in response “Can the public trust reporters?” by Tometalk, http://tometalk-erudite.blogspot.com “Numerous reporters were contacted to write an article asking the public to write in if they have had a similar problem with any dentist in New York or any place else.” Since no reporter responded, I am providing the public with the following information:
    Web sites to view
    Health & Fitness – Digestive Health – Snap on celebrity teeth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-mby2yrY8

    What is happening in dentistry?

    http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2004-11-26/1011179.html

    Headaches from clenching teeth

    Snap on Teeth – Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community.

    http://tometalk-erudite.blogspot.com
    Now or in the future, if your ever the victim of a Rip-off, … here is what we tell consumers…..
    So we can and millions of others from around the world can better understand the situation to possibly try to help you by someone out there responding to your filed complaint…

    If you’ve been the victim of a Rip-off, you should first file your own detailed Rip-of Report. Your report will be looked at by other consumers from around the world who are interested with your situation may post informative information on your Rip-off Report, so you and others may benefit by the rip-off you experienced..

    The more Rip-off Reports on a company, the more educated other consumers will be when dealing with the reported company or individual. This will also help create a better working history on the company or individual that Ripped you off and give us the information needed if a lawsuit is filed.

    Go to http://www.ripoffreport.com to file your Report
    Those interested in joining a possible class action lawsuit should first file a detailed Rip-off Report; ..using your contact information, Rip-off Report Consumer Advocates will e-mail you once there are attorneys interested in working on a class action lawsuit against this company or individual, never costing you any money, or a lawyer might be interested in your particular case individually. That’s why it is important to file a detailed Rip-off Report explaining exactly what happened also what you think you are owed. Once lawyers are interested, we contact you to contact them.

    FTC, Attorney Generals, FBI, Secrete Service, Homeland Security, US Postal Inspectors, local & State Police all look at Rip-off Report, … the more Reports that are put out in the open like this, the better. Rip-off Report was told by one Attorney Generals office that Rip-off Report embarrasses the authorities to take action and businesses into doing the right thing! … those reports you file with Attorney General and the BBB, you never get to see. We are told by most authorities and the media, that they come to Rip-off Report to see how consumers are being taken advantage of, and your filed Report also immediately warns innocent unsuspecting consumers, so it is all out in the open. All other agencies just suck in all the information and never let you, the consumer see a thing! Businesses now realize the Internet is not going away, and a force to be reckoned with. Rip-off Report also puts you in contact with the Authorities when they are looking to prosecute and we put you in contact with TV News producers and News Paper Reporters when they are exposing consumer rip-offs.. Every day, Rip-off Report is involved with exposing consumer rip-offs..

    Don’t let them get away with it!â„¢
    Make sure they make the Rip-off Reportâ„¢

    Go to http://www.ripoffreport.com to file your Report

    Once your situation is rectified, you can always come back and add an UPDATE on how they did or did not take care of you.

    ED Magedson – Founder
    EDitor@RipoffReport.com
    http://www.ripoffreport.com
    Brought to you by Cybercorrespondent

    Examine this website “Snap on Teeth – Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community” and you will find Dr. Liechtung’s explanation. It appeared on this URL, http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2004-11-26/1011179.html on 11/26/ 2004
    Today marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season, and — surprisingly — a lot of people will be in the market for false teeth. Dentists who make the relatively-new Snap on Teeth are expecting to have patients chomping at the bit to get them for the holidays.

    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung is one of the few doctors who make Snap on Teeth and says the typical customer uses the clip-on choppers to hide nasty, stained or worn-down-to-the-nub teeth.

    Unlike a full plate of dentures, you don’t have to get your real teeth pulled in order to make room for the snap ons, which fit over the teeth.

    Dr. Liechtung makes a dental impression of existing teeth to create a prosthetic model that snaps onto the back teeth and can be removed at any time.

    He says the $3000 process is easier and more economical than the other tooth-covering option — getting a full mouth of veneers for about $30,000.

    The following is Distinctive’s comment on 11/26/ 2004
    ________________________________________
    If you have to get your teeth pulled, your teeth are probably in bad shape and putting snap on teeth over them can cause infections or other problems. Also, since the snap on teeth can brake while eating baby food, it doesn’t make sense to place them over decaying teeth unless you are on a liquid diet. If your teeth are that bad, you’re better off going to a good dentist, saving the teeth that can be saved and getting a partial denture that you can use for looks and function.

    Cybercorrespondent

  • http://cybercorrespondent.blogspot.com Cybercorrespondent

    The following is in response “Can the public trust reporters?” by Tometalk, http://tometalk-erudite.blogspot.com “Numerous reporters were contacted to write an article asking the public to write in if they have had a similar problem with any dentist in New York or any place else.” Since no reporter responded, I am providing the public with the following information:
    Web sites to view
    Health & Fitness – Digestive Health – Snap on celebrity teeth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML-mby2yrY8

    What is happening in dentistry?

    http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2004-11-26/1011179.html

    Headaches from clenching teeth

    Snap on Teeth – Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community.

    http://tometalk-erudite.blogspot.com
    Now or in the future, if your ever the victim of a Rip-off, … here is what we tell consumers…..
    So we can and millions of others from around the world can better understand the situation to possibly try to help you by someone out there responding to your filed complaint…

    If you’ve been the victim of a Rip-off, you should first file your own detailed Rip-of Report. Your report will be looked at by other consumers from around the world who are interested with your situation may post informative information on your Rip-off Report, so you and others may benefit by the rip-off you experienced..

    The more Rip-off Reports on a company, the more educated other consumers will be when dealing with the reported company or individual. This will also help create a better working history on the company or individual that Ripped you off and give us the information needed if a lawsuit is filed.

    Go to http://www.ripoffreport.com to file your Report
    Those interested in joining a possible class action lawsuit should first file a detailed Rip-off Report; ..using your contact information, Rip-off Report Consumer Advocates will e-mail you once there are attorneys interested in working on a class action lawsuit against this company or individual, never costing you any money, or a lawyer might be interested in your particular case individually. That’s why it is important to file a detailed Rip-off Report explaining exactly what happened also what you think you are owed. Once lawyers are interested, we contact you to contact them.

    FTC, Attorney Generals, FBI, Secrete Service, Homeland Security, US Postal Inspectors, local & State Police all look at Rip-off Report, … the more Reports that are put out in the open like this, the better. Rip-off Report was told by one Attorney Generals office that Rip-off Report embarrasses the authorities to take action and businesses into doing the right thing! … those reports you file with Attorney General and the BBB, you never get to see. We are told by most authorities and the media, that they come to Rip-off Report to see how consumers are being taken advantage of, and your filed Report also immediately warns innocent unsuspecting consumers, so it is all out in the open. All other agencies just suck in all the information and never let you, the consumer see a thing! Businesses now realize the Internet is not going away, and a force to be reckoned with. Rip-off Report also puts you in contact with the Authorities when they are looking to prosecute and we put you in contact with TV News producers and News Paper Reporters when they are exposing consumer rip-offs.. Every day, Rip-off Report is involved with exposing consumer rip-offs..

    Don’t let them get away with it!â„¢
    Make sure they make the Rip-off Reportâ„¢

    Go to http://www.ripoffreport.com to file your Report

    Once your situation is rectified, you can always come back and add an UPDATE on how they did or did not take care of you.

    ED Magedson – Founder
    EDitor@RipoffReport.com
    http://www.ripoffreport.com
    Brought to you by Cybercorrespondent

    Examine this website “Snap on Teeth – Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community” and you will find Dr. Liechtung’s explanation. It appeared on this URL, http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2004-11-26/1011179.html on 11/26/ 2004
    Today marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season, and — surprisingly — a lot of people will be in the market for false teeth. Dentists who make the relatively-new Snap on Teeth are expecting to have patients chomping at the bit to get them for the holidays.

    Manhattan dentist Marc Liechtung is one of the few doctors who make Snap on Teeth and says the typical customer uses the clip-on choppers to hide nasty, stained or worn-down-to-the-nub teeth.

    Unlike a full plate of dentures, you don’t have to get your real teeth pulled in order to make room for the snap ons, which fit over the teeth.

    Dr. Liechtung makes a dental impression of existing teeth to create a prosthetic model that snaps onto the back teeth and can be removed at any time.

    He says the $3000 process is easier and more economical than the other tooth-covering option — getting a full mouth of veneers for about $30,000.

    The following is Distinctive’s comment on 11/26/ 2004
    ________________________________________
    If you have to get your teeth pulled, your teeth are probably in bad shape and putting snap on teeth over them can cause infections or other problems. Also, since the snap on teeth can brake while eating baby food, it doesn’t make sense to place them over decaying teeth unless you are on a liquid diet. If your teeth are that bad, you’re better off going to a good dentist, saving the teeth that can be saved and getting a partial denture that you can use for looks and function.

    Cybercorrespondent

  • Distinctive

    The following comment appeared on Snap On Smile to Increase Vertical Dimension? | DDSGadget Dental I tried to post the following response, but they did not allow it. I hope that I can post it here.

    Gum Goddess on September 17th, 2008 10:12 pm
    I have been a dental hygienist for 20+ years and I will tell you that I have seen the Snap on Smile appliance transform patient’s lives. Is it the ultimate treatment? In most cases, no. The permanent work would be the optimum.
    However, when a patient has financial issues and has to chose between proceeding with upwards of a $5,000 restorative case or doing nothing, this is a beautiful and more affordable option. The appliance actually helps the patient move forward with the final restorative case because when they see how great their smile can look, they want it to be permanent.
    There are also people who are medically compromised who have benefitted greatly from this, as well as severely dental phobic patients who refused all previous recommended treatment because they went into a sweat at the thought of having an injection.
    It is NOT recommended for severely periodontally involved patients and no ethical dentist would place this over decayed teeth. If disease is involved, that needs to be addressed first.
    It’s sort of like a padded bra. It enhances your appearance, but if you’re sagging underneath, it isn’t going to correct that, yet is isn’t going to hurt it either (but you still have to shower!). It makes you feel better, more confident when you think you look good. It is a short or long-term temporary cosmetic fix. And most importantly, it makes the patient wearing it happy.
    Instead of knocking something you really don’t know anything about first hand, go to the source instead of making comments based solely on your opinion or someone else’s opinion that you’ve read. There are a lot of people out there ready to drag a good idea or product down because of their ignorance. Talk to people in the profession who are using it and find out from them the facts.
    I’m sure they will be at the Greater NY Dental meeting in Nov. Go to their booth and check it out for yourself. (Now why does the dental industry still support this product?)

    Dearest Gum Goddess.
    In response to-“I have been a dental hygienist for 20+ years and I will tell you that I have seen the Snapon Smile appliance transform patient’s lives. “Do you work for him now? Here are comments from the people who whose lives he transformed. The comments are from his video clip on You Tube.
    Don’t waste your money! I got mine today and i almost cried! They look so fake and they are so bulky and i paid 800.00 for a fake piece of plastic! This Is a big rip off!
    coachj57 (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
    Don’t waste your money, I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed, can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth), are uncomfortable and feel like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    As usual, advertising that doesn’t come through on the promise.
    rashidakelleyjohnson (1 month ago) Show Hide
    I totally agree with ilianexy. I got the upper unit last year- the teeth are extremely bulky. They make you look like Fire Marshall Bill (Jim Carey’s character on in Living Color). I was hoping that this would be a good option but- they have many more kinks to work out.
    coachj57 (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
    I am glad I am not the only one to have issues.
    blockbyblock (1 month ago) Show Hide
    ok,,,,, ok…. ur ridiculous!
    ilianexy (2 months ago) Show Hide
    I want him to show someone talking and eating with the snap on smile, is impossible! He is a really nice dentist with a great idea, is just not ready for the market yet, because is useless, mine is in the drawer for almost a year with no use. I know he will have lots of patients complaining. I will uplaoad my video with them so u can see what I am talking about!
    ilianexy (2 months ago) Show Hide
    I have them. Cost me $1,500. They are molded plastic, painful because is really tight, you cannot speak at all, you cannot eat anything with them, they did 3 impressions to get it right none worked. They look very unnatural and gigantic, just ridiculous. I want my money back!
    fashionplus07 (3 months ago) Show Hide

    Your next statement “However, when a patient has financial issues and has to chose between proceeding with upwards of a $5,000 restorative case or doing nothing,” can be best answered by the person
    whose life he transformed. “ I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed, can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth), are uncomfortable and feel like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    Distinctive

  • Distinctive

    The following comment appeared on Snap On Smile to Increase Vertical Dimension? | DDSGadget Dental I tried to post the following response, but they did not allow it. I hope that I can post it here.

    Gum Goddess on September 17th, 2008 10:12 pm
    I have been a dental hygienist for 20+ years and I will tell you that I have seen the Snap on Smile appliance transform patient’s lives. Is it the ultimate treatment? In most cases, no. The permanent work would be the optimum.
    However, when a patient has financial issues and has to chose between proceeding with upwards of a $5,000 restorative case or doing nothing, this is a beautiful and more affordable option. The appliance actually helps the patient move forward with the final restorative case because when they see how great their smile can look, they want it to be permanent.
    There are also people who are medically compromised who have benefitted greatly from this, as well as severely dental phobic patients who refused all previous recommended treatment because they went into a sweat at the thought of having an injection.
    It is NOT recommended for severely periodontally involved patients and no ethical dentist would place this over decayed teeth. If disease is involved, that needs to be addressed first.
    It’s sort of like a padded bra. It enhances your appearance, but if you’re sagging underneath, it isn’t going to correct that, yet is isn’t going to hurt it either (but you still have to shower!). It makes you feel better, more confident when you think you look good. It is a short or long-term temporary cosmetic fix. And most importantly, it makes the patient wearing it happy.
    Instead of knocking something you really don’t know anything about first hand, go to the source instead of making comments based solely on your opinion or someone else’s opinion that you’ve read. There are a lot of people out there ready to drag a good idea or product down because of their ignorance. Talk to people in the profession who are using it and find out from them the facts.
    I’m sure they will be at the Greater NY Dental meeting in Nov. Go to their booth and check it out for yourself. (Now why does the dental industry still support this product?)

    Dearest Gum Goddess.
    In response to-“I have been a dental hygienist for 20+ years and I will tell you that I have seen the Snapon Smile appliance transform patient’s lives. “Do you work for him now? Here are comments from the people who whose lives he transformed. The comments are from his video clip on You Tube.
    Don’t waste your money! I got mine today and i almost cried! They look so fake and they are so bulky and i paid 800.00 for a fake piece of plastic! This Is a big rip off!
    coachj57 (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
    Don’t waste your money, I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed, can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth), are uncomfortable and feel like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    As usual, advertising that doesn’t come through on the promise.
    rashidakelleyjohnson (1 month ago) Show Hide
    I totally agree with ilianexy. I got the upper unit last year- the teeth are extremely bulky. They make you look like Fire Marshall Bill (Jim Carey’s character on in Living Color). I was hoping that this would be a good option but- they have many more kinks to work out.
    coachj57 (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
    I am glad I am not the only one to have issues.
    blockbyblock (1 month ago) Show Hide
    ok,,,,, ok…. ur ridiculous!
    ilianexy (2 months ago) Show Hide
    I want him to show someone talking and eating with the snap on smile, is impossible! He is a really nice dentist with a great idea, is just not ready for the market yet, because is useless, mine is in the drawer for almost a year with no use. I know he will have lots of patients complaining. I will uplaoad my video with them so u can see what I am talking about!
    ilianexy (2 months ago) Show Hide
    I have them. Cost me $1,500. They are molded plastic, painful because is really tight, you cannot speak at all, you cannot eat anything with them, they did 3 impressions to get it right none worked. They look very unnatural and gigantic, just ridiculous. I want my money back!
    fashionplus07 (3 months ago) Show Hide

    Your next statement “However, when a patient has financial issues and has to chose between proceeding with upwards of a $5,000 restorative case or doing nothing,” can be best answered by the person
    whose life he transformed. “ I wasted $2,700 for upper and lower. I look like Mr. Ed, can’t speak correctly (like Mr. Ed with a bit in his mouth), are uncomfortable and feel like you have a mouth full of plastic play teeth.
    Distinctive

  • Summer

    I was shocked when I read these reviews. Have any of you even had them? Who is to judge??? You all say that it makes your teeth look bigger. Okay, that may be true but because people are getting celebrity stars teeth who’s teeth are HUGE. If you select smaller ones its a normal size. I have very tiny teeth. I’m not going to go in there and get HUGE ones ill select the ones that are most like my teeth. Problem solved. Next you say they look fake, that also applies with the big teeth, but another reason is because people are choosing these super bright shades that don’t look natural. just simply select the shade that matches your natural teeth, or if you have a dark or yellow shade take a picture of someone who has natural colored teeth and use that to match up. Next you say that you can’t eat hard foods with them on. That is false. The dentist advises you to start of with softer foods and then progress into harder ones. So you see, don’t judge this until you really know the facts. Ive been on so many web pages for this and read so many reviews that I can’t keep count. Just select the more natural looking styles n shades and this wont be a problem! Its just that people are focusing on getting their favorite celebrity smile not realizing that that style is not the best for them. I find that the few people who do criticize them are people who have never seen or used them in person! I’m going to get some before the school year starts. I will post back on my results.

  • Summer

    I was shocked when I read these reviews. Have any of you even had them? Who is to judge??? You all say that it makes your teeth look bigger. Okay, that may be true but because people are getting celebrity stars teeth who’s teeth are HUGE. If you select smaller ones its a normal size. I have very tiny teeth. I’m not going to go in there and get HUGE ones ill select the ones that are most like my teeth. Problem solved. Next you say they look fake, that also applies with the big teeth, but another reason is because people are choosing these super bright shades that don’t look natural. just simply select the shade that matches your natural teeth, or if you have a dark or yellow shade take a picture of someone who has natural colored teeth and use that to match up. Next you say that you can’t eat hard foods with them on. That is false. The dentist advises you to start of with softer foods and then progress into harder ones. So you see, don’t judge this until you really know the facts. Ive been on so many web pages for this and read so many reviews that I can’t keep count. Just select the more natural looking styles n shades and this wont be a problem! Its just that people are focusing on getting their favorite celebrity smile not realizing that that style is not the best for them. I find that the few people who do criticize them are people who have never seen or used them in person! I’m going to get some before the school year starts. I will post back on my results.

  • Brenthutchinson

    Please do repost when you get them.I want them but am scared because i don’t have money to burn but really think I need these. please letme know. YOu’re right. That’s stupid to get someone elses smile. Just get a smile that suits you.

  • Kes

    I just got my S.O.S today, I have been waiting for over a month, I was so excited when I sat in the chair, as soon as i looked in the mirror I wanted to cry, I’ve put 1,100$ into this and this is what I paid for? My dentist never gave me options on the size or shape, so now I have grandma teeth, they are way too long! They fit my teeth perfectly but the shape and length is horrible, I am praying they will fix them.

  • ELIZABETH

    Can you have a snap on smile with no back teeth on one side?