Press On Veneers - Cosmetic Dentistry Gone DIY?
Temporary dental veneers, like the Snap On Smile®, have become quite popular for those who want a quick, pain-free and temporary route to a perfect smile. Lately, there's been a lot of buzz about a new product from the folks at Brighter Image dental lab. Press On Veneers are "do it yourself" snap on veneers, which you order online. That's right - no trip to the dentist, you order them straight from the lab.
Teeth whitening was once a cosmetic process done only in the dentist's office. Over the years many inexpensive "in home" products became available and deliver satistactory results. But can dental veneers really make a similar transition? Let's take a look!
What Is it?
Press on Veneers are a temporary, removable dental device which give you the appearance of a perfect smile. It does not correct or address underlying dental problems, but can be a quick, relatively inexpensive fix when you need to look your best, such as for a wedding, graduation or job interview. Some people call these devices "pageant teeth."
These appliances do have some very specific clinical uses, but for most people it is a purely cosmetic solution.
(For details on how snap on veneers are made and how work, we cover the basics on this page.)
This product may be right for you if:
Press On Veneers may NOT be for you if :
Regular pricing for Press On Veneers is stated to be $1595 per arch (top or bottom), but we have yet to see them actually being sold for that price. As of the last time we checked, the actual price is $795 per arch when you buy both, or $995 for a single arch (top or bottom). Brighter Image covers all shipping costs. . There are no professional costs because you take the impression yourself.
Can I Order It Online?
Yes. You order online and receive a kit of materials with instructions for taking the impression . They promise a 12 day turnaround after you mail it back.
Does it come with a warranty?
Press On Veneers are sold with a limited 12 month warranty. The warranty covers "defects in materials or workmanship in the Press-On Veneers appliance" for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. There are no cash refunds.
Some things the standard warranty does NOT cover:
For an additional $99, you can purchase a "no fault" 3 year warranty within 30 days of purchase. Under this option, Brighter Image will repair or replace the appliance with no questions asked.
If you require warranty service, you must contact Brighter Image Lab at 1-877-719-4483 for a Return Authorization Number.
Like rocket science and brain surgery, we tend to feel that cosmetic dentistry is something better off left to professionals. There are so many things that can go wrong in taking and making an impression. Yes, custom tooth whitening trays are also manufactured in a lab from an impression you take at home. But here's the thing: bleaching trays don't require the same precise fit as a device you will be wearing against your gum line for hours at a time.
We are also concerned that some people may be tempted to use this device to mask and ignore serious dental problems. If your teeth are broken or falling or have fallen out, please, PLEASE get yourself to a dentist! Did you know that periodontal disease can lead to heart disease? Don't take chances with your health!
If your overall dental health is good, you just have some minor imperfections you'd like to cover up, the Snap On Smile is not in your budget, , AND you're fairly certain you can get a precise impression, Press On Veneers may be worth a try. If possible, we suggest having someone else help you take the impression, for better fit and better results.
Disclosure: We are independent researchers. We not affiliated with and receive no compensation from the makers of the Snap On Smile, Press On Veneers, or similar products.