The latest dental fast fix is here - a clip-on brace of perfect pearly whites. Writer Claire Coleman tries out a new form of aesthetic dentistry called the Snap-On Smile. She writes: As with many of these things, it’s an American import and it does exactly what it says on the tin.
All white? Stick-on dentures are the latest dental quick-fix
Vaguely reminiscent of those joke teeth that children wear at Halloween, the Snap-On Smile (£900, including consultation and fitting) is a custom-made set of teeth moulded from a top-secret formula that looks, it must be said, a lot like plastic. They simply slide over the top of your existing teeth, giving you the appearance of a perfect smile — a bit like those temporary stick-on nails that give you instant talons.
The manufacturers say you can wear it all day and use it while eating, but I’m sceptical. Though Dr Basrai assures me I will get used to it, I’m having a slight problem even talking with it in — though it’s very thin, it still takes up extra room, so if your own teeth stick out, it’s not going to be for you. As for eating, having experimented at home with pasta, I just wouldn’t.