August 28, 2019
With the high cost of cosmetic dental treatment, there are more affordable options on the market every day. Let’s have a look at one of the most popular brands, INSTAsmile, and answer some of the questions you may have about this type of treatment.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are meant to improve the look of your teeth, without making actual changes to alignment. They are made from porcelain or composite material, and applied over your existing teeth. Some veneers are permanent, and often require a small part of your tooth to be shaved off to make room for the veneer.
Veneers are often recommended by dentists if you’ve lost teeth, have chips in your teeth, or have discoloration to your teeth.
Veneers can also be quite expensive, averaging in price from $500 to $2,500 per tooth, depending on the material. This excludes them from being a feasible option for many looking for a way to improve their smile.
In this article, we are focusing on clip-on, non-permanent veneers, which work in a different way, and for a different price, to achieve similar results.
What are clip-on veneers?
Clip-on veneers are made to fit over your existing teeth. The main difference between clip-on veneers and normal veneers, is that normal veneers can’t be removed, whereas clip-on veneers can be taken out whenever you like.
They also require no visits to the dentist, and no alternations to your mouth, gums or teeth. They are normally made from resin, and are meant to be worn as a temporary solution.
That’s where INSTAsmile comes in: INSTAsmile is just one brand of clip-on veneer.
How does INSTAsmile work?
INSTAsmile veneers are custom-made veneers that you can clip on over your existing teeth. INSTAsmile is painless and completely reversible, and they are also quite a bit cheaper than normal veneers.
With INSTAsmile you can choose from two different options: Platinum veneers and classic veneers. Platinum veneers are designed with a harder material so that they are more durable, and intended for all day use, making them more expensive. The classic veneers are meant for just wearing on special occasions, do not last as long, and cost less than the platinum.
Pros of INSTAsmile
• They can be bought online, meaning no visits to the dentist necessary.
• They are cheaper than regular veneers.
• They are not permanent; you can take them out and put them in as you please.
Cons of INSTAsmile
• They are not as durable as regular veneers
• They do not fix actual alignment problems
• They look more artificial than permanent veneers
Can I eat with INSTAsmile?
You can eat and drink while wearing your clip-on veneers, as they are coated to be stain-resistant. However, you will want to make sure you eat softer foods so that your clip-on veneers will last longer.
How much does INSTAsmile cost?
The classic veneers will cost you around $350 for both upper and lower arches, and the premium veneers will cost about $650. It is important to pay the cost for both arches, otherwise your top and bottom teeth will look quite different.