I’ve been searching online for teeth veneers on and off for the past few weeks. I don’t expect online veneers to look as good or last as long as porcelain veneers, but are they a total waste of money? – Thanks. Annalise from Sacramento
Are Online Teeth Veneers a Waste of Money?
Although online veneers cannot match porcelain veneers’ comfort, beauty, and durability, some consumers enjoy them for special occasions and do not consider them a waste of money. Depending on how often you want to wear online veneers, you may find that they help you feel better about smiling.
What Is an Advantage of Online Veneers?
One advantage of online snap-on veneers is that they are removable. If you dislike how they look or feel, snap them out and revert to your natural smile. However, online veneers will give you an acceptable smile, not a beautiful one.
Quality Concerns with Remote Dental Services
Without direct dentist supervision, quality suffers. Companies offering remote dental services get customer complaints. Online companies often prioritize profit over customers’ oral health and satisfaction.
Check customers’ online reviews that are not on the sellers’ websites. Take note of the negative reviews and reasons for consumer dissatisfaction.
Alternatives to Online Veneers
One alternative to online veneers is the Snap-On Smile®, which requires a local dentist’s supervision. The dentist would take impressions of your teeth for a custom snap-on smile. However, the appliance fits over your teeth, making them look bulky. A Snap-On Smile is a temporary smile makeover for occasional use or special events. Still, it doesn’t look natural close-up.
Whether you choose online veneers or a Snap-On Smile, it is not intended for everyday wear. The appliance will quickly wear out, especially if you do not remove it to eat and drink. The more you wear the appliance, the more frequently you need to replace it.
We encourage you to consider what you want to improve about your smile. You may be surprised to learn how teeth whitening or dental bonding for chips or cracks can help you get natural-looking improvement that lasts.