instasmile Clip-On Veneers Review

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Our Verdict

Instasmile snap-on veneers are by no means a long term alternative to professional cosmetic dental treatment if you wish to improve the look of your smile.

It can vary from one person to another due to the variables involved, but more often than not they look artificial and unnatural.

However, there are times where they may well be a suitable option for some.

If you are conscious of your teeth and you want an improved smile for a particular event or occasion, there is a place for these. 

They can be considerably cheaper than cosmetic procedures, as well as being less invasive and not a permanent alteration.  

But, the problem is you don’t know how they are going to really look until you actually get them, at which point you have spent the money.

Pros

  • Not a permanent solution – removable
  • Natural teeth are not altered
  • More affordable than permanent options
  • Ideal for infrequent wear
  • No dental visits required
  • Documented and guided order process

Cons

  • Won’t know what they will look like until you get them
  • Often look unnatural and artificial 
  • Relatively expensive for what they are
  • Doing your own impressions can be tricky
  • Platinum snap-on veneers are quite thick
  • Durability
  • Does not cure issues long term
  • Not a replacement for professional cosmetic dental treatment

Before & After

Here is a before and after an image of my teeth wearing Instasmile Platinum with A1 color shade and with the natural, rather than straight, tooth shape.

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This snap-on smile costs $1,499.

Come to your own conclusion on whether you think they look good or not.

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What is Instasmile?

Instasmile is a brand of snap-on veneers or what some may call a snap-on smile.

They are a type of product that fits over and around your existing teeth.

Once fitted, the look of your teeth is altered.

In most instances, the snap on veneer is used to improve the cosmetic look of your teeth. This might be to give the appearance of being straighter and whiter.

Custom made, they are tailored to you.  

By wearing these you can cover up gaps from missing teeth, hide chipped or discolored teeth.

Unlike real dental veneers, these snap on alternatives can be fitted and removed as and when you like.  

The whole process is completed online or over the phone.  There is no need to visit the dentist.

They make 2 products: classic and platinum.

Classic is for occasional wear whilst platinum is designed for everyday use.

How much does instasmile cost?

The costs will depend on which style of veneers you opt for and whether you opt for both top and bottom teeth or just a single arch.

Tooth ArchClassicPlatinum
Top teeth only$500$999
Bottom teeth only$500$999
Top & bottom teeth$799$1,499

You can pay for them in full or you have the option of splitting the payment with 0% interest payment plans.

You can save 10% when you buy Instasmile with the discount code: ELECTRICTEETH

It may well be possible to achieve an even greater discount.  Do a search for discount codes.

Quite often Instasmile themselves will promote a discount on their homepage.

Classic vs Platinum

Both classic and platinum products from Instasmile cover the front 6 teeth and can be shaped to give your teeth a natural or straighter look.

Either can cover missing teeth or give your teeth a straighter and whiter look if you desire.

However, the platinum are designed to be the more durable option for those who desire to wear them more frequently and for longer periods of time.

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Classic

  • Designed for less frequent use – a few hours at a time or for special occasions such as weddings, a party, an event etc
  • Approximately 0.5mm thick (about the thickness of a fingernail)
  • Can be worn whilst drinking
  • Can be worn when eating soft foods (Not too often though)
  • An 12 month warranty is available as an optional extra

Platinum

  • Designed for more frequent or daily use
  • Approximately 0.7mm – 1,5mm thick.
  • Can be worn whilst drinking
  • Can be worn when eating almost all types of foods – Some caution required with particularly hard or sticky foods.
  • Come with a 12 month warranty

My detailed opinion/review

I am lucky to have all my own natural teeth.  

As a teenager, I underwent orthodontic treatment to resolve some alignment issues that I had with my teeth.  I had 4 teeth removed as part of this treatment.

I have no crowns, bridges or veneers and I have not had any cosmetic dental treatment completed.  

Whilst they are not perfect, on the whole, they look pretty good.  They are healthy and filling free.

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I have had some relapse in the position of my teeth since wearing braces about 18 years ago and I would like them to be a little whiter.

I do feel the shape of my teeth in places could be adjusted to look a little more uniform and cosmetically appealing.

So, whilst I hoped that Instasmile might make my teeth look a little better both in shape and color, I fully appreciate that I am far from the ‘ideal’ candidate for this product.

There are others, missing teeth or with alignment issues who will gain significantly better before and after results than I did.

For those people who suffer with their teeth, these snap on style veneers from Instasmile could well produce transformational results.

I have to hand it to Instasmile in that the process from start to finish was pretty slick.

It is of course in their interest to make it this way, but nonetheless, it was relatively straightforward.  It included emails and even telephone calls to ensure everything went to plan.

Whilst I like things to be done online, the telephone calls are more useful than you might think and they are ultimately there to help you get the best results.

Within a few days of completing your order, the impressions kit is delivered.

The instructions are clear and well laid out.  These are printed guides and you are linked off to a video that also demonstrates the process.

The kit and the documentation give the impression that these veneers are worth every dollar you are spending on them.

I cannot fault the documentation, it made everything simple.

As good as the documentation is, it does not mean you will get a perfect impression the first time.  I didn’t.  

Take your time with the impression.  Do not try to rush it.  

You get 2 colored putties that have to be cooled in the fridge and then mixed just before you place it in the tray and press over your teeth.

Taking the impression is an odd sensation.  You will likely dribble. Keeping your mouth open for that long whilst pressing on the tray to ensure a good impression is just a bit of a strange experience.

Once you have taken the impression(s) you have to take some photos and send them to an email address. They are then analysed.

This process is designed to ensure only correct impressions are sent back to the lab and avoid delays.

Whilst my first impression wasn’t bad, it was rejected. 

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Rejected impression. Note the marbling/streaks in the middle.

My failing was that I did not mix the putty well enough. I left mine in the fridge for too long, so when it came to mixing within the recommended time frame I struggled.  The putty had streaks in it rather than a uniform color.

Again this process was relatively straight forward.  Once rejected I was given feedback and was made to schedule a call with an adviser.  

I was also asked to send in some photos of my teeth.  The rejection email specified what images they needed and provided examples.  I presume this was to help the adviser give additional feedback on the call.

Once we had discussed the failed impression I was advised to use the 2nd, spare set of putty to make a new impression.

Once complete, I sent it off again and this time it was approved.

Although they say approved, there is a disclaimer that they are never truly approved until they are physically checked back at the lab.

It can feel like a bit of an effort at this stage.  It is not a seamless process, because you take the impression, take the images and then send them off.  You then have to wait to see if they are approved or not. 

Like me, you may have to do them again. Depending on how busy they are this could add another week to the process.  Frustrating it might be, but it is all necessary.

What would make the process better, in my opinion, would be if you could upload the images directly to the Instasmile website.  Instead, you are sending them via email.  It feels more logical to link everything back to your order/account within the Instasmile system.

This is perhaps highlighted further by the fact that once your impressions are accepted, you then have to send another email to a different email address to arrange collection.

It just feels like an extra hassle.  I don’t see why this part cannot be streamlined online.

That said, the emails were all responded to in a fairly timely manner and everything got completed as it should.

I had a courier come and collect the impressions and even though I had not paid for the express service, my impressions were approved, veneers made and delivered within 10 working days.  That is pretty impressive.

From order through to final delivery was 5 weeks.  It would have been quicker if I did the first impression sooner (I waited about 5 days) and if I didn’t fail that 1st impression.

The veneers came in a basic carrying case complete with mirror.  This was placed inside a nice presentation box.

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It would have been nice at this point to have been provided with some more instructions about how to fit, remove and clean them but I did not receive any of this, which is a bit surprising.

My initial reaction to the finished veneers before putting them in the mouth was wow, that is a lot of money for the small physical product I have actually received.

The color also looked a little duller than I had anticipated, but actually, it is almost identical to what you see on your computer screen.  They just looked yellower than I expected against the crisp white of the travel case.

Although I went for the natural shape, and it did say it would follow my natural tooth profile, I had thought it might be adjusted to cover up or adjust for some of the crooked teeth.  But, it did not.

I didn’t want the teeth to be perfectly straight and square, but perhaps I should have opted for this option to get the more noticeable difference in my tooth profile.  My fear was that they would look too square and too big for my mouth.

On first glance, these premium veneers look quite thin, but actually, they are much thicker than the classic option.  Most noticeable at the bottom of the teeth.  

On first putting them in, they felt tight which is a good and a bad thing.  They don’t feel like they will slip out. But, it may also be a little uncomfortable for some, at least initially.

Now then, the big reveal.

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Wow, I look silly was my initial thought in front of the mirror.

I also noticed at this point the lisp that I had gained from having these in.

My other half had a complete look of shock on her face when I turned around to show her.  

With things like this, I know first impressions can be both good and bad and that you need time to adjust.

I have had these in quite a few times over a couple of weeks since having them delivered and I can’t say I am sold on them.

I have naturally large teeth that sit close together.  In my opinion wearing these makes them look even larger and more buck-toothed than ever.

Have I gotten more used to them? Yes I have.

Has my lisp gone away? Yes, it has.

Would I wear these every day as intended? Most certainly not.

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These platinum versions are supposed to be fine to eat and drink with.  I have no issues drinking with them, but I do not want to eat with them fitted.

You might ask why did I buy these premium ones then, seeing as that is a key selling point. 

The answer is, for your benefit.  To test.

I hoped I would feel more confident to try eating with them, and properly test them.  But honestly, I don’t.  That is just my personal opinion. I don’t want to risk my own natural teeth.  

Eating something soft I am sure would be fine.  But, I do not want to try eating something tougher or requiring too much chewing force.

I am not suggesting these would damage my natural teeth underneath, but I would rather not be the one to find out.  I am sorry about that.

I have found that even after quite a few hours wearing them, I kind of find myself playing with them a bit.  Chomping gently.  Why? I am not sure.

Despite repeated attempts to get used to them, I just think they look silly on me and too unnatural.  They look fake.

My other half still looks horrified to see me wearing them.

They look too big.  These platinum ones feel too thick.

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Because each tooth is essentially joined to another they look odd with a lack of gaps between them.

The color tone is too consistent.  Natural teeth, and even those that have been cosmetically bleached, look slightly different under different lights.  There is more of a texture and subtle variations in the enamel tooth surface, which you don’t get with the material Instasmile is made from. 

I know I am not the perfect candidate for these.  I am certainly not saying it is all bad.  

For some, this could be a radical smile transformation, but I can’t help but think many will feel a bit underwhelmed.

I think the classic will be a more cost-effective and enjoyable veneer to wear.  Although this may limit the times you can wear them because you can’t eat very often with them in.

At nearly $1,500 at the time of review, for veneers for both upper and lower teeth, this is a fair amount of money to pay, considering the results.

$1,500 can get quite a bit of professional dental work done.  

Cosmetic dentists are like artists and can work to create something you are happy with, gaining your input at various stages.

I understand it might be much more expensive. Given that the platinum Instasmile has only a 12 month warranty, I do believe the cost of the professional dental work will pay for itself many times over not only in durability but look and feel.  

That work will last longer too.

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Getting Instasmile – the process

There are a number of necessary steps to getting your new smile.  I outline each below.

Online assessment

The first stage of your journey to getting your Instasmile veneers is to complete their online assessment tool.

This tool is designed to check if you are eligible for Instasmiles products.

The vast majority of people are, but there are exceptions.

Whilst many will opt for the snap on veneers for both upper and lower teeth, you can select to have them for just the upper or just the lower.

You need to answer the questions honestly, based on the arch of teeth you are looking to fit them to.

If you suffer from any of the following you are not eligible:

  • Severe Gum Disease
  • Oral Cancer
  • Loose Teeth
  • Severe Gum Recession
  • None or very few of your own natural teeth

Even if you are missing a couple of teeth, or a tooth is broken, you may still be eligible, it just depends which teeth are affected.  

The online assessment tool allows you to identify which teeth are missing. 

Upon inputting this information the tool will advise whether or not you are able to proceed.

Although you do not need to visit a dentist to actually be eligible for and receive instasmile, it is advisable that you have a checkup to make sure you are not suffering from gum disease and recession and to ensure your mouth is healthy.

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Choose your Instasmile

If you are deemed eligible for Instasmile you can then choose how you want your new set of snap on veneers to look.  

This is the fun and most exciting part for most as you are now on the journey to transforming your smile.

You can select that they give you a natural looking smile. In this instance your veneers will follow the shape of your teeth and current dental profile.

Alternatively you can select to have a straighter smile, covering crooked teeth.  In this instance the veneers are designed to be straighter and appear neater.

Once selected, you can choose between Instasmile classic and Instasmile platinum.

The key thing to know is that the classics are cheaper and designed for occasional wear.

Platinum on the other hand is more expensive and is designed for everyday wear. You can even wear them when you eat and drink.

The last decision to make is the shade of the teeth.  This is how white the veneers will be.

Your choices are:

  • BL1 – Hollywood Bleached – The brightest and whitest you can go
  • A1 – Pure White – The most natural white a tooth can be
  • A2 – Ivory – Gives a more natural look to the teeth as if they had not undergone any whitening
  • A3 – Dark Ivory – Slightly darker than the A2 ivory.

Payment

With your decisions now made, you do have to pay for them.

Just before you enter your payment details, you have the option of express manufacturing or extending the warranty, if opting for the classics.

The express service does incur an additional fee, but it gives you priority in the manufacturing process and means that the veneers will be made (not delivered) within 15 days of a suitable impression having been received by Instasmile.

The extended warranty is also an additional payment if ordering the classic veneers.  It comes included by default with the platinum versions.

The precise cost will depend on the options you have selected.

You can pay in full or you can split the payment, there is the offer of interest-free finance options.

It is at this stage that you can input a discount code if you have one for further savings.

The code: ELECTRICTEETH will give you a 10% discount when you buy instasmile.

DIY Impression kit 

Within a few days of ordering, you will receive your impressions kit.

Precisely what you will receive may differ based on whether you have ordered veneers for the bottom, top or both rows of teeth.

I had ordered both upper and lower, so received the most comprehensive kit.

It came in quite a large presentation box with some very clear instructions on the inside lid of the box.

Really important to make a good first impression….

Before you begin it is critical you have completed the following:

  • Received an activation call from Instamile
  • Read the instructions provided carefully
  • Watched our online impression video
  • A good impression means a quicker smile journey
  • We cannot make a product from a bad impression.
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There were 6 impression trays provided; 3 for each arch of teeth. 

Small, medium and larger are the options.  You select the one most appropriate for your size of mouth.  It was medium for me, both for upper and lower.

There are then 2 tubs of putty for each arch of teeth.  So, for me I had 4 in total. 

For each arch you have 1 purple and 1 white putty.

There were in fact a further 4 spare putty’s included.  But these are not to be used unless you are advised to do so.

Once you have read over the instructions, watched the video and familiarised yourself with the process, you can begin.

The putty does need to go into the fridge for an hour prior to taking your impression.

I am not going to include all the steps and instructions in written form here, but the following video from Instasmile explains the process.

INSTAsmile Clip On Veneers - New Real-Time Impression Video

This impression guide page also gives you lots of useful information.

The process is not natural and can feel awkward. Leaving the putty in your mouth for 4 minutes can feel like quite a long time.

Don’t be surprised if you dribble as you take the impression.

The best tips I can give here is to take your time. Don’t rush it.  

Allocate some time to do this properly where you are not interrupted.  

Be prepared and make sure you have read the documentation thoroughly.  If you are not sure about something, check before proceeding.

Impression Approval

Once you have taken the impressions you are not quite done.

You then need to take some photos of the impressions and send them, by email, to Instasmile for approval.

The documentation tells you what angles/positions to take the photos at and what email address to send them to.  You will need to include things like your order number.  

Essentially this is a pre-approval process.  They analyse the images and either approve or reject the impressions.

The last thing they want is for inaccurate impressions to be sent in.

Whilst it can feel like a delay in the process, it is a much smaller delay than if you posted them back, only for them to be rejected.

Essentially this is a very necessary step.

You should normally receive a reply within 24 hours (Monday to Friday) either approving or rejecting the impressions.

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If approved, you will be advised on how to return them/send them back.

If you are rejected, you will be given an explanation as to why.  Your email will be personalized with feedback and you will be asked to schedule a follow up call with an adviser before being advised to take a second impression.

All being well, the second time around you will be approved and advised to return them.

As I understand it, if you fail for a 2nd time, you will have to pay for further impression kits to be sent out.  It is a relatively low fee, but they won’t send endless impression kits out.

My first impressions were rejected.  Check out my detailed opinion piece below as to why and how I think this process could be improved.

Send your impression in to be made

If your impressions have been approved, you will be asked to send them in.

Do be aware that although the impressions are approved, final approval only takes place once a member of the Instasmile team has physically inspected them in the lab.  

I suspect the number rejected at this point is low, but it is possible.

I was asked to email a specific email address, with my personal information and stipulate a collection date, at least 2 business days ahead of the date I was emailing.

I had a collection booked on my behalf and an email was received detailing what to do next.

The biggest difference will likely be that you are asked to drop these off at a local post office/collection point, rather than have someone come to your door to collect.

You will be advised on the process.

Irrespective, you should have a mailing bag/pack included with the impression kit you received.  

This is in addition to a small clear bag that has a barcode on it.

The completed impressions go into the barcoded clear bag and should be sealed.

This is then placed inside the mailing bag provided, sealed and sent off.

The impressions were collected from my doorstep on the specified date in my particular case.  More often than not the impressions will be received by Instasmile within 24-72 hours.

Receive Instasmile clip on veneers

Once your impressions are received by Instasmile they will be checked over and scanned into their system.

You will be notified by email whether they have been approved or not.

If approved, they go into production automatically.

If rejected, you will be contacted with further instructions on the next steps.

Unless you have paid for the express manufacturing process, the typical time it takes is 2-3 weeks for your custom made snap on veneers to be made.

Mine were made and shipped to me in less than 2 weeks, which is impressive.

The final veneers come in a carrying case, complete with mirror.  

Once received, you can then begin wearing your veneers and hopefully admiring your new smile.

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Daily Wear

There are some important things to be aware of when it comes to wearing your veneers.

The classics are designed for occasional use whilst platinum are designed for daily.  Make sure you act accordingly to avoid any issues.

You should make sure you remove the veneers daily. 

Whilst they can be worn for many hours at a time, it is important you remove them for cleaning.

You must clean your own teeth too.

These veneers are not designed as a permanent fixture, so please avoid wearing them for 24 hours a day.

Fitting & removing

The veneers have been custom made to clip around the teeth you have.  They snap onto the teeth and are held securely in place by their bespoke fit and the clips that fit to the back teeth.

To fit them, line the veneers up with your teeth.  Starting from the back, press them into place.  Do not use lots of force.  They should fit snugly.

To remove them you need to ideally use both hands, pulling down from the top of the veneers at the canine teeth (fangs).  Gently tease the veneers from side to side until they come loose.

Avoid twisting or flexing them as this can damage them.

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Lisp

For the first few hours or even days of wearing these veneers you will likely have a lisp as a result of this foreign object being in the mouth.

You will naturally adapt the longer you have them in and get used to wearing them.

If you can talk to people when wearing them this will help you adjust quicker.

Eating & drinking

You can eat and drink most things with your veneers fitted.  It is however the Platinum veneers that have been specifically designed for extra durability for this very reason.

Instasmile still recommend removing them to eat hard or chewy food to prevent any damage.

You can eat in a set of Classic veneers, but it is advisable to stick to softer foods and do so infrequently. 

The problem is, whether you opt for classic or the more durable platinum, there are various factors that affect how easy it is to eat and how well the veneers will survive.  

Your individual dental profile and the shape of the veneers both have an impact.  Some will find it difficult to eat with them.

It is rare, but food can potentially get caught under and around the veneers, so do be aware of this.

Care & maintenance

Just because these veneers are artificial, does not mean that you do not need to care for them.

They need to be cleaned and stored properly for long term durability.

Cleaning them

The snap on veneers need to be kept clean and free of bacteria.

You need to wash them with warm water after every use.

Remove them, rinse and with a soft bristled toothbrush clean all of the surfaces to remove any residue.  

You do not need to use toothpaste or any soap on them.

If you wish you can use a cleansing solution/disinfectant such as those designed for dentures to remove hidden bacteria.  Do this no more than twice a week.

Remember to brush and floss your own natural teeth and gums too.

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Storing them

You are provided with a storage case that will hold the veneers.  

This will keep them protected from direct light, dust etc when not in use.  It will avoid any potential damage from impact etc.

Do keep them out of direct sunlight and do not expose them to very hot or boiling water as this can cause the veneers to warp.

Do make sure you clean your storage case regularly, too.

Warranty

Both the classic and platinum come with a 30 day warranty which covers any manufacturing defects.

There is the option to upgrade to an extended 12 month warranty with classic if you choose.  

The extended warranty is offered as standard with the platinum veneers.

This warranty covers everything that is not covered under the standard 30-day warranty.

This includes breakage, loss and accidental damage. 

You get a maximum of two free arch remakes (eg. 2 x top or 1 x top & 1 x bottom) for breakage, loss or accidental damage of your product(s) during the 12 month warranty period, dated from when you receive your Instasmile.

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Straight vs natural Instasmile veneers

Instasmile’s snap on veneers are designed specifically for the front 6 teeth, 3 either side.

They are designed for the front 6 only as these are the teeth most people will see when you smile.

The veneer will extend back further, but it may not be a complete veneer.  The extra veneers are for clipping to the teeth and having it fit correctly, rather than for improving your look.

There are 2 different design choices, straight and natural.

In the after images you see of me, I have the natural’ veneers.

Straighter looking smile

When designing a straighter looking smile, the technicians work to the longest tooth in the arch to achieve a straighter, consistent look. 

This is because Instasmile cannot take away from your teeth, they can only build the Instasmile around your existing teeth, meaning a small amount of length or depth may need to be added to some of your teeth so they are aligned for a straighter look.

Natural looking smile

For the natural profile look, the technicians will follow your natural dental profile.  

What do other reviews say?

So far this review has been just my experience and opinion.

Given that everyone’s teeth are different it is only fair to get the opinion of others.  

From what I have seen a large number of the reviews are positive.  I think this is because for many, they are really quite desperate to achieve a better smile.  They don’t want to or simply cannot afford to go through the expensive cosmetic dental treatment that would otherwise be required.

Instasmile offers a cost effective alternative which achieves similar results.

I have to say, some of the results I have seen look far more impressive than mine.  There are so many variables that this is perhaps not surprising.

However, not all the reviews are positive and many like me have found them to be poor in terms of the overall look.

You can see many reviews online on sites like Pissed Consumer and/ Trustpilot.

But here are a few video reviews.

INSTAsmile Review - Must watch before purchasing!
Instasmile Review | Clip on Veneers
Instasmile (bad product, slow service) not a good fit

Instasmile vs traditional veneers/cosmetic dentistry

This review is focused on Instasmile, just one company within the market offering snap on style veneers.

They are certainly one of the larger companies so you have a better understanding of what you are getting thanks to all the content that exists online.

The question of whether Instasmile — or any other snap on veneers — are better or worse than cosmetic dentistry will ultimately be personal opinion.

It depends on what your desires and long term goals are.

You may be missing a tooth or two, but are generally quite happy with your smile.

It might well be that for odd events, such as parties, business meetings and family get-togethers, you want to cover up those gaps so that people won’t notice the missing teeth.

Veneers like Instasmile classic might be perfectly acceptable to you.

They may otherwise act as a bit of a stop gap.  They can allow you to be happier with your teeth until such time as you can afford the comprehensive treatment from a professional.

Instasmile may enable you to achieve what you desire.  

But, there is a bit of risk associated.  You are guessing a little as to what the final outcome will really be and how good they will look when fitted.  You also don’t get the longevity from these like you would real veneers.

Personally, I don’t think they are a long term alternative to traditional veneers or cosmetic dentistry, if you are serious about altering your smile.

This is particularly the case if you are planning to opt for Instasmile platinum, so you can wear these virtually all the time.

FAQ

How long does it take?

On average you are looking at 4-5 weeks from order to completion.

It is possible that it will be quicker than this if you pay for the express manufacturing.

Typical manufacturing takes 2-3 weeks and you need to allow time for the dispatch and delivery of the kit, your impressions etc.

You can speed the process up by being ready to make your impressions as soon as the kit arrives.

Do bear in mind that you need to allow time for shipping, which can add a few days.

Can you eat with Instasmile?

Yes.

With the classic veneers, you should only eat soft foods and do so occasionally.  They are not designed for everyday wear and frequent eating.

The Platinum versions are designed for everyday wear and you can eat with these in.  You can eat a wider range of foods, including harder foods.

However, particularly hard or sticky foods can potentially cause damage to even the more durable platinum variants, so proceed with caution.

How long will it last?

There is no fixed time frame for how long these will last.

Most users will get a couple of years from them.

However those who wear them very infrequently and do not eat with them fitted will likely find they last much longer than those who wear them daily and eat with them in.

Your bite, eating habits and cleaning routine all have a part to play in the life of the veneers.

Is everyone suitable for Instasmile?

No.  Not everyone is a suitable candidate for this product.

The vast majority will be, but those with gum disease, mouth cancer, loose teeth, no teeth at all and gum recession are not suitable.

Although Instasmile will cover missing teeth, subject to how many teeth and which ones are missing it might not be a product for you.

Their online assessment tool will advise you of this.

Do I need to visit the dentist?

No, there is no need to visit a dentist to get Instasmile veneers.

It is advisable to have regular dental checkups to ensure your teeth are healthy.

Are they safe?

The veneers should not cause any damage or pose any safety concern. They are designed to fit around your natural teeth. 

However, it is possible that they can come loose or break.

The material should not shatter.

Damaged or broken veneers should not be worn.

The Platinum version in particular is designed to be worn when eating.

The size and shape may result in uneven pressures on the teeth and gums and can potentially alter your bite.

Dental professionals will advise real caution when wearing these, particularly when eating. I do too. I have seen reports of teeth being damaged as a result of wearing and eating with these.

Do clip on veneers look natural?

They are designed to look as natural as possible, but for some they will look better than others.

You have the option to choose between straight and natural looking teeth as well as choosing the color.  

Your mouth size, shape and face will all have an impact.  For some the brilliant white color will look great, but for others it will be too much and look unnatural.

As best as they try they will never look as natural as cosmetically treated teeth by a dentist.

Will they stain?

The veneers are designed to be resistant to stains and shouldn’t if you clean them properly and frequently.

How long will they last?

The veneers could last many years if cared for correctly.  There is no definitive answer to this question.

As you might expect those who wear them for a couple of hours a few times a week will likely last longer than those who wear them for many hours every day of the week.

They are designed to be durable and withstand regular wear and even eating with (platinum version).  Things like eating will cause wear though.

The optional 12 month extended warranty, over and above the default 14 day manufacturing warranty may well be advisable if you are intending to wear them for long periods or use them a great deal.

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About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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