Snap-on veneers have brought convenience and affordability to a form of treatment that previously was fairly inaccessible to most people. In this guide, we’ll explore the cost of snap-on veneers. We hope you leave this guide with a better sense of whether or not the cost of snap-on veneers is viable for you.
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How Much Do Snap-On Veneers Cost?
Snap-on veneers are much more affordable than traditional veneers — and their price is also structured differently. Traditional veneers are priced per tooth, while snap-on veneers are priced per row of teeth (or “arch”).
Some folks are only interested in transforming one of their arches, and snap-on veneers offer savings in those cases. One arch can cost as low as $299, and both arches can cost up to $2,495.00, depending on the provider and model you choose.
What Impacts the Price of My Snap-On Veneers?
Prices of snap-on veneers vary provider to provider, but beyond that, most price differences have to do with materials and durability. Many providers offer options for “regular wear” or “occasional wear.”
Since snap-on veneers are removable, it’s really up to you how often you want to show off your new smile. Occasional wear options are typically less durable since you are only supposed to wear them for special occasions and aren’t supposed to eat in them. Regular wear is usually more durable to accommodate the additional strain.
For some, snap-on veneers are only for special events, like a wedding or a vacation. For others, these veneers become a part of their daily life. With a provider like Alpha Veneers, for example, snap-on veneers for both arches for regular wear is $899 — but their occasional wear option is only $599 for both arches.
If you know you’re only looking to spruce up your smile for one-off or occasional events, then choosing these occasional wear options can help you save some money.
Are There Any Added Fees?
We know these prices are lower than you’re probably used to seeing, which can sometimes cause suspicions to arise. Are these prices really that low, or are there a bunch of additional fees that will raise the price? Let’s explore some additional expenses that can become a part of your total, but aren’t necessarily always a part of the picture.
Though most providers include your impression kit in the cost of your snap-on veneer package, some charge an additional cost. Taking impressions of your own teeth isn’t necessarily a skillset most people are born with. Sometimes people need a second or even third impression kit in order to get it right. Some providers send a complimentary second impression kit, but others will charge you for this.
Some snap-on veneer providers offer extended warranties at an added cost. This may be worth it if you’re planning on wearing your snap-on veneers for most meals. These extended warranties are usually only good for about a year, which is the low end of the predicted lifespan on your veneers (1-5 years). However, the standard warranty from most providers is just 30 days. With proper care, it’s likely you won’t need these warranties, but if it provides you with peace of mind it may be worth the extra expense.
With certain providers, you can opt to pay more for your snap-on veneers to be manufactured weeks ahead of the normal lead time. With ShinySmile, for example, you can pay $150 to have your veneers manufactured in 2 weeks instead of the typical 3-5 weeks. This is an expensive option, but if you’re in a hurry to get your veneers for an important event, this may be just what you’re looking for.
Since snap-on veneers don’t require enamel removal like traditional veneers, you aren’t committed to a lifetime of veneer wear — you can opt in and out of wearing your snap-on veneers as much as you please. That being said, if you want to maintain your snap-on veneer smile, replacing your veneers will be a recurring expense.
Since your snap-on veneers can last anywhere between 1-5 years, expect them to be a recurring expense if you want your smile to have a consistent look.
If I Don’t Like My Veneers, Can I Get a Refund?
Most snap-on veneer providers do not offer refunds if you don’t end up liking the appearance of your veneers. Many providers boast some version of a “100% satisfaction guarantee,” but when you look a little closer, you learn these guarantees are very limited. Often, these “satisfaction guarantees” mean the provider will remake your veneers 1-3 more times (without the option of a refund) should you not like the look of your veneers.
Without any refund policy in place, and with such a limited amount of available “tries” at redoing your veneers to your satisfaction, it’s hard to view these offerings as a satisfaction guarantee.
So choose your provider carefully. Make sure you understand their “guarantees” clearly, and don’t let a low price be the only factor you consider when choosing a provider.
Do Snap-On Veneer Providers Offer Financing?
Though it varies provider to provider, most snap-on veneer companies offer financing for their products. Depending on the provider, this can come in a variety of forms. In some cases, you’ll need to pay the total in two large payments. In other cases, you can divide this payment out across 3, 6, or 9 months, making your monthly payments smaller and more manageable.
Some providers have 100% approval and others require a credit check. No matter what your payment plan preferences are, you’re likely to find a snap-on veneer provider that is able to accommodate your needs.
Will My Insurance Contribute to My Snap-On Veneers?
The tricky thing about snap-on veneers is that they are purely a cosmetic solution. Sometimes snap-on veneers are a cosmetic solution to a cosmetic problem — like in the cases of discolored or chipped teeth. Other times, snap-on veneers are a cosmetic solution to an issue that could, and perhaps should, be resolved medically — like with misalignments that could instead be addressed with orthodontic treatment.
Regardless of why you’re interested in getting veneers, they can only offer cosmetic solutions to your oral issues. Because of this, your insurance will not contribute to the cost of your snap-on veneers. Similarly, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) aren’t able to contribute to this treatment, due to its cosmetic nature. However, your Health Savings Account (HSA) funds might be able to be put towards treatment. Speak with your administrator to learn more.
How Does the Cost Compare to Other Treatment Options?
Now that we have a sense of how much snap-on veneers cost, let’s see how those prices compare to other approaches for transforming your smile.
Dental bonding is also a cosmetic approach to repairing chipped teeth or small gaps. Your dentist will gradually build up your chipped teeth or gaps with resin composite. This can cost anywhere from $300-$600 per tooth. These bonds can last 3-10 years, which may make them a more solid investment than snap-on veneers. If you’re only worried about a few chips, this may be a more affordable option in the long run.
If the primary reason you’re interested in veneers is to have a brighter smile, then whitening your teeth could be a great way to debut a new look at a much lower cost. Over-the-counter options can be as low as $30, and dentist administered whitening treatments typically cost around $600.
If you’re seeking out snap-on veneers due to misaligned teeth, then orthodontic treatment through braces or Invisalign can offer a permanent solution instead of just a cosmetic one. Braces typically cost anywhere from $4,000-$6,000 while Invisalign tends to run between $3,000–$8,000, so these options are significantly more expensive than snap-on veneers.
That being said, orthodontia is a permanent solution to a problem, so this won’t be a recurring expense the way that snap-on veneers are. Plus, this isn’t only a cosmetic treatment, so it’s likely insurance will chip in for your treatment.
At-Home Clear Aligners
At-home clear aligners are another way to address misalignment issues beyond just cosmetics — with all the same convenience of completing your treatment from the comfort of your own home.
Though at-home clear aligners are more expensive than snap-on veneers (the average price is $1,950), if choosing this treatment route means you’ll have help from insurance, then your total could be more comparable. Many at-home clear aligner providers are in network with several major insurance companies. Additionally, your teeth would be permanently moved, so it’s not as though this would be a recurring expense like with snap-on veneers.
If missing teeth are your primary draw to snap-on veneers, then implants are another approach to making over your smile. However, at $1,500 and $6,000 per tooth, implants come at a high cost. This is an involved procedure, first securing the post to your jaw, then adding an abutment to connect the post and the new tooth, and finally, the dental crown (or fake tooth).
This procedure offers much more permanence than snap-on veneers. Your post and abutment aren’t likely to ever need replacing, and the crown can last up to 10 years before you need a new one. Its replacement won’t be as expensive as the original procedure, since you’ll just be switching out the crown, not the post or abutment.
Since dental implants are a medical procedure, if you are insured, it’s likely you can get a significant amount of this procedure covered by insurance.
Snap-on veneers are an affordable way to rapidly transform your smile. It’s important to remember that veneers are a cosmetic approach, and therefore will not be eligible for contributions from insurance or FSA accounts. However, you might be able to use HSA funds to help manage the cost.
These veneers aren’t always the sturdiest option, so if you’d like to maintain your smile, this will be an ongoing expense (every 1-5 years). For more permanent solutions, you might consider braces or clear aligners for misaligned teeth, bonding for chipped teeth, and implants for missing teeth. All in all, this is an affordable cosmetic option that can offer you instant gratification with your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want snap-on veneers but I prefer in-office treatment. What should I do?
Snap-On Smile is a brand of snap-on veneers that is only available through a dentist. This can be a good option for someone interested in removable veneers, but who prefers an in-person touch.
Are clear aligners an ongoing expense like snap-on veneers?
Clear aligners are a form of orthodontic treatment. Your clear aligner treatment will have an end date. You’ll need to pay for aftercare retainers beyond that, but that will be the only lingering expense. With snap-on veneers, your veneers will need to be replaced every 1-5 years (depending on your provider and how frequently you wear your veneers). This means that even though the sticker price is lower than clear aligners, it may cost you more money in the long run.
Which snap-on veneer provider is the most affordable?
At $299 for a single arch, and $499 for both arches, TruSmile is overall the most affordable snap-on veneer provider that we have reviewed. Like all snap-on veneers, these will need to be replaced in 1-5 years, so this is an ongoing expense if you’d like to maintain your new smile.
Why is it important to see a dentist before starting snap-on aligners?
Snap-on aligners can intensify existing oral health problems. Many dental problems go by unnoticed, so a dental appointment can help you understand every aspect of your oral health before starting in with snap-on veneers. For example, if your dentist determines you are dealing with gum issues, then snap-on veneers will probably need to wait until that has been dealt with.
Which snap-on veneer provider is the most expensive?
That would be Brighter Image Lab. Their veneers run as high as $2,495.00 for IncrediBIL Veneers on both arches.
I am missing a tooth; what is the most permanent solution?
A dental implant is the most permanent fix to a missing tooth. The only element of this procedure that will need replacing is a crown, which will only need replacement every 10 years or so. This is a much more permanent solution than snap-on veneers, which will need replacements every 1-5 years.
Can I eat while wearing my snap-on veneers?
Most providers permit eating while wearing your snap-on veneers, but this will affect their overall lifespan. The more you use your veneers, the sooner they will wear out.
Can I drink hot beverages while wearing my snap-on veneers?
Warm beverages are okay, but nothing hot, as this can warp the materials.
Are there any health risks to wearing snap-on veneers?
Snap-on veneers provide hiding places for food particles, plaque, and bacteria. So snap-on veneers don’t necessarily cause oral health issues, but they complicate oral hygiene, which, if unchecked, can cause tooth decay and gum issues.