I was wondering if a Snap-on Smile appliance can be used on the bottom teeth?
- Joel from Florida
In the average bite the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth in front when the mouth is closed. Therefore, if you wore a Snap-on Smile on the lower teeth, then you will end up biting down directly onto the Snap-on Smile. This may also affect your bite by opening it more in the front of your mouth. So if you were planning on wearing the Snap-on Smile for any length of time it may not be the best option for you. It may also cause some soreness in your jaw and may actually cause some drifting of your back teeth. Generally speaking, it would actually be better to find a solution to treat your entire arch on the bottom versus only treating the front, bottom teeth. That said, there are always variations from patient to patient. Be sure to consult with your dentist before you make the investment.
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