What is it?
The EasySmile is a thin appliance that fits over your existing teeth.
What can it be used for?
To improve the shape, colour and appearance of your teeth.
To replace missing teeth.
To act as a bruxism (grinding) night guard.
As a diagnostic tool for those considering more comprehensive cosmetic dental treatment e.g. veneers and crowns.
To splint slightly loose teeth together.
As a ‘fun’ accessory – for your Celebrity EasySmile.
How is it made?
We take upper and lower impressions (moulds) of your teeth and send these to our laboratory in the United States with some photos of your existing smile.
Can I choose a smile?
Yes. You can choose the shape and position of the teeth from a number of styles available. The laboratory will also work from photos if you want to mimic someone else’s smile.
Will I need injections or drilling?
Can I take it out?
Yes. It is essential you remove the appliance regularly for tooth cleaning. Unless you are using the appliance as a bruxism (grinding) guard we recommend you leave it out when you sleep.
Will it fall out unexpectedly?
Generally no. While any appliance that is not cemented to the teeth can become dislodged with excessive force, the EasySmile fits tightly over your own teeth and generally requires some effort to remove.
How long will it last?
3 - 5 years with normal use.
Who can’t have one?
People with very few natural teeth.
People with very loose teeth.
How much does it cost?
Upper or lower teeth: £1,150. Upper and lower teeth £1,900. As opposed to £16,000 - £20,000 for conventional veneers/crowns on the upper and lower teeth. We ask you to arrange payment at the first appointment since we are liable for the costs when the impressions are sent. We accept payment by cash, major credit cards, cheque or we can arrange finance options for you.
Do you have financing options?
Yes. We can provide 1 years interest-free credit (subject to status) or longer periods which attract interest (rates vary - please ask for details. dentalessence is authorised and regulated by the Finance Conduct Authority).
How many times must I visit your practice?
Twice. First for the impressions, then to fit the appliance. You may subsequently visit us for adjustments if you wish.
I have my own dentist. Is this a problem?
Chances are this product is not available at your dental surgery as we are the main providers for this technology in this area. As the treatment is non-invasive (doesn’t involve changes to your own teeth) it will not interfere with your dentist’s treatment plan. If you wish, we can contact your dentist and give details of your treatment and aftercare. It is important, however, that you tell your dentist that you have an EasySmile before receiving further treatment as changes to the shape of your teeth may interfere with the fit. With this knowledge your dentist will be able to plan treatment accordingly. We would prefer that your general dental health was fit before beginning your EasySmile treatment.
Can I eat with the EasySmile?
Yes. You should start with soft things at first until you become used to it.
Can I talk with the EasySmile?
Yes. Because there will be some slight changes to the position of the cheeks and lips and because your tongue needs to get used to it, it may take several hours before you are speaking normally.
What will it feel like?
At first it will feel tight. You will be aware there is something extra in your mouth. It will take several days before you are completely used to it.
Can it damage my own teeth?
The EasySmile will not cause any damage to your own teeth; however, it is ESSENTIAL that you keep your teeth and the appliance clean. We will give you instructions on how to do that as part of our service. The appliance does not, of course, treat tooth decay or gum disease and so it is important you continue with your regular dental check-ups and hygienist appointments.
How will it look?
Wonderful, we promise you will be so thrilled! Although the appliance is very thin it does fit over your own teeth and may make them slightly more prominent. In addition, as many people request a lighter tooth colour than their natural shade the teeth may be more conspicuous.
We may have to make some adjustments on any teeth that may stick out too much – especially at the front of your mouth – this will be fully discussed with you at your consultation if it is deemed necessary.
If you have any other questions that are not answered by this overview please don’t hesitate to ask our surgeons.
For more information on your EasySmile call dentalessence.