What is Snap-On Smile?
Snap-On Smile is a cosmetic removable customized arch that is fitted on the teeth of patients who want an instant smile makeover to quickly improve the appearance of their smile. It is usually cheaper than other options. Some dentists also place Snap-On Smile as a temporary smile for patients who are waiting for crowns, veneers or implant restorations to be placed on their teeth. It also serves as an attractive mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding. It takes three weeks to make a Snap-On Smile.
How is the Snap-On Smile procedure performed?
Patients are asked to choose the style and shade of the smile they want on the first visit. The dentist then takes an impression. A thin strong arch is made using resin. Once the arch is ready, the dentist fits the arch on the existing teeth of the patient.
How long will Snap-On Smile last?
Snap-On Smile has a limited warranty for a year. It lasts for a year if worn every day. If the patient wears snap on smile only for special occasions it can last from three to five years.
Is fitting Snap-On Smile painful?
Snap-On Smile is fitted over the natural teeth of patients. No preparation or drilling is required and it is a pain free procedure. Patients need to get used to their snap on smile and may have difficulty speaking or eating for a few days.
Can I travel by air after fitting Snap-On Smile?
Patients can travel by air after fitting a Snap-On Smile. It is a removable dental device and if patients feel uncomfortable, they can remove the arch and wear it after the end of their journey.
What is the recovery time after fitting Snap-On Smile?
There is no preparation required for fitting Snap-On Smile and therefore patients will have no pain. Patients may need a day or two to speak and bite comfortably after adjusting to a Snap-On Smile.
What care is required after fitting Snap-On Smile?
Patients should remove the Snap-On Smile and brush it after every meal. Patients should remove their Snap-On Smile before going to bed unless otherwise recommended by their dentist. Patients should avoid hard food products to ensure that their Snap-On Smile does not break. They should carefully store their Snap-On Smile in its case when not in use.
What are the alternatives to fitting Snap-On Smile?
There are many alternatives to Snap-On Smile depending on the circumstances of the individual patient including Veneers or Lumineers, Crowns or Dentures.
Why visit Quezon City?
Why is Quezon City a popular tourist destination?
Quezon City has everything to offer for a tourist. It is a delightful destination for art lovers, food lovers and nature lovers. It is the home of the GMA Network Centre where high quality Filipino radio and television programmes are produced and visitors can accidently meet Filipino celebrities on their way to work. Accommodation in Quezon City includes hotels for all budgets, guesthouses and serviced apartments.
Why is Quezon City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Quezon City has world class specialist government and private hospitals and clinics catering to overseas patients. Many of these hospitals are affiliated to American university hospitals. They are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international agencies including JCI and the Germany based accreditation organization TEMOS. The city government have launched an initiative to make Quezon City one of the world’s best medical tourism locations by 2020, by adopting the QC Medical Tourism Vision 2020 Commitment at the Medical Tourism Stakeholders Summit held in June 2017.
How does a medical tourist get to Quezon City from the airport?
The airport that serves Quezon City is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Medical tourists can get to Quezon City from the airport using shuttle buses and taxis. They can also find the local form of transport called Jeepneys outside the airport. Most hospitals, hotels and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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