Cosmetic options

If you are looking for a treatment that will change the appearance of your teeth without long-term porcelain cosmetics, then there are alternative cosmetic options available. Additionally, sometimes patients seek a temporary fix for their issues while they prepare for permanent cosmetic treatment.

Snap-on Smile is a removable appliance made to fit over the top of your natural teeth (like a mask) to create the illusion of a perfectly aligned smile. It is a great option for those who just want a uniform smile when they go out: if they are a public speaker and would find an aligned smile more convenient, or for those who want a temporary fix until they decide to opt for a more permanent solution.

Veneers: porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain attached to front teeth in the smile zone. Porcelain veneers are colour-matched to the shade of your teeth so they blend in.

Teeth whitening: With in-chair teeth whitening you can have brighter teeth in just one hour.

How long is the treatment?

  • Snap on Smile – 6-8 weeks
  • Veneers – two appointments
  • Teeth Whitening 1 hour

How long does it last?

  • Snap on Smile – up to 3 years
  • Veneers – up to 8 years
  • Teeth Whitening  – between 9 and 12 months

Snap-on-smile is created to fit over the top of your natural teeth and can be fitted and removed very easily without causing any pain or discomfort.

Porcelain veneers involve only a small amount of enamel being removed, and while it may cause some discomfort, it typically doesn’t cause pain.

Teeth whitening done by a professional should involve neither discomfort nor pain—unless you have overly sensitive teeth.

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Case Study

Porcelain veneers (Front 8 teeth)

Lydia before and after

Lydia’s teeth were crooked as a result of there not being enough space in her mouth for all her teeth to fit. As a result of this, her teeth looked crooked and buckled up. There were two treatment options for Lydia: porcelain veneers or traditional orthodontics. However, she wanted results quickly because of the industry she worked in.

Can I see results of others who have had this problem resolved?

Please see below the examples of just some of our many happy clients who have had their crowded and crooked teeth problems resolved. We thank these clients for allowing us to share their amazing results and stories.

Want more information?

If you have any further questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Phone - 09 528 3434
Email - [email protected]


Glen Innes Dental Centre
230 Taniwha Street
Glen Innes
New Zealand
We are open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Ample free parking
Wheelchair/scooter friendly access

We are members of the NZDA. New Zealand Dental Association, the professional association for New Zealand dentists.
As well as providing services for its members,, the NZDA is the one body able to speak on behalf of NZ dentistry as a whole.

We are very proud supporters of St John New Zealand, who provide an amazing service to our community.