Do I need to see a dentist?
No, you don’t need to see a dentist to get an instasmile. When you click ‘Get started’ we’ll let you know straight away if you are suitable for instasmile, and the self-impression kit means that you take the impressions of your own teeth.
However, if you feel like you would like to see someone or need help with your impressions, we offer 1-2-1 video calls to talk you through the process. You can also ask your own dentist to help take your impression. If you seek advice and guidance from your own dentist, we ask that they use the instasmile impression materials provided, as some other materials are not suitable for our manufacturing process.
Excessive plaque or extreme tooth decay
If you suffer from excessive plaque or extreme tooth decay, or any other oral health issue that may affect your suitability, we would recommend seeing a dentist to address these issues before purchasing your instasmile. For example, a buildup of plaque interferes with the impression process and means we can’t get an accurate impression of the contours of your teeth and gums. This would need to be removed by your dentist to allow you to take an accurate impression so we can manufacture your bespoke instasmile veneers.
The same will apply to these conditions and we recommend you get in touch with images of your natural teeth so we can advise if you are suitable.
If you have any queries, please contact our helpful support team.