News: I Want a Famous Smile
February 19, 2007
In todayâ€™s star-obsessed society, it seems that people will go to almost any length to look like their favorite celebrity. The latest way to imitate the stars? Celebrity snap-on teeth. Theyâ€™re like dentures, except that you can model your pearly whites after those of Gwyneth Paltrow (“square and sexy”) or Halle Berry (“sophisticated.”) Yes, the ideaâ€™s a little creepy, but snap-on teeth are a lot less drastic than the plastic surgery people undergo on MTVâ€™s reality show, â€œI Want A Famous Face,â€ right? Two Manhattan-based cosmetic dentists are offering the celebrity teeth: Dr. Jeff Golub-Evansâ€™ â€œRed Carpet Smileâ€ starts at $1,500 and Dr. Marc Liechtungâ€™s â€œSnap On Smileâ€ starts at $1,275. Apparently, the â€œRed Carpet Smileâ€ is available only as an upper arch, and can only chew through soft foods, while the â€œSnap-On Smileâ€ is available as both an upper and lower arch, and can chew through the toughest foods. The teeth are molded to fit over your existing teeth, and can be snapped on and off as many times as you wish. Check out the Snap-On Smile for more info and before-and-after pictures.
One of Dr. Liechtung’s patients shows off her new device.