Four million people can’t be wrong

If you have been looking into getting your teeth straightened, but don’t much fancy the idea of spending months with brackets and wires cemented to your teeth, making eating more difficult, as well as keeping your teeth clean, then you need to know about another way to get your teeth straightened. It’s called Invisalign. In St John’s Wood, Invisalign is available from us at Aura Dental.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodHow Invisalign came about

There’s nothing like an innovator. The name of the guy who brought teeth straightening into the digital age is Zia Christie. Back in 1997, Christie was a student at Stanford University in the USA. He’d just gotten his teeth straightened, and was now at the retainer stage. One night, as he lay in bed wearing his mouth guard-shaped retainer, he realised that if a mouth guard could keep his teeth in place over night, it could probably straighten them as well.

He got together with some other Stanford students, to create the system that uses computer aided design programmes and 3D printing to make incremental aligners that push the teeth into position. Since then, over 4 million people worldwide have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth.

The benefits of Invisalign

In St John’s Wood, Invisalign is popular because the aligners are so thin, at 0.3 millimetres, that they become pretty much invisible when they are snapped into place over the teeth. This is great for adults who want to avoid their teeth straightening treatment becoming a talking point — people in public-facing jobs, such as bank tellers, who don’t want to have the braces conversation with hundreds of customers every week.

Another reason why Invisalign in St John’s Wood is also popular is that the aligners are removable. They don’t get in the way during meals, or when cleaning your teeth. You only keep them in to drink water, so that the plastic does not become discoloured. A pleasing unintended side-effect of this is that you may find you lose weight with Invisalign because you have cut out mindless snacking and coffee drinking.

Replacement teeth that act like real teeth

The quest for replacement teeth that look and act like real teeth has been going on for centuries. Archaeologists have discovered ancient jawbones with rudimentary dentures in them, as well as others with false teeth made of shells and jade inserted into them. The incredible thing is these have actually fused with the bone. This concept was lost for centuries but re-emerged in the 1950s, when a Swedish scientist discovered that titanium can do the same thing.

This was the start of implants for the body, including for teeth. Now, 40 years after they first hit the dentistry market, dental implants in North West London at Aura Dental have become many people’s first choice of method for replacing lost teeth.

Dental Implants in North LondonThe power of titanium

Titanium is a very strong and light metal, making it perfect for replacing body parts, including tooth roots. Titanium is incredibly compatible with the body, which actually grows new tissue and blood vessels all over it, to hold it firmly in place. The typical kind of dental implants in North West London are posts about 1.3 millimetres long and screw-shaped to give it more surface area for the bone tissue to mesh with. This meshing process, known as osseointegration, takes a couple of months, and by the end of it, the implant will be able to withstand chewing forces of up to 97kg or 200lbs, which is more than the average male chew.

The next step

Inside the implant is an internal screw, and when osseointegration is complete, the dentist screws in an abutment piece, which varies in design depending on what kind of crowns are going to be attached to the implant. It could be between one and three crowns, or the implant may be part of a set that is going to be used to stabilise dentures, in which case there will probably be a ball-shaped snap on abutment.

The crowns themselves are made from porcelain, colour-matched, sized, and shaped by a skilled dental technician to blend in with your natural teeth.

At Aura Dental In North West London, dental implants are a popular choice for people who are missing teeth. Even though they cannot decay, they can fall victim to gum disease, so careful brushing, flossing and plaque removal visits are vital to their maintenance.

Your secret way to straighter teeth

If you were unable to get your wonky teeth realigned when you were a teenager, you may well be enduring some sort of social anxiety when you compare your teeth with those of other people. In 2017, having straight teeth is becoming the norm, and it can be really hard to not fit in with this, especially if you have a public-facing job in our busy capital city. Or maybe you are finding the dating scene sees straight teeth as a major requirement for success. Whatever your reasons for wanting straight teeth, at Aura Dental we have a way for you to achieve your desire without having the whole world know what you are up to.

It’s called Invisalign. In St John’s Wood, this digital age way of realigning the teeth is incredibly popular for two reasons.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodThe big perks of Invisalign

Firstly, as the name suggests, Invisalign in St John’s Wood is pretty much invisible. Unlike traditional bracket and wire systems that are fixed to the fronts of the teeth, Invisalign makes use of mouth guard-style trays that fit on over the teeth. The clear plastic used to make the aligners is so thin, just 0.3 millimetres, that once the aligners are in place, you can’t see them on the teeth.

Secondly, aligners from Invisalign in St John’s Wood are removable for eating, drinking and cleaning. This takes all the fuss out of wearing braces. You can continue to eat whatever you like. Traditional bracket and wire braces can mean having to avoid certain foods that will get caught in the appliance, or having to spend long minutes with special tools removing food that has gotten caught up in the appliance.

You can see how convenient this system is for many adults, so it is no wonder that over 4 million people have already used Invisalign.

Trust us to get your teeth beautifully straight

Trust is a very big part of anyone’s relationship with their dentist. At Aura Dental, we are always aware of the huge responsibility we have in making sure that we fulfil our patients’ trust in us. You are trusting us with one of your most important assets: your smile.

Your smile is your most important communication tool. It tells people about you before you utter a single word. In an increasingly crowded, competitive world we need our smiles to be at the top of their game, with the teeth neatly lined up and gleamingly healthy-looking. So, it’s no surprise that we have more adult patients than ever coming to us seeking treatment with braces in St John’s Wood.

If you have more than just the one crooked tooth, getting braces in St John’s Wood is probably the answer. Braces come in many different designs these days, each aimed at a different patient need.

Braces in St John’s WoodMeeting your needs

The two fundamental patient needs, beyond the need for straight teeth, is that the devices are discreet and fast-acting. Of course, there is a limit to how quickly the teeth can be moved, but with simple misalignments of the front teeth, which have fewer roots and are therefore easier to move, treatment times can be surprisingly quick.

Take the Inman Aligner, for example. This device features two spring-loaded aligner bows that sandwich the front teeth between them. The Inman Aligner is created to realign the very front teeth only, and this can be achieved in 6–16 weeks. Hardly any time at all!

Six Month Smiles braces in St John’s Wood are designed to move the front six social teeth – the ones we see most when we talk and smile. They feature small clear ceramic brackets strung together with tooth-coloured nickel titanium wire. As the brand name suggest, the average treatment time is only six months. CFast braces do a similar job.

Invisalign clear aligners take longer, about a year, but these clear, transparent mouth guard-style trays cannot be seen once they are snapped on over the teeth, and they are removable for eating and cleaning.

To find out which braces in St John’s Wood are best for your needs, why not book a consultation appointment?

Barely noticeable teeth straightening

No one likes being stared at because they have some oddity going on that they can’t change. We are taught not to stare at people when we are little, but there is something compelling about someone who doesn’t look completely normal. Imagine then, deciding to get your teeth straightened and knowing that it will mean being stared at, either covertly or blatantly, all day by the queues of people you have to deal with in your job. Maybe you work in a bank, or a shop. That could hundreds of people every day sneaking a gaze at that weird stuff on your teeth, wondering what you’re doing having teeth straightening at your age, for goodness sake. Sounds awful, doesn’t it? Well, if you have Invisalign in St John’s Wood with us at Aura Dental, it doesn’t have to be like that at all.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodDiscretion when you need it

In St John’s Wood, Invisalign is a really great way to get your teeth straightened without all the nosy parkers have a gawp. Invisalign is different from normal braces, in that it doesn’t even use the familiar bracket and wire systems that we see stuck onto the fronts of people’s teeth.

Instead, Invisalign in St John’s Wood is a system that takes the idea of the mouth guard and turns it into teeth straightening. When you come to us for your initial consultation, we use digital scanning to take pinpoint accurate measurements of your teeth in all their glorious wonkiness. When we feed these details into a computer programme, it turns them into a CGI animation of how your teeth gliding into alignment, and then, there’s your beautiful new smile.

If you decide to go for it, we then send this information off to the USA where a series of aligners, which look like ultra-thin, clear plastic snap-on mouth guards, are 3D printed. The first one is pretty much as your teeth are now, but a few changes creates pressure to start moving your teeth. When that pressure wears off, it’s on to the next one, and so on, until your teeth are straight, and all without anyone even noticing you’re having treatment.

Once they’re in, they’re in!

If you lose something important, ideally you want to have replace it only the once, and not to have to keep replacing it every few years. However, in these days of built-in obsolescence, it feels like nothing lasts for more than a year or two; nothing, that is, except dental implants. In St John’s Wood, these little miracles of modern dentistry can be expected to last you for the rest of your life.

Dental Implants in St John’s WoodAt Aura Dental in St John’s Wood, dental implants are fast becoming our patients’ first choice for tooth restorations, and it’s easy to see why. Of all the options on offer, dental implants are the only ones that will last for the rest of your life and give you back the full functionality of your teeth.

Both of these important benefits are down to the fact that implants replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. Bridges and dentures only replace the crown. The artificial root of the dental implant will last for the rest of your life (providing you take good care of it) because it actually meshes with the bone of your jaw and becomes an integral part of your body. The only way it can come out is if you neglect your teeth so that advanced gum disease eats into the bone around the implant and causes it to become loose. This is entirely avoidable with diligent brushing and flossing and regular visits to the hygienist.

A strong base

Having the implant firmly embedded into your jawbone is what makes the crown so able to cope with the forces created by chewing. Dental implants can cope with multidirectional pressures of up to 97kg or 200lbs, which is more than the force created by the average male. This, coupled with the fact that there are no plates over the roof your mouth means that you can eat whatever you like, and get the full flavour of your food.

Dental implants in St John’s Wood require minor oral surgery for insertion. This is usually done under local anaesthetic, but nervous patients can also have oral or intravenous sedation to help them fully relax during the procedure.

Do you love your smile?

A beautiful smile can light up your face, but crowded, overly spaced or misaligned teeth can detract from your appearance and start to affect your confidence. You may have considered corrective treatment, but worried about the impact of metal braces. This is often the case for adults, particularly those who have a lot of contact with people in their professional or social life. If this sounds like you then you may be interested in a system that can straighten your teeth comfortably, effectively and discreetly. At Aura Dental in St John’s Wood, Invisalign is a technique chosen by many of our patients.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodWhat are the advantages?

Modern materials have enabled us to offer removable braces that are almost invisible unless someone is trying to see them. The Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic so you can smile without feeling self-conscious. They work quickest if you wear them all the time and you should wear them for at least 20 hours a day. However, as you can take them out for eating and cleaning, the impact on everyday activities is minimal and the aligners fit into your lifestyle. For our patients in St John’s Wood, Invisalign has proved to be a comfortable, effective way of straightening teeth without the inconvenience or embarrassment of metal braces.

What should I expect when I have Invisalign in St John’s Wood?

The first stage is a consultation in which you can ask any questions you may have and we can assess the state of your mouth and take measurements. Invisalign aligners gently reposition your teeth and are individually made to suit your mouth so you can get the results you want. You will be provided with a new set approximately every two weeks. This is so they adapt to the changing position of your teeth and continue to guide them into the right place. You can try Invisalign in St John’s Wood and join more than 4 million people who have benefitted from Invisalign worldwide.

Make an appointment with us to discuss whether Invisalign in St John’s Wood is the treatment for you. This could be the start of a brighter future and a happier smile.

Straighter teeth mean more beautiful smiles

Many adults would like to improve their appearance, and crooked teeth are an obvious place to start. Your smile is the first thing that people see, and if you have wonky teeth then you will know how this can affect how you feel about yourself.

Teeth that are misaligned, crowded or have large gaps diminish the beauty of your smile and can also cause other problems. Having teeth in the wrong position can affect how you eat and speak as well as the overall health of your jaw. Excessive spacing between the teeth can undermine their stability and uneven teeth are harder to clean as there are more places for plaque to accumulate in. This can cause gum inflammation, discomfort and infection if left unresolved. At Aura Dental, we fit braces in St John’s Wood to realign your teeth, enhance your smile and improve your health.

Braces in St John’s WoodBraces for a modern lifestyle

Many adults associate having braces in St John’s Wood with childhood, but it is never too late to have treatment. Advances in technology mean that we are now able to offer our patients in St John’s Wood braces that are more discreet, faster and more comfortable than before. New materials can be tooth-coloured or clear, so their visual impact is minimal. The Six Month Smiles technique cleverly focuses on just the teeth that are visible when you smile, so treatment is rapid.

The discreet way of straightening your teeth

We are pleased to offer braces in St John’s Wood to suit you, whether you are a busy professional or simply enjoy social engagements. Most interactions are more pleasant if you are not concerned about whether people can see your braces. Invisalign is a system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks to gently guide your teeth into place. We also offer ceramic or clear brackets, which are very unobtrusive. Whatever you are looking for, we have a range of options for braces in St John’s Wood.

Give yourself the gift of a more attractive smile and a healthier mouth by contacting us today to see how having braces in St John’s Wood could help.

Are gaps ruining your smile?

Imagine being able to eat your favourite foods without having to think about it first. How would it feel to like what you see in the mirror and enjoy smiling freely? If these seem like distant memories then you may be suffering with the discomfort, inconvenience or unsightly appearance of missing teeth. This is often associated with ageing, but sometimes teeth do not develop or are lost due to accident or illness. Remaining teeth may also become unstable as they can tip or drift out of position. At Aura Dental, we have seen how many people have benefitted from having dental implants in St John’s Wood.

Dental Implants in St John’s WoodWhat are dental implants?

The implants themselves are small metal screws that are inserted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. This is carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. As the jaw heals, the bones and blood vessels mesh around the implants to hold them firmly in place. When they are secure, usually after three to six months, the implants are used as a base for a single replacement tooth, a bridge of several teeth or a full set. For our patients in St John’s Wood, dental implants are a long-term investment because, if cared for correctly, they can last several decades.

Why are dental implants a better option?

When you have dental implants in St John’s Wood, you are choosing a secure, permanent solution that avoids the need for removeable appliances, which can restrict your diet, be unstable and need to be removed for cleaning. In St John’s Wood, dental implants have allowed so many people to live life to the full again, enjoying their favourite food and loving their smile. Eating a full diet is more nourishing and contributes to improved health overall. Another major advantage is that implants stimulate the bones of the jaw in the same way as natural teeth when you bite and chew. This avoids the tissues shrinking back as they do if you have gaps or use dentures.

Join our hundreds of satisfied patients in St John’s Wood. Dental implants could give you something to smile about and a healthier future.

Enhance your smile discreetly

Does your day start badly because of what you see in the mirror? Crowded, overly spaced or misaligned teeth can detract from your appearance and have a big impact on your self-esteem. You may have dismissed the idea of braces as you associate them with the ugly metal appliances that children at school used to wear. If you would like to improve your smile then you may like to know about Invisalign, which can straighten your teeth comfortably, effectively and unobtrusively. At Aura Dental in St John’s Wood, Invisalign is a popular technique, which we use for many of our patients.

Invisalign ijn St John’s WoodHow does Invisalign work?

The Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic trays or aligners to gently reposition your teeth, and are changed every two weeks. This is so they adapt to the changing position of your teeth and continue to guide them into the right place. When you decide to have Invisalign in St John’s Wood, the first stage is an initial consultation in which we assess the state of your mouth and take measurements. A 3D computer modelling system means that you can see the predicted results, and the aligners can be made to fit precisely. You can try Invisalign in St John’s Wood and see for yourself why so many people have loved using this method.

What are the advantages?

The obvious end result is an attractive smile, but our patients who have used Invisalign in St John’s Wood value the fact that the process is very comfortable, discreet and avoids invasive procedures. The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible so no one will notice that you are wearing them and you can smile without worrying about how you look. As they are individually made out of smooth plastic for each person, they fit without rubbing and ensure that the teeth move in exactly the right way. The Invisalign aligners are removeable for eating and cleaning your teeth so fit easily into your lifestyle. Before long, the smile we designed together will be a reality.

Give yourself the gift of a beautiful new smile today and make an appointment with us to discuss how Invisalign in St John’s Wood can help you.