If you could choose, which would you prefer? To have beautifully straight teeth, or stick with your wonky ones? If you answer to the latter, why is that? Is it because you don’t want to have to go through months and months of having brackets and wires on your teeth, making it hard to eat, hard to speak and next to impossible to look like a grown-up? You are not alone. And, you are not obliged to have metal braces now that Invisalign in St John’s Wood is here.
At Aura Dental, we offer Invisalign in St John’s Wood because we know how many of our patients long for straight teeth but don’t want to suffer through the indignities and hassles that can come with bracket and wire braces.
Invisalign is different. Based on the removable retainer, these clear aligners look more like mouth guards than traditional braces. When you choose this method of straightening, you don’t get just one appliance that is fixed onto your teeth and progressively tightened to pull your teeth into position.
No brackets and wires
Instead you get a series of incrementally different 0.3mm thick clear plastic aligners that snap on over your teeth and are held in place by metal clips on your back teeth. Each aligner has carefully placed pressure points. You put on one and it feels a bit tight against one or two teeth. Over the course of the next 7-10 days, those tight bits push your teeth a tiny bit of the way towards alignment. When the pressure wears off, you change to the next Invisalign aligner in the series. How many you have depends upon the complexity of your case, but the average treatment time is a year.
This means fewer visits to us for tightening.
No messy food issues
You take the aligners out every time you need to eat or drink anything other than plain water, and then you brush your teeth. This keeps the aligners transparent and pretty much invisible when you are wearing them.
Book yourself for a consultation and we can tell you if Invisalign in St John’s Wood will work for you.