Ask anyone if they’d prefer their teeth to be crooked or straight and the answer is always going to be straight. Even teeth that are just a tiny bit crooked can be difficult to keep free from plaque, and give you that extra bit of embarrassment that you could well do without. Straight teeth, on the other hand, release you from any feelings of self-consciousness and also tend to last longer because they don’t fall victim as much to gum disease, decay or crumbling.
But, as an adult, much as you’d like straight teeth, can you face going through treatment with braces in St John’s Wood? We think you could if you came to us at Aura Dental for treatment. We have a great range of braces in St John’s Wood that allow you to carry on living your life without having to make huge adjustments to what you do, or suffer a lot of pain or embarrassment while your braces straighten out your teeth.
Braces in St John’s Wood can be fixed or removable, depending on your alignment issues and lifestyle requirements.
These are cemented onto your teeth. Brackets and wires like traditional braces, but with a twist. The brackets are made of clear ceramic and the wires are tooth-coloured. The whole device is much smaller and finer than old-style braces, blending in with your teeth rather than obscuring them.
The brands we use are called Six Month Smiles and Cfast. They work on the front 6-8 teeth only, taking about 6 months to align them.
These are mouth guard style aligner trays that snap on over the teeth. One brand, Invisalign, is made of very thin, transparent plastic. You get a series of aligners and wear each one for 7-10 days before moving onto the next. Pressure points inside each aligner gently press on the teeth to get them to move.
The Inman Aligner sandwiches the front teeth between spring-loaded bows that pressure the teeth to align. Treatment can take as little as 6 weeks.
Everyone has to wear a retainer after treatment to keep the teeth in place while the bone hardens around them.