How do you like your smile? With crooked teeth or straight?

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 WoodBraces in St John’s Wood can be fixed or removable, depending on your alignment issues and lifestyle requirements.

Fixed braces

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.

Removable aligners

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.

There’s no hiding here

In some circumstances, it’s good to hide away behind a wall, but when it comes to straightening your teeth, if you are like most people, the last thing you want is a wall of metal obscuring your pearly whites while you get them straightened. Whether you are teen keen to make a good impression, or an adult whose career relies on looking well groomed and mature, the last thing you need is a set of brackets and wires that make you look like the nerdy kid at the front of the class. What you need is Invisalign in St John’s Wood.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodHere at Aura Dental, we are an accredited provider of Invisalign in St John’s Wood. When you come to us for a consultation, we will be able to tell you whether Invisalign is the right treatment for straightening your teeth, and, if you have a mild to moderate misalignment issue, chances are that Invisalign will be just right for you. If you have a more severe alignment issue, it may be possible to start you off on traditional metal braces and then move to Invisalign later on during your treatment.

Why so invisible?

Invisalign in St John’s Wood is made is from very thin, 0.3mm, transparent plastic that has been 3D printed into mouth guard-like aligners that fit on over each arch of your teeth as snugly as a wet suit. Once the aligners are hugging your teeth, they become pretty much unnoticeable. It will take your best friend or family member to notice you have something extra on your teeth. To all intents and purposes, your teeth will appear to be becoming straighter all by themselves with no help.

The Invisalign process

You will receive a series of aligners that go over your teeth, one after the other. You wear the first one for around 7-10 days. At first, it will feel like it doesn’t really fit properly. This is the in-built pressure points in action, pressing on your teeth to get them to move. When the pressure wears off, it’s time for the next aligner. Treatment takes a year on average.

Fill the gap at Aura Dental

People find themselves with gaps in their teeth for all sorts of reasons, the two most common being loss of a tooth due to gum disease or experiencing a knock to the tooth causing it to fall out during an accident.

If you find yourself with a gap in the teeth, it may well be worth considering going for dental implants in St John’s Wood. Here at Aura Dental, we provide the means to get you looking and feeling like you again, whether that’s one tooth, multiple teeth, or you have all your teeth missing.

Dental Implants in St John’s WoodHow does it work

Dental implants in St John’s Wood are an increasingly popular option for those wanting to fill the gap in their smile, as they provide a solution that most closely represents the natural tooth, from the root to the crown.

The first step is to come for a consultation where we can thoroughly examine your mouth and see what type of treatment you need, and if you are suited to treatment.

Generally, if you maintain good oral health, most people are suited to treatment. However, we need to make sure that there is enough bone in the jaw to support the implant as the bone needs to mesh with the new material.

You know the drill

The next step is the treatment itself. This is the bit that people may be most apprehensive about, and understandably so. You may be comforted to know that we use a local anaesthetic to help numb the pain. If you have any concerns about treatment, please let us know so we can tell you all you need to know, and hopefully help put you at ease.

Once inserted, the implant is left to heal and allow the bone and blood vessels to mesh with the implant. This provides a strong base for the new tooth.

Teeth in a day

Getting dental implants in St John’s Wood doesn’t have to be as much of a mission as it sounds. We provide teeth in a day, replacing an arch with a fixed bridge in just one visit.

During treatment, any remaining teeth may be extracted, and 4-6 implants placed to replace them.

The subtle way to straight teeth

Gone are the days when you had to straighten the teeth using traditional unsightly metal braces and risk feeling like a ‘metal mouth’. We at Aura Dental are embracing the exciting alternative methods for straightening the teeth.

If you need to go for braces in St John’s Wood, we can thoroughly examine your mouth and the position of your jaw and take your preferences and lifestyle habits into account to find the best option for you.

Braces in St John’s WoodOnce your teeth have been straightened, you will be required to wear retainers to prevent the teeth from sliding back into their misaligned position.

Fixed orthodontic retainers

These subtly straighten the teeth by hiding the wire behind the back of the teeth. It only requires a thin piece of wire, instead of having a mouthful of wires and brackets. It is non-removable, which is ideally suited for children as it means they can’t take it in and out their mouth.

Removable retainers

These are usually worn every night, potentially for the rest of your life. They should soon become as a natural part of your night time regime as brushing your teeth.


If you are looking to get braces in St John’s Wood as an adult, you may want to consider getting Invisalign. These are a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. These are replaced about every one to two weeks.

An advantage of Invisalign is they allow you to continue to clean the teeth and eat certain foods as you would normally, without having to work extra hard to pick bits of food from a brace.

Six Month Smiles

Getting braces in St John’s Wood may sound like a long and tiresome task, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. With Six Month Smiles, you can align teeth in as little as six months, give or take.

This treatment is designed for those who feel self-conscious about their smile. Your smile can make a huge difference to how your face looks, and straighter teeth can significantly boost your self- confidence, as well as provide other benefits of straight teeth, such as easier cleaning and better chewing and digesting of food.

See-through straightening with Invisalign in St John’s Wood

Would you get your teeth straightened if you knew that no one would know what you were up to? Would you wear braces if people could still see your teeth and not great tracks of metal? Would you go for it if you could still clean your teeth really easily and eat whatever you wanted?

We bet you would and that’s why at Aura Dental, we find so many of our patients with mild to moderate misalignment issues choose Invisalign in St John’s Wood.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodWhat is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a completely different way of getting your teeth straightened. Instead of the usual brackets cemented onto your teeth with wires strung between them to pull your teeth into alignment, you get incredibly thin (0.3mm) clear aligners that pop on over the entire arch of your teeth like a second layer of enamel, only see-through.

The aligners have pressure points inside them and these nudge your teeth into alignment. The progression is achieved by providing you with a series of aligners, each with one with incrementally different pressure points. You wear one after the other, each for 7-10 days, until the pressure wears off. Nudge, nudge, nudge. It takes about a year on average to get your teeth to the right positions, but you will see changes after only a few months, and best of all, no one will see you making those changes. It will happen gradually, subtly and unbeknownst to all but you, your dentist and your nearest and dearest. People at work, casual encounters, none of them will be any the wiser.

Getting Invisalign in St John’s Wood

Before you can have Invisalign, we need to check that it’s the right alignment treatment for you. You need to come along to a free consultation where we will use imaging equipment to look at your teeth and take a lot of measurements. These go to produce a 3D computer image of your teeth and with this we can show you how they need to move to become aligned.

This information is used to make the aligners, which are 3D printed in the USA.

Modern teeth for modern living

Would you still have a black and white TV, or even one of those giant colour sets from the 90s that took up almost a whole room, when you can have a smart TV on the wall? Of course not, they couldn’t do half the things today’s TVs can do. So, why would you bother with first or second-generation tooth replacement options when you can get dental implants in St John’s Wood?

Replacing teeth has been an area of research and development for thousands of years. It started off with dentures, made of bone, of wood, even of other’s people’s teeth, held together with wires, then on galvanised rubber. Then along came fixed bridgework, where replacement teeth were suspended from other teeth which acted like the buttresses at either end of a bridge.

Dental Implants in St Johns WoodNow we have dental implants, which in the way they work, have ironed out most of the issues that technology was not advanced enough to solve with dentures and bridges.

What’s so great about dental implants in St John’s Wood?

The big difference between dental implants and dentures and bridgework is that dental implants replace the whole tooth. Dentures and bridges only replace the crowns of the teeth, the white biting and chewing parts. They rely on either suction to the gums or attachment to neighbouring healthy teeth to stay in place and to bite and chew. Neither is ideal.

Suction to the gums is only about 25% as good as having tooth roots, even when dentures fit really well. Most patients can forget about having a good steak or biting into a crunchy roast potato. And suction gets worse as the gums recede and the jawbone shrinks, so people nearly always end up having to have their dentures relined to get them to stay still in their mouths.

Bridges are more stable but only at the cost of losing two perfectly good teeth to make them. These have to be ground down so that buttress crowns can be fitted over the top of them. And if those teeth fail, then the bridge fails too.

At Aura Dental, dental implants in St John’s Wood give great support and never affect the rest of your teeth.

It’s an ideal world with Invisalign in St John’s Wood

In an ideal world, you could get your teeth straightened and keep on smiling without having to feel self-conscious about your braces. Well, maybe it’s an ideal world after all, because with Invisalign in St John’s Wood, that’s exactly what you get to do.

When you come to Aura Dental for Invisalign in St John’s Wood, you get to keep your professional image intact while a series of clear aligners work almost invisibly on your teeth, untwisting, uncrowding, straightening them until they line up like teeth are meant to.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodWhat are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are different from traditional braces. Instead of one device that consists of brackets, wires and elastics that is cemented onto your teeth, you receive a series of clear aligners. These look like incredibly thin plastic mouth guards.

When you put them on over your teeth, because they fit like a second skin (if teeth can be said to have skin), they are almost impossible to spot.

How does Invisalign work?

You receive a series of aligners and wear them, in order, one after the other, each for about 7-10 days. During that time, precisely placed pressure spots built into each aligner presses on the teeth until they shift out of the way of the pressure. You will know when it is time to move onto the next aligner because the pressure will have worn off. How many aligners you will need depends on your own individual case, but, on average, treatments take about a year.

Watch your teeth straighten up

A year can be a very long time when you have metal train tracks cemented to your teeth, but with Invisalign in St John’s Wood, there is nothing to obscure the view of your teeth, and after a few months, you will be able to see how much your teeth have already straightened, even if they still have a way to go before they reach their final alignment.

Eating is easy

Invisalign clear aligners are removable so you take them out to eat and drink. This means you have as much freedom as ever with your menu choices, and cleaning your teeth is no harder than before.

Book that consultation for dental implants in St John’s Wood

There are so many reasons for not booking a consultation for dental implants in St John’s Wood with us at Aura Dental. Here are a few we bet are running through your mind:

  • The treatment is too painful
  • I have been without teeth too long for them to be any good for me
  • One dentist has already told me I can’t have them
  • They won’t last long and I can’t afford to get them replaced
  • They are too big an outlay.

Dental Implants in St Johns WoodAll good reasons, but all not good enough.

Painful? Nope

Actually, getting dental implants in St John’s Wood is not a painful experience. We make sure you are completely numb with a local anaesthetic, which is plenty as there are far fewer nerves in the jawbone than in the teeth.

Ways to fix jawbones up

Maybe you have already been told you can’t have dental implants in St John’s Wood because your jawbone has deteriorated, because you have been without teeth for some time or because you have had advanced gum disease, or uncontrolled diabetes. Times move on and these days we can give you a bone graft or a sinus lift to solve jawbone issues and if you have your diabetes under control, we can help. Come and get a second opinion.

Short-term treatment

The alternative ways of getting teeth replaced – dentures or fixed bridgework – only last for 7-10 years, dental implants last for at least 15 years if you take good care of them. In fact, as long as you are on the case with oral hygiene, there’s no reason why the implant posts should not last decades, even if you do need to get worn out porcelain crowns replaced. If you have several decades of living to get through, dental implants could even work out cheaper than the alternatives.

What goes on in a consultation

Our implant surgeon will take an in-depth look at your mouth, especially at your jawbone. We need to see what condition it is in and whether you will need preparatory treatments such as bone grafts or sinus lifts. Expect x-rays, maybe scans and a lot of questions about your health history.

Some reasons why Invisalign is helping millions of people get great smiles

Invisalign in St John’s Wood is making a great impression on our patients and all of the people around them, every time they smile. Invisalign is a modern type of brace that is changing the way people see teeth straightening. It is almost invisible, easy to manage and maintain, and allows the wearer to feel in control of their teeth straightening process. Patients have an added bonus when using Invisalign in St John’s Wood with us at Aura Dental because they get to track the progress of their teeth straightening before it has even begun. This is a serious motivation booster for people wearing removable braces.

Invisalign in St John’s WoodWant to know how it works?

Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners. They look like transparent tooth covers and fit tightly over your teeth. You will get your series of aligners at the beginning of your treatment. When you look at the series, you will clearly see how your teeth will progress right up until the end of your treatment. You will wear each set of aligners for 1-2 weeks. Once your teeth have settled into each set of aligners, it’s time to move on to the next. Your teeth will become straighter with each set in the series, and most people will never be able to tell that you are having your teeth straightened at all.

The clear plastic aligners used for Invisalign in St John’s Wood are made of a very thin, clear plastic. The aligners are barely visible when they are in your mouth. This means you can go about your usual daily routines without having to feel self-conscious about how your teeth look. There are no metal fixtures to worry about.

What about eating with Invisalign?

You will need to take your aligners out for eating, you can get a handy box to put them in during meal times. This means you are able to eat anything you like. Traditional braces require you to steer clear of some sticky or hard foods, but with Invisalign you are totally free to choose what you eat. Just remember to clean your teeth before you put your aligners back in to keep your teeth healthy throughout your treatment.

How we can offer new teeth to those who have lost hope

Given the increasing average life expectancy nowadays, it’s no wonder people are outliving their teeth. Yes, we would all love our teeth to last forever, and we will help you do that wherever possible, but it isn’t always going to happen. Life tends to throw curve balls such as dental trauma, unexpected tooth decay or erosion that sometimes can’t be fixed without replacing teeth. Good news is, here at Aura Dental in St John’s Wood, dental implants are available to replace problem teeth. Replacing damaged teeth is really important as they can have a negative impact on your chewing or appearance. On another level, if you have missing teeth, it is important to replace them to keep your jawbone in good condition and save neighbouring teeth from moving or falling out too.

Dental Implants in St John’s WoodDental implants explained

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots made from titanium. They are fitted during a minor operation, which can be carried out under local anaesthetic at our dental practice in St John’s Wood. Dental implants are recognised by your jawbone as real teeth. This means your jawbone and gums will keep their usual healthy function once they are fitted into your mouth. The implants themselves are the replacement tooth root, on top we will fit a natural-looking crown. This crown will be matched to your other teeth.

Need a full set of teeth replaced?

Let us introduce Teeth in a Day

Teeth in a Day is a procedure that allows us to replace a whole arch, or two arches of either missing or failing teeth in one visit. The treatment involves fitting a number of dental implants plus a temporary arch of teeth in one appointment. For denture wearers, this allows you to be free of your dentures in one visit with dental implants in St John’s Wood.

Fitting Teeth in a Day

If you have some remaining teeth, we will first extract them. Then, in the same appointment, we will place 4-6 dental implants in your jaw. Next, your pre-made temporary bridge is attached to your new implants. Visit us again 4–6 months later, once your implants have become attached to your jawbone, and we will fit your final, custom-made bridge.