Tooth Jewellery – animation and Qs & As



Q What is Tooth Jewellery?

A Tooth Jewellery is the latest fashion craze to hit the UK. Tooth jewellery classic designs are an elegant compliment to standard jewellery. When placed on the tooth, the jewellery creates a distinctive expression of one’s individuality.

There are 2 main types of tooth jewellery available: –

• Twinkles: – This is a collection of 24-carat gold and white gold jewellery. The jewellery is available in over 50 different designs with some including diamonds, sapphires and rubies.

• Dental Gems: – Are a range of glass crystals are available in nine different colours – diamond, rainbow, ruby, sapphire, emerald, emerald green, aquamarine, pink, sapphire light.

Q Is The Jewellery For Males Or Females?

A Both – there are many different designs which appeal to everyone. Children under the age of 16 should have parental consent.

Q How Do You Apply them?

A The dentist will use a dental adhesive to apply the Jewellery to your tooth.

Q Does The Application Procedure Hurt?

A NO! – The procedure is similar to placing an orthodontic bracket on a tooth. There is no drilling involved and the procedure is completely painless

Q How Long Does The Application Procedure Take?

A The fitting procedure should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes

Q How Long Will The Jewellery Stay On My Tooth?

A The tooth Jewellery can last on your tooth indefinitely or for as long as you want it.

Q Will The Tooth Jewellery Harm My Tooth?

A When properly placed by a dentist, the tooth Jewellery will not damage or harm your tooth in any way. Tooth jewellery should only be applied to natural teeth.

Q How Do I Remove The Tooth Jewellery When I No Longer Want it?

A If you would like to remove your tooth Jewellery the it can be taken off by a dentist at any time

Q How Much Does It Cost?

A Prices vary from design to design, ask your dentist for more information

The world’s most expensive dental braces convert to bling

London: The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic is the first UK surgery to offer bespoke or ‘couture’ braces made of gold.

The process involves impressions of the mouth taken by a high-resolution 3D scanner to produce individually designed brackets that are then placed behind the teeth, instead of in front, to negate the train-track look.

The made-to-measure aspect ensures the wearer isn’t affected by lisping or tongue irritations, and, if so inclined, users can convert the brackets into jewellery once treatment is completed.

Lingual, or ‘invisible’ orthodontics resemble the traditional braces that usually adorn teenagers’ mouths, but the brackets are placed behind the teeth where they cannot be seen, instead of the front – remaining totally inconspicuous and therefore the ideal choice for the image-conscious. Past patients of the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic have included celebrities Kelly Brook and Sadie Frost, and most recently Steve Jones from T4.

According to Dr. Asif Chatoo, dentist and co-Founder of the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic

“More and more patients are requesting not only an excellent aesthetic result but also an individualised approach. These requirements first led to the development of ‘invisible’ or hidden braces, for people concerned about how their smiles would look. Now, the latest brackets are entirely bespoke – cast in gold and made for each tooth to ensure comfort as well as discretion. ”

For bespoke, or ‘couture’ braces, silicone impressions of the teeth are taken and plaster casts then made from them. The plaster teeth are cut and repositioned on a wax base so that they are perfectly aligned. This ideal ‘set up’ is then scanned by a high-resolution optical 3D scanner. Brackets are then designed individually for each tooth.

Using the latest technology, the virtual bracket created in wax version is then cast in a gold alloy, an easier, malleable metal for use in these highly personalised designs. The dentist is then able to bond all brackets onto the teeth with maximum precision with the guarantee that each is positioned correctly.

Dr. Chatoo says:

“The results are amazing and a look in the mirror during the very first weeks will reveal the early signs of success. As the teeth are not obscured with metal brackets, the patient is able to observe their teeth becoming straight. Previously, the assumption had been that lingual braces would result in oral pain or lisping, but the refinement in materials and application has meant the process can be virtually painless, with little or no noticeable effect in speech.”

The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic is the first-ever dental clinic dedicated to lingual, or ‘invisible’ orthodontics and now one of the first in the UK to offer couture braces. Founded by Drs Didier Fillion and Asif Chatoo, the private practice is based on 57a Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YP. They also offer traditional dentistry services as well as cosmetic procedures. T: 44(0)207486 2883 to make an appointment. This procedure costs £4,000 for a upper or lower and up to £8,500 for complex cases.