Ceramic braces with Suresmile gives a beautiful result!

October 28th, 2019

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” I would highly recommend SmileLux to anyone who is not confident about there teeth, as although I had to wait 2 years for my dream teeth, it was totally worth it and I am constantly smiling and can not thank SmileLux enough.”

With orthodontic treatment, no two cases are the same. This is why the fees and treatment time can vary so much from one patient to the next. It is important that a full assessment is carried out by an Orthodontist to determine the level of complexity and length of time the treatment is expected to take. Our Orthodontic Practice in Milton Keynes is a Specialist practice and therefore we are able to offer many different orthodontic options to suit most lifestyles and budgets. 

For this patient, we used a system called Suresmile which is special wires that are bent by robot technology. This can finesse the clinical result and can also reduce the treatment time by 30%. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help, contact the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068.

Wonderful Invisalign result!

October 21st, 2019

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” I didn’t mind my teeth when I was growing up but as I got into my early twenties I started to notice something – as one of my lateral incisors was tilted, it was stuck on my lip in every photo that I smiled in! From that point on, it was all I could see when I smiled. My lower teeth were also all over the place, so after seeing a friend’s results during treatment at SmileLux I decided to make an appointment. After deciding that Invisalign would suit me and my lifestyle, my trays were ordered…
The service I received during my treatment was excellent. The team are always polite and friendly and will go out of their way to help you.
Dr Hirani is nothing short of an orthodontic genuis and his passion and knowledge about all aspects of orthodontia radiates through the practice, from conversations we had about my treatment to the variety of options available at the practice and pioneering new technology to make the experience better for all involved.
My treatment took longer than anticipated but at no point did I feel as though I was an inconvenience- Dr Hirani and the team were totally focussed on getting the best result for me which I am truly grateful for.
All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend SmileLux to anyone considering orthodontic treatment. I love my new smile!!!!”

Invisalign is a very popular option as it is so discreet. If you are looking to have your teeth straightened and are worried about people seeing your brace, Invisalign  may be a great solution for you. Contact a member of the SmileLux team in Milton Keynes for more information. Our contact number is 01908 398068 or you can message us via our website by clicking here.

First Aid Training for The SmileLux Team

October 14th, 2019

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We all keep up to date with yearly first aid training and pride ourselves in being well prepared for any medical emergency we may be faced with. This year we had a more intense training course which lasted a full day. This covered basic life support training for all the team, CPR training and also full training on how to use the Defibrillator.

SmileLux visit to Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers

September 20th, 2019

SmileLux visit to Bletchley Park

The SmileLux Team had a wonderful day out at Bletchley Park earlier this week. It was absolutely fascinating to visit this once top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers. Such amazing history on our doorstep here in Milton Keynes!  It was a beautiful sunny day and a stunning location.  We had a great day!

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Braces on the top front teeth only – lovely result!

September 16th, 2019

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“I am so grateful to have found SmileLux. I was a nervous patient who hadn’t been to the dentist for a while. However Dr Hirani put me at ease from the very first appointment. He is very patient and explains what treatment options are available and the cost involved. I am very happy with the treatment I had, everyone at the practice made me feel so welcome and relaxed it has been a joy to go to the appointments. I would like to thank you all for your care and help. I would certainly recommend the procedure and practice to anyone.”

It is sometimes possible to put a brace on the front 6-8 teeth only which is known as sectional braces. This patient was happy with her bottom teeth and just wanted cosmetic improvement of her top front teeth as she disliked the gap. Whether a patient is suitable for sectional treatment depends on their bite and the result they are hoping to achieve. This treatment took 12 months and the patient chose lingual braces, behind the teeth.

To find out if sectional treatment is possible for you, contact a member of the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068. We have a range of braces in Milton Keynes suitable for every lifestyle.

Wonderful result with ceramic braces and dental implants

September 9th, 2019

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Our lovely patient Chanel was delighted with the transformation of her smile for her wedding. We used ceramic braces to realign her teeth and make space for two dental implants.

Often braces are used for function and not just cosmetic reasons, like in Chanel’s case. She now has a proper bite and is able to enjoy everyday life showing off her lovely new smile. Although we are an orthodontic practice, we can work with general dentists or restorative specialists to ensure the very best clinical result possible. Braces on their own are not always enough to improve a smile in the best possible way and a team of expertise is required.

If you are looking at getting the very best clinical result for your smile and have missing teeth, braces could be used to either close gaps or create more space for restorative treatments such as crown and bridgework or dental implants

Contact us to find out more about how we can help. Our Orthodontic Practice in Milton Keynes specialises in all different types of cases, from the most simple to the most complex. Nothing is too much trouble for us to fix!

 

Orthodontics – The new generation

September 2nd, 2019

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As with everything in life, the world of Orthodontics is also changing all the time and moving forward with new age technology to improve treatment results and reduce treatment time.

What is Digital Orthodontics?

Digital technology has had a significant impact into everyone’s life over the last two decades. It began with the introduction and sophistication of mobile phones and has since then had a positive impact on medical diagnosis and teaching tools. Treatment efficiency and surgical techniques have also improved significantly.

Dental practices introduced digital technology computerized scheduling in 1974. It has since then grown into all areas of dentistry including dental treatments and treatment planning.

Orthodontists are now using digital technology every day within their practices to improve clinical results in the following ways:

  • The use of a digital scanner to replace traditional moulds/impressions of the teeth.
  • Digital treatment simulations to show predicted end results prior to orthodontic treatment commencing.
  • The ability to convert digital technology into diagnostic models to help patients decide on the best option for them.
  • Custom made appliances such as lingual brackets that are placed behind the teeth to help assure optimum comfort during treatment.
  • Special robotically bent archwires to get the best clinical outcome that is microscopically possible and reduce the latter stage of treatment time.

It is also becoming possible to remotely monitor and control treatment without the need to see the orthodontist as frequently.

We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with all modern technology here at SmileLux in Milton Keynes. To find out more about how we can help transform your smile, contact a member of the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068.

Why do teeth move after braces?

August 26th, 2019

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Teeth move all the time

Many people do not realise that teeth are mobile. They are held into the jaw bone by periodontal ligaments. These are not hard like bone, they are elastic. Without these ligaments orthodontic treatment would not be possible as they allow the teeth to move. When the brace is removed, the ligaments remember the original position of the tooth and would allow the teeth to drift back to that position again.

 

General daily wear and tear 

The mouth is the most used part of the body. Eating food can cause the teeth to wear down over time, especially if a bite is out of line. Every time you bite into something or chew your food the teeth will be affected. Every time you talk, your tongue generates a pressure against your teeth. All these things can over time cause your teeth to move.  

 

Changes in the mouth

As we go through life, there can be changes to your teeth which can cause unwanted tooth movement. Things like having a tooth extracted or periodontal problems can cause the teeth to drift and fill spaces that have appeared. The bite can also be affected if an opposing tooth is removed as the tooth above it can move downwards to fill the airspace.  Other factors such as jaw growth, wisdom teeth erupting and ageing can cause changes to occur in the mouth which may affect the position of the teeth.

 

Wearing retainers

When your braces are removed, to prevent unwanted tooth movement it is very important to wear retainers. Braces are used to move the teeth and retainers are used to hold the teeth in position. Without retainers, the teeth will want to move …. which is usually back to how they were at the beginning!

Many patients we treat are having a second or even third course of orthodontic treatment because they have not been told the importance of life long retainers. We place fixed wire retainers behind the upper and lower teeth after orthodontic treatment. We also provide removable retainers which are to be worn 2 nights per week in conjunction with a fixed retainer. If no fixed retainer is fitted, the removable retainers should be worn every night for 6 months, then 3-4 nights per week permanently.

If you would like any further information on our retainers or if you are looking to have your teeth straightened, contact a member of the SmileLux team today by phone 01908 398068 or visit our website

Just a few words our patients say about us!

August 19th, 2019

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Dr Sunil Hirani passes WSLO exam (World Society of Lingual Orthodontics)

August 2nd, 2019

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Huge congratulations to our specialist orthodontist Dr Sunil Hirani for recently passing his World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) exam.

Dr Hirani has been busy preparing for this prestigious qualification. The majority of specialists sitting the examination have practised lingual orthodontics for a minimum of 10 years.

We are extremely proud that Dr Hirani has achieved this accreditation.  He is currently the only consultant-trained specialist orthodontist in the UK to hold this qualification. An expert panel of lingual examiners from around the world assessed his cases, considering difficulty, standard of records, treatment planning skills, efficiency of treatment, outcome, cephalometric tracings and post-treatment stability. As of 2019, only 246 individuals have passed this exam worldwide so it’s a huge achievement.

The examination took place at the 8th WSLO Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  Dr Hirani was also an invited speaker and gave a presentation on Lingual lever arm mechanics and the current evidence.  This was extremely well received.

Lingual braces are braces that are fixed to the back of your teeth so they are very discreet and almost invisible.  We are very fortunate that we are able to offer this treatment to our patients here at SmileLux under the skilled and expert guidance of Dr Hirani. Dr Hirani is also the chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS).

If you would like to find out more about lingual brace treatment please contact SmileLux on 01908 398068.